Senior Backend Engineer (London Based or UK Remote) Jobs in London, United Kingdom

The company and our mission:BridgeU was founded with the belief that talent is equally distributed across the globe, but opportunity is not. We take pride in helping students discover and explore the best pathways available to them - wherever those opportunities may be. We help universities to discover and engage the schools and students that will contribute to their vibrant, diverse and successful programs and courses. We believe BridgeU has never been more important to help students, schools and universities discover new opportunities globally and connect at a distance.Today, BridgeU is the market-leading provider of university and careers guidance software to international and globally-minded secondary schools. BridgeU is proud to work with secondary schools in over 300 cities across 119 countries. And, we partner with a growing number of leading universities, currently in 7 countries, to connect recruitment and admissions teams to the largest community of international schools available on one platform. Uniquely, BridgeU combines the culture and pace of a start-up with the support and stability of being part of Kaplan, part of one of the world’s largest and most diverse education providers.Who you’ll be working with:Our teammates are talented individuals who come from a variety of backgrounds. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture based on trust and kindness, which creates a work environment that helps enrich the product and support we provide to our customers.We are remote-first but we do have offices in London and Hong Kong for those who wish to use them, as well as fully remote employees across 10 different countries. We also aim for team members to travel between our offices to have face-to-face time with one another to bond, work together and have fun. What’s the opportunity?The Senior Backend Engineer will be responsible for building backend systems to provide data to the frontend, handle ETL processes and write code to communicate with API's. This role is highly collaborative and will be deeply embedded within the wider work of BridgeU. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will also work heavily with experienced Product Managers, Designers and Data Scientists to help shape the future of our product.We are looking for people with a natural willingness to learn new technologies and who are keen to share their knowledge with others. Our tech stack includes Ruby on Rails, Elm, Vue.JS and PostgreSQL.What you’ll be doing: Contribute actively to the development of new features for our product, as well as to the ongoing maintenance and improvements neededParticipate in backend focused technical and architectural discussionsCollaborate with people from the wider product team to assess the feasibility of new ideas and ensure the delivery of featuresHelp and work with other members of your team to quickly delivery valueCommunicate and propose technical solutions to your team amp; manager

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