Backend Developer

The Company

At HARBR, we have a simple but ambitious vision: all data, one platform, effortlessly accessible.

We offer a unique, cloud-based platform, where you can find all the data you need, and join a trusted data community to effortlessly publish and consume fully-packaged data products. We allow users to collaborate in massively scalable and highly secure ‘spaces’ that bring data, people and tools together to enable ground-breaking outcomes.

Our team is dynamic, pioneering and close-knit. We come from diverse backgrounds, but share the same goal - to help make data effortlessly accessible, in a seamless and beautiful way. By joining HARBR, you will become a vital part of that team and facilitate dramatically better outcomes for our users. We are a young company and have already achieved a lot, but we have big plans and bigger imaginations.

The Role

We have a new opportunity to join our world-class and hugely experienced engineering team as a backend developer.

What you’re likely to be doing day-to-day:

  • Contribute to the development of all back-end components of the platform (currently a combination of wrapped AWS services and unique code)

  • Work with front-end developers and product managers to define and deliver user stories that require front-end and back-end components

  • Help build the company’s engineering capability and help to grow the team

  • Contribute to ongoing platform design

  • Willingness to jump on any tasks needed!

The most important qualities you will need:

  • Highly collaborative, but also able to work autonomously

  • Ability and openness to learn fast, sometimes in challenging circumstances

  • Take responsibility for getting things done

  • Happy to take on very broad responsibilities and be able to lead or support others as necessary

  • Simultaneously idealistic and pragmatic, with a willingness to learn from others and ask questions

Some of the skills you will need to have:

  • Essential: UNIX, data modelling, java / python, API design, web services

  • Desirable: large-scale data processing (e.g. Hadoop); Windows .NET programming; cloud experience (AWS, Azure, GCP)

The Benefits

We’re asking a lot and will expect amazing things from you every single day, so here’s what we offer in return:

  • Flexible time, flexible location, flexible methods - We care deeply about the quality of your work not where you are, when you do it or how you do it. Feel free to experiment!

  • A competitive salary with regular pay reviews linked to company growth

  • Options - Everyone who works for HARBR owns a piece of the company and we make sure the terms are straight up - no funny business

  • It’s important to rest and recuperate, so we offer 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • You’ll have a personal technology budget to get all the tools you need to get your job done and we only use brilliant software

  • Flexibility to attend events, courses and try new things - we have an exceptionally strong learning culture

  • Regular team events so we can kick-back and spend some quality time together

  • Pension scheme, childcare vouchers, benefits, etc.

Plus, you get to use an incredible data platform whenever you need to!

How we get to know each other

A poor fit is bad news for you and for us. So let’s be open, honest and rigorous throughout - it’s a big decision and we both need to make sure it’s the right decision. Here’s what to expect:

  • Let’s chat - An initial chat on the phone or a VC (15 minutes)

  • Let’s meet - Face to face discussions with multiple members of the team - some of which will get technical (60 minutes)

  • Let’s do some stuff - We’ll find something REAL for us to work on together and see how it goes (2-3 hours)

The Respect

How we feel about equal opportunities

We love diversity and have seen it be a critical element in our success time and time again. That's why we're committed to hiring the best talent regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or status as an individual with a disability. Anyone that works with us will also need to have the same outlook.

Our take on privacy

We’re a data company so we’re incredibly serious about privacy, take a look at the Privacy Section to see how we will process your data.


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