Job Description:

Heka is looking for a talented senior full-stack engineer to join our growing product team. As a successful and rapidly growing start-up, we are building a closely bonded, highly capable team tasked with taking the current system to the next level.

This role is for an all-round engineer who's happy to work on all aspects of our software and the infrastructure and processes we use to deliver it to our users. You will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, work on greenfield projects and be a key decision-maker in the technical direction of the company’s product.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Designing, developing and deploying Heka’s product
  • Ensuring the system is secure, resilient, scalable and performant
  • Evaluating and implementing new technologies that improve the system
  • Mentoring other engineers in the team
  • Maintaining system and team documentation
  • Providing technical support to the wider company

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be technically strong, but modest
  • Have a thirst for learning and developing their skills
  • Enjoy problem solving and do so pragmatically
  • Take responsibility and pride over their work
  • Be professional, empathetic and honest
  • Be able to make evidence-based decisions
  • Be able to communicate clearly with the whole company
  • Balance trade-offs when designing systems
  • Understand customer value and be able to balance that with technical ambition
  • Be proactive in managing time and workload
  • Discover, design, and deliver work at a fast pace, when required
  • Be commercially aware

The candidate will have advanced commercial experience of the following:

  • JavaScript (React & Node.js)
  • HTML & CSS
  • SQL
  • Git
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • CI/CD pipelines
  • Automated testing
  • Architectural design
  • Building SaaS web applications
  • Agile/Scrum working
  • Mentoring and knowledge sharing

And ideally have experience of the following:

  • TypeScript
  • GraphQL
  • Neo4j (graph databases)
  • Elasticsearch
  • AWS and/or GCP
  • Terraform (infrastructure as code)
  • GitHub Actions
  • Leading teams or projects
  • Working in a startup/scaleup environment

Company Benefits

  • 10% personal development time
  • Funding to attend training / conferences
  • Remote and flexible working
  • Access to an office space in Central London on Fridays
  • £600 Heka wellbeing allowance (upped to £1200 after probation)
  • 25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
  • Extra day annual leave for each year of service
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Your birthday off!
  • Regular team socials

Interview Process

  • Interview with Head of Technology
  • Coding assessment (at own pace, recommend ~2 hours)
  • Final interview with CEO and Head of Technology

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