Unicorn tech start-up
A Unicorn company that have recently opened up an R&D division in London are looking for someone to join their rapidly growing team.
It’s an opportunity to have an immediate and real impact on the future of their product. They have a self-autonomous environment where initiative is rewarded and you’re given a huge degree of independence.
What’s the product?
With over 180,000 customers (including Coca Cola, Hulu and Universal) and growing, the product is work operating system that allows any given client to shape workflows, their way. They can boost their team’s alignment, productivity and efficiency by customising any workflow. It allows you to centralise all work, processes, tools and files into one operating system.
The role itself is a bit of a mix between a Data Engineer and a DBA, so somewhat niche! You’ll be encompassing the connection between their platform and their NoSQL DBA infrastructure. Day to day you’ll be planning and building out their data-related features as well as managing their data sources on both application and infrastructure levels. They’re keen to find someone who is happy to come in with a real vision for scaling out data as they grow.
Initially, you’ll be working in a smaller team of engineers though they are looking to expand the team at a quick pace over the next 12 months. They work in a CI/CD environment. Together you’ll have a real impact on the product from the UI to the database.
In a nutshell; a ton of interesting work and the autonomy to build it in a way you’re comfortable with.
What experience do I need?
Key to them is finding someone who’s got considerable experience working with NoSQL databases such as Elasticsearch and Cassandra, which is what they use. Ideally you’ll also have worked with Kafka at some stage. Proven experience with RDBMS (think MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle etc.) is a must have.
It’s a huge bonus if you’ve experience with POCing different Big Data technologies, as well as rolling out new solutions to the production environment. Preferably you’ll also have exposure to DevOps skills of data related workloads. To emphasise again, they are looking for someone who can work autonomously and as such would like you to be able to see the big picture and be capable of system architecture planning.
Though not so relevant to this role, their engineering stack looks like this: Ruby, Node, AWS, Linux, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Kafka.
What’s in it for you?
Based near Tottenham Court Road Station (right by the Meta offices), they’re offering a salary of up to £130K. On top of that is a pretty impressive annual bonus of 8-10%, as well as stock options. There are 25 days holiday plus your bank holidays. They are looking for people to come into the office 3 days a week at the moment, though the R&D manager is looking to reduce this over time.
The Interview Process
It’s a simple one. First stage is a short intro call with the Internal Recruiter, who’ll give you a bit more info on the product and project as well as take any questions you have around them. There’ll be some light technical questions but nothing heavy. This is followed by two separate technical interviews; one around the day to day activities they do and another that is more general.