Backend software engineer

  • Backend
  • Permanent
  • London, UK

Today, Shipamax serves some of the largest companies in logistics and we're processing 20 million emails & attachments annually. We're looking for a bright, ambitious candidate to join our web team & accelerate our growth. We've grown this year from 12 to nearly 30 employees.

We've just raised a series A investment round earlier this year and are backed by $9.5 million from Y Combinator, Mosaic, Crane and AME Cloud.

As a Backend Engineer you'll be

Developing new products and features, improving existing products and features with focus on APIs and backend processes

Helping estimate, plan and execute on projects, features, and integrations

Championing code quality, new technologies, and architectural design within the company

Technologies we use: Node.js, Typescript, CircleCi, Postgres, AWS Lambda

You will be working alongside an experienced team of 5, who worked at Google, Axa, Matches Fashion, Tractable, etc. and very closely with our product managers and data science team.

There are two key things that make this a challenging role:

We have highly accurate data extracted from our machine learning platform which needs to made available via APIs and integrations with complex interactions between our and our customer's systems

Writing code for production level systems handling millions of shipments per year, used 24/7 across different time zones, with high requirements on reliability and security


You should have a BSc. in computer science, other comparable engineering degree or comparable work experience

You should have 1+ experience in a professional work environment

You should feel comfortable developing, reviewing and deploying code

Experience working on large, complex projects

Our B2B customers expect Shipamax to be reliable - you should have experience with automated testing and continuous integration

You are comfortable with ambiguity

Bonus skills

Security best practices

Experience in logistics not necessary.

Location: Clerkenwell, London, currently remote

Employment type: Full-time

Start date: Immediately

Visa sponsorship: We are a Tier 2 sponsor