Our tech stack is mainly Python (Flask + SQLAlchemy + Celery) along with a smattering of Go, with Redis, MySQL and S3 for data storage. The platform itself is comprised of multiple applications and services all hosted in our AWS VPC on a mixture of bare EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda and (increasingly) EC2 Container Service. We have a propensity to ship early and often, so we push multiple deployments live per day through our CI/CD pipelines.
Our technical co-founders come from senior hands-on positions at Amazon, Arts Alliance Media, and Zoopla, so we have a great software engineering ethos and it's an excellent environment in which to thrive as a developer.
We make sure that our developers have the tools they need to get the job done. Every new hire at tails.com is given a £2.5k budget to buy whatever kit they need to be at their best.
We're passionate about hiring and developing smart people, so every developer at tails.com has a personal development budget to use for attending conferences, external training courses, books, etc.
We have no beard wax emporiums or cereal cafés. What we do have is a lovely river, beautiful open green spaces and proper pubs all within shouting distance of the office. Swap the bustle for some real culture.
A relaxed, dog-friendly office smack in the middle of Richmond, with free breakfast goodies and snacks, Bacon Butty Fridays, monthly company drinks and team events.