Back-End Developer

Back-end developer

Full time - Based South East /  Brighton  / London

The company

StoryStream is on a mission to transform marketing by helping brands to build deeper engagement and higher value relationships with customers through authentic and personalised content.

The StoryStream Content Experience Platform makes it easier for brands to manage and deliver the right mix of content to the right audiences at scale, transforming engagement and conversions. The technology is underpinned by AURA, our patent pending AI, that allows for tagging and managing content at unprecedented scale enabling true, multi-channel personalisation.

As the leading content platform in the automotive sector we are working with some of the world’s most recognisable brands including Porsche, Volvo, Mercedes, JLR, Audi, McLaren, Toyota and Citroen who see large increases in marketing engagement and a ROI of up to 10-1. We are now expanding into other sectors and are already working with Sainsbury’s in the retail sector

We are a VC backed, fast growing MarTech start-up based in London and Brighton and are expanding our team to capture the significant opportunity of becoming the content platform defining the next generation of marketing technology.

StoryStream is looking for an ambitious Back End Developer to expand the Engineering team. Working closely with your Engineering colleagues, Product Managers and Designers, you will be helping to push the StoryStream platform forward.

You’ll be coming on board at an incredibly exciting time for the business as we ramp up our growth and build deeper relationships with the world’s most exciting automotive and retail brands.

The role

We’re looking for an ambitious Back End Developer to join our Engineering team. Somebody looking to accelerate their career in an exciting and varied product environment.

Reporting to one of our Senior Developers, you will be responsible for the back end of our Content Experience Platform, as well as the distributed brand experiences used by our customers, seen by millions of people across the world every year.

The role requires you to be able to undertake a variety of tasks, including:

  • Working in a mixed discipline Scrum team to develop product features

  • Supporting our Customer Success team with technical questions

  • Bug fixing

  • Providing proactive suggestions for technical improvements

  • Mentoring Junior developers

  • Reviewing the code of your peers


About your technical skills

You should be a proficient and fully competent Python developer.

You should have working knowledge and experience of the following:

  • Django

  • Flask

  • Docker & Compose

  • RESTful APIs

  • Testing

  • Design Patterns

  • Debugging

  • Continuous integration and deployment

  • Celery & Rabbit

  • Database technologies: (Good knowledge of at least one)

    • Mongo

    • ElasticSearch

  • AWS services:

    • S3

    • Lambda

    • Step Functions

    • EC2

    • ECS

    • boto

  • Source Control

  • Agile Development


About you

  • 2-5 years experience

  • Experience working in a team of engineers

  • Is a valued member of Sprint planning sessions

  • Experience of working collaboratively with front end developers, designers and product owners

  • A reputation for getting things done

  • A pragmatic approach to technology use

  • Can take critique onboard in order to improve your craft

  • A good communicator, both with teammates and customers

  • Good at reusing and improving existing code

  • Attention to detail

  • Self motivated


What we offer

At StoryStream we offer a highly competitive benefits package that rewards hard work and develops you in your career:

  • £30k-£40k salary depending on experience

  • 28 days holiday (24 flex days + your birthday and 3 extra business days around Christmas)

  • Flexible working policy

  • Training & development opportunities

  • Collaborative and creative company culture

  • Regular team days out and events

  • Potential to join share option scheme

  • Private Healthcare through Vitality (after successful probationary period)

  • Cycle to work scheme

The most important thing we offer is the opportunity to join an exciting company at an early stage, and play a pivotal part in its growth story.  StoryStream is constantly at the cutting edge of new technology, and you will be a key part of this.

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