Backend Engineer

Job description

We’re looking for a Backend Engineer to join one of our cross-functional product delivery teams, helping our users gain a deep understanding of their data through our analytics product.


You’ll spend most of your time building and shipping features in Adarga Bench (our web-based graphical workflow tool) and Adarga Engine (our API product), but you’ll also help our product teams understand what is possible and when. You’ll work in a Scrum team with your colleagues from other specialisms (AI and machine learning, natural language processing, security, frontend engineering, UX and infrastructure) to design, deliver and operate features from inception to production.


You’ll be building Java and Python services to run in our Kubernetes infrastructure, providing Engine endpoints for use by both Bench and our customers.


You’ll also be creating and reviewing design documents as well as code, and - alongside your team - take ownership of the products you ship into production.


As we expand, we’ll continue to build the team and you’ll be expected to mentor more junior members of staff.


We’ll work with you to understand what training and support needs you have, and provide budget to attend conferences. You’ll work with a supportive manager who is committed to helping you do your best work.

You’ll also participate in quarterly hackathons, where we take a break from the sprint rhythm, take some of those blue sky ideas, and make them happen. Or try to!


Adarga is one of the few companies in the UK making Artificial Intelligence work on the ground, today, in real products. Join us.


Technically, you’ll need to be comfortable with Java 8 and Python 3 (and a willingness to learn more as we keep our stack up-to-date). Experience with Node and TypeScript would also be beneficial.


You’ll have experience developing microservices, and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the benefits and challenges of modern distributed systems architectures. You’ll care about operability, quality and security because keeping the lights on has been your job.


You’ll have the right to work in the UK, and will have strong English language communication skills.