Senior Backend Developer

London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering

Description

Drover is a VC-backed, growth-stage marketplace company offering monthly, all-in car subscriptions to customers who want to experience car ownership as it should be: digital, flexible and at a fair, transparent price. For some more detail, check out our press coverage in TechCrunch, Forbes or CityAM.

We want to build ever more extraordinary digital experiences for our users and we need your help: come on board and join our 20-strong engineering team spread across London and Lisbon busy changing the automotive landscape.

Our Engineering Team & Culture

How we work

We thought you may be curious about our ways of working:

Some of the technologies we use

We currently use Ruby on Rails to write our application code, Heroku to deploy and scale it and Javascript (React, Redux, ES6, Webpack) on the frontend. Some of the services we use are Redis, ElasticSearch and our primary datastore is Postgres.

Where we want to go

We are working to split out our Rails application into microservices on AWS, utilising services such as SQS, SNS, Fargate, Elasticache and Lambdas while maintaining a strong focus on the scalability, performance and security of the system.

How we interview

Our tech hiring process is simple and fast. It starts with a phone call where we learn about each other, followed by a take-home coding challenge in Ruby on Rails or React (if you are a full-stack developer you can choose which test makes makes more sense). If you do well, we will invite you to meet us in person. Your interview will be centred around a follow-on discussion of your test and we’ll also look for evidence of strong communication and team skills. We promise no brain teasers! You’ll meet ~4 people incl. engineering leaders, fellow individual contributors and product managers. We will aim to get back to you the day or two after your interview with a final answer.

Our Culture

When you ask a Droverian what they love most about working here, their answer will likely be “the people.” We are very proud of the amazing team we have assembled across London and Lisbon. The following should give you an idea about what kind of internal culture you’d be joining:

Requirements

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