Senior Software Engineer

  • Job Reference: 473422226-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Forward Partners
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Management & Supervisors, Reception & Front Desk
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Forward Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm, meets startup studio. We invest from day zero through to Series A, focusing primarily on applied AI, marketplaces and e-commerce. Out of our early-stage funds, we've invested in 55+ companies including Patch, Apexx, Fy!, Ably, Makers and Koru Kids.

In keeping with our core belief that the real work begins after founders raise money, our purpose-built startup studio of in-house engineers, designers, marketers, and talent specialists is on-hand to support our companies to design, build and grow. Because no other investor is as committed as Forward Partners in providing value to their portfolio, the exposure that you'll get to early stage businesses, their people, and their journeys is unparalleled.

We also fund growth of all stages through our equity-free revenue-based finance product, Forward Advances. About the role:

Forward is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to work closely with the rest of the product team and build the next generation of startups. At every opportunity, you will work closely with the teams of our early-stage companies as a technical advisor and mentor, as well as collaborate with other developers, product managers, and designers to build new consumer features.

You will adopt streamlined and lean processes working with skill and pace to deliver the most appropriate technical solutions. We continuously improve our technology stack, tools, and processes and we want you to help drive this, as well as provide technical insights and advice to help inform our roadmap. Knowledge and skills:

  • JavaScript as a core language and Typescript as a bonus, including Node, Express, GraphQL, and Jest
  • Front-end technologies, such as experience in React or Vue
  • Experience of using CSS frameworks like Sass and Tailwind UI
  • JavaScript build systems such as Webpack and babel
  • To a less degree, experience in Python: Django, Wagtail CMS, PyTest, Factory for mocking data, Celery, GraphQL
  • Data: Postgres, DynamoDB, MySQL
  • DevOps (AWS, Kubernetes, IAM, CircleCI, Sentry, Graphna, etc.)
  • Analytics: Segment, Amplitude, GA
  • Tools: GitHub, Jira, Confluence, Asana
  • Familiarity with container technology such as Docker
  • Passion for writing clean, modular, well-commented, well-tested, readable and reusable code
  • Understanding of software development practices such as agile development, testing and peer-reviewing.
  • Proficient understanding of Git
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Organisational and time management skills; ability to manage workload and effectively allocate appropriate time to a range of tasks
  • Project management and communication skills; ability to deliver efficient, well-planned, and effective processes, and effectively manage founder relationships
Our technology stack :
  • React
  • Node
  • Python
  • Django
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • React Native
  • GraphQL
  • Webpack
  • AWS
  • Terraform
  • Ansible
  • Docker
Bonus points:
  • Experience in TypeScript
  • Experience with React Native
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience in the ELK stack
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines
  • Contribution to open-source projects
  • Experience in machine learning
  • Experience in technical project management
-For Forward Partners employees only:
*Some roles advertised are on behalf of our portfolio, whose benefits may vary*
5% pension contribution

25 days per year, plus bank holidays.1 extra day awarded per calendar year at company (capped at 30 days)

Private Medical Insurance with AXA (+ family/partner cover)

Shares - you will be awarded a stake in Forward's growth

Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

£300 personal development budget with Sunlight

Regular lunch and learns

Working from home equipment and flexible working options

‍♀️Weekly virtual yoga

Calm or Headspace app subscription

️£10 Fiit (digital fitness)subscription

Regular team socials

In office breakfast, snacks and monthly team lunches

Season ticket loan

Cycle to work scheme

Sabbatical after 5 years of continued employment


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