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Backend Engineer

Vable - Europe
Posted: a month ago
  • Location: Fully Remote, open to all of Europe
  • Contract Type: Full time, contractor, 40 hour week
  • Interviews: Max 3 stages totalling around 3.5 hours and one stage will be technical task
  • Reports to: Head of Technology

Why join us?

If you love technology and also staying on top of the news that matters, you’ll love life at Vable. We are a profitable SaaS business servicing the needs of international law firms and government departments, mostly in the USA and UK. We’re on a mission to help our clients become as efficient as possible when it comes to managing huge volumes of information - so that lawyers and business leaders can stay on top of the news that matters, and as a result make faster and better decisions.

Our enterprise news aggregation and alerting platform is used by over 50 global law firms. We are passionate about what we do - particularly, our Engineering department. This is where you come in.

At Vable, we recognise that the key to growth is in a high-performing Engineer team. That’s why we’re seeking a backend engineer.

We would love to hear from you if you have the criteria below:

  • 4-5 years experience of polyglot software engineering (full stack with a focus on Java) with a desire to develop and grow in
  • An interest in all software engineering and working with different languages: Java, Python, Javascript
  • Experience working with microservices architecture & understanding the complexities that come with this would be beneficial
  • AWS, Spring, Mongo, Elasticsearch - should be a well known words for you
  • ML & NLP - that’s the area you’re familiar with or the one you’re eager to conquer
  • MSc in Software Engineering
  • You live and breath Agile
  • Distributed Team Experiences desired as a team member position
  • Good communication skills in both spoken and written English. We are an English speaking company and you should be able to communicate effectively with the wider Vable team.

Why this role may excite you:

  • We are a globally dispersed team of Vablers - currently a team of 24 and growing - 50% in engineering within the Ukraine and 50% across Sales / Marketing / Customer Success / People and Culture / Operations.
  • We are a fully remote and a close-knit team. Communicating and checking in is our thing. Our CEO Matthew is based in Germany, our Head of Technology Zhanna is in Ukraine, Head of Customer Success Emily is in Atlanta (USA), our Head of People & Culture Sarah is in Northern Ireland and our Product Manager James is in the UK. See we are dispersed! Most of our Vablers work throughout Europe.
  • Our primary target audience consists of large to medium sized law firms in the USA and UK
  • We are profitable and have a proven business with an established client base of global law firms and professional organisations
  • We are moving into rapid growth phase, funded from existing revenue streams and you get to play a big part in developing the product
  • We are a small team, with a good scale up culture
  • This is a great opportunity for someone who truly likes engineering and working within a small successful team

This is a great opportunity for you if you want to:

  • Have a great amount of trust and autonomy given to you from day one
  • Have an established product that has proven success and want to build upon it
  • Join a great team, Zhanna being your manager and the wider Vable team
  • Join a company looking to scale and who understands People are their greatest asset and culture is foremost
  • Be part of a remote and global team, with the option of going to the office in Lviv

To be successful in this role, your values matter just as much as your skills. Does this sound like you?

  • We are Kind and Empathetic = Our behaviour and words assume the best in people, we ask and listen
  • We are Always A Team = We are a globally dispersed team. We are bound together by accountability to ourselves and others
  • We are Curious = A bunch from various backgrounds. We ask questions, plan things out, push the boundaries, challenge the status quo and welcome creativity
  • We Take Ownership = We care deeply about the work that we do and strive for excellence. We are focused on our goals and love the details. We are accountable to ourselves and others.

Why work for Vable?

  • We are characterised by pace, progress and change, and believe in unlocking everyone’s potential. Above all, we value the contributions each of our team members make and reward them
  • We encourage constant learning so you can stay sharp and up to date
  • We love and encourage creativity and bringing your true self to work
  • We embrace people who have different opinions, perspectives and personalities and concentrate on the Cultural Add
  • Offer an Employee Assistance Programme through Oliva, with unlimited counselling
  • We like our virtual socials and really do like to get to know everyone in the team
  • We are well established, have been around for 18 years and have amazing clients

Ready to apply?

  • Great! Send us a CV and give us some context why you’d like to join Vable and feel you’d be a great add.
  • Interview: If after the application, we’re excited to proceed, you will be invited to an interview with Zhanna; Head of Technology and may include another applicable colleague. This interview may have a technical task and will cover your experience, behaviours and personal traits. It should take no longer than 1 hour.
  • Final Interview: Will usually be with Sarah, Head of People and Culture and may include another applicable Manager. This will give you an opportunity to learn more about our company, culture and team and a chance for us to delve deeper into any areas of your background not yet discovered. This will take no longer than 30 minutes and this is the final stage. For most candidates we expect the whole process to be no longer than 3-4 weeks.
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