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Software and Data Engineer

tails.com -   Richmond, England, United Kingdom   ENG

Posted 13 days ago

Salary: Not Disclosed

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<p>COVID-19 UPDATE: We are continuing to interview, hire, and onboard remotely. All of our engineering staff are working from home following the UK government’s advice. We shipped everyone’s tech gear and office chairs to their homes and we’re working to ensure everyone is comfortable. We’re expanding on our existing remote practices, and holding some fun online events too!</p>

<p>Once we go back to the office, we're open to both in-office (hybrid, anywhere from 1 to 5 days per week in the office) and fully remote, within the UK.</p>

<h2>Who We Are</h2>

<p>At tails.com we operate an e-commerce platform and subscription business. We deliver tailor-made dog food to over 150,000 dogs every month. Every single bag we ship is unique — which is no mean feat when you produce 11,000+ per day. We own the whole experience, from our landing page to the customer’s front door. We use Python everywhere we can, including in our factory.</p>

<h2>What You'll Do</h2>

<p>You'll work in an autonomous squad developing software to support our manufacturing processes. You’ll collaborate with others to solve problems across the company — from marketing and data to factory operations.</p>

<h3>In this position, you’ll get to</h3>

<ul>

<li>Work with a modern web stack and microservices to deliver features and products</li>

<li>Lead best practices ensuring great software engineering and appropriate testing</li>

<li>Contribute to the ongoing evolution of the platform architecture</li>

<li>Take part in hackdays once every two months to build or learn anything you want</li>

<li>Build software in an environment that supports your individual growth</li>

<li>Ensure our customers have a healthy and happy dog for life!</li>

</ul>

<h3>You will need experience with</h3>

<ul>

<li>Python 3</li>

<li>Docker and Terraform</li>

<li>Microservices and Domain Driven Design (DDD)</li>

<li>Data analysis experience with Python</li>

</ul>

<h3>Any of these would be a bonus, but are not required</h3>

<ul>

<li>Experience developing software for manufacturing processes</li>

<li>DevOps and infrastructure experience</li>

<li>Experience developing for large scale on-demand printing environments</li>

</ul>

<p>We ship early and often; pushing many deployments live per day through our CI/CD pipelines. Our development environments have setup guides and you will ship something on your first day. We like to keep the code review process friendly and supportive so everyone can learn and grow. We also make space for learning and development time, and hold in-house workshops on new technologies.</p>

<h2>What Makes Us Different</h2>

<p>Squads are free to choose their technology stack. We use Kubernetes, Python 3, Flask, Celery, and SQLAlchemy for our monolith and microservices. AWS is our main cloud provider and CI/CD is paramount.</p>

<p>We don’t use algorithm puzzles in the hiring process. After a phone interview with an engineer, you’ll get a short take home test related to the work we do everyday. After that, there will be a round of interviews. This takes around two and a half hours, during which you’ll speak to two pairs of engineers. You'll also talk to our head of engineering. We make sure there are small breaks between interviews.</p>

<p>We like to hear our employees' voices. We also use anonymous polls (results published internally). Every week we have a live anonymous Q&amp;A with our CEO. We've won the “The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for 2020” and the “100 Best Large UK Companies to Work For 2021” award. The <a href="https://www.b.co.uk/companies/tails-com">survey results</a> are public.</p>

<p>We have flexible hours (start 7-10 am, finish 4-7 pm) no matter where you work. You are never expected to reply to Slack messages outside of your working hours.</p>

<h2>You Are Welcome At tails.com</h2>

<p>You are welcome at tails.com no matter what you look like or where you come from. We are seeking a diverse pool of applicants, including those from marginalised groups. We know that a diverse company is a powerful company. It’s through our differences that we will innovate and change the world of pet food for good.</p>

<p>Read more about Tails Engineering and our working practices on our <a href="https://lifeat.tails.com/tag/engineering/">tech blog</a>.</p>

<h2>What’s in it for you?</h2>

<p>You’ll get a competitive salary, reviewed annually, and from day one will be a shareholder in tails.com.&nbsp;</p>

<p>We’re proud to be on a high growth trajectory and offer the chance to work in an environment and with a team that will constantly challenge, support and develop you.</p>

<p>You’ll start on 25 days of holiday which will increase in the time you’re with us. On top of this, we offer optional unpaid leave and a paid volunteer day each year.</p>

<p>For expectant parents, we have extended maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption pay.</p>

<p>We have shed loads of other great benefits, visit our <a href="https://tails.com/careers">careers page</a> for more info.</p>

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