Back end engineer

£52k + benefits

Full time • Remote in UK or Edinburgh HQ

Closing date: 14th October 2022

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Our benefits

  • We support fully remote, flexible working
  • Access to our HQ in Edinburgh, with team off sites every six months
  • A strong cross functional (pet friendly)environment working in small teams with autonomy, delivering impactful and challenging work
  • Private medical cover, life assurance, income protection, critical illness cover and other options
  • 12 paid personal development days per year with additional personal training budget and resources allocated to help you learn and grow
  • Pension contribution, share options and company bonus scheme for all roles

About Amiqus

Amiqus is a market leading compliance platform enabling simple, secure access to products and services online. Whether moving home, changing jobs or looking for professional help, we help make the process fast and easy for everyone involved. 

We’re trusted by the Government, NHS and hundreds of companies across sectors to help people get to work on the things that matter, faster. It’s an exciting time to join us as we’re growing quickly across sectors (although not at all costs). We care a lot about our people, working sustainably and using business as a force for good to deliver long term value.

About the role

Amiqus views this role as a key figure within our small, but growing company. With the autonomy and scope to help shape our future back-end engineering needs and which tools we utilize, this would be a great opportunity for someone who is looking to take the next big step in their engineering career.

This role will work closely with our design and product functions using well defined roadmaps to design, enhance and implement features. Amiqus is a critical day-to-day tool for our customers, considered code and thorough testing are key to ensuring that remains true. This is an integral role in our growth plan, working on our well documented codebase, helping shape its future development.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Help forge a robust and modern back-end with performance of the users experience at the forefront, as we look to scale
  • Develop testable, performant and high quality software, utilising agile practices
  • Be passionate about software development and its vast potential to bring value to our customers
  • Have a pragmatic approach to problem solving and solution architecture
  • Effectively communicate with technical and non-technical people throughout the business as we work in a cross-functional capacity

About you

Talented people make Amiqus and staying true to our culture is important as we continue to develop and grow. Most importantly, this role will be filled by someone who shares the same values and work ethic as we do.

In addition, we are are looking for the following:

  • Several years of experience developing and maintaining web applications
  • Good knowledge of OO programming and SOLID principles
  • Good commercial PHP MVC development experience – Laravel or similar
  • Experience with MySQL
  • Working knowledge of Git version control
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with REST API Architecture, designs and implementation
  • Attention to detail; you believe if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing right
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Comfortable working autonomously and remotely or as part of a remote team

Experience with the following is a bonus:

  • Previous experience working in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Our interview process

We think it’s important to have an open and transparent interview process so that you have a clear understanding of what to expect.  The process might vary slightly depending on the role type or team you apply to join but it usually goes as follows:

  • Internal review of applications 
  • An initial chat about the role with our People and engagement manager 
  • A more structured interview with the team manager and one other team member
  • An informal chat with some other team members about the opportunity
  • Role offer
  • Onboarding welcome and process kick off with support across the team

Company policies 

Diverse perspectives and people of all backgrounds are welcome at Amiqus. We recognise that building an inclusive workplace requires proactivity and commitment. We acknowledge our moral and legal responsibilities to promote equal opportunities and pursue equality in all of our work.

If we can make preparations to make sure you have a positive interview experience, please let us know.”As you might expect, we care about privacy and we have a privacy policy specific for job applicants which explains how we handle your information and data.

How to apply

Closing date: 14th October 2022

If this is you and the role sounds like something you would be interested in, please contact [email protected] for a confidential discussion and attach an up-to-date CV including a PDF or link to a portfolio.

Diverse perspectives and people of all backgrounds are welcome at Amiqus. We recognise that building an inclusive workplace requires proactivity and commitment. We acknowledge our moral and legal responsibilities to promote equal opportunities and pursue equality in all of our work.

If we can make preparations to make sure you have a positive interview experience, please let us know.

As you might expect, we care about privacy and we have a privacy policy specific for job applicants which explains how we handle your information and data.