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Backend Engineer (UK)
at DISCO [Closed]

(1 year ago)

Job Description

As a Backend Engineer on the DISCO team, you will assist in designing robust and scalable architecture, implementing comprehensive and secure APIs, and finding elegant solutions to complex problems. The ideal candidate will employ strategic thinking, collaborate with cross-functional teams and possess advanced knowledge of software engineering principles. If you are a Backend Engineer, who has a passion for quality, prides themselves on being a resourceful and adaptive learner of new technologies, enjoys working collaboratively, and can help us drive our vision forward, this role is for you! Location(s): London, England, UK Responsibilities:

  • Work on and have an influence on the architecture, design, and technology stack of our application
  • Help translate product specs and business requirements into buildable tasks for the development team
  • Work with the support, sales, and product teams to develop and implement new features that grow the business, ensuring these features are scalable and meet the needs of our company and our customers
  • Learn continuously and adapt yourself to new technologies as they emerge
  • Ensure application security and assist with information security compliance initiatives
  • Assist with incident response in a production environment
  • Assist with initiatives to address existing technical debt and ensure new code avoids it wherever possible
  • Influence the engineering team to adopt good practices and design scalable applications
  • Write clean, scalable, high-quality code, with unit tests and integration tests
  • Review and critique other engineers’ pull requests
  • Assist with deployment processes and the developer experience
  • Help more junior engineers grow in the business by mentoring them as required


  • No telecommuting
  • No Agencies Please


  • 3+ years of backend development experience
  • 2+ years of experience developing for Python and Django
  • 2+ years of building APIs and strong knowledge of RESTful APIs
  • 2+ years experience with relational databases, with PostgreSQL experience preferred
  • Experience working in a remote development team
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Experience developing with cloud infrastructure
  • Experience with source control with GIT processes including Pull Requests and reviews
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills

About the Company

DISCO is the industry standard for managing, organising and sharing music and other media. We make music and media workflow fast, intuitive and simple, directly connecting people and their work to save time. Today we count UMG, Sony, Warner Music, Netflix, Amazon and Rockstar Games among our customers, and over 200,000 people interact with DISCO each month. Our customers are super passionate about our product. We’re a distributed team, based in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Poland, Russia and Spain. Benefits: At DISCO, our employees have told us what benefits mean the most to them, and we've listened. So as a DISCO employee, you will work remotely from home (or a co-working space if you prefer) whilst being supported by a friendly and fun international team. In addition, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary in a fast-growing startup
  • Office set-up allowance
  • An annual learning and development allowance
  • Four weeks paid vacation leave per year
  • Two weeks paid sick leave per year
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • A company laptop
  • Monthly internet allowance/reimbursement
  • The ability to work how you want. We’re not heavy on rule books. Everyone is trusted to figure out the best way to work.
  • Manage your own time, work remotely - we just ask that, if you’re based in a city where we have other staff, that you're open to spending some face time with them, and that you have at least a couple of hours crossover with Australian business hours year-round. Diversity and inclusion are very important to us. We do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race. PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO APPLY. DO NOT EMAIL DIRECTLY.

Contact Info


London, England, UK (On-site only)

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