Senior Back-end Engineer full time

Trouva HQ: Lisbon, Portugal Remote job Aug 19

Trouva is one of the fastest growing tech businesses in Europe, one of  Wired Magazine's hottest European Startups and is 3rd in the prestigious Startups 100 Index, ranking the UK’s best high growth startups.

A software-enabled marketplace, Trouva brings customers beautiful homewares from the best independent boutiques around the world. We’re building a different kind of e-commerce experience, driven by discovery and inspiration. Using cutting edge technology, Trouva harnesses the expertise of the best bricks-and-mortar shops from Shoreditch to Stockholm, and scales their offering online to connect with a global customer base seeking unique, hard-to-find homewares.

Backed by world-leading investors, we’re growing incredibly quickly and are looking for exceptional people to join the Trouva family. 

The Role

As a Devops engineer you’ll work closely with the rest of the product team to progress Trouva’s technology platform and help to unlock the full potential of the engineers around you. The challenge is diverse: you’ll have the opportunity to work on managing the cloud infrastructure to support a rapidly growing e-commerce business, setup workflows and patterns to help the whole team rapidly build new services and ensure that we can collaborate effectively through the whole development lifecycle.

At the moment we make heavy use of AWS and other specialised cloud providers, Terraform to manage that infrastructure. And utilise docker through the whole lifecycle from local development, through CI and into production. However as the platform and development team grows we need to find new ways of working together and scaling up, which you would be at the heart of.

Main requirements

  • You should have some experience/experimentation with Javascript on the server side. You should be able to discuss Node.js and understand situations where it would be appropriate.
  • Experience working with or at least a solid understanding of configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef. Understanding of the role of load balancers and DNS, able to setup a basic infrastructure with some direction.
  • Experience running something on AWS, from a CDN/S3, Beanstalk application, Lambda function either for a production application or a hobby project. Similar experience with another cloud provider is also a plus.
  • Experience working with CI/CD, able to discuss different testing approaches and have a good understanding of difference between things like unit/integration tests.

Nice to have

  • If Javascript is not your primary language, then experience with multiple languages and demonstrable ability to pickup new languages without significant hand-holding is key.
  • Experience having designed at least one API or subset of functionality from scratch. Able to discuss needs from both server side implementation and client side needs. A core belief in clean documentation, being able to setup tooling around it and to gain consensus for a certain approach is key.

Perks

  • Macbook Pro and Bose Noise cancelling headphones as standard issue and other accessories such as monitor, keyboard and mice to suit your needs
  • A beautiful office space in Central Lisbon, with unlimited coffee, snacks and fresh fruit
  • Regular team events where we celebrate our success and people, including weekly meditation, and Pizza Friday's!
  • Unlimited staff discount on all Trouva products and a Trouva gift card to get something awesome for your desk
Requirements
Availability:
Full-time (40 hrs/wk)
Negotiable rate
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