Remote Backend Javascript Engineers - (Western Europe Only)

Impala published 2 years ago

£40k - 60k | Equity

Mid-Level, Senior, Lead, Full-time

No office location

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Remote Backend Javascript Engineers - (Western Europe Only)

Impala | No office location
£40k - 60k | Equity Remote Paid relocation

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About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level, Senior, Lead
Role: Backend Developer
Industry: Developer APIs, Hospitality, SaaS
Company size: 1-10 people
Company type: Private


Job description

Impala is looking to hire a Node/Javascript engineer on a permanent full time basis to help us build the technology that powers smart hotels. You'll be joining a venture funded startup that is changing the way the hospitality industry works.

You'll be working directly on building new functionality into the product as well as working on existing features. We've had more interest than we ever anticipated we're hiring early to maintain and expand the quality of Impala.

A Node/Javascript Engineer at Impala:

  • Takes ownership of features.
  • Wants to create great APIs for other developers to work with.
  • Spends time working on tooling to fix our common problems. In the past this has involved building chrome extensions and open source libraries.
  • Has a direct input in the formulation of functionality.

We are accepting fully remote applicants within Western Europe. An office stipend is provided to all employees and frequent travel to team meetings is paid.

All full-time employees will take equity stakes in the company. How much will depend on experience.

Skills & Requirements

We're looking for engineers who are genuinely interested in using the latest web technologies when they're available. We're also looking for people who can build things well and also like to ship.

You won't be asked about linked lists or binary search trees in your interview but you will be asked about ES6 and APIs that you've worked with.

The recruitment process: 

  1. Make an application with us. Successful candidates will be contacted very quickly.
  2. Complete a 20 minutes initial interview with one of the team.
  3. Complete an 30 - 90 minute technical interview/pair programming session with our Lead Engineer.
  4. Have a final conversation with our co-founders. 

The process is extremely quick but we're highly selective.

What we need to see:

  • Experience in Node
  • Experience with relational databases (Postgres preferable)
  • Experience with NoSQL databases
  • Experience with ReactJS
  • An interest in taking ownership of functionality

What we'd love to see:

  • Experience with Redux or significant experience with ReactJS
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience with an ORM

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About Impala

Impala is a small team, well-funded and growing quickly. In that way, we're similar to a lot of startups. In return for your hard work, we offer you:

  • A competitive salary and equity based on experience.
  • Frequent socials
  • Flexible working hours
  • The ability to work remotely
  • Time dedicated every Friday afternoon for personal projects, lightning talks and team events
  • A monthly allowance for books and other educational materials
  • The opportunity to work alongside a tight knit and driven team

Where we differ is:

  • You'll be working in a company led by an engineer. You won't be asked to do the unrealistic and your skills will be tested and improved.
  • You'll grow professionally in your role.
  • You'll have a demonstrable, strong role in product direction.
  • We work with hotels. You'll be able to travel to them (and a lot of them are in very cool places).


  • Remote work possible
  • Pick your own gear
  • Genuine product involvement
  • Lots of opportunities for travel
  • State of the art office space
  • Flexible holiday/working time

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