Senior Backend Engineer

Impala published a year ago

£60k - 85k | Equity

Senior, Lead, Full-time

No office location

Senior Backend Engineer

Impala | No office location
£60k - 85k | Equity Remote

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Senior, Lead
Role: Backend Developer
Industry: Developer APIs, Hospitality, SaaS
Company size: 11–50 people
Company type: Private

Remote details

Preferred Timezone: (GMT+00:00) London +/- 2 hours


Job description

Our market leading hospitality API platform is growing extremely quickly and as such we are looking for new engineers to join our fantastic, fully-remote engineering team.

We're looking for Javascript specialised engineers at Mid, Senior and Lead level to help us architect, build and maintain the future of online travel.

As a Backend Engineer at Impala, you'll:

  • Work on our existing API products that allows people to build the next generation of travel and hospitality technology.
  • Spend time working on tooling that is used across our engineering organisation.
  • Mentor other team members through pair programming, code reviews, and ad-hoc assistance.

What we're looking for:

  • An experienced Javascript developer, with proven success deploying and maintaining production services.
  • Someone who is comfortable working on greenfield projects, drawing on experience to choose technologies that suit the projects requirements.
  • Knowledge of unit and integration testing tools and techniques.
  • Experience working with AWS, the Elastic Stack, Docker and Git.
  • Experience with SQL and No-SQL databases, (we use PostgreSQL & MongoDB).

What would make you stand out:

  • Experience with React.
  • Knowledge of CircleCI and Terraform.
  • Experience working within a remote team.

Life at Impala

About Impala

Impala is a team incredibly talented, helpful and outgoing individuals (plus one more modest individual that wrote this job post) with an engineering team that largely works remotely within -2/+2 GMT. We’re a diverse team that puts building a great product and being happy at work as our two guiding principles. We're also very well funded by industry leading investors.

We're also a remote company, and you will be able to either work from home or from a co-working office, within the UK or mainland Europe.

  • A competitive salary and equity based on experience.
  • Frequent socials.
  • 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 be working in a company that puts professional development front and centre.
  • You'll have a demonstrable, strong role in product direction.
  • We have an incredible culture and community.


  • Remote work possible
  • Pick your own gear
  • Genuine product involvement
  • Lots of opportunities for travel
  • State of the art office space
  • 36 days holiday per year
  • Health and wellbeing policy
  • Cheaper gym membership
  • Great maternity/paternity policy

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One-step build
Daily builds
Bug database
Bugs fixed before writing new code
Up-to-date schedule
Quiet working conditions
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Senior Backend Engineer at Impala