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Software Engineer (Back End)



Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2024

Software Engineer (Backend)

Location : Portugal (Remote)

Who are we?

Ometria is a Customer Data and Experience Platform built for retail marketers to be the fastest route to sustainable growth. Ometria helps marketers plan and launch their most profitable campaigns twice as fast, increasing their customer loyalty and CRM revenue with personalized marketing messages all throughout the customer journey.

Our platform combines the data unification and customer insight of a CDP with an experience platform, letting retail marketers easily and efficiently create experiences their customers love across email, mobile, on-site, social, direct mail and more.

Ometria is trusted by some of the fastest growing retail brands in the world such as Brooklinen, Davines, Steve Madden, and Sephora.

We have a team of over 120 Ometrians based in North America and Europe. We have raised $75m from leading venture capital funds across the world such as Infravia Capital Partners, Octopus Ventures, Summit Action, Sonae IM and many others.

We are now looking for a Software Engineer (Back end) to help us build scalable, reliable, performant solutions.

What you will be doing

As a Software Engineer, you will be part of our combined product and engineering team. You will work collaboratively to design scalable and robust solutions, developing those services in the most appropriate language according to best practices.

We are continuously scaling up our systems to stay ahead of demand, if you thrive on engineering challenges and scaling projects, you'll feel right at home with us.

Challenges you will work on

  • Staying ahead of our growth curve:
    • Databases and data pipelines - Improving the cost efficiency and query performance of our Postgres fleet as well as reducing end-to-end latency of our data pipelines to ensure we stay ahead of our growth curve.
    • Improve efficiency and throughput of our outgoing marketing systems whilst adding new channels.
    • Improving or refactoring existing systems to meet required performance within existing constraints.
  • Building new features for our clients driven by innovation, including LLM backed AI features.

Our team

We have 30 Engineers in the Engineering team - frontend, backend and platform. We have varied backgrounds in terms of experience, roles and responsibilities. We work closely with our product team on new features, infrastructure, growth, and client-specific work.

We nurture a learning culture, supporting growth of our engineers through clearly defined career progression paths, self-development budget as well as soft-skills training.

Our tech stack:

Our clients interact with the Ometria platform through a single-page web app that uses both React and Ampersand.js frameworks.

Most of our backend is written in Python with some Golang for our edge systems that serve highly concurrent traffic.

We love and use Postgres extensively.

Communication between services leverages SQS, RabbitMQ and Kafka.

We run on AWS/Docker/Kubernetes configured with Terraform.

Attributes we are looking for:

  • Experienced: You have written software at scale in either Python or Golang or another open source language and you are looking to learn Python. You have experience with distributed systems at scale.
  • Problem solver: You enjoy working collaboratively in a team, but can also work independently to solve complex problems. You seek help/feedback when required to ensure solutions are robust, performant, secure, etc.

The amazing people of Ometria are the core of our business. We believe in making it awesome to be here for all Ometrians and place a continued focus on making Ometria an inclusive, respectful and diverse environment.
We're an equal opportunity employer and all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.