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Junior Software Engineer (Back End)



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Junior Software Engineer (Backend)

Location : Portugal (Remote)

*Must be based in Portugal with right to work*

About Us:

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.

Your Role:

As a Junior Software Engineer (Backend), you'll play a crucial role in helping us build scalable, reliable, and performant solutions. You'll work closely with our product and engineering teams to design and develop robust services that meet our clients' needs.

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:

Our Engineering team consists of 30 Engineers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We work closely with our product team on various projects, including new features, infrastructure enhancements, and client-specific work. At Ometria, we foster a learning culture, supporting the growth of our engineers through career progression paths, self-development budgets, and soft-skills training.

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're Looking For:

  • Enthusiastic Learner: Eager to learn Python and gain experience in backend development.
  • Problem Solver: Collaborative team player with a knack for solving complex problems independently.
  • Passionate: Committed to delivering robust, performant, and secure solutions.

At Ometria, we prioritize creating an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for all Ometrians. We're an equal opportunity employer, and we value applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, neurodiversity status, or disability status.

If you're passionate about backend development and ready to grow your skills in a supportive environment, we'd love to hear from you! Apply now to join our team as a Junior Software Engineer.