Back End Developer

Heygo Published: April 26, 2021
London, United Kingdom
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Our mission is to create a world where everyone can explore new places and meet new people, from anywhere.

Read on to find out what you’ll need to succeed in this position, including skills, qualifications, and experience.

We all want to connect with others and with so many forces driving the world apart, we want to be a force that brings the world closer together.

Our live-streamed tours allow people from around the world to connect and interact with locals in a meaningful way.

Guides broadcast themselves live from their phone as they walk around a place.

It could be St Mark's Square, Yellowstone National Park or the streets of Barcelona.

Users are able to join for free, see the guide's video in full screen, ask questions and chat with other users, see where they are by following the guide on a map and show their appreciation with a tip.

See the platform in action [here]( We currently operate over 300 tours in 100 places around the world and have tens of thousands of people travelling with us every week.

We're growing fast (20-30% week-on-week) and looking to bring as many interesting places online as possible.

About the role: As the platform expands we are looking to build out our development team to make our streaming experience as immersive as possible, build social features to allow people to make meaningful connections with others and allow users to track their journey of exploration around the world.

We're looking for back end developers of varying skill levels and years of experience.

* Collaborate with the wider company to understand the context behind what you're building
* Develop and maintain the back end systems that power the platform
* Develop and maintain highly scalable infrastructure to allow us to continue to grow at a fast pace
* Write high quality, well tested code
* Work as part of a high performing development team that shares best practices
* Coordinate with the front end and full stack developers to ship high quality features.
* About you:
* * Exceptional developer of back end web applications
* Experience building highly scalable applications
* Experience writing clean and well-tested code
* Enthusiastic self-starter that will be able to work in a fast-paced environment
* Proven ability to quickly build and maintain authentic relationships and trust with individuals
* Diligent and organised so that you are able to manage rapidly changing circumstances and priorities
* Passion for building connections and curious to learn more about the world Our back end tech stack:
* JavaScript
* TypeScript
* Node.js
* Express
* PostgreSQL
* Docker/AWS
* A fully remote role with flexible working hours
* A high achieving, experienced and fun team
* A chance to be a part of a rapidly growing startup
* An international and diverse working atmosphere
* Competitive salary based on experience
* Generous holidays
* Call with Head of People and/or CTO
* Tech test
* Formal interview
* Video call with Founders/Team members for cultural fit
* Offer! Typescript, Node.js, ExpressJS, PostgreSQLJavaScript, Typescript, Node.js, ExpressJS, PostgreSQL, Docker, AWS


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