Senior Software Engineer

Fospha Published: October 11, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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How we help our customers

Fospha is an analytics company looking at user journeys through online and offline systems. These journeys happen when users are doing various activities such as buying goods, reading content, communicating with each other and learning. Our work is therefore relevant to many industry sectors and combines computer science, software engineering, mathematics, data science and user interface design.

We are very well funded and count many FTSE 100 companies and high growth start-ups as our clients. We have experienced rapid growth due to the traction of our marketing analytics product being used in the real world to solve real problems. We are attracting interest from engineers that want to experiment with and build the next version of our platform, it’s not for everyone. Our prototypes and proof of concepts that will soon hit production will utilise technologies such as scala and kafka and more cloud tech to process and enrich in real-time algorithms which are truly disrupting industries we target, we will do this both through our enriched data and our client’s own eco systems.

We currently have a very stable system that evolves as we bring in more engineers, it’s robust, secure and data compliant to the highest possible standards. Our clients really value these things which is why we are taking a steady approach to building a brand new system from the ground up to eventually supersede it over the next 18-24 months.

The Role

Our customers expect the highest levels of security for their data, our main application suite is built around Java and SQL, this role involves working on many proof of concepts and cutting edge prototype systems through to production over the next couple of years. Your involvement will cover all parts of planning, designing, explaining, testing, implementing, deploying and supporting our solutions. You will also get to heavily influence best practice (CI/CD, testing etc) for the entire dev team as we scale.

  • Applied commercial knowledge of enterprise Java and SQL infrastructure
  • Be data aware, especially security and API awareness
  • Experience in a Linux, Bash, Groovy scripting, Java environment
  • Management of own work and communication with clients

Looking to the future:

  • Build an environment where data science deployments can happen in a unified way – we’re not there yet but the next engineering hire will play a pivotal role
  • Build more enterprise integrations around processing for our platforms
  • Working knowledge with at least one of the following - NoSQL database like Cassandra, MongoDB, and Elasticsearch
  • Ability to code comprehensively in a JVM language - Our backend is built mostly in Java but we have also utilised Scala over the last couple of years


Flexible start and finish time (10am to 4pm as core hours), competitive salary, pension scheme, work perks scheme, great social events such as go karting, bowling, zip lining, paintball. We're constantly growing our benefits package and do much more than just hang out at pubs after work!

Additional Perks

Modern campus office at iHub - Imperial College West London, Daily lunch delivery service, local discounts at restaurants and gyms, yoga class, nail salon, in office haircutting service, full calendar of social events, screenings of films, TED talks, sports tournaments.

Why Us?

Many problems are difficult to solve, especially at scale. They take the right team and environment. We are a mix of individuals from data scientists and computer engineers to designers, marketers and entrepreneurs. We have very different personalities. We are united by a set of values, by a passion for solving big problems. The team have varied academic backgrounds in technology-lead engineering disciplines such as Computer Science, Natural Science, Mathematics and Engineering, they have worked on developing technology solutions in industry or with industry partners for many years.

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