Senior Backend Engineer
Remote in UK + EU, FUll-time
Orkestro is building the last-mile delivery infrastructure for the Internet.

Commerce is one of the driving forces of our global economy and its foundations are rapidly shifting online, to facilitate this, two core components need to be competitive and programmable: payments and delivery.

Orkestro is creating the network that facilitates the exchange and trade of last-mile delivery services. Layer by layer, we're building up the infrastructure that brings transparency and automation to the delivery market, from validating transactions to optimising performances and delivering a seamless customer experience.
Our team is focusing on organically growing and we're looking for capable and passionate engineers to join us on our journey.

Engineering at Orkestro

We're a small team building the tools to automatically search, book and manage the best delivery services. This means building a scalable, seamless API ecosystem that our customers love to interact with and consumer-facing products that will make Orkestro the go-to last-mile tool for small and big businesses.

We currently process thousands of orders, each with hundreds of interactions and touchpoints, aiming to process more and more. We are building a system that handles scale and embraces simplicity. If you enjoy the challenge of transforming and optimising complex architectures into efficient, streamlined systems, we'd love to hear from you.

Technology stack

Orkestro mainly runs on a micro-service platform and we use Domain-Driven Design (DDD) to architect our services.

  • Typescript & Node.js to create our micro-services.
  • Postgres for our databases.
  • RabbitMQ for our asynchronous messaging queue.
  • Google Cloud Platform to run our infrastructure.
  • Docker and Kubernetes for containerisation and orchestration (using GCPโ€™s GKE).
  • React for our web application.
  • CircleCI and GitHub Actions for our CI/CD pipeline.

We are looking for engineers who...

  • Are passionate about building amazing developer experiences to build out our APIs.
  • Always follow the principle of making the complex simple, not the other way around.
  • Are comfortable and experienced in managing, troubleshooting and simplifying event-driven and micro-services systems.
  • Have the ability to balance business and product needs with engineering. Pragmatism is key.
  • Are managers of one and proactively get things done instead of waiting for their manager to tell them what to do.
  • Like to leave the code in a better condition than the one they found it.
  • Are team players who thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Have their own opinions, but consider changing them as a strength, not a weakness.
  • Are looking for a long-term position to grow with the company.

You should apply if...

  • You want to find out more! Donโ€™t worry if you donโ€™t tick all the boxes ๐Ÿ™‚

Logistics and important info

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Salary up to ยฃ90,000 (~โ‚ฌ105,000) per annum, depending on several factors, including but not limited to experience, location and employment type (e.g. contract, full-time employee, etc). The figure is for a full-time employee in the UK.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Stock options. We think it's only fair that as we succeed, so should you. After all, we're in this together.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Remote in the UK + EU. We meet once a quarter or so.
  • ๐Ÿ 28 days + local bank holidays.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Youโ€™ll be reporting to Sacha Zvetelman, our new CTO.
  • ๐Ÿงพ Depending on the location and your preference, we offer different types of employment.
  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Benefits and details on the overall package may vary depending on your location and local regulations.
  • ๐Ÿ•ฐ We have flexible working hours and trust that you will get your work done. Weโ€™re very flexible and put a great focus on physical and mental well-being, as well as a good work-life balance. We also put a lot of trust in our people and all of us understand weโ€™re a startup with a small team and we need to deliver.
  • ๐Ÿ“ƒ We cannot offer sponsorships or visas at this stage.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป You can find out more about our interview process here