Junior Backend Developer (Python)

At Flexciton, we are leading the 4th industrial revolution by bringing A.I. to manufacturing. We build on pioneering research to completely revolutionise the way the manufacturing industry operates. Whilst only a young startup, we work with some of the largest and most advanced manufacturers in the world!

We are here to transform the way the largest semiconductor companies in the world make their products, by building a platform that is solving an extremely difficult problem - one that would be impossible for a human to solve. We were recently voted one of the world’s most disruptive companies on the 2018 Disrupt 100 List. 

Our vision is to bring Flexciton optimization technology to every factory in the world to enable manufacturing to operate at a level never before possible.

We’re looking for a Junior Backend Developer who will be an exceptional addition to our small tight-knit team. As our Junior Backend Developer, you will contribute significantly to the software of our core Flexciton product.

About the role

You’ll work in a technical multi-disciplinary team, comprised of software developers, DevOps engineers, testers and optimisation engineers, which values collaboration, continuous learning and feedback. The majority of our code base is written in Python 3.9. Some of your responsibilities will involve:

  • Delivering new features and bug fixes in the python code base
  • Contribute to the development of novel frameworks and architectures for supporting data science and optimisation engineers to write scientific code
  • Influence the structure and design of the Python code and its surrounding infrastructure.
  • Collaborate with our existing engineering and research team to grow a scalable product which can serve hundreds or thousands of manufacturing plants.
  • Contribute to the creation of microservices as we scale
  • Opportunity to learn other disciplines, e.g. devops or optimisation modelling
  • Contribute to third party open source projects, e.g. pyomo, pytest, celery

Technologies used

These are the technologies we currently use but we’re always open to new ideas and new technologies - hopefully something you can bring with you to the role.

  • Python 3.9, using Flask, SQLAlchemy, Celery
  • Angular
  • RabbitMQ
  • Postgres
  • Kubernetes
  • Microsoft Azure

About you: 

  • Ideally you will have 1-2 years of experience in using Python or a similar programming language in a commercial environment.
  • Basic OOP - you should be able to explain how classes and objects work.
  • Ability to solve algorithmically complicated problems.
  • Basic relational database knowledge is desirable.
  • Strong proficiency in producing clean and testable code.
  • A team player who is capable of working both independently and collaboratively.

**Please note, we are temporarily working remotely due to Covid-19, however work-life balance is important to us here at Flexciton and we will be moving to a working model with flexibility to work 1-2 days from home**

Why join us

We’re still a young startup (~27 employees, ~50% engineers) but we’re at an inflection point. Our software is running live and providing gains in a world class semiconductor factory and we will soon be scaling to many more. We are expecting to grow the engineering team several fold in the coming years so this is an extremely exciting time to join. If you’re not interested in writing yet another CRUD app and are looking for some unique challenges and complex problems to solve then this is the place for you.

We were recently voted one of the world’s most disruptive companies on the Disrupt 100 List and are well funded with the aim to take even more funding in the coming months to support our ambitious growth plan. Our biggest asset, though, is our people. We have an open culture where everyone’s opinion is heard and everyone has the opportunity to shape the future of our technology. At our size, every developer is crucial and has a big impact on our final product.

Finally, we are having a big impact on the world. The factories we optimise create things that are all around us. They’re in the device you’re reading this on and countless other devices in your home. They’re used in healthcare, aviation, automotive, robotics, communications, IoT and many more and they’re in limited supply making our software even more vital to our customers who are under pressure to increase output. In short, there’s never been a better time to join Flexciton.

  • Stock Options, so when we make it big you do!
  • 25 days holidays + bank holidays (an extra day of holiday for every year of service after 2 years - up to 30 days!) 
  • We're in WeWork space so perks available such as Barista, Yoga, Free Beer
  • L&D budget of £500 per year to invest in your growth
  • Monthly Team Lunch and Dinner
  • Annual Team Trip
  • Season Ticket Loan/Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • A range of perks and discounts through CharlieHR 

 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

London

WeWork 145 City Rd - Coworking & Office Space
EC1V 1AZ London Directions info@flexciton.com View page

Perks & Benefits

  • Stock Options 💰

    Stock Options, so when we make it big - so do you!

  • L&D Opportunities 📚

    We are determined to continuously develop ourselves, our company and our teams. We have a training allowance for every employee. We also have our mini library where we keep adding books every week. We want to be able to create as many opportunities for our teams' growth.

  • Breakfasts and Snacks 🍩 🍪 🍫

    Our office is stocked with snacks, drinks, fruits, cereal and other delicious surprises.

  • Barista coffee ☕️

    We're in WeWork space so perks available such as Barista, and also choices of draught beers!

  • Quarterly team lunch/dinner 🍽

    We're a small team so we normally have lunch together every other day but twice a quarter we make sure we organise team lunch/dinner to enjoy delicious food together.

  • Annual Team Trip 🌍

    Every year, we take our team to an annual retreat where we have strategy workshops, foster our culture and do lots of fun activities.

  • Discounts with Charlie HR perks 🤑

    Get discounts on brands, cinema tickets, shopping, travel and many more!

Workplace & Culture

Our team is solving industry's hardest problems using A.I.

You have the opportunity to work with some of the largest manufacturing companies in the world and have access to huge volumes of manufacturing data!

Whether you’re a curious student or an ambitious graduate or an experienced developer, our opportunities will see you gain meaningful experience working alongside some of the best minds in the industry, all whilst finding out what yours can really do. 


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