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Backend Engineer

Backend Engineer

Salary:  Negotiable
Date Posted: 21/09/2022

Backend Software Engineer -  100% Remote – GMT +/- 3hrs

The job
This is a great opportunity for a Backend Engineer to operate in one of their small product focused squads that has a combination of software engineers, Data , Product and UX people. The role is predominantly hands-on in scaling their infrastructure where you will be building new functionalities for specific products.

This is a vital role which is at the core of the company you will have a major say in both discovery (what problems to solve and why) and their central architecture in building solutions.

You will spend most of your time getting your hands dirty solving complex challenges where you will encounter huge amounts of data and traffic. The Backend Engineer will be an advocate for best practices and mentoring their junior engineers.

This is a DevOps role you build it, you run it. It’s a full end to end role within the scope of backend services.

Tech: Java, AWS (S3, Kinesis Streams, SQS, SNS, Lambda, ECS Fargate) , NoSQL , Micronaut + more. 

About you
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience with Java and AWS services. You will also have experience in modern frame works in the Java world either Spring or Micronaut.  

You like to solve problems and have had experience working in fast paced product environment where quality of code is important.

Any experience working for a start-up would be handy and interest in data also would be welcomed.

It is essential you can demonstrate good communication skills with the confidence to work on highly complex projects / workstreams.


The company
This is for a unique early seed start-up cloud-based SaaS company who have had a successful 18months. Their work is cutting edge where they are collaborating with other SaaS companies to manage their usage-based pricing and move away from subscription based.

This is a data centric company where they can integrate their APIs to help provide metering, ratings, and analytics service to grow, sell and price much better.

A fun start-up where you will be joining at an early stage so you can help shape both your career and direction of company with your ideas. They are in a great position and are growing naturally with enterprise customers coming on-board.


This job can be based anywhere in the EU +/-3 Hours GMT. The company have quarterly meet-ups in fun locations around the world.


The Salary
The Salary here is dependent on experience. The role £80k - £90k + other benefits which is dependant on your location. 

What is the process?
The interview process is straight forward and streamlined. The aim is to complete the process within 2 weeks.

1. Intro call with one of the recruiters at Init8 to see if you are a good fit. There will be some basic Java questions which will be required to go forward with your CV. CV is reviewed by the Director of Engineering Excellence, with feedback within 24hr – 48hrs.

2. 30min chat with one of the software engineers. This will be to understand your motivations and experience, and a high-level technical discussion. You will get an introduction to m3ter and the role you are applying for.

3. Tech Interview: 1 hour Here you will have an opportunity to show case your technical skills through a live coding / pairing exercise. This also may involve some whiteboarding / systems design and a conversation with two senior engineers.

4. Final chat (1hr) with CEO/Co-Founder. This will be the last step of the process. It is a great opportunity ask any pressing questions to the founder of m3ter(!) and consider culture and team fit.

What should you do now?

If you are a Backend Engineer with strong Java and AWS skills press apply and send me your CV, or if you have questions then please get in touch with Zak at initi8 HQ.

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