Senior Back End Engineer in Feast It at London, England, United Kingdom

Part Time

Website Feast It

This listing is about Feast It in London, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Feast It is using technology to build a better events industry.

We’ve built a curated platform connecting the best suppliers to the most exciting events, from dinner parties for 20, to nationwide virtual events for 2000, right up to the UK’s most famous festivals. We believe that every event deserves incredible food, drink and entertainment and we are building the technology to unlock it for everyone.

Only three years into our journey, our clients include everyone from Amazon, Nike and London Pride, to Tom Cruise, Star Wars and Taylor Swift. We have seen nothing but rapid growth and were recently named #7 in the most exciting startups in the UK, were finalists in the 2019 Natwest Entrepreneur Awards, have been featured in pretty much every major publication including; The Guardian, The Times, Techcrunch, The FT and have been named in the top 15 in Tempo’s 50 Best Places to Work. We have also attracted more than £5m in funding from some of the UK’s finest investors including Tim Score (Chairman of British Land), MAHR Projects, Ascension Ventures, Guy Berryman (member of Coldplay) and Richard Pennycook (Former Hut Group Chairman and Co-op CEO) who has joined us as Chair.

If you’re a status-quo challenging self-starter looking to change an industry, you’ll fit right in and we want to hear from you.

The role:

We are on a mission to build the technology to power the best events in the world, connecting the most incredible suppliers with the most unique events. It is vital that our platform has the features to make us integral to both our customers and suppliers, this role has a huge part to play in this.

With an established product and engineering team, we’ve made huge strides forward, evolving from a simple catering agency to a holistic platform, but we’re still just at the beginning of our journey.

We are looking for a Senior Back End Engineer to help us build the next phase of our tech stack. This role will report directly to our CTO, whilst working closely with our Head of Product, and Head of Growth to ensure our technology is supporting and leading in everything we do. This person will be a technical and product evangelist within the wider team and will work to develop a best in class product and contribute to technical strategy.

We use the following Tools and Technologies:

  • JavaScript/TypeScript for writing the bulk of our application code (with a focus on Typescript becoming our main language)
  • React, Next.js, GraphQL and Vercel for our front-end applications
  • GraphQL, Serverless (FaaS) and Express REST APIs for our backend
  • Postgres DBs
  • Prisma / Nexus for our ORM (using Sequelize for the migrations)
  • Docker for bundling up our applications and deploying them to the world
  • AWS for our infrastructure, including S3, SQS, RDS, RedShift, CodePipeline, Elasticache (Redis), and ECS
  • Terraform to manage our infrastructure as code

Responsibilities will include:

  • Building accessible and responsive features
  • Applying best practices to coding and workflow processes
  • Building and maintaining automated tests
  • Mentoring and training junior members of the team
  • Improving CI / CD processes within the team
  • Writing clean, modular and maintainable code
  • Architecting solutions using modern workflows (including microservices, queueing, event driven workflows etc) to allow the team to deliver scalable features quickly


About you:

  • Proactive, with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Passionate about sharing knowledge and experience
  • Our mission excites you and you have extremely high standards for your code and development practices.
  • Commercially and customer focussed.


  • At least 4 years experience in professional software development
  • Extensive experience with Javascript, Typescript and Node.js
  • Has significant commercial experience with the technologies in our stack.
  • Is comfortable designing RESTful & GraphQL APIs and working with FE team members to develop solutions
  • Experience integrating with third-party applications and APIs
  • Experience with AWS (or alternative) range of products (SQS, Lambda, ECS, RDS, etc)
  • SQL and noSQL experience and design
  • Has a working knowledge of CI
  • Have good knowledge of testing practises, and can test a module with unit tests efficiently


  • Generous option awards
  • WFH Budget
  • Learning Budget
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Over & Above reward
  • Referral Reward
  • Invites and ticket to food and event industry events
  • Significant discounts at London’s best restaurants and bars
  • We are a climate positive workforce through our partner Ecologi
  • When a bit of normality resumes we have a dog-friendly office with 100+ incredible lunch options nearby, a plant-filled utopia of working space and regular team socials and events ranging from company dinner parties to Secret Cinema events

Our offices are in London, however we are currently trialling hybrid working amongst all teams.

We are passionate about equal opportunities and improving the tech industry for the better, so if you are from an underrepresented background then we would particularly love to hear from you.

Company: Feast It

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Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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