Software Engineer (Backend)

  • 143/1 Constitution St, Edinburgh EH6 7AD, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Do you want to work for a company that’s changing how brands communicate with their customers? This is your chance to join a small, ambitious and fast-growing tech company based in Leith, Edinburgh. BLACKBX is a SaaS product; a powerful marketing solution for the hospitality sector with customers including Live Nation and Pizza Express which is used by millions of people.

Job Description

We are looking for a full-time engineer who is willing to take full ownership of the back-end of our products. You will be responsible for taking a design to production. Due to our size, a backlog of requests can happen very quickly so it’s important that you are able to prioritise these and give realistic estimations as to when each should be ready for Production.


  • Creating and maintaining existing Database Models

  • Liaison with Frontend Engineers how data should be communicated between systems 

  • Create and manage infrastructure for services.

  • Manage deployment of code updates to production environments

  • Generate and maintain detailed documentation for all code

  • Remain up-to-date with new development trends and technologies


  • At least 2 years of professional experience 

  • Strong proficiency with modern backend stack (PHP 7+ (Slim), Python 3.6+ (Flask), PHPUnit, an ORM)

  • Experience with modern development workflow, testing and version control tools.

  • Experience with AWS: SQS, CodePipeline, S3, API Gateway, Beanstalk, Elasticache, RDS

  • Exposure to Agile methodologies 

  • Ability to self-manage and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong communication skills

Will Definitely Go In Your Favour

  • Frontend development experience is a plus

Additional Information

What's in it for you?

  • Work in an energetic, dynamic and fast paced environment based in Leith

  • MacBook Pro & Apple accessories

  • 33 total days holiday per year

  • Flexible working

  • Workplace pension

  • Juice, snacks and the other stuff you’d expect from working at a tech startup

Want to know more?

If you want to play a key part in a high growth technology company, send us your CV

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