Senior Software Engineer


  • Team: Engineering
  • Grade: IC4
  • Salary: £65,000-80,000 plus benefits
  • Location: Semi-Remote (occasional face time in London Office)
  • Closing: 2:00pm, 21st Aug 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Team social events
Team lunches
Extracurricular clubs
Equipment allowance
Cycle to work scheme
Free fruit
Free soft drinks
Dogs in the office

Candidate happiness

8.54 (238)

Job Description

Who we are

NearSt’s mission is to get people back into high street shops. Our retail tech platform makes shops’ in-store inventory data visible to the internet, so that anyone anywhere can see what’s in stock in their local shop. 

Companies like Google and Facebook use our technology to show live in-store inventory on their platforms to millions of shoppers searching nearby, sending online shoppers into physical stores.

We have great foundations: 1000s of happy customers, a fast and easy to use deployment process, good test suites, developer-friendly infrastructure - AWS Lambda, DynamoDB,  s3, serverless framework, and great tech stack - Node.js and React.

We are currently a team of six engineers and one product manager. We work closely together, often pairing or mob programming to solve problems and share knowledge. We have a healthy backlog of product tickets touching all parts of the codebase from our customer dashboards, inventory pipelines, 3rd party integrations and service monitoring & testing. 

Our Tech Stack

  • Node.JS 

  • React/Next.js

  • AWS (DynamoDB, Lambda, SNS, Step Functions, S3 and others...)

  • Serverless 

  • CircleCI and Vercel for deployment

  • Epsagon, Sentry for monitoring

What we are looking for

We are looking for a seasoned engineer to join the team to add fresh perspectives to our architecture, design and software practices. We value positive, open communication. Learning is important. Our belief is that providing a happy and collaborative workplace for engineers makes the best product. 

We’d love to hear from you if you

  • enjoy working on full stack applications

  • have an aptitude for picking up new technologies

  • have opinions and are happy to debate them 

  • enjoy mentoring and coaching colleagues 

  • are confident in front-end development best practices 

  • have a love of breaking down complex problems into actionable chunks

  • have an ability to discuss technical ideas and issues with non-developers

  • care about putting users first

  • care about writing high-quality code (writing tests, maintaining/following standards)

Handy but not essential if you

  • have experience in end to end testing and deploying full stack applications

  • have experience building software at a larger startup or scale-up

  • have experience with our tech stack

This role would not be suitable for people who are looking for their first professional engineering role.

Why we think you should apply 

At NearSt we are all united in our enthusiasm for what the future of retail holds (hear our CEO talk about this during our keynote at The Next Web), and believe we have an incredible opportunity to make a massive positive impact on the world.

We plan and scope all our work together, with our wonderful Product Manager guiding us in the right direction. We maintain a transparent company culture - everything from balance sheet and runway to sales pipeline gets shared with the whole team.

Pay & Benefits

🏦 £65,000 - 80,000 dependent on experience

💰Stock options

💹 Pension plan

🌴 25 days’ holiday, excluding Bank holidays

🎁 Extra day off for your birthday

🚃 Team away-days 

🤸‍♂️ Flexible working to fit around your life

❤️ Mental health support and a £50pcm wellbeing budget 

🏠 £250 WFH budget to kit yourself out

👶 Parental leave packages

🌎 Semi-Remote - Choose to work from home or in our office. Meet in person once every 4-6 weeks

💻 MacBooks and software that help you do your best work

📚 £1000 learning and development budget each year

Our job spec is here to give you an idea of what the job and the company are like -  if you are interested and excited by the role please do apply even if you don’t think you meet all the requirements.

If you want to chat with us about the role before applying, just email and your message will go straight to our Product Engineering team! 

We think a great workplace is filled with all the diversity the world has to offer. This means we make no judgement about the things that make you, you - whether that be gender, religion, sexuality, race, or a secret love for 80s action films. If you’re excited by our mission, we’re excited to meet you!

Application Process

We use Applied for applications, which means we don’t ask for a CV and instead review answers to a short set of questions. We do this as we believe in making recruitment as fair and unbiased as possible. 

There are four interview stages for this role. 

  • 5 questions submitted and reviewed blind by the hiring team using Applied

  • Take home exercise (max 2 hours)

  • Skills & Experience interview with members of the Product Engineering team (1 hour 30 mins)

  • Values & Ambitions interview with the Co-Founders (60 mins)

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Sun 21st Aug 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Sun 21st Aug 2022