Senior Backend Engineer

About Faculty

Faculty transforms organisational performance through safe, impactful and human-led AI. 

We are Europe’s leading applied AI company, and saw its potential a decade ago - long before the current hype cycle. 

We founded in 2014 with our Fellowship programme, training academics to become commercial data scientists. 

Today, we provide over 300 global customers with industry-leading software, and bespoke AI consultancy for retail, healthcare, energy, and governmental organisations, as well as our award winning Fellowship. 

Our expertise and safety credentials are such that OpenAI asked us to be their first technical partner, helping customers deploy cutting-edge generative AI safely. 

Our high-impact work has saved lives through forecasting NHS demand during covid, produced green energy by routing boats towards the wind, slashed marketing spend by predicting customer spending habits, and kept children safe online. 

AI is an epoch-defining technology. We want people to join us who can help our customers reap its enormous benefits safely.

About the Role

We're actively seeking skilled engineers to develop our cutting-edge product, Frontier. Working within the core Platform, this role will require a mix of backend services and cloud infrastructure related work to develop Frontier - our next generation Decision Intelligence AI platform. As we continue to expand our platform's reach, you'll have the unique opportunity to build a scalable AI focussed product, whilst leading the way in best technical practices. 

In this role, you'll be immersed in hands-on work, tackling complex real-world challenges using state-of-the-art technology. From optimising bed management in healthcare institutions to addressing logistics in the military and supporting sustainability goals in various industries, Frontier empowers organisations to make informed decisions through AI-driven insights.

You'll play a key role in building the product to ensure the scalability for seamless deployment to multiple customers, leveraging your expertise to build a resilient, scalable and robust platform, integrate with operational systems, and simplify deployment among our fleet of customer installations. Join us on this exciting journey of transforming decision-making with AI and machine learning, revolutionising how businesses thrive utilising Decision Intelligence.

What you will be doing:

  • Collaborating with other Engineers in the team, developing and implementing AI-driven software solutions built on a modern, cloud native architecture.
  • Helping define and develop the architecture for the team’s deliverables.
  • Engaging in code reviews & pair programming with other engineers, directly impacting customer projects and outcomes.
  • Working in an Agile environment with cross-functional teams, including data scientists, project managers, and business stakeholders, to understand customer needs and translate them into technical requirements.

What we are looking for:

We're seeking a candidate with the following qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Python, and its use in building modern web applications using frameworks such as FastAPI or Flask. Familiarity with AsyncIO a plus.
  • Familiarity with at least one Infrastructure as Code platform (Terraform/CDK, CloudFormation).
  • Experience with PostgreSQL, MySQL or other similar relational database technologies. Experience with Data Warehousing is considered a plus.
  • Knowledge of modern CI/CD pipelines (GitLab, GitHub or equivalent).
  • Strong understanding of system architecture and design.
  • Experience deploying enterprise applications on the cloud.
  • Experience collaborating with Product Managers to ensure delightful customer experiences.
  • Expertise in Docker with deployment on Kubernetes preferred

Culture & Benefits at Faculty

The Faculty team is diverse and distinctive, and we all come from different personal, professional and organisational backgrounds. We all have one thing in common: we are driven by a deep intellectual curiosity that powers us forward each day. This curiosity pushes us to seek truth and understanding in everything we do, to execute work in a nimble and pragmatic manner, to foster talent in one another and always to challenge assumptions.

Faculty is the professional challenge of a lifetime. You’ll be surrounded by an impressive group of brilliant minds working to achieve our collective goals. Our consultants, product developers, business development specialists, operations professionals and more all bring something unique to Faculty, and you’ll learn something new from everyone you meet. You’ll also have the opportunity to make your mark on a high-growth start-up now poised to expand internationally.

Fostering talent is one of our core values, it’s built into our culture and what we offer. Faculty was founded by people who are passionate about continuous learning, and adding value to our people.

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