Perkbox is a platform that provides a unique employee experience, enriching the personal and working life of employees. It offers a suite of products including access to best in class Perks, Perkbox Medical, Perkbox Recognition and Perkbox Insights. It serves companies such as Nando’s, Caffe Nero, Krispy Kreme and Levi Strauss & Co. Headquartered in London, Perkbox has offices in Sheffield, Paris and Australia and are on a mission to improve the employee experience at a Global level.
We’re an ambitious, fast paced scale up where things evolve all the time. The success of our mission depends on your high expectations, your autonomy and your proactivity. We don’t have a rule book and that’s why we always strive to work better together. We’re up for a challenge to solve problems that are bigger than us, and we promise you one thing for sure - you will never stop growing here.
Our mission is simple: take our leading product and transform it into a global SaaS product. Working in a small team of developers you'll be evolving our platform and infrastructure by developing microservices, creating tools, building APIs, writing tests, integrating systems and utilising AWS cutting-edge features to enhance the platform experience for a global user base.
You will need to hit the ground running in getting a measure of our platform and service architecture with support from our Product & Engineering teams and solutions architects. You will be working across teams to not only deliver code, but also to take a leading role in the design of services and implementations. You will understand the value of an MVP and know how to efficiently scale back functionality to meet user impact or time-bound requirements whilst maintaining stability.
On a day to day basis you will:
Work with other senior engineers to architect and design backend software to meet the needs of the business
Work closely with front-end engineers, data engineers, product managers, UX and DevOps - We work in small super-focussed cross functional teams who take ownership on a specific product features
You’ll be creating new Golang microservices, adding features and fixing bugs on our existing microservices
Perform fair and considered peer code reviews,
Writing bucket loads of good quality, testable code (and tests)
You'll need to have:
Proven track record architecting and delivering Go projects to a high standard
Experience in not only writing microservices from scratch but also in understanding and developing existing services against a roadmap
Building high performance, scalable services using protocol buffers/gPRC
Experience writing test suites, specifically unit and integration tests
An excellent communicator
Microservices via gRPC and event-driven architecture
MySQL, noSQL, Postgres
Experience with TDD, Unit, functional and E2E testing
Self-driven, quality controlled
The cherry on the cake...
Experience with Service Mesh and Linkerd
Experience with Terraform or any Infrastructure as Code toolkit
A track record using Go in Open Source projects
Are there any benefits besides the salary?
When you think of Perkbox, you probably think about all our free perks – like free coffee from Caffé Nero, free cinema tickets, gym discounts, birthday boxes, our employee assistance programme (EAP), and access to an online GP.
And yes – everyone who works here gets all the same great perks we give to our customers. But don't go thinking that's everything. Our culture goes well beyond the perks we're famous for!
We're also all about celebrating anniversaries and recognising your biggest achievements. We stoke the fires of your curiosity with external speakers and generous learning budgets. We practice transparency with regular 'Let's Talk' sessions from the senior leadership team. We take the time to listen to every single employee and use your feedback to make improvements to our company culture. We support working parents, provide pension plans – are you ready for this one? We're a dog-friendly office too!
It's all about delivering a work-life balance that lets you live your very best life.