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Senior Backend Developer

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Senior Backend Developer

At Bridebook we're looking for a Senior Backend Developer to join our team.

Full-time · Flexible

About the job

We are disrupting the wedding industry by leveraging cutting-edge technology to provide seamless and extraordinary experiences to couples, guests and partners. We are Bridebook.

As a Backend Engineer, you will drive the development of our scalable, cloud-based, next-generation wedding platform. You will work across our industry-leading product, developing tools and applications for our customers and internal teams. You will be part of a highly experienced and motivated team who care about driving value for our users. 

Our platform is built on React/Typescript/Node/NextJS/Firestore and we practice agile software development.

A successful candidate will have an established background in developing customer-facing experiences, great communication and organisational skills, motivation to achieve results in an agile environment, eagerness to learn and, of course, a passion for innovation. We'd love to have you join us and build the systems, services and apps that delight our end users and enable our teams to move faster.

About you

Ideally you will have...

  • 4+ years experience working in backend development and expertise with node and TypeScript

  • Solid experience in serverless technologies (particularly Serverless framework and Firebase functions)

  • Deep understanding of relational and NoSQL databases, particularly with GCP (Firestore, RTDB, BigQuery)

  • Proficiency with search engines (ElasticSearch)

  • Authentication methodologies and general security principles

  • Expert in creating and managing RESTful APIs

  • Experience in test automation using modern source control and continuous integration

  • Excellent communication skills, solid work ethic and a strong desire to write efficient, scalable and clean code.
  • Strong focus on software deliverability.

If you’ve also got experience of any of the following, we’d love to hear from you…

  • Experience in DevOps toolchains

  • Proficiency with profiling, debugging and cloud services monitoring

  • Proven creative thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Detail oriented and have outstanding organisational skills


  • Being a technical leader within your team and within Bridebook.
  • Working with the team and stakeholders to deliver great software with the right scope.
  • Maintaining a secure, sustainable and scalable backend architecture.
  • Working towards carrying out effective systems monitoring and logging, using the results to help shape our product decisions.
  • Being the advocate for all things backend, to ensure we have the best foundation to conquer the industry and consistently scale up.
  • Lead by example in areas of automated unit, integration, and acceptance tests to support the CI pipelines.
  • Coach and develop members of the team to set, apply & maintain excellent standards of development.
  • Refining our collective ways of working in meaningful ways.

Additional info

  • Contract type: full-time contractor
  • Salary: Competitive day rate
  • Location: We're open to remote applicants who can work within our timezone comfortably

Apply for the job

To apply, please provide us with your recent CV and at least some of the following:

  • Contributions to open source
  • Projects that you created and are proud of that you can walk us through
  • A decent portfolio of experiments or other visual material that shows a significant level of caring about your craft.