Core hours 11 - 3

Dog friendly

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in the Backend Engineer role at Impala.

We’re on a mission to change the travel industry for the better – rebuilding its infrastructure from the ground up. This is a huge task that requires the brightest minds from travel, tech, and beyond.

Our platform and APIs are breaking down the old walls of bad tech, slow integration, and high costs that have held back the travel industry. And now, we’re building an exciting new B2C proposition that will see us partner with travel metasearch engines, so we’re building a talented squad of engineers to build experiences that make travel better for everyone.

We’ve built a high-performance environment that’s attracting the sharpest talent and empowering people to do their life’s work. We’ve been remote-first from the beginning, with unique tools, benefits and cultural hallmarks - so you can work the way that’s best for you. We're proud to be Tempo’s number 4 in London's best startups to work at in 2022, one of Otta’s 50 fastest-growing companies in London to accelerate your career in 2021, and featured in Sifted's Top European Startups in 2021. Now’s the time to join Impala if you’re looking for a role at the forefront of reimagining a multi-trillion dollar industry.

As a backend engineer you will build, enhance and maintain our API and data systems

You will:

  • Be a key contributor to new backend services, ensuring a high level of quality for both our code and developer experience.
  • Analyse and optimise (be that reliability, performance, security) new and existing features to continually improve our products.
  • Work closely with product to build out and test new features and capabilities.
  • Make pragmatic decisions every day, balancing speed, quality and long term extensibility.

You are:

  • Highly technical. You’re going to be working in a highly technical environment.
  • Collaborative. The engineering model at Impala isn’t built around “Rockstars that know everything” but rather around team players that are willing to lend a hand and help more junior colleagues.
  • Someone who is passionate about developer experience and building high quality, maintainable software.

You have:

  • Have experience with the design and consumption of REST APIs
  • Have worked on large scale, high reliability systems
  • NodeJS / TypeScript experience (a bonus not a requirement)

Salary: £65k - £70k depending on experience

Why Impala?

  • Our mission is to reimagine the infrastructure that powers travel, and that means shaking up a $1.6 trillion industry that’s crying out for change. You could be part of that journey.
  • #4 best startup to work for in London according to headhunter Tempo. One of 50 fastest-growing companies in London to accelerate your career in 2021 says recruitment firm Otta.
  • We care deeply about diversity and inclusion. It’s a must-have, not a nice-to-have.
  • Call it David vs Goliath. We love that our product challenges the status quo and can give a leg-up to smaller players.
  • Our talent is far flung, yet closely connected. Our work environment offers flexibility and a far better work-life balance.
  • Remote-first since 2017 – and proud. As one of the OG’s in this field, our approach is centred around making work work for you. We employ anyone within +/- 2h from GMT/BST, timezone wise and based either in Europe or the UK for now (expanding globally in the future).
  • We’re growing fast, so you can chart your own career path here – the sky’s the limit.
  • Our eye-opening benefits and statutory leave package is first-class.
  • Click here to find out more about our culture

Please note that we are not looking for agency support for this position.

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Core hours 11 - 3

Dog friendly