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Improbable • UK

Lead Backend Engineer- MML

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

At Improbable, we’ve been venturing into unexplored territory for over a decade, seeking new ways to connect people and amplify their lives. We’re shaping virtual worlds of unprecedented scale for the gaming, web3, and related sectors, creating world-changing technology from Morpheus to M2. With us, you’ll tackle questions that no one else is asking and find answers that define the future.
We’re leading the way in defining what the metaverse can be. This is where you get to explore interconnected, immersive, exciting worlds that have never been seen before and where you decide what the future looks like. Are you ready?
You will help to build a groundbreaking solution that enables creators to bring their virtual experiences to life using Metaverse Markup Language (MML). In this role, you will be instrumental in developing a cutting-edge service that empowers creators to unleash the full potential of their imaginative MML-based creations instantly, enabling them to design and deploy immersive and interactive experiences within the metaverse. You will play a crucial role in transforming the metaverse landscape, making it more accessible and engaging for creators and users alike.

Your Opportunity:

  • Creation of software processes and pipelines - developing tested and production-ready code
  • Lead by example with a high degree of discipline following software engineering processes
  • Translating high-level requirements into actionable plans and solutions
  • Own a feature from planning, through system design, implementation and operation
  • Own a discrete area of the system and execute it with a high degree of quality and autonomy
  • Mentor more junior engineers
  • Continuously improve the way of working and systems

Why You're Made For This:

  • 5+ years experience in a software engineering role
  • Experience building backend services and APIs - preferably with Golang and Typescript
  • Experience building and operating cloud infrastructure with cloud providers like GCP, AWS or Azure
  • Experience building globally distributed systems
  • Experience with Linux networking
  • Experience to build and maintain Infrastructure-as-Code, CI/CD pipelines, Observability
  • Able to architect systems that consider the perspective of the wider team allowing us to limit blast radius and scale systems/operations
  • Able to work independently and autonomously
  • Good communication skills with the ability to verbalise conceptual thoughts and the willingness to accept constructive critique
  • Passion for product-based development, transforming ambiguous needs into concrete and impactful technical solutions that deliver customer value and have an impact in the metaverse industry
  • Additional things that could be useful, but not required:

  • WebSocket experience
  • NoSQL databases experience

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme – Almost every role is available as remote, hybrid or in-office. We have a great office in central London, but are equally happy if you’d prefer to work from home some or all of the time.
Unlimited annual leave
Health insurance
Dental coverage
Dog friendly office
Work from home allowance
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks full pay + 13 weeks statutory maternity pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 4 weeks full pay
Shared parental leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Adoption leave
Enhanced sick pay
Enhanced WFH tools
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Wellbeing allowance
Compassionate leave
Mental health platform access
Women’s health leave
Time off in-lieu
Optional unpaid leave
Carer’s leave
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Commuter loan
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
Cycle to work scheme
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Interest free loans
Share options
Equity packages
Volunteer days
Personal development budgets
Relocation packages
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Financial coaching
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Charity donation scheme
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Improbable

Office locations

Spitalfields, London (next to Liverpool Street Station)

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
DeepTech, Data & AI

DeepTech, Data & AI

Industry awards 2023

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