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Improbable • London

Principal Full-Stack Engineer - Enterprise Insights

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

At Improbable, we want to help businesses navigate the increasingly more complex and intertwined world. Enterprise metaverses break down the organisational and technical siloes that have meant digital twins have not been fully exploitable by the broader business. They empower entire companies to continually optimise and prepare for the future by providing a digital representation that can be visualised, analysed, explored and experimented upon. We use enterprise metaverses to empower businesses to explore future scenarios and respond to change and disruption more effectively using digital twins and enterprise metaverses.
Enterprise Insights is a newly formed business unit of 30+ people within Improbable, and with it, there are lots of interesting engineering problems to solve. We are looking for a principal engineer to work with our solution team in developing a modern user interface to allow our customers to interact with our advanced simulation capabilities. You will be surrounded by people who want to improve everything and everyone around them, and who compel you to improve yourself. We’re motivated by the fulfilment of solving hard problems to achieve something profound and transformative.

Your Opportunity:

  • You will be a key player in shaping the future of both your and the wider Engineering teams. We are a new unit in start-up mode and have a lot of exciting challenges accordingly.
  • Lead and shape the future of our software teams consisting of frontend/backend/full-stack engineers, working closely with our product, modelling and DevOps teams.
  • Drive our technical direction in the solution space - we have a strong technical foundation, but we are always looking to innovate further and push boundaries.
  • Mentor and grow the team - with a strong focus on coaching and developing our talented junior engineers.
  • Handle interdependencies with our other teams and allow us to evolve both our organisation and our architecture to minimise those wherever possible.
  • Effectively balance the creative exploration of a consumer-facing experience with the need for maintaining our delivery commitments.

Why you're made for this:

  • You thrive on the inherent ambiguity of an early-stage business. You can navigate around frequent changes and see the opportunity to learn and adapt our technology as we go along.
  • You’re passionate about technology and how it can help deliver a great product. We use React, Node and Typescript as our core technologies and expect all our engineers to be proficient in those but if you believe there are other tools for the job, you’ll be happy to suggest and convince your team and stakeholders to adopt those.
  • You feel comfortable anywhere in the stack; you’ll be given the tools and trust to work on the end-to-end solution alongside our Designers, Modellers and DevOps engineers.
  • You’re an established leader or are looking to step into a leadership role - you don’t want to stop being hands-on on but you also enjoy other activities (whether it’s pairing and teaching a more junior member or sitting with your product team to figure out where we’re heading in the next 3 months).
  • You prioritise quick delivery: foundations are important and we’re all in when it comes to doing this right, especially when it has a lasting impact. However, the biggest risk to us is building the wrong stuff rather than building the stuff wrong. We prefer to ship quickly and learn quickly.
  • You love working as part of a close-knit group. We’re a highly collaborative team and often work together to solve complex problems and learn new skills. You proactively reach out to the wider team when there’s a need for input and encourage others to do so as well.

While we think the above experience could be important, we’re keen to hear from people that believe they have valuable experience to bring to the role. If you identify with the team and mission, but not all of our requirements, then please still apply.

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
Sabbaticals
Volunteer days
Personal development budgets
Relocation packages
L&D budget
Employee discounts
Financial coaching
Employee assistance programme
Skilled worker visas
Charity donation scheme
Location
93%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
87%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
83%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
80%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
85%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
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

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