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Staff Software Engineer - Remote UK

Dynamic Signal

Dynamic Signal

Software Engineering
Remote · United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2023
Who We Are
At Firstup, our mission is to improve the employee experience at every moment that matters, large and small. As the communication pipeline for the world's workforce, we now serve 40 of the Fortune 100 companies, reaching and connecting more than 17 million employees daily.
Our employees are experts in the employee experience, workforce communications and technology.
Joining Firstup means joining a movement to make work better for every worker. As the world’s first intelligent communication platform, Firstup meaningfully engages employees at every moment from hire to retire, and delivers engagement insights to help companies support, promote and retain their talent. Our movement has taken root and is evident in our world-class customer base. Now we need your help. Ready to make a difference in the world?
Our Values
Every employee is an owner with responsibility and credit for our progress.
Leadership is in our build and we see change as a catalyst for improvement.
We win as a team, committed to help our coworkers and customers thrive.
Position Overview
We are looking for a talented Staff Software Engineer to join our team! You will have opportunities to work closely with customers to solve real technology challenges. We are rapidly expanding and you will be responsible for delivering new solutions and services while constantly improving our approach to architecture, scale, availability and fault-tolerance. Engineering is a craft, and at Firstup we believe the internals of our technology should be as elegant as user experience. If there is a specific challenge you are looking for, we most likely have it for you.Teams are empowered and supported to do their best work every day. We work in cross-functional autonomous product teams, so you'll interact with Product Managers, Designers, QA, and other engineers on a daily basis. You will partner with others across the company in shared codebases, and contribute directly to other services when needed. We iterate quickly to see what works and what doesn’t and follow the data to drive our strategy. We encourage you to take chances and fail because that is how we learn and grow. We are a distributed team and have been since day 1. We build solutions for distributed workforces so we model our workforce the same way. In this role you really can work where you want within the UK.


  • Lead your teams in building scalable SaaS applications with a focus on amplifying team success and meeting deliverables for quality, value and speed.
  • Foster a collaborative environment and mentor your team through technical challenges and career growth.
  • Product expertise with knowledge of high level architecture in all domains. Identify risk with current systems, take initiatives and lead teams to solve them.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the team to make sure they are on track and unblocked.
  • Take ownership for the team's technical decisions and consults other technical leads when necessary with focus on amplifying impact from each team member.
  • Expertise in technology stack and product knowledge. Constantly iterating on how to improve and scale the product for the customer.

You Have

  • 7+ years of experience building performant microservices and successfully leading teams.
  • Mastery in several languages, technologies and domains. Works across domains and introduces new patterns/tools that benefit all domains. Able to make good trade offs and help the platform move forward to support the future scale of the business while reducing tech debt. Code quality is high and is usually used as a reference for good code. Works with domain teams to elevate them.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas, problems, and solutions to team and company.
  • Platform and engineering team ownership.
  • Identify risks and learn about technologies that will help the business scale.
  • Work to help teams identify risks and opportunities with architecture, production, and help them scale. They also work on tools to make developers' lives easier and develop faster. They focus on amplifying impact from the domain teams.

You Might Have

  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Helm.
  • Experience with ML, AI.
  • Experience working for an enterprise SaaS organization.
  • Open-source contributions and history of side-projects.
Why Firstup?
Because you care - about people, the work you do, and the connections you make. Work is such a large part of life; it only makes sense to make it awesome.
If you want to engage brilliant minds in a high-growth and inclusive environment where ideas are rewarded regardless of who they come from, join us. This is a rapidly changing space so if you thrive on ambiguity, are hungry for a challenge, and have the guts to speak your mind, you could be a perfect fit.
We offer an excellent PTO program, great health benefits, a casual and friendly environment, remote work, and a leadership team who truly believes in your growth – both personally and professionally.
Firstup is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.