Backend Software EngineerSpring

London, England, United Kingdom 19-05-2023


Spring is a green mission-led start-up with a current team of 40+ talented people.

Our mission is to change the way we all use technology, as everyday thousands of forgotten tech devices waste potential, lose value and add pressure on the planet. The world currently generates 50 million tonnes of e-waste every year and that figure is set to double by 2050.

We want to change customer buying behaviors, encouraging people to give tech a new life while saving the environment by reducing e-waste going into landfills and the CO2 emissions. You can now easily trade in your old tech, through our self-service machines (Pods) and our reusable postal pouches, Spring Post.

We have already gained some serious Series A private equity funding and secured contracts with national retailers, Morrisons & Co-Op.

We are really proud of the astonishing results we have achieved so far but this is just the beginning! With an exciting future ahead there wouldn’t be a better time to join us as we have several great projects due to kick off later this year and we are expanding our team to help guide those projects, from iteration through to delivery.

We want to hire someone who shares our values, who breathes our culture, and who is hungry to leave a mark on a more sustainable future.

Come and join our vibrant and passionate team who are looking to transform the world of consumer electronics: Let’s make the difference together!

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About the role

Sitting within the R&D team, you will work closely with the Lead Back End Engineer to build out brand new API’s and features, using Python, Django and AWS. You’ll closely engage with DevOps practices, identifying key areas where we can automate and work more efficiently as a team.You'll play a pivotal part in enabling Spring to scale as our customer base grows.

You’ll collaborate closely with frontend engineers, data scientists and designers, establishing a firm understanding of all business areas and creating software solutions that create better user experiences. This could include anything from building brand new API’s for our warehouse software, our brand new eCommerce store or even developing micro-services from scratch.

Being a start-up and a smaller development team, you’ll have plenty of autonomy and ownership over your work, whilst building ethically positive digital products that will reach thousands of users. You will also be able to encourage a DevOps mindset across the R&D team and drive adoption of best practices wherever you can.

Spring is the place where your work will have an immediate impact on the world around you!

About you:

  • You thrive in a collaborate engineering environment, with experience coding with Python and Django to create innovative products, as well as Docker
  • You’re comfortable with the AWS ecosystem, and deploying to the cloud is part of your daily routine
  • Experience with various testing technologies, regarding testing as an important contribution to the end user experience
  • Confident in your ability, you’re happy to share ideas and knowledge with your peers
  • You harness a general interest in technology and an open-minded approach to ways of working will see you progress quickly within the team

Benefits & perks:

  • vibrant office space in Shoreditch, London
  • percentage contribution to private healthcare
  • unlimited holiday each year
  • matched pension scheme
  • discounted gym memberships through GymPass for you and your family/friends
  • a real opportunity to create products that have a positive impact on the environment

We are geared up for an exciting and busy year ahead, which brings about this great opportunity. Please get in touch at for more info and to discuss this role.


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