Senior Software Engineer - Smart JunctionsVivacity Labs

Old Street, London 11-05-2023
We’re looking for an experienced engineer with a passion for building reliable software, services, and infrastructure. Salary: £65,000-£80,000. Reporting to: Andrew Zhao, Smart Junctions Production Team Lead. Location: Old Street, with flexible working and WfH.

About us
At Vivacity, we make cities smarter, safer and more sustainable. Our AI sensors gather real-time anonymous data on transport modes, traffic flow and travel patterns, supporting strategic decisions to improve the transport network. Our ‘Smart Junctions’ traffic light technology uses reinforcement learning to reduce congestion, promote active travel, and improve safety.
Our work makes a real difference to real people. All our solutions are community-centric, using ‘privacy by design’ principles. Our ultimate goal is to make the European vision of a Smart City - one which makes the city work effectively, for the community.
We are innovators in our field and have a strong, open and friendly culture that supports those looking for opportunity, challenge and autonomy.

About the role
The Smart Junctions Production team is a production engineering team building the robust infrastructure, configuration systems, and user interfaces which enable our world-leading AI traffic control systems to be ready for the real world.
You will be working with modern languages including TypeScript and Go, and building on top of cutting-edge infrastructure such as Kubernetes, Kafka, and Prometheus/Cortex. Day-to-day tasks will include participating in extensive code reviews, pair programming, and contributing towards comprehensive testing. You will also have the opportunity to take ownership of products and shape their future.

About you
You are an experienced full-stack software engineer with strong technical and teamwork skills. You are familiar with modern software development methodologies and comfortable working in an agile environment.

Requirements for the role:

    • Enjoys learning and picking up new technologies, frameworks and skills
    • Likes brainstorming and collaboratively solving open problems
    • Experience working with Go, Protobuf
    • Experience working with full-stack systems: React, TypeScript, Node.JS, PostgreSQL
    • Experience with real-time data engineering systems such as Prometheus, Kafka and Grafana
    • Experience with modern infrastructure systems such as Terraform, Kubernetes and Docker
    • Experience in test driven development and familiar with common DevOps tools and CI/CD processes

The following would further strengthen your application

    • Enjoys mentoring and developing others
    • Experience working in an Agile software team
    • Experience working with Python
    • Experience with cloud computing platforms (GCP, AWS, Azure)

What we offer:

    • 25 days of holiday
    • Flexible working hours and work from home
    • Up to 30 days per year work from abroad
    • Up to 3 flexible bank holiday days
    • 3% employer pension contribution
    • £200 total working from home budget
    • £850 per year learning and development budget
    • Enhanced parental leave
    • Up to 3 ‘childcare’ or ‘dependant’ days per year
    • Mental health support through Spill
    • Discounted gym memberships through GymFlex
    • £50 per person per quarter team social budget
    • Additional entertainment budget and company parties
    • Office food and drinks
    • Optional Bupa healthcare and dental care through salary deduction
    • Eye care vouchers
    • Seasonal Flu jabs
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Payroll giving through salary sacrifice
You don't need to have done all of these things before, but to excel in this role you will need to be keen to learn and comfortable working in a dynamic, fast paced environment. If you're close to what we're looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable and passion goes a long way.

We know that diverse ideas and perspectives drive innovation and make us better. We are creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We're an equal opportunities employer and all applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, or social background. If you need any reasonable accommodations to help you perform at your best during the application process, please let us know. 

We offer flexible working policies and a benefits package that includes a personal development budget, enhanced parental leave, cycle to work scheme, and regular, varied events. This is an exciting opportunity to take an active part in shaping the future of an energetic company dedicated to revolutionising the way our cities work.

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