Lead Scala Engineer

London or Remote /
Engineering /
Lead Scala Engineer
London or remote (UTC +/- 2)

The team at Snowplow are on a mission to empower people to differentiate with data. We provide the technology to enable our customers to not only take control of their data, but empower them to do amazing things with that control. Snowplow is well placed to weather the ongoing economic storm, having recently closed its Series A2 fundraising with Atlantic Bridge and MMC Ventures

There are tens of thousands of pipelines using our open source pipeline worldwide, collecting data emitted from over half a million sites. Running on AWS and GCP data technologies, it is the platform for teams who want to manage their data in real-time in their own cloud. We also collect, validate, enrich and load billions of events for our customers each day, who also benefit from our online experience and expertise in running our own tech.  

The Opportunity:
Snowplow has seen significant growth over the last 12 months and we’re set to grow further in 2021. We’re looking for a Lead Scala Engineer to join our experienced team and extend the core capabilities of our data pipeline.  You will be joining a team of 20 engineers who work closely with our support, product and customer teams. There is a huge opportunity to learn more about all aspects of engineering and data, from code to customers. 

What you’ll be doing:
Contributing to our many open source projects and enhancing the capability of our data pipeline.
Collaborating with our Product and customer facing teams to ensure the team is solving problems and giving opportunities. 
Working closely with leads of the other engineering teams to keep initiatives aligned and our broader efforts efficient.
Taking ownership over successful delivery within the team and putting processes, wherever possible automated, in place to assure it. Creating an environment where your team members can reach top gear and provide feedback on their performance. 

We’d love to hear from you if:
The idea of working for a growing startup excites you.
You have experience of leading teams on complex Scala projects.
Data security and integrity are fundamental to what we do, so you’ll need a solid understanding of security threats and how to overcome them.
You don’t wait to be told what to do. You can understand a problem, drive toward a solution and recognise when you need support or more direction.
We can’t do everything today. You’ll be pragmatic in your approach to software delivery and balance our speed of learning with our commitment to providing a reliable and trusted service to customers.
Our remote team depends on expert collaborators to work effectively. You’ll be a great communicator and enjoy working closely with the team.
Previous experience in data is a plus, but most importantly you’re passionate about data and how it can empower companies to make better decisions.

What you’ll get in return:
A competitive package, including share options
25 days of holiday a year (plus public holidays)
Freedom to work from wherever suits you best
Cycle to work scheme
Two fantastic company Away Weeks in a different European city each year (or when this isn’t possible, we have “Stay Away Weeks”)
Mental health support including therapy sessions
Work alongside a supportive and talented team with the opportunity to work on cutting edge technology and challenging problems
Grow and develop in a fast-moving, collaborative organisation
MacBook Pro
Convenient location in central London for those who want to work there
Continuous supply of Pact coffee and healthy snacks in the office when you’re here!

Snowplow is dedicated to building and supporting a brilliant, diverse and hugely inclusive team. We don't discriminate against gender, race, religion or belief, disability, age, marital status or sexual orientation. Whatever your background may be, we welcome anyone with talent, drive and emotional intelligence.