Backend Engineer

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💼 Permanent📍 United Kingdom⏰ Deadline 17th December 2020Apply for job

Job Description

At Tessian, we're building machine-intelligent filters to secure enterprise communications. This involves high volume, low latency data processing for some of the world’s largest organisations.  Our mission is to keep the world’s most sensitive data private and secure - to do this we're looking for backend engineers to help build out our platform supporting our next stage of growth.  The backend systems power the whole company and our teams have touch points with all of our engineering teams. From deploying data science models in production to integrating with our front end, you'll be involved in projects that span all aspects of the business.  Our teams are made up of people from diverse backgrounds; some have been building Python systems for years and some have learnt the ins and outs of Python on the job. Read more about Engineering at Tessian: https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/1670277/Life%20as%20a%20Tessianeer.pdf https://stackoverflow.com/jobs/companies/tessian https://www.tessian.com/blog/safely-migrating-millions-of-api-requests/

As a Tessian Backend Engineer you will

  • Design reliable distributed systems that handle high volumes of data with low latency
  • Maintain and support business-critical systems
  • Ship code to production every day using CI/CD techniques
  • Tackle the challenges that come with processing highly sensitive data
  • Value security over box-ticking
  • Make your mark on ambitious projects

Our backend tech stack includes

  • Python 3
  • Environments built around Docker and AWS
  • High volume PostgreSQL databases
  • Concourse for CI/CD
  • Terraform built environments

We'd love to meet someone who

  • Is a great problem solver who takes pride in their work
  • Values getting things done over getting things perfect
  • Is comfortable with the unknown and loves to experiment
  • Can construct good arguments for methodologies or practices
  • Has worked with, or understands the principles behind working with data at scale
  • A passionate software developer, either with Python experience or excited to learn it
  • Ideally has an interest in machine learning

Why we think you'll love it here

All Tessians are part of the journey we’re on, so we offer equity options with every role and benchmark to provide above market rate salaries.

Beyond this, there’s plenty more that makes Tessian a great place to work: 

  • A full week of work-remote a year, in addition to 25 days of paid holiday
  • Curate your career with development experiences uniquely suited to you
  • We’re family friendly, with policies built to support you in all stages of life
  • High-quality tech kit for you to work on
  • If you're relocating to join the team, we'll provide a contribution to help with your costs
  • On Fridays we stop at 5 for a virtual happy hour (or, to just log off early!) 
  • Classpass subsidy - which you can use for either in person or virtual classes 

Coronavirus has changed how we work, and we’re currently working from home. During these times we’re supporting our team with: 

  • A work-from-home subsidy to cover all your home office must-haves
  • Remote socials with food and drinks budgets 

There’s plenty to look forward to once we’re back in the office too: 

  • An array of breakfast options, delicious snacks, drinks and a top-of-the-range coffee machine
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • Team lunch provided once a week
  • Ping-pong and chess tournaments
  • Whole team socials every quarter
  • Dinner budget for those times you just can’t tear yourself away


Tessian is building the first Human Layer Security platform to fulfill our mission to keep the world’s most sensitive data private & secure.

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