Senior Backend Engineer - Virtual Event Platform

Salary Competitive


We are looking for a competent Senior Backend Engineer to work with our Engineering Team on our Virtual Event Platform, which connects all of our 4 products.

We are looking for a self-motivated Senior Backend Engineer who is comfortable with distributed and high performance systems. This is a hands-on role where you will have a direct impact in the Virtual Event Platform team by contributing to the development of APIs. You will be responsible for developing and designing a highly scalable system architecture, ensuring responsiveness of applications, working closely with the development team, running tests and debugging, among other duties.


Our four product are:

  • Core Event Platform (Event Planning features, Event CRM, Programme Builder, Emailing, Collaboration)

  • Event Website & Registration (a complete white-label website builder with various registration flows - ticketing & RSVP)

  • Virtual Event Platform (a complete web-based virtual platform with video capabilities)

  • Check-in App (a complete check-in app we sell to customers for on the day support)


Our Backend Stack:

  • We use a micro services orientated architecture, which easily lends itself to several tech stacks based on the job at hand, however for now everything is running utilising NodeJS and TypeScript.

  • Everything gets dockerized and deployed as ECS Fargate tasks on AWS in different regions utilising Route53 latency routing.

  • The backend APIs are mostly written in GraphQL, however some are in REST depending on their use case. We always try to leverage the power of the micro services architecture to find the right tool for the job at hand.

  • As for datastore we use AuroraDB to allow for better scalability.


Our team includes people of all genders, sexual orientation, parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds. Diverse teams are strong teams, and we encourage those with varied identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply.


  • Architect, analyse, design, develop, troubleshoot, and debug software programs for end user applications

  • Ensuring applications can handle high volumes of load

  • Writing asynchronous code that interacts with real time content.

  • Helping deliver a maintainable, performant, and testable code base.

  • Understand and influence frontend decisions to drive for a better overall system.

  • Ensuring responsiveness of applications

  • Delivering software build with reliability and tests from the get-go

  • Meeting both technical and consumer needs

  • Working with and potentially managing a small agile development team

  • Delivering projects and KPIs on-time with high quality

  • Driving engineering best practices.

  • Design, development and implementation of projects and features

  • Ensuring compliance with development methodology and technical proces


  • Specialised backend developer with exposure to all layers of application and development

  • Extensive NodeJS production experience working on high-scale APIs.

  • 2+ Years of experience in Back End technology

  • At least 3 years experience in software development, with at least 3 of them designing and working on high-scale environments.

  • Good experience documenting APIs.

  • Great interpersonal and communication skills.

  • You are very detailed oriented and diligent in your daily work

  • You work independently and meet deadlines

  • You have a very strong work discipline.

  • Experience with NodeJS

  • Experience with TypeScript

  • Experience with PostgresSQL

  • Experience with Docker

  • Experience with GraphQL

  • Experience with REST

  • Experience using websockets to deliver a real-time experience.

  • Good understanding of web performance

  • Good understanding of Websockets

  • You are fluent in English in writing and speech

Appreciated but not required

  • Experience with live streaming technologies such as WebRTC, HLS, DASH, CMAF

  • Experience with AWS

  • Experience with web sockets



  • Salary: Competitive compensation package

  • Paid Holiday: 25 days’ holiday plus all bank holidays. Metropolitists, beach boys and mountaineers we salute you and pay you to go and explore the world.


Work hours & holiday:

  • Flexible working hours: Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

  • Remote work allowed: You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favourite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.



  • New tech gear: Laptop, Screen, Mouse, Keyboard & Headset. We got you covered.


Social events / Modern Office:

  • Social gatherings: Social gatherings and games virtually and in-person; hang out with your colleagues.

  • Super central office: Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

  • Free coffee / tea: Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

  • Free office snacks: Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

  • Gamified office: If we’re not having fun, we’re doing it wrong. Join us for a game of ping pong, chess, foosball or Counter-Strike.


Career & Mentorship:

  • Proactive Mentoring: Intensive mentoring from a high-pedigree leadership team that will challenge you, build on your strengths and invest in your personal development

  • Career Development Plan: We create a personal career development plan with and support proactively you in developing in the right direction.

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Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

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We are an experience-centric company, and we believe in the power of great experiences. Our international group of dreamers, creators and rule-breakers passionate about merging design and technology together, enables us to transform that into one truly amazing event platform. Visit our website here:

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