Java / Kotlin Engineer

About us

Are you looking to join a talented, diverse team, focused on a life-changing mission, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing tech scale-ups? If yes, then you are in the right place!

We’ve recently been ranked number five in Startups100 and named as one of the Top 50 Startups to work for in 2020. 

At Elder, our people aren’t just part of a team, they’re part of something bigger. We are a team on a mission to fundamentally change what it means to grow old. 

We think a strong team is built through difference. From Mexico City to Manchester, Stockholm to Stirling, Hong Kong to Hull, Elders come from all over the UK and the world. 

It matters that you’re unique. It matters that you’re great at what you do. And, obviously, it matters how much you care about what we do. 

About the role

The role of the technology team at Elder is to set Elder apart from the rest with meaningful use of technology - our technology platform is the engine that powers the rest of the business. We build web applications that connect families and carers with each other and Elder. We use data, algorithms, and machine learning to find the right carer to look after each of our customers. In 2021, we’ll continue our journey towards becoming the UK’s leading live-in care provider and do even more to deliver a best in class service.

We’re currently looking for a talented Kotlin/Java backend engineer to join the team. You’ll be a part of our larger engineering function, working with other backend and frontend developers to build new functionality on the platform that allows Elder to connect families with carers and arrange live-in care at scale across the whole country.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Working closely with product managers, frontend engineers, and directly with the wider business to shape technology-powered solutions
  • Close collaboration within the backend engineering team, in code reviews, pair programming, knowledge sharing sessions and other activities to maintain best practices and consistency across the platform
  • Implementing, testing, and releasing new functionality across Elder’s backend systems with focus on the algorithms that match our customers with carers, and system integrations
  • Collaborating with frontend engineers in building new APIs and data contracts to support new functionality

Requirements

  • Proven professional experience working on backend platforms following modern architectures such as microservices or serverless
  • Strong fundamentals of Java development practices. You’ve either worked with Java before and are now keen to move into Kotlin development or have experience with Kotlin itself
  • Good communication and collaboration skills, comfortable working directly with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Having worked with CQRS/event sourcing in the past is a bonus, but not a requirement - but you’re likely already in favour of functional-style programming patterns
  • A good grasp of principles behind building reliable and scalable systems, including redundancy, time complexity, and memory management
  • An active interest in staying up-to-date with new technology, new frameworks, new languages and other developments
  • A passion for working collaboratively to solve meaningful real-world problems with technology, not just writing code!

Benefits

We’re a service business and we know that without the best people, we cannot build the best company which is why we treat our team very well. We can offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Stock Options (We are post-series B & backed by some of the best VC’s in Europe)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Flexible working arrangement split between remote and in-office
  • Plenty of socials and team lunches
  • Regular technical brown bag sessions and access to learning via Udemy
  • Amazing office in the heart of the tech scene in Old Street
  • Macbook or a Linux development laptop + any particular extras you require
  • AND a genuine opportunity to be a very key part of a high growth business.

Do something you genuinely care about. Join a diverse team of skilled, passionate and progressive people who like to get on with each other. Work at one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups. Apply today.

Elder recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Why join us?

If joining a talented, diverse team, focused on a life-changing mission, at one of Europe’s fastest-growing startups wasn’t enough, we offer a whole load of other perks.

  • Pension scheme

    In the sector we’re in, we realise the importance of getting our finances in shape for when we’re older. That’s why we’ll help contribute towards your pension

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

    With a fully-flexible cycle-to- work scheme, you can avoid being squashed onto the tube and get the bike you want from the shop you want. For a leaner, greener way to work.

  • Regular reviews

    We know people develop in different ways. Regular reviews may not just result in a raise, but also the opportunity to help you find a new field in which you can flourish.

  • Free fruit and drinks

    With a load of fresh free fruit, you won’t struggle to get your five a day. Plus, when you get to the end of the week, there’s a full fridge of booze to get your weekend started

  • Upgraded social life

    With a weekly bar tab at the local pub, regular all-company socials and an annual offsite, you’ll really get to know everyone in the company.

  • All equipment

    Whatever your role, you’ll get your very own Mac. But we’ll also provide all the tools you need to do your job. All you have to do is ask.

  • Bagel Tuesdays

    Tuesday mornings are all about filling our faces. With options for every dietary requirement, get to the kitchen early to avoid the queues and eat as many bagels as you can.

  • Sensible sick leave

    Mind or body, when you’re ill, you’re ill. You shouldn’t work. We trust you to let us know when you’re under the weather and pay you like it’s any other day.

  • Learn and teach

    We all have our own areas of knowledge. But we think shared understanding helps make everyone’s life richer. Expect to watch and give some perspective-changing talks.

  • Generous holiday

    Time out of work is vital for a more productive time in work. With 25 days off, plus bank holidays, that you’re able to carry over to the following year, you’ll have enough time to rest.

  • Exclusive discounts

    From coffee and cinema tickets to phone contracts and Apple gadgets, with Perkbox and CharlieHR discounts, you’ll notice your money starts to go that little bit further.

  • Interest and sports clubs

    Whether it’s a bit of five-a-side, pursuing the cultural zeitgeist, putting the world to rights, or winning a bit of cash at the poker table, our clubs bring us together to do our own thing.

  • Share options

    You do your share of the work, you should get your share of the success. Everyone who works here gets the opportunity to own a stake in the company.

  • Pay for new parents

    Whether you or your partner has just had a child, or you’ve decided to adopt, new mums and dads get 12 weeks of flexible parental cover at full pay.

  • Discounts on care

    When you’re spending your whole day thinking about social care, it’s only right you can afford care for your own family. We make sure you can with a reduced rate for your loved ones.

Workplace & culture

It’s a group of people who get on, giving everything they’ve got to fundamentally change what it means to age. 

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