In the words of Inc. Magazine, "Web Summit is the largest technology conference in the world". Forbes says Web Summit is "the best tech conference on the planet", Bloomberg calls it "Davos for geeks", Politico "the Olympics of tech", and the Guardian "Glastonbury for geeks".
Whatever Web Summit is, it wouldn't be possible without an incredible team of more than 240 employees, including world-class engineers, data scientists, designers, producers, marketers, salespeople and more.
We've disrupted an old industry by building incredible software and designing mind-blowing events. We've revolutionised how people come together in our world. We started with one event: Web Summit. But now we're creating category-defining events all over the world, from Asia to North America.
We're just getting started.
About the team:
Web Summit Engineering consists of several cross-functional teams, working on tools and systems that help our attendees maximise their conference experience.
We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to influence and motivate our high-performing applications team, responsible for the development of core products that are key to the attendee experience.
What you'll achieve at Web Summit:
You'll influence the architecture and development direction of the Applications/Product teams to ensure quality code is written and excellent products are built.
You'll work across the software stack to deliver high-quality, maintainable and scalable code that can power the best conferences in the world.
You'll share knowledge with other team members via mentoring, code reviews, technical talks, or consulting on projects.
You'll break down complex projects into smaller problems and work with others to ensure that great products get delivered as a result.
You'll get insight into senior internal stakeholders, and have an active input into how Web Summit grows globally from a technology angle.
Skills and abilities we're looking for:
Ability to understand large, complex distributed systems with many moving, interrelated parts.
5+ years of commercial experience in an OOP language. We use a services architecture, with existing RESTful Apis in Ruby, but also Java, Kotlin, and Python, to name a few.
Linux and Postgres experience ideal.
Strong SDLC principles, TDD and CI/CD understanding.
Good understanding of AWS.
DevOps experience is a big plus.
Comfortable working in Scrum/Kanban environment, with Git Pull/code reviews.
Perks and Benefits:
Hybrid working model benefit open to all employees.
Fully subsidised healthcare, dental, employee assistance programme(EAP) and more.
A dedicated in house L&D department, with access to workshops, online learning and resources to help you excel in your career development.
Company laptop, generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements.
Our very own "Tramway team" who drive community and morale boosting events for employees to participate in.
Annual company get togethers, company charity days and monthly wellbeing talks.
At Web Summit, we embrace diversity and inclusion. We want talent from all walks of life to help us on our journey to digitise the conference sector. Hiring decisions are made purely on experience, skills and the needs of the business.