Backend Engineer (Remote) at Impala () (allows remote)

Backend Engineer (Remote) at Impala () (allows remote)

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Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-01-02 05:01:20

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We intend to become the Twilio for Travel

Travel (alongside Healthcare) is one of the last untapped major industries for foundational technology and seamless integrations. And that is exactly what we intend to do.

It's a wide-open, out-of-date market, worth $1.6 trillion, that we intend to revolutionise and become synonymous with.

If you’re keen to be on the frontline of creating never-before-seen travel technology and experiences, you belong at Impala.

A brief overview of what you will be doing here:

You will be a key contributor to our API and data ingestion platform, ensuring that it keeps scaling smoothly as we rapidly add more users and features.

You will be given a lot of responsibility for evolving the infrastructure and picking the right tools for the job.

You will work closely with other engineers but also product and business teams to deliver a product that’s technically first-class and loved by our customers.

You should join us if you:

  • Have experience working on a large-scale platform, handling large volumes of data throughput.
  • Have experience working with relational and non-relational databases, as well as queuing systems.
  • Are comfortable working closely with product owners and other engineers to define the best way to implement features with high technical standards.
  • Share our organisational vision of democratising travel and enabling innovation across an entire industry.

Growth at Impala 

We pride ourselves on providing all Impalans tools and support to become world-class at their job. 

We’ll help you map out how you’d like your career to progress, and you’ll have access to a £1000 annual budget to spend on whatever helps you develop as a professional and as a person. 

What you will get in return? 

  • Loved One’s Budget - £750 per year.
  • Flexible working hours; with Core Hours from 10-3.
  • Generous raise opportunities - at 3.5x the average payrise.
  • Totally Flexible benefits;
  • Free Food & Drinks;
  • 1,000 Professional Development budget per year;
  • Social Events & Budget, in person and remote;
  • Personalised Workspace Budget;
  • 36 Days Holiday per year;
  • 1 Unsick Day per year;
  • The flexibility to work anywhere in Europe, in your ideal home office or co-working space.
  • Weekly Recess Hour;
  • Weekly 10% Time;
  • Remote Experience Manager and the ability to get involved in our unique Pop Up Parties.
  • You'll work for a company that's proactive about its social responsibility within the travel industry.
  • You’ll work for a company truly passionate about D&I to the extent that we made a D&I Deck. You can help build a company that intends to support diversity and inclusion at the grassroots.

Where will you work?

Engineers will always be, and always have been, fully-remote employees at Impala. We employ anyone within +/- 2h from GMT, timezone wise.

We have loads of remote initiatives to ensure you’re fully setup !

  • Quarterly Engineering Colocation Weeks - including Hackathons, socials, and team visioning.
  • £150 monthly WFH stipend - for furniture, coffee, snacks, wifi bills, cleaning, desk equipment, plants, plus anything in between. 
  • Alternatively, a Co-Working Membership up to £350 per month, instead of the £150 stipend.
  • Personalised Workspace Budget on top, for bigger things like sit-stand desks, monitors, keyboards, ergonomic desk chairs, headphones and much more. (up to £720 per year).
  • Brand new high-spec laptop when you start, with the choice between a Thinkpad or Mac.

Remote does not mean distant

We arrange frequent get-togethers, remote socials and our ‘Pop Up Parties’, and we do all we can to foster a community. We consider ourselves experts in the remote culture space.

We even have a dedicated Remote Experience Manager in the team, whose role is, among other things, to ensure your happiness, and help you integrate and be empowered whilst working remotely.

About the team

We have Star teams full of Star players, across the board at Impala -- all of whom work to mutually elevate and support each other. 

We have people on board from a range of impressive backgrounds, from big industry players (like SkyScanner,, Secret Escapes) to incredible startups (like Revolut, Truelayer, Paddle, Peak), plus lots more.