Data / Backend Engineer

London (Greater) (GB)
10 Sep 2021
10 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Substance is the future of digital fashion. We are a pioneering NFT platform and luxury ecosystem built with web3 technology. Substance answers the rapidly changing needs of luxury brands and customers, and revolutionises the brand experience.


About the role

As a data engineer, you will work with our development team to continually release technical enhancements. You will be responsible for setting the data strategy, data priorities, and building a scalable backend foundation for our fast evolving site Substance  your role will be expected to:

  • Own the data lifecycle (from ingest and automated quality checks, to discovery and usage)
  • Design efficient data structures, database schemas and ETL for long-term sustainability
  • Ship high-quality, well-tested, secure, and maintainable code
  • Write server scripts and APIs
  • Routinely inspect server code for speed optimization
  • Build a scalable backend web infrastructure for Substance
  • Build custom integrations between cloud-based or blockchain-based systems using APIs
  • Incorporate data processing and workflow management tools into pipeline design (AWS etc.)
  • Design, develop, and optimize data pipelines and back-end services for real-time decisioning, reporting, data collection, and related features / functions
  • Drive strategic technology decisions related to the appropriate data stores for the job (e.g., warehouses etc.)
  • (Long-term) Architect, build, and launch new data models that provide intuitive analytics to the team
  • Wrangle large-scale data sets from the blockchain and other site APIs
  • Build data expertise and own data quality for the pipelines you create

Our fast-paced, agile development environment will require a penchant for task management and respect for efficient, best practice development principles as well!

What to expect

  • Make a HUGE impact helping to bring ideas to reality
  • An entry-point to learn highly valuable, and complex concepts related to art, finance, and technology in a full-time job in an industry growing exponentially, on a team with some of the leading NFT influencers
  • Become a core member of a very passionate team in a friendly environment
  • Work within a dynamic team, who challenges the status quo and champions agile working plus continuous improvement

What we’re looking for

  • Three or more years of relevant software engineering experience in a data-focused role
  • Strong experience with three or more of the following languages: Python, Scala, Node.js, Javascript
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment
  • Experience with scalable cloud-based solutions
  • A pro-active and autonomous team player, self-starter with the ability to anticipate future needs
  • Capable of prioritizing multiple project in order to meet goals without management oversight
  • Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and product management to understand requirements, describe data priorities and challenges, and technical design needs
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to drive via influence

Bonus points for

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical field
  • Previous experience in a start-up environment
  • Experience using Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment systems
  • Previous experience in a highly scaled, major tech company
  • DevOps / DevSecOps experience
  • Experience working with and building structures to extract, transform, and load blockchain transaction data
  • Understanding of various DeFi and NFT platforms

What we’re offering

  • Competitive salary, equity, and token allocation in an exciting space driving disruptive innovation
  • The opportunity to accelerate our growing organization
  • A remote work environment with competitive benefits and holidays
  • We’re a lean team with a flat heirarchy, so your impact will be felt immediately
  • Crypto native colleagues that want to change the world!
  • 7 additional company holidays, including all-company week-long winter break
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Agile working environment with flexible working hours and location, career advancement, and competitive compensation package
  • We arrange social activities to help our employees become familiar with each other and our culture

If you’re convinced you are the right fit and you can’t wait to join our team, we look forward to hearing from you!


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