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In office: London, , United Kingdom


Mid-Level Backend Engineer

About Minimum

Minimum is a Y Combinator backed start-up, founded to tackle the biggest challenge currently facing humanity: how to get the world to net zero carbon emissions before it's too late.

Our mission is to help complex companies understand their impact on the environment and collaborate with them to reduce this impact through a hybrid approach of innovative and sophisticated software solutions and world class sustainability expertise.

The Product

Minimum’s hybrid solution of cutting-edge sustainability software supplemented by best-in-class human know-how helps businesses achieve their sustainability goals fast.

We leverage powerful scaling effects of our sophisticated technology to empower our world class in-house experts to focus on impactful, high-value analysis and advice, getting companies up and running with an all-important baseline carbon footprint and reduction strategy in a matter of weeks, not months.

Our software tool is a holistic carbon management platform. It streamlines the data collection process, automates the calculations and displays the output reports. The flexibility of our data collection software allows us to customise the data collection process to specific customer's needs.

Our carbon calculations combine the customer's input data with the most appropriate emission factors, pulling from multiple datasets including leading government data sets, scientific reports and our own proprietary data. Where necessary, we fill gaps in the data with benchmarks and estimates based on the companies we have previously footprinted.

Our dashboards and reports are generated using the outputs of the calculations and are overseen by our sustainability experts.

The Opportunity

This opportunity is for a Mid-level Backend Engineer.

This role reports to the Head of Engineering, but it's likely that you'll frequently interact with the Co-founder who is responsible for the entire Engineering & Product group.

The Team

We’re currently a relatively small team of engineers all working very closely together on a day-to-day basis. As a high-growth startup Minimum is growing quickly and so we expect the Engineering team to expand significantly over the coming months and years.

As we keep scaling, we continue to make it our top priority to nurture and develop our Engineering culture.

The Skillset - Must have

  • 3+ years of experience as a professional Backend Engineer.

  • Experience in Python, with knowledge of at least one Python web framework (such as Django, Flask, etc.)

  • You can work independently on features and collaborate in cross-functional teams on discovery to shape the future of the product.

The Skillset - Nice to have

  • Experience with building REST APIs.

  • Strong grasp of Django, Django REST Framework and Django ORM.

  • DevOps experience, preferably with the AWS stack.

  • Experience working with remote teams.

  • Previous experience at an early-stage tech startup (especially if it was a B2B SaaS).

  • Bachelor's / Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, or any other scientific / mathematical field.

What will make you successful

  • You're looking for a role in which every day you'll be thinking on your feet, dealing with complex problems end-to-end, driving forward initiatives, actively shaping and challenging in product decisions at every level. Minimum is a fast-moving early-stage startup so you will thrive here if a fast pace and uncertainty is something you find engaging, energising, and motivating.

  • You share Minimum’s mission to make it as achievable as possible for any organisation to calculate, report on and reduce its carbon footprint.

  • You love creating products which combine smart architecture, robust implementation, and delightful results for customers.

  • You have the experience necessary to own design, implementation and rollout of complex product features.

  • You are generally curious and strive to contribute with new ideas, but you’re also able to own your mistakes and admit when you’re wrong.

  • You have excellent organisational and time management skills, and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.