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Web Developer - Backend


Who are we?

Based in Oxford and with offices in Canada and the US, Oxa is an international startup founded in 2014 and scaling up rapidly (300+ Oxbots and growing).

As the global leader in our industry, we’re fuelled by a bold purpose: to make the Earth move better. From passenger shuttles to industrial vehicles, our operating system for Universal Autonomy™ is transforming the way people and goods are transported by enabling any vehicle, in any environment, to operate autonomously — safely, securely and efficiently.

Our technology is capturing investors’ imagination. To date we’ve raised $140 million in our Series C investment round. Accommodating growing demand from new and current shareholders, this funding is driving our expansion in North America and EMEA, and accelerating the deployment of our technology in domains where there is both urgent need and potential to scale.

Your Team

You will join our Oxa Hub team, where we create Oxa's all of the tools and services that organisations need to deploy, manage, operate and analyse their self-driving applications. It acts as mission control for autonomous fleets driven by Oxa.

Your Role

  • Working with a range of other software engineers to spec, design, build, test, deploy, and maintain production-ready web application back-ends, microservices, and associated infrastructure.

  • Producing high-quality, tested, maintainable code.

  • Liaising with other teams within the company to understand their tooling requirements, incorporating these into specifications.

  • Using and extending our existing back-end web application and infrastructure codebases, adhering to their code standards and structure while bearing in mind the advantages, costs, and consequences of refactoring and upgrading.

  • Sharing the responsibility in ensuring our back-end web applications and associated infrastructure are fit for purpose, satisfy user requirements, and are suitable for use in production.

  • Responding to automated alerts to help diagnose problems with live web applications and infrastructure.

  • Collaborating with other team members, discussing problem solving approaches, participating in code reviews and pair programming.

  • Contributing to daily stand ups and other agile ceremonies to ensure visibility of team progress.What


What you need to succeed:

  • Strong back-end web development skills, particularly with Python (Django, Flask, or gRPC).

  • Demonstrable experience designing and developing REST APIs.

  • Experience with back-end web application testing, debugging, and profiling.

  • Experience with database management systems (SQL/NoSQL).

  • A demonstrable understanding of the importance of documentation, consistent coding styles, modularisation, testing, automation and agile development.

  • A demonstrable understanding of common attack vectors and the ability to follow best practices to ensure security when developing web applications and back-end infrastructure.

Extra kudos:

  • Experience deploying web apps to the cloud such as AWS, Azure or GCP.

  • Front-end web development experience is a huge plus (particularly TypeScript and React).

  • Experience with Node.js and modern JavaScript tools including package management (npm), bundler (webpack), etc.

  • Experience with Docker or infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform.

  • Experience with Agile / Scrum methodologies.


Compensation and Benefits

We provide:

  • Competitive salary, benchmarked against the market and reviewed annually

  • Company share programme

  • Hybrid and/or flexible work arrangements

  • Core benefits of market leading private healthcare, life assurance, critical illness cover, income protection, alongside a company paid health cash plan (including gym discounts)

  • A flexible £2,000 (pro-rata) benefits fund to spend on additional benefits of your choice, including tech scheme and cycle to work benefits

  • A salary exchange pension plan

  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays

  • A pet-friendly office environment

  • Safe assigned spaces for team members with individual and diverse needs

Our Culture

Diversity is a marathon not a sprint! It is a journey with no destination. We are on a mission to unlock the benefits of self-driving technology to every person and organisation on the planet. We are creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work which put simply is the right thing to do. We hire and nurture those we can learn from, valuing diversity and the innovation that this drives.

We apply a neuro inclusive lens to our recruitment process and want each potential Oxbot to enjoy the best experience possible for them. We promote an open and inclusive culture that empowers our Oxbots to bring their whole, authentic selves to work every day. Oxa is proud to be an inclusive organisation and, as such, we require all team members within our recruitment process to understand and deploy best practices focused on de-biasing the whole recruitment cycle.

Please share with us any individual needs or reasonable adjustments we may need to make in advance of commencing the interview process with us.

Learn more about our culture here.[Link to careers page.]

Why become an Oxbot?

Our team of experts in computer science, AI, robotics and machine learning is world-class, and together they’re solving the most exciting and important technological challenges of our times.

But as well as smarts, Oxbots have heart. Our diverse, multi-cultural crew is guided by a shared vision to bring the myriad benefits of autonomy to our customers and partners. And in a company that celebrates uniqueness as much as skill and experience, they do it with energy, conviction and a healthy dose of excitement, too.

If you are bold, creative and hyper skilled, come and create the future of autonomy with us at Oxa.