Senior Back End Engineer

£70k Full-time | Permanent | Reporting to VP of Engineering

Collectiv Food is looking for an experienced and talented Back End engineer to join an exciting, fast-paced team. This is a brand-new position due to the ongoing growth of the software engineering team.


Located in vibrant Notting Hill, West London, you will join a growing, collaborative team that encourages innovation and contribution from everyone.

As part of a multi-disciplinary team you will be using the latest technology to produce scalable services, helping to solve complex problems that will have a real impact on the success of businesses across the foodservice industry.

You will benefit from flexible hours and optional remote working. While the position will be remote working only to begin with, as social restrictions ease, some office work will be required to interact with the broader team, so you should be London-based or able to travel as necessary.


You will be working within an Agile software development team with some of the latest tech including ECS, DynamoDB, Lambda, Elasticsearch and SNS, creating services that power our revolutionary web and native mobile applications.

  • Crafting reusable code to implement new features and support live products

  • Ensure unit and automated test coverage is achieved

  • Optimisation of applications for speed and scalability

  • Agile/Scrum development, including: 

    • Design reviews and code reviews

    • Active involvement in refinement and planning sessions

    • Working well in a team context adapting to and influencing team practices

  • Contributing to wider business goals, ensuring the availability, security, and scalability of its platforms

Skills & requirements

  • Proven track record building online services and APIs

  • Expertise with C#, .NET Core

  • Familiar with terms such as SOLID, TDD, YAGNI and KISS

  • Experienced with SQL and NoSQL database development, particularly DynamoDB, PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch

  • Confident in your understanding of Event Driven architecture and CQRS

  • Knowledgeable in AWS (or similar cloud technologies)

  • Comfortable following best practices (CI, Docker Containerization, Automated testing)

Nice to have experience

  • Node.js and Express

  • Caching technologies such as Varnish and Fastly

  • Secure authorisation e.g. OAuth, use of JWT etc.

  • Additional coding languages like Swift, R, Rust -- with your skills who knows what we could build next


  • Competitive salary with industry-matching pay reviews

  • 25 days annual leave a year plus public holidays

  • Comprehensive benefits package, such as high-spec laptop and equipment, pension and more!

  • Plus, lots of food perks like delicious product samples

About us

Collectiv Food is a fast-growing next generation food supply business, on a mission to transform how food is accessed and distributed within cities. Founded in 2018, we are based in West London and supported by industry experts and leading venture investors, such as Partech, Frontline and Mustard Seed.

We are building a unique food supply model, with greener last mile delivery; sourcing quality ingredients directly from a network of over 1,000 producers and delivering to hundreds of professional kitchens.

Our vision is to lead the transition to a fair, transparent and sustainable food supply chain, meeting the demands of the cities of tomorrow. 

Collectiv Food is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse bunch of people who are committed to maintaining a welcoming culture of inclusion and equality. We encourage applications from anyone that meets the requirements for the role. We look forward to hearing from you.

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