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Senior Scala Developer

Job title Senior Scala Developer
Location United Kingdom
Reference: 4202
Contact name: Amy Norris
Contact email:
Published: September 5, 2022 3:41

Job Description

Scala Developer
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: Up to £150k
Role: Remote
Type: Permanent

As a Senior Backend Developer, you will contribute to building a product that impacts millions of users. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, deploying, and operating the complex backend systems that power Hopper’s products. You will collaborate with a team of talented engineers, product managers, and data scientists to break down complex problems and experiment with new ideas very quickly.

This role provides the opportunity for you to:

  • Build and operate robust and performant infrastructure that supports millions of bookings per year
  • Solve complex technical and software architecture problems
  • Ship your first code in days, iterating on features in an agile manner
  • Leverage and contribute to a rich microservice architecture system
  • Execute on big opportunities, helping rise to the top of the travel industry
  • Collaborate with a diverse group of people, giving and receiving feedback for growth
  • Thoughtfully assist with the evolution and automation of our ops processes.


What you need:

  • Solid understanding of microservices architecture and ability to autonomously develop
  • Scala based microservices (no prior Scala knowledge needed)
  • Experience building and managing multiple external API integrationsProfessional experience developing data-heavy platforms or APIs, functional programming experience strongly preferred (Java, Scala, Haskell, F#, etc…)
  • A passionate focus on quality, writing testable code that performs and scales
  • Thrived in backend engineering positions and delivered user experience at scale
  • A strong understanding of distributed systems and how architectural decisions affect performance and maintainability
  • Excelled in cross-functional teams, working fluidly with Product Managers, Data Scientists, Mobile Engineers, and other highly skilled specialists
  • Exposure to Frontend development or willingness to learn preferred (Javascript/Typescript with React/Redux)
  • A passionate focus on quality, writing testable code that performs and scales


Next Steps:

If you have the relevant experience and think this is the opportunity for you, then please email your CV to: /