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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

‘1 in 3 fish harvested from our oceans never make it onto a plate. We want to fix that!’

🔭 Our vision

At Rooser, we’re on a mission to eliminate the world’s seafood waste. For us, this means creating transparency and certainty in what is an incredibly tough industry.

We’re building the world’s first seafood trading platform dedicated to connecting seafood processors with wholesalers.

We want to eradicate the fragmented processes and volatility that plague the industry & get seafood flowing more efficiently through the supply chain. As a perishable product, increased speed means longer shelf life and, ultimately, less waste.

Sounds simple, but this is no small feat.

That’s why we’re looking for the most talented and passionate people to join us on our mission and help turn this vision into reality.

With backing from Index Ventures (Etsy, Farfetch and Just Eat), Google Ventures (Uber, Stripe, StockX) and Point Nine Capital (Zendesk, DeliveryHero, Revolut), we’re not alone in believing in this vision.

🏅 What we value

Rooser was founded on the idea that we should leave the planet in a better way than it was given to us. We want to work with people who have the same values we do.

  • ⚓️ Leave your ego in the harbour - a high-performance crew functions on passion, not egos.

  • ✊ Respect your crew mates - customers, crew mates and co-investors, you need each other, act like it.

  • 🛳 You’re the skipper - we all own a part of Rooser and act like it.

  • 🐟 Relentless like a salmon - we’re ready to swim against the current, focus on the goal and get it done.

Candidate Hub

  • For more information about our mission, values and interview processes, head over to our ➡️ Candidate Hub.

🧭 The role mission

We're growing our team and seeking a Software Engineer to join the Rooser crew. Over three billion people rely on seafood as a food source, yet a third is wasted in the supply chain. You'll dive deep into the industry's unique challenges, building tech to eliminate waste by streamlining how seafood is traded. As an early team member, you’ll be crucial in scaling our service to exceed our customers’ expectations.

💪 What will you be doing?

  • Take the lead on product changes, working directly with our customers and Rooser team to really understand their needs.

  • Design, build, and maintain back-end components of our applications (including marketplace features, logistics, payments, quality control, and potentially mapping the oceans in the future).

  • Improve our standards, processes and adoption of new tools

  • Optimise performance and security in our platform, ensuring our services remain responsive and secure.

🛠️ Our current tech stack

While familiarity with our tech stack is a plus, it's not a prerequisite. We value adaptability and the eagerness to learn above all. If you're someone who thrives on new challenges and is quick to embrace new technologies, you'll fit right in!

  • Back-end: Java (Spring Boot) microservices, Python for data processing.

  • Infrastructure: AWS (Terraform), Docker, GitHub, DataDog, Twilio

  • Automated testing: Cypress, Jest and Locust

🎣 This role will be a great catch for you if you…

  • You're an experienced Backend Engineer (ideally 5+ years of professional experience) who wants to work on something that positively impacts the planet. The challenge is immense, but so is the opportunity to make a difference.

  • Thrive when given autonomy and full ownership of what you build. This includes investigating user problems, crafting solutions, and measuring their impact on our customers —whether they are customers, business stakeholders, or fellow engineers.

  • Have experience of building and maintaining AWS infrastructure using Terraform and skilled in system monitoring, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), and automated testing.

  • Excel in a rapidly changing start-up setting, working well within a team to find collective paths to success and always ready to support team endeavours.

  • Are keen on learning and contributing to the design and development of scalable, API-driven software solutions.

You don't need to tick every box to apply. Your unique skills, experiences, and passion are what we value most. Tell us about your journey and what you've learned — that's what sets you apart. Join us in making an impact!

🦐 This role won’t be a great catch for you if…

  • You’re more interested in complex technical challenges than in delivering software and seeing its impact on the real world. We focus on solving user problems now and will optimise complex technical challenges later.

  • You’d prefer to join a company that has reached the ideal product-market fit (PMF) and is focused on scaling and optimising. This role is best for people who enjoy solving the PMF puzzle.

  • You prefer fully remote positions. We adopt a hybrid way of working and value in-person collaboration.

ℹ️ Our Interview Process

  • Check out our Candidate Hub page for more information about our interview process for Software Engineers.

🧁 What’s in it for you?

Aside from playing a crucial role in our mission to eliminate the world’s seafood waste, you’ll get…

  • Stock options that give you a share in the future success of Rooser.

  • Benefits package that includes access to private health insurance, income protection, life insurance and employee assistance programmes.

  • Flexible working that provides a combination of remote working and face-to-face collaboration in our modern office spaces.

  • Work away opportunities for up to 30 days per year.