Software Engineering

Software Engineer (Location: Global +/- 2 hours GMT)

London, United Kingdom   |   Full Time

This is a fully remote role. The successful candidate can be based anywhere within +/-2 hours GMT to allow them to interact with our Engineering team in the UK.

You will work closely with our other developers to help meet the day to day business needs of Echobox. This includes fixing technical problems, responding to customer questions and providing software development assistance to the Data Science team. As the technical team grows you should be strongly motivated to move into a Senior developer role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with our other developers to help meet the day to day business needs of Echobox.
  • Be jointly responsible for the maintenance and quality of codebases and infrastructure.
  • Help transition prototypes developed by the Data Science team into highly available, scalable and performant end user products.

About Echobox

We are a fast-growing, research-driven company building an artificial intelligence that helps online publishers overcome the challenges they face every day. Using novel machine learning techniques, we are revolutionising the publishing industry and have a track record of building things that others have ruled out as impossible. Leading names from around the world rely on our product every day, including The Guardian, Condé Nast, Le Monde, The Sydney Morning Herald and The South China Morning Post.

After the successful launch of our second product, we are preparing to launch more new products in the coming quarters, and are expanding our engineering team as we scale the company. We’ve doubled our headcount in the past 12 months and are looking to increase it by a further 100% in the next 12 months.

To get a better insight into the kind of work we do, check out our open-source project on Github (, our data showcases ( and our YouTube content on Microservices (

Do you think you have what it takes to be part of Echobox? We'd love to hear from you.

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • 2.1 degree in a STEM subject from a top tier university
  • Fluent written and spoken English

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong background in an OO language (e.g. Java, C#, C++).
  • A familiarity with Java (SE8+) and a desire to become an expert.
  • Knowledge of agile development (scrum, kanban, peer reviews etc)
  • Knowledge of TDD & Continuous Integration
  • DCVS
  • An ability and desire to learn new skills quickly
  • Genuine passion for technology

Preferred Skills

  • Experience developing software as part of a team, e.g. open source software projects.
  • NoSQL and RDBMS
  • Experience working with React, CSS and HTML5
  • An understanding of software security.


We pay competitive salaries to all employees. Our employees enjoy free breakfast every day, coffee, drinks and snacks all day, everyday. Every Monday and Wednesday, we order food for our weekly team lunches where everyone gets together for an hour of fun. We have monthly team events (dinner, bowling, karting, poker nights, board-games etc.) for our team to get to know each other outside of work. In addition, our global employees enjoy regular company-wide virtual activities, such as online poker evenings and fortnightly coffee catch-ups, for our team to get to know each other outside of work. Professionally, we host in-house conferences and an annual summer camp for all our global employees who are flown to and hosted in London. We ensure that all our employees also get local benefit contributions, the latest tech and a generous annual leave allowance.

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