FarePilot (www.farepilot.com) is a geographical recommendations app, powered by machine learning. We assist drivers to find customers faster based on their location, linking to Google Maps and Waze to get them there in the most intelligent and efficient manner. Our app uses live information about where the busiest places are (along with some clever maths) and by going to the places shown the driver should be able to get more ‘pings’, more often, and spend less time waiting for their next customer.

The current team size is just over 20 people including both technical and commercial experts (designers, developers, engineers, product managers, data scientists, marketers and business operations). We are now seeking a Lead Back End Engineer to oversee our Engineering team, working closely with the CTO, Mobile and Data Science teams to ensure product reliability.


  • Handle code reviews and Pull Requests for backend team
  • Choose the architectural direction of backend
  • Discuss and agree API contracts with other teams
  • Champion performance gains, code quality and squashing bugs
  • Automate automate automate


  • 4+ years professional experience as a developer/engineer
  • 2+ years of Go experience
  • You have a strange attraction towards testing
  • You’ve seen RESTful endpoints in your sleep but know their limits
  • You speak SQL (PostgreSQL)
  • You know about caching layers (Redis in particular)
  • You spend unreasonable amounts of time on the CLI
  • You’ve setup and deployed applications on Heroku and/or AWS
  • You know the words ‘clean coders’ doesn’t mean freshly shaved and showered developers


  • Knowledge of Data Science and their needs
  • Knowledge of Python and/or Javascript
  • Knowledge of BDD and/or DDD

More about you:

  • Must be comfortable talking and communicating with all levels of the business (junior to C Level)
  • Must enjoy translating technical information to non technical people
  • Must be able to offer options on “what to do next/in event of risks arising”
  • Comfortable with traditional, and startup AGILE ceremonies
  • Interest in Data Science
  • Interest in globally scaling an organisation
  • Not afraid to roll sleeves up

We are not your typical start up, from our amazing 16th floor office in Canary Wharf with views across London to our incredible backers, we are redefining what it looks like to work for a start up.

We work in a ‘get stuff done’ environment, but with a fun twist! We have monthly team activities

(like cocktail making and office parties), a free gym, regular hack days, team lunches and fussball tournaments as well as all the breakfast and fruit you can eat!

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