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Backend Developer

Backend Developer

Bristol, United Kingdom
Mid-Senior level

About You

Are you an independent, passionate technologist eager for your next opportunity?

Do you want to work for an innovative company that is just as invested in your progress? Then we want you!

About the Role

Software Engineers at Wazoku are mid-level reliable individual contributors and responsible for implementing and maintaining our SaaS platform and its integrations. You demonstrate strength and capabilities in backend or frontend technologies and are learning and growing to become a full stack engineer. You are focused on delivery of tasks assigned to them and designing solutions for well-defined stories.

You will work with other Engineers, Product Managers and Quality Assurance analysts throughout the software development life cycle. You should be a team player with a keen eye for detail and problem-solving skills.

You will be involved in new feature development and maintenance of our Platform written in TypeScript & Angular on the front-end and Django & DRF in the back end.

About Wazoku

Will you help to provide clean water to schools in Mexico? To find a better solution to protect astronauts? To invent the next multi-billion market breakthrough? At Wazoku, that’s exactly what we achieve as we; change the world, one idea at a time.

We do this through our enterprise innovation platform that help organisations to find that one person who has that one idea wherever they are to solve their smallest to biggest problems to generate solutions that truly change the world. We work with Global 2000 organisations from the likes of NASA to Nissan and GSK, helping them discover new products and services, continuous improvements, but also ways to sustain our planet.

Wouldn’t you want to be part of this? To be involved in a new breakthrough idea that helped change the world into a better place? If so – we would love to hear from you!


  • Collaborate with Senior engineers and Product managers to ideate solutions
  • Participate in planning and estimation of user stories
  • Produce clean, secure, well documented and performant code with adequate test coverage using Python/Django in the backend or AngularJS/Angular in the front end
  • Participates in peer reviews
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems
  • Collaborate with QA to test code, troubleshoot issues and resolve bugs.
  • Participate in Production Support rotation to troubleshoot and resolve customer issues
  • Understand fundamentals of Wazoku infrastructure


  • Good grasp of general web principals including web performance, security, responsive design & mobile constraints.
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies
  • Knowledge of distributed version control systems such as Git
  • Knowledge of software testing techniques such as unit, integration, and automated browser testing
  • Proficient in Python
  • Experience with databases and Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) frameworks, preferably Django
  • Proficient with Relational Database Design and SQL principles
  • Experience in JavaScript and knowledge of client-side frameworks such as Angular or React is advantageous.

Nice to have

  • Experience working with Enterprise SaaS system
  • Experience migrating to CI/CD workflows

At Wazoku we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you are excited about this role but your experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Although we work hard, we also recognise the importance of maintaining a proper integration of work/life priorities and providing a culture that encourages creativity and productivity. Our benefits include:

  • Flexible holiday policy that recognises employees are best able to determine when and how often they need to take time off to recharge their batteries, while still meeting their performance objectives
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Excellent Parental leave policies to support our working parents through all stages of their life and careers, including 26 weeks maternity and adoption leave, and 8 weeks paternity leave.
  • Flexible/remote working including flexible hours
  • December one week shut down over the holiday period
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme - we match up to 5%
  • Complimentary Mental health service – We are partnered with InsideOut, an on-demand mental health platform, dedicated to breaking down social stigma and opening up the mental health conversation. Everyone has mental health and we couldn't support their mission more. Employees can join at any time
  • Social Events – Including company offsites, summer & Christmas parties, charity engagement and more
  • Great vouchers and offers through our Thanks Ben platform
  • £30 per month to spend on your own personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Birthday Day Off
  • 10 days paid sick leave per year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme – £1,000 bonus for every person you successfully refer
  • Anniversary bonuses

*Salary range £40,000 - £50,000 per annum depending on experience*