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Senior Backend Engineer

Dare London, United Kingdom
Posted 21 hours ago In-Office Job Permanent 140,000


Permanent, Full-time - Onsite

Who we are

We are an energy trading company generating liquidity across global commodities markets. We combine deep trading expertise with proprietary technology and the power of data science to be the best-in-class. Our understanding of volatile, data-intensive markets is a key part of our edge. 

At Dare, you will be joining a team of ambitious individuals who challenge themselves and each other. We have a culture of empowering exceptional people to become the best version of themselves.

What you’ll be doing

Working within the Software Development team at Dare, the Senior Backend Engineer will work on scaling and enhancing our proprietary trading platform, which uses cutting-edge trading models for optimal efficiency.

You will work in a squad alongside our development, product, and trading teams to deliver high-quality solutions. As an integral member of the team, your role will involve designing, implementing, and maintaining the complex applications that support our activity on the trading floor. You will be driving technical decision-making, mentoring junior engineers, and playing an important role in the overall architecture and strategy of our systems.

As part of your role, you will:

  • Lead the design and development of scalable and maintainable solutions using Python and Go.
  • Collaborate with product stakeholders, designers, and frontend engineers to translate business requirements into technical specifications, and deliver high-quality software solutions.
  • Mentor junior engineers, conduct code reviews, and provide technical guidance and best practices to ensure code quality, consistency, and team collaboration.
  • Drive technical decisions, evaluate new technologies and tools, and contribute to the continuous improvement of our backend development processes and practices.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies, trends, and best practices. Pragmatically combine new and proven technologies to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Contribute to the overall architecture, design patterns, and technical roadmap of our backend systems.

You’ll have

  • Proven experience as a Backend Engineer or similar role.
  • Extensive experience with Python, and Go experience would be advantageous.
  • Strong knowledge of technologies that support the delivery of data via RESTful APIs. HTTP, TLS, etc.
  • Strong understanding of Relational Database Management System Software – we use Postgres.
  • An understanding of common distributed system problems, and an ability to guide others on how to tackle them.
  • Experience with version control systems and CI/CD pipelines.
  • You’re the person on the team that people turn to when they’re in a Git pickle.
  • You have excellent collaboration skills, working in an agile environment and are an advocate of Scrum ways of working.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to quickly understand and apply complex concepts in a high-performing trading environment.


  • Experience with Kubernetes and microservices architecture.
  • Knowledge or experience in building trading platforms.
  • Exposure to financial markets or commodities.
  • Experience with AWS and/or Django.

Benefits & perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Vitality health insurance and dental cover
  • 38 days of holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Annual Bluecrest health checks
  • A personal learning & development budget of £5000
  • Free gym membership
  • Specsavers vouchers
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Credited Deliveroo dinner account
  • Office massage therapy
  • Freshly served office breakfast twice a week
  • Fully stocked fridge and pantry
  • Social events and a games room

Diversity matters

We believe in a workplace where our people can fulfil their potential, whatever their background or whomever they are. We celebrate the breadth of experience and see this as critical to problem-solving and to Dare thriving as a business. Our culture rewards curiosity and drive, so the best ideas triumph and everyone here can make an impact.

Please let us know ahead of the interview and testing processes if you require any reasonable adjustments or assistance during the application process.

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