Senior Software Engineer - Remote (Ireland)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote - Contractor

Keelvar has an exciting opportunity to join our Engineering Team as a Senior Software Engineer. This role is remotely based in either Ireland, Germany, the UK or the US. We are also considering applications from independent contractors outside of these jurisdictions, ideally based in Spain. 

Reporting to one of our Engineering Managers, you will be part of a critical group responsible for supporting and building new and existing features with a cross functional team. The successful candidate will join a group of engineers from different backgrounds including; Software Dev, QA, ML, Data Science, UI and Product design.

  • Work in a cross functional development team analysing product feature requests and designing solutions for our new autonomous sourcing product.

  • Develop top quality software with scalability, maintainability, security and reliability in mind.

  • Write unit tests and otherwise ensure the quality of your code. 

  • Review colleague’s code and designs. 

  • Investigate and problem solve issues.                             

  • Deploy code to and monitor the services you are responsible for. 

  • Ensure a quality first approach in all development activities.

  • Collaborate closely with the Product team on new features and workflows.            

  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organisation to ensure customer centric product vision is delivered.

  • Assist and mentor junior engineers.

  • Contribute to the ongoing success of this fast-paced, rapidly growing and evolving organisation.

  • Understand and deliver on our customer’s needs and goals. 

Your profile
  • Strong proficiency and at least 5 years of experience in software development ideally developing SaaS solutions.

  • Experience of working with CI/CD processes and in an agile, product led environment.

  • Experience designing distributed services which can communicate in a fault-tolerant manner using both RESTful and message-driven APIs.

  • You enjoy coding in Python.

  • You enjoy writing clean and testable code and are familiar with common software design patterns.

  • You have experience of changing and improving established processes. You like to challenge norms.

  • You are self motivated and driven to achieve; you enjoy setting yourself goals and exceeding them.

  • You are a deep thinker, you like to innovate, you like to solve problems creatively and quickly, and are passionate about technology and people.

  • You thrive in an environment of mutual respect, openness and collaboration. You enjoy getting things done at a quick pace.

  • You have a sense of ownership, you enjoy taking initiative and leading projects through to completion.

Why us?
Here at Keelvar, we are proud to be a remote-first organisation and we offer some great perks.

  • Competitive salary with a Series B backed, fast growing organisation
  • 25 days holidays increasing to 26 after 3 years and increasing again to 27 after 5 years. Plus your birthday off on us
  • Flexible working hours with a positive approach to work - life balance
  • An inclusive, collaborative, innovative culture
  • Generous leave offerings including Wellbeing days
  • Technology that enables you to perform to your best

If you really like the sound of the role but don't match every listed criteria exactly, we still want to hear from you. You could be the exact fit for this or any of our other roles.

We are also a diverse group and we intend to continue to attract and retain diverse talent in our organisation. We're committed to an inclusive and diverse Keelvar. We do not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, civil or family status, age, disability, or race.
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About us

This is an exciting opportunity to join a cutting edge company, disrupting its industry. Currently optimising over $100bn+ in procurement spend for the world's largest companies, Keelvar is more than just a software company. Keelvar is an evolution of how companies work.

Our technology is unparalleled in its space. We are on a fast-paced journey to herald a new era of SaaS 3.0. Using AI, Machine Learning, and Game Theory to build intelligent systems that optimize and automate the procurement sourcing process, we save our customers millions of dollars every year, and help their suppliers find the best customers for them. Many of the world’s top blue chip companies use Keelvar to aid negotiations; they set high standards that we relish achieving because it helps us be the best at what we do.

We believe we can change the world and have fun doing it. We are a hard-working team who love what we do. We believe that a culture of curiosity, experimentation, and risk-taking is the key to finding breakthrough approaches - and we don’t settle for conventional approaches.

We strive for excellence, challenging ourselves and each other, with independent thinking, a lot of focus, and plenty of collaboration. In our eyes, the bigger the challenge, the bigger the reward. We’re not content with just equipping users with good tools; we want to help our customers achieve success and excellence, and sometimes this requires lateral or unconventional thinking. We want you to share your knowledge readily and learn every day. We like to ask questions, and answer questions when we can. We invite you to a workplace that is inclusive and celebrates diversity. We support everyone in being themselves, feeling empowered and inspired to make a difference.

If you are passionate about how technology is changing the world of work and want to work with a great team, this is the role for you.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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