Tessian

Tessian

United Kingdom

Backend Engineer

£40,000-£80,000 / YEAR

Backend Engineering at Tessian

At Tessian, we’re building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform. We’re making a difference by providing automatic, real-time protection against threats such as social engineering, human error, & data exfiltration, for people all around the world.

We’re looking for backend engineers of all levels to build out our platform, drive our ability to scale, and grow with us as a company. You’ll stop criminal threats and prevent embarrassing mistakes for millions of people. Our high-volume, low-latency backend systems power the whole product.

From deploying data science models in production to integrating with our front end, you’ll be involved in projects that span all aspects of the business. Our mission critical product and high volumes of data mean you will have many challenging problems to solve. You’ll be surrounded by incredibly smart, talented and friendly colleagues.

Engineers at Tessian love to learn from each other and pull together as a team to succeed. We all have a say in what we build and how we build it and you will be empowered – and encouraged – to have an opinion. We know that we do our best work and have the most fun as a diverse team that represents our users and the world we live in.

Please note: the first stage for this role, prior to speaking to our team, will be an online test that can only be taken in Python or Typescript.

Read more about Engineering at Tessian:

  • https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/1670277/Life%20as%20a%20Tessianeer.pdf
  • Tessian Stack Overflow profile
  • Safely migrating millions of API requests
  • Our First Growth Framework
  • Why Diversity and Inclusion is important to us

As a Tessian Backend Engineer you will

  • Design and build reliable distributed systems that handle high volumes of data with low latency
  • Maintain and support business-critical systems
  • Ship code to production every day using CI/CD
  • Tackle the challenges that come with processing highly sensitive data
  • Learn to build with security in mind
  • Make your mark on ambitious projects

Our backend tech stack includes

  • Python 3 or Typescript (depending on role)
  • Environments built around Docker and AWS
  • High volume PostgreSQL databases
  • Concourse for CI/CD
  • Terraform built environments

We’d love to meet someone who

  • Has 1+ years of Software Engineering experience
  • Is a great problem solver who takes pride in their work
  • Enjoys collaboration and working with others
  • Values getting things done over getting things perfect
  • Is comfortable with the unknown and loves to experiment
  • Can construct good arguments for methodologies or practices
  • Has worked with, or understands the principles behind working with data at scale
  • A passionate software developer, either with Python or Typescript experience or excited to learn that language
  • Ideally has an interest in machine learning

About Tessian

Tessian is a SaaS technology company on a mission to keep the world's most sensitive data and systems private and secure, backed by some of world's top VCs, including Sequoia, Accel and Balderton.   With offices in London and the US, we're rapidly growing our team to meet the huge market demand for Human Layer Security. We're a diverse team of engineers, salespeople, data scientists, marketers and more focused on protecting individuals and organisations against human error through machine learning and natural language technology.   We’re excited about where this next phase of our growth will take us - we hope you are too, so we encourage you to apply today to be part of the next leg of the Tessian journey. We'd love to hear from you.