Senior Software Engineer


We are open to a 4 day week for 80% salary. Many of our employees work part-time

Posted 2 months ago

Unfortunately, this role is now closed

**Multiple positions available due to company growth. We are open to UK/EU remote locations**

Senior Software Engineer

Rail is set to dominate short and medium haul travel around the world. It’s faster, cheaper, greener and more convenient than air travel, and it cuts down on the carbon emitting congestion of road travel. With the current climate crisis it’s more important than ever to put this mode of transport at the forefront of people's minds. For every travel company having rail as a booking option is like having vegan choices on the menu – it’s a must! The trouble is, there’s been nothing modern about rail’s online customer experience… until now.

We are SilverRail, a global tech company working to solve this problem by delivering the digital infrastructure that opens up rail to the world! Our technology is powering rail and travel agencies across Europe, USA and Australia/NZ in both leisure and corporate markets, making it easy for people to choose rail and cut their carbon emissions.

Although we have been around for more than 10 years, and with our teams based globally in London, Boston, Brisbane and Stockholm, we still consider ourselves an agile start-up business. We are using the Scrum framework for all our software development, and we believe in ‘fail-fast-fail-early’ to find innovative solutions to complex problems. Our agility and refreshingly novel approaches mean we have already developed into a force to be reckoned with in the European market, but we have ambitions for so much more! With a raft of new clients joining us, and with our growth about to enter its prime, we aim to become the biggest player in the rail tech space.

The Role

As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll thrive on collaborating with your peers and participating in the design and development process with product owners. You’ll bring your passion for writing clean, solid code to our highly scalable system.

The team is very collaborative, friendly and improvement oriented. Having fun while at work is a must! We support either fully remote with UK/EU OR a flexible home working environment with occasional travel into the London office for those commutable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Requirements analysis, design, implementation and maintenance of software components including unit and integration tests as well as documentation.

  • Definition and evolution of REST and SOAP APIs.
  • Promotion of modular, testable and maintainable Spring applications
  • Mentoring fellow team members how to write clean, maintainable, scalable and secure code while following best practices.
  • Ability to lead a small team of developers to deliver projects.
  • Contribution to the design of application and services

Competence and skills

  • BSCS or equivalent required, plus 5 years’ hands-on experience.
  • Good knowledge of Java 8+, Spring, Spring Boot, Hibernate and relational databases including MySQL.
  • Experience building JSON and XML API’s. Knowledge of RESTful principles is a plus

  • Experience working in an Agile (Scrum) environment.
  • Experience using Git SCM and CI/CD pipelines. GitLab experience would be beneficial.
  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, Docker and K8S would be beneficial.
  • Experience with micro-service and SaaS architectures.
  • Experience with Event Driven Architecture and Domain-driven design concepts a plus.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritise workloads under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A self-starter who is hands-on and knows how to find answers and work with ambiguity.
  • Values-driven and practical in your approach.

Why us?

  • We have an average Glassdoor grade of 4.7 and 100% recommendation rates.
  • We are an accredited flexible company and were named in Flexa’s Top 50 Most Flexible Companies
  • We utilise either a fully remote OR hybrid working model, providing equipment for home working alongside occasional visits to our beautiful central London office for those in a commutable distance
  • We offer a highly competitive benefits package including private healthcare and Perkbox rewards, as well as stock options that give you the chance to buy into SilverRail’s future.

  • We provide a wealth of career development opportunities with training that is individual, focused on improving your skills and helping you become the best professional you can be.
  • Our team’s health and wellness is genuinely important to us, so we offer a number of wellbeing seminars, yoga classes, and membership to the #1 leading meditation app.
  • A unique opportunity to work for a tech start-up that is revolutionising the way we travel.

Our values are simple: Do Good by working for a better tomorrow; Think Big Act Smart by being curious, adaptable and data-driven; and remember that through collaboration we will always be Stronger Together.

*We are a neurodiverse employer and are working hard to improve our recruitment processes, so if there is any way that we can make the recruitment experience better for you then please let us know in your application - all information will be treated as strictly confidential*

Unfortunately, this role is now closed

Our Working Week

We are open to a 4 day week for 80% salary. Many of our employees work part-time

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

25 days PTO + public holidays

  • 33 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 85 days off per year

Our Remote Working Policy

We have offices in Boston, Brisbane, London and Stockholm. We are also open to remote working with many of our employees working 100% remotely. Other team members work hybrid remote.

  • UK
  • Australia
  • USA
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Denmark
  • Spain

Our Employee Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave (3 months paid)
  • Dentalcare
  • Team off-sites
  • Equity / options
  • Equipment allowance

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