Staff Engineer | Understanding Recruitment

Staff Engineer

  • Negotiable
  • London
  • Permanent

Staff Engineer - SaaS platform ☁️

💰 £125k + EMI scheme + Benefits

🌐 Location: London (Hybrid)

About the Firm:

They are a leading consumer research SaaS platform, empowering the world's top brands with continuous consumer insights. Their innovative platform facilitates high-quality research, enabling brands like Unilever, Santander, and Klarna to put the consumer's voice at the heart of their business strategies.

About the Role:

As a Staff Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping their architectural decisions. Your technical expertise, excellent communication skills, and profound understanding of their product and users will drive the creation of a richer experience for both users and engineers. You will lead from the front, balancing quality with rapid delivery and bridging the gap between value and complexity.

As a Staff Engineer, you will:

  • Create, drive, and actively participate in delivering their backend strategy.
  • Enhance engineering efficiency through pattern recognition, tooling, CI, and process improvements.
  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams during planning sessions, aiding rapid delivery.
  • Maintain contextual awareness of backend systems across the organization.
  • Mentor and coach fellow engineers, guiding them along their career paths.
  • Own the definition of their public and private APIs.
  • Contribute to refining their backend software delivery processes in collaboration with Technology leadership.


  • Previous experience as a Staff or Principal Engineer or Architect.
  • Tech Stack: Java, Golang, Kafka, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes and AWS.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, finding innovative solutions for continuous improvement.
  • Autonomy to identify the best solutions delivering value to both engineers and customers.
  • Passion for rapidly delivering valuable software, emphasizing simplicity over complexity.
  • Dedication to mentoring and supporting talented engineers.


  • Competitive salary reflecting your experience and potential.
  • EMI share options, ensuring your success aligns with the company's growth.
  • 25 days (UK) paid holiday per year, increasing with service duration.
  • Group pension plan to support your retirement savings.
  • Remote and flexible working options, including a £300 home office setup allowance.

Apply now for immediate consideration for this excellent Staff Engineer opportunity! 🚀

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James Parker-Mendez Managing Golang Consultant

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