Software Engineer

Drive More Leads & Sales
United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Start date: ASAP

Remote working

The Driftrock engineering team is on the hunt for a software engineer who will work directly with everyone in the company to continuously improve our product and drive innovation.

You will be expected to:

  • Be passionate about problem solving, asking questions around when working on features
  • Be an active member of our engineering team, working together with the other developers helping them grow their skills in a productive and challenging environment
  • Have a strong data-driven mindset when assessing the value that our work has for customers.

About the company

Driftrock is a marketing technology business founded in 2013 on a mission to become the world leading automotive & e-Mobility marketing platform

We’re a team of passionate, friendly, driven people who work hard, but also believe that you can do that whilst still enjoying life! We have a balanced, flexible culture where we have fun and achieve big things for the company and our awesome clients.

About the team & technology

You will be joining a small product team, with engineers who are deeply passionate about technology and problem solving, and you will have a chance to make a huge impact on the culture and practices of the team, and the wider company..

We believe in continuous improvement and we are constantly optimising how we work and communicate. 

We plan our work weekly, using a lean approach (a mixture of Kanban and eXtreme Programming). This way we are able to deploy several times a day, allowing us to have a short feedback cycle on our changes.

We have a data-driven mindset and we use data to drive decisions on everything from user story prioritisation to company strategy.

We also strongly believe in observability and keeping a close eye on how our product is behaving.

Our platform is made of multiple services (mainly built in Elixir, plus some Ruby services that we are transitioning to Elixir), talking to each other via APIs and RabbitMQ and storing data in Postgresql and redis. All services are hosted on Kubernetes and Google Cloud.

What we’re currently working on

After a period of experimentation, we are in the process of migrating our app to Phoenix LiveView and coming up with best practices and defining a style guide. In addition we are always open to opportunities to geek out with new technologies.

  • You should have strong backend experience (Elixir and Ruby are our favourites) and some experience with frontend frameworks.
  • You should demonstrate a desire to continuously learn to improve your technical, communication and other soft skills.
  • You value and enjoy working in a small team, collaborating closely with other engineers as well as members of other teams.
  • You can provide new and diverse viewpoints for our technical and product discussions and be comfortable making technical decisions.
  • You are interested in, and have a view on agile practices such as continuous delivery, TDD, pair programming, code reviews and retrospectives.
  • You should have some experience mentoring engineers and a view on how to create a productive team.
  • You are keen to ensure there is a high standard of quality and security in the software we produce as a team.
  • You can work in the same timezone as the rest of the team (flexible)
  • People resident in the UK will need to have the right to work in the UK and will be full time employee
  • People outside the UK will be hired as consultants.


  • Fully remote role! Work from anywhere!
  • Holidays entitlement of 24 days, increasing a day each year, capped at 28
  • Budget to attend conferences or courses to further your development.
  • Flexibility to take courses or time on personal goals.
  • Laptop is provided by us and budget for remote work setup.
  • A regular personal review process to help you set goals and increase your package based on your achievements.
  • Maternity and Paternity - Family comes first, so we have a package that means you can spend the time you need with your growing family.
  • Socials at some venues online and in person!
  • Share options in the company with very favourable option agreements
  • A company pension scheme contribution and vision policy
  • Cycle-to-work and electric car schemes
  • Discounts and perks with CharlieHR
  • We celebrate year anniversaries and birthdays.

** Some of the benefits are only available if you are based in the UK

We will not be considering any recruitment agencies for this role.

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