Tessian: Python Backend Engineer at Tessian (London, UK) (London, UK)

Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Python at Tessian


At Tessian, we're building machine-intelligent filters to secure enterprise communications. This involves high volume, low latency data processing for some of the world’s largest organisations. Our mission is to keep the world’s most sensitive data private and secure - to do this we're looking for backend engineers to help build out our platform supporting our next stage of growth. The backend systems power the whole company and our teams have touch points with all of our engineering teams. 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 teams are made up of people from diverse backgrounds; some have been building Python systems for years and some have learnt the ins and outs of Python on the job. Primarily, we are looking for self starters who are excited and passionate to learn. Please note, we can only sponsor visas for experienced engineers


As a Tessian Backend Engineer you will



  • Design 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 techniques

  • Tackle the challenges that come with processing highly sensitive data

  • Value security over box-ticking

  • Make your mark on ambitious projects


Our backend tech stack includes



  • Python 3

  • Environments built around Docker and AWS

  • High volume PostgreSQL databases

  • Concourse for CI/CD

  • Terraform built environments


We'd love to meet someone who



  • Is a great problem solver who takes pride in their work

  • 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 experience or excited to learn it

  • Ideally has an interest in machine learning


Why we think you'll love it here



  • You’ll work alongside amazing, high-performing colleagues

  • We offer a competitive salary and equity options with every role, with annual salary reviews.

  • Everyone gets 25 days of paid annual leave (33 days including bank holidays)

  • Company contributions are made towards your pension

  • You’ll get a high-spec tech kit to work on & get to choose your OS

  • Flexible morning start-times on the engineering teams

  • One week of remote working from abroad per year

  • We have regular communal company lunches, and regular team socials and activities

  • Fully stocked kitchen with plenty of office snacks including fruit, nuts, bread, cereals, and amazing coffee

  • We offer a cycle to work scheme, eye-care vouchers and childcare vouchers

  • Parents and carers are guaranteed one day per week of work-from-home, and we'll give you an extra day of annual leave to take your child to their first day of nursery and primary school

  • Generous enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave

  • If you’re coming from abroad, we’ll provide relocation assistance. Over 25% of the company is international and we’re always as supportive as we can be in helping people make the move

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