Senior Engineer

Full-Time · Platform Team · Newcastle (UK), Remote - (UK ONLY)

The Role

At SoPost, our mission is to build the world’s most powerful product sampling platform with a focus on relevance, data and analytics. We’re based in London, Newcastle and New York and have partnered with 200+ brands to create targeted, measurable campaigns - to get sample products to engaged consumers.

As a Senior Engineer, your main responsibility will be to provide pragmatic solutions for feature implementation that stands the test of time and fits with the wider, long-term goals of the business. You will be responsible for developing innovative and performant software that sets a high standard, and will enjoy the challenge of working on a product with a high volume of traffic. You will also provide engineering mentorship to other engineers in an ad-hoc or official capacity.

We primarily use Elixir and Typescript, with a bit of React. As this is a senior role, knowledge of these languages is essential, but experience with functional programming in general would make up for a lack of experience in Elixir.



The ideal candidate would be a hands-on platform developer who is passionate about problem-solving, enjoys collaborating and helping other less senior engineers improve their practice.

As this is a senior role, you also should have experience in communicating complicated ideas in an accessible manner and be capable of leading without authority.



The optional skills below are not essential, but would be very advantageous to your application.

  1. Previous experience of Erlang or other OTP based software
  2. Previous experience with Kubernetes as a production environment
  3. Familiarity with front-end technologies such as webpack, css and html


We can be flexible for the right person.

Holidays and Benefits

Competitive Salary plus 23 days of annual leave, increasing to 25 by the end of three years of service.

Commitment to growing your professional development and a training budget to support that commitment.

Eligibility for our flexible working arrangement, giving you the power to manage your time and place of work.

Participation in Annual Bonus Plan and SoPost pension scheme.

Social events (monthly team lunches and quarterly drinks / team building activities)


Hiring Process

The hiring process may change slightly depending on a number of factors. It is generally a multi step process as indicated. If you pass one stage, you will proceed to the next. We try to give feedback to you if your application is unsuccessful but this is not always possible.

We believe that the successful recruitment for any role at SoPost is as much about giving you the opportunity to find out as much as possible about us and our company as it is about us finding out about you and your capabilities. We want you to be as excited about joining SoPost as we are about being here!

With that philosophy in mind, we will be running the following selection process to ensure that each candidate is given a comprehensive view of what we are all about:

We will review your application and portfolio, verifying claims
Stage One
Initial interview with team lead, where we can decipher your level of technical knowledge
Stage Two
We will issue you with a coding test that you complete in a given period of time
Stage Three
Interview with the senior team where we can discuss the results of the technical test and you can ask any further questions
Offer & References
We will make a formal offer, subject to references

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that the best workplaces celebrate and promote diversity. We are committed to ensuring that SoPost is an equal opportunity employer. And we think it’s right to build a company where everybody is welcome, with an open culture that thrives on not just our similarities but also our differences.

Part of this commitment is our promise that every team member and job applicant is treated equally, regardless of protected characteristics such as race, sexuality, religion or age.

Our company values of ownership, trust, no surprises, bigger than me, and doing it right, capture the essence of this statement, but we’re now being clear that this is key to our mission.



Would you love to work with some of the world’s biggest brands? Does working in a fast paced environment that’s growing quickly sound exciting to you? Then we’d love to hear from you!

Click the link below to apply, attaching an up to date version of your CV and a link to your website and/or Github profile. Make sure to include a little bit about yourself and why you want to work at SoPost in your email.

If you still have questions regarding this position or anything else about working at SoPost, get in touch using the link below.

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