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Back end Engineer (6 month FTC contract)

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Recruiter: Foundry
Listed on: 11th June
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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We are a global company with a mission to advance the art and technology of visual experience. We know that creating an inclusive environment that values and encourages different perspectives is critical for our success, and the success of our people. We are learning, listening, and taking action to be better and foster trust in our community. Our goal is to ensure every person working at Foundry feels safe and free to be themselves, to share their ideas or concerns and that there is equal access to opportunities for all.

This position can be UK remote-based or office-based.


Flix is a visual story development tool for feature film, TV production, games, and more. Designed to promote fast-paced creative collaboration, Flix removes the technical barriers that can cause frustration and slow you down. With Flix, directors, producers, story artists, editors, and 3D layout and previous artists can all collaborate in one easy-to-access place, letting them explore and iterate freely; deliver faster story turnarounds, and share involvement in the development of a project earlier in the process.

Moving the product forward to take advantage of cloud technologies is an important step in taking Flix forward. We are now rebuilding FLIX from the ground up, using modern technologies and design architecture.


We're looking for a Backend Software Engineer to join our team in London to work on our core Flix development.

As a member of this team, you'll jump into the deep end of the latest web technologies using Go (GoLang), to build backend services and APIs for our Flix frontend application. You will work with large datasets of hand-drawn artwork and storyboard data to build a collaborative service for rendering, and data storage. You will work closely with senior engineers, product managers, and QA to spec, build, and test new features. You'll engineer your features to be scalable and modular in a large application, and you'll also embrace writing extensive unit and end-to-end tests that let your team move fast and keep high-quality standards.

  • Develop new features and optimize existing features.
  • Good knowledge of technical advances in the field, both in terms of technologies, industry standards to help inform implementation details as well as feature direction.
  • Assist our Customer Support team with investigation and suggestions related to issues reported by customers.
  • Proactively contribute to software quality and stability by fixing bugs and implementing features.
  • Collaborate with internal product teams and customers to understand our product and its users


  • Experience writing backend programming languages, Go (Golang), Java, Python
  • Knowledge of relational databases, SQL (MySQL, MariaDB, etc)
  • Experience in developing web backends/services
  • Experience in working with REST services
  • Good communication skills, well-organized, good time management
  • Experience in commercial software development and standard methodology
  • Good working knowledge of TDD/BDD and CI
  • Successful experience of working in a development team
  • Experience in cross-platform development

Nice to know, Keen to learn

  • Prior experience writing Go (GoLang).
  • Angular 5+, and Typescript.
  • HTML & CSS
  • Experience of asset management


  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Flexible working offered
  • Pension scheme & life assurance
  • Health cash plan & medical insurance,
  • Season ticket loan
  • Company's social events
  • Anniversary day off
  • Wellbeing Days
  • Gym Discounts
  • Learning & development plans
  • Foundry's discount & saving scheme


Foundry develops creative software for the digital design, media, and entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.

Clients and partners include major feature film studios and post-production houses such as Pixar, ILM, MPC, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, DNEG, and Framestore as well as automotive, footwear, apparel, and technology companies such as Mercedes, New Balance, Adidas, and Google. Foundry partners with these companies to solve complex visualization challenges to turn incredible ideas into reality.

The company's products are used to create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of feature films, video-on-demand, television, and commercials. Foundry software was integral in the making of every VFX Oscar-winning film, award-winning TV shows, and commercials for more than a decade.

Founded in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with 300 staff and a presence in the US, China, Japan, Australia, and Europe. In 2015, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the "1000 Companies to Inspire Britain." It regularly features in The Sunday Times' Tech Track as one of Britain's fastest-growing private technology companies.