|Position / Role|
|Backend Engineer / DevOps|
|Oxford or telecommute|
|May 3, 2018|
|November 15, 2018|
Prolific (www.prolific.ac) brings people together to power the world’s research. It is the first scientific, highly scalable, ethical participant recruitment platform for researchers around the world. Quantitative and qualitative researchers, data scientists, and entrepreneurs all need valid and reliable data sources to make predictions about human behaviour, social change, and global developments. Thanks to our online platform, researchers collect responses fast and participants earn cash rewards for themselves or for charity. It takes 5 minutes to start data collection, there’s no middleman, and the product easily integrates with any survey software. In a world of unreliable results, Prolific makes data trustworthy and connects the public with science.
At the core of Prolific is our fast growing platform which connects thousands of researchers with tens of thousands of participants. This allows researchers to screen for samples of verified participants, manage the process of running studies with them online and paying them.
You’ll play a key role in helping us develop the platform and supporting technologies, take ownership of development of new features, solve difficult technical challenges, be part of architectural decisions and planning around scaling our throughput by 10-100X, investigate the suitability of new technologies and approaches, and be part of a fast growing team and company.
The ideal candidate will have worked in a developer/software-engineering role for at least 3+ years, including preferably at other high growth startups and will be looking for a role that combines backend feature development, developing distributed and resilient infrastructure, and improving the teams DevOps and processes. We value a broad range of experience and skills, the salary is negotiable based on experience and very senior candidates are also encouraged to apply.
This is your chance to get involved in a fast-moving startup where you’ll have huge influence over the trajectory of the product. Since it’s a startup, you’ll have the opportunity to suggest how you can best add value, and make any recommendations about improving the processes and product. We’re a fast-growing company and we want to help you grow with us.
These some of the tools and frameworks we are use, however we aren’t wedded to any particular technology. Experience with these tools is valuable, but we are also interested in what you like to use and why.
Experience working with Python in web development (ideally Django/Flask)
Experience in creating secure, high-performance web applications
You’ll be joining an enthusiastic team of seven based in Oxford, UK (although two of us work remotely, in Glasgow and Newcastle).