Software Engineer – Cloud infrastructure – London


We are seeking a Software Engineer to join a growing team developing Sandman, a cloud-based platform-as-a-service. Sandman is used for the development and deployment of data-driven agent-based models used to support strategic decision-making. The team includes software engineers, devops engineers and data scientists.

For a technical overview of Sandman, see our blog.

For more about what we do and who we are, see here.


  • Develop and maintain Python-based microservices.
  • Develop and maintain SDKs and CLIs.

Skills & Requirements

BSc (at least 2.1) or above in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
Knowledge of distributed systems.

Required experience:

  • Programming using languages like Python, Golang, Java, C++
  • Data-intensive and microservice architectures
  • Developing and maintaining RESTful APIs
  • Developing for relational/ NoSQL databases, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB
  • Developing for Linux-based systems, e.g. Ubuntu, Debian
  • Agile methodologies: Scrum; Kanban; TDD; BDD

Desirable to have experience or interest in:

  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Typescript/JavaScript
  • Working with web frameworks such as React, Angular, Vue.js
  • Developing for the Cloud: AWS; GCP
  • RPC & serialisation frameworks: gRPC; Protocol Buffers
  • Python asynchronous frameworks
  • Development using Docker

We develop for Linux on MacBooks, push to Bitbucket, communicate via Slack, and organise using Phabricator.