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Backend Engineer in Exciting Travel Tech Startup (Remote) at Impala

A brief overview of what you will be doing here:

You will be a key contributor to our API and data ingestion platform, ensuring that it keeps scaling smoothly as we rapidly add more users and features.

You will be given a lot of responsibility for evolving the infrastructure and picking the right tools for the job.

You will work closely with other engineers but also product and business teams to deliver a product that’s technically first-class and loved by our customers.


You should join us if you:

  • Have¬†experience working on a large-scale platform,¬†handling large volumes of data throughput.
  • Have¬†strong experience with Node.js¬†and¬†good knowledge of JS fundamentals.
  • Have¬†experience working with relational and non-relational databases, as well as queuing systems.
  • Are comfortable working closely with product owners¬†and other engineers¬†to define the best way to implement features with high technical standards.
  • Share our organisational vision of democratising travel and enabling innovation across an entire industry.


Growth at Impala 

We pride ourselves on ensuring that we give every team member the tools and support they need to become world-class at their job. 

We’ll help you map out how you’d like your career to progress, and then we put our money where our mouth is - you’ll have access to a £1000 annual budget to spend on whatever helps you develop as a professional and as a person. 

We also have a strong feedback and learning culture - meaning you’ll always know how you’re doing and what to work on.


What you will get in return? 

  • Loved One‚Äôs Budget¬†- bring your loved ones to visit you, totally on us up to ¬£750 per year, however near or far from home you are.
  • Flexible working hours;¬†with Core Hours from 10-3, meaning you can plan your workday around your own schedule. #flexappeal.
  • Generous raise opportunities¬†- pay reviews bi-annually, with 3.5x the average increase, using a fair, transparent and consistent formula.
  • Totally Flexible benefits; meaning you can build your own adventure to create the most meaningful benefits package to¬†you¬†and your family and lifestyle.¬†
  • Free Food & Drinks¬†- through our weekly Lunch-Buddies initiative.¬†
  • 1,000¬†Professional Development budget per year¬†to invest in your own growth, with constant support from your manager.
  • Social Events & Budget¬†- a mixture of in-person (go-karting, mini-golf) and remote events.
  • Personalised Workspace Budget¬†- to rent out the perfect office equipment for you, in addition to the monthly WFH stipend.
  • 36 Days Holiday per year¬†- that‚Äôs in the top 14% in the UK.
  • 1 Unsick Day per year¬†- to keep on top of that healthcare admin.
  • The flexibility¬†to work anywhere in Europe, in the home office or co-working space that suits you and your preferred work environment.
  • Weekly¬†Recess¬†Hour¬†to step out from work and invest in some serious You Time!¬†
  • Weekly¬†10% Time¬†for your own Professional Development and personal projects.
  • Remote Experience Manager¬†and the ability to get involved in¬†our unique Pop Up Parties.
  • You'll work for a company that's¬†proactive about its¬†social responsibility¬†within the travel industry.
  • You‚Äôll work for a company truly¬†passionate about D&I¬†to the extent that we made a¬†D&I Deck. You can help build a company that intends to support diversity and inclusion at the grassroots.


Where will you work?

We are a remote-first company. This was a very deliberate, natural choice, as we prioritise preserving work-life balance and accommodating the best people in Europe, while also fostering diversity.

Engineers will always be, and always have been, fully-remote employees at Impala. We employ anyone within +/- 2h from GMT, timezone wise.

We have loads of remote initiatives to ensure you’re fully setup !

  • Quarterly¬†Engineering Colocation Weeks - including Hackathons, socials, and team visioning.
  • A monthly¬†¬£150¬†office stipend¬†-¬†for furniture, or just to purchase things like coffee, snacks, wifi bills, cleaning, desk equipment, plants, plus anything in between.¬†
  • Alternatively, the option to expense the cost of a¬†Co-Working Membership up to ¬£350 per month.
  • In addition,¬†a generous¬†Personalised Workspace Budget¬†for bigger things like monitors, keyboards, desk chairs and headphones (up to ¬£720 per year).
  • We will give you a brand¬†new high-spec laptop¬†when you start, giving you the choice between a Thinkpad or Mac.


Remote does not mean distant. 

We arrange frequent get-togethers, remote socials and our famous ‚ÄėPop Up Parties‚Äô, and we do all we can to foster a community. We consider ourselves experts in the remote culture space.

We even have a dedicated Remote Experience Manager in the team, whose role is, among other things, to ensure your happiness, and help you integrate and be empowered whilst working remotely.


About the team

We’ve always optimised for quality over quantity when expanding our team, and we’d always rather run a team lean than simply fill seats for speed.

That means that we have Star teams full of Star players, across the board at Impala -- all of whom work to mutually elevate and support each other. 

We’re a group of high-performing, fast-moving, innovation-bent and product-obsessed individuals, who don’t take ourselves too seriously.

We have people on board from a range of impressive backgrounds, from big industry players (like SkyScanner,, Secret Escapes) to incredible startups (like Revolut, Truelayer, Paddle, Peak), plus lots more.

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