Full Stack API Engineer

London – permanent/full time

Job Brief

We are looking for a server side focused, full stack developer, who cares deeply about building, scaling & consuming Restful API’s  within an agile team of developers.

We'd like you to:

  • Be a major stakeholder in the planning and build of Snap’s greenfield Restful API
  • Plan and communicate your endpoints effectively, fostering good relationships with the team members who are responsible for consuming them
  • Participate in peer code review
  • Be unafraid of consuming your own endpoints
  • Help us Architect as we scale.

What our Technology means to us:

  • Open Source frameworks are key – Vue.js, Python, Django Rest Framework, PHP and Laravel
  • Relational databases are core to our business –  MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • We cannot live without our NoSQL databases – Redis, Neo4J
  • We spend time building our product, not other peoples’ – Heroku, Intercom, Google Tag Manager, Hotjar
  • We are modern engineers – Restful API’s, ES6, design patterns, Pep8, AirBnB Styleguide
  • We care about each other – peer reviews, architectural cohesion
  • We love to learn – cutting-edge technologies (Weex), conference and training budgets

We'd like you to aspire to:

  • Continue using your previous experience building API’s to help us build ours
  • Help us to keep the ship afloat whilst we re-engineer from the ground up
  • Care about the way in which we query our data
  • Plan your endpoints with other stakeholders before reaching for your coding headphones
  • Desire to continue to write clean and testable code
  • Enjoy working within an Agile environment, and feel comfortable estimating the complexity of your work
  • Love working with other sociable people in an open and collaborative way
  • Celebrate personal successes
  • Acknowledge our failures as a team


  • Your benefits will include holiday entitlement of 25 days per year for a full time employee, in addition to public holidays
  • Slack first
  • Gentle dress code
  • Access to the company share options scheme
  • Craft beer in the fridge for weekly retrospectives
  • There’s also lunch and learns (think TED talks with free lunch!)
  • weekly company check-ins (free beer – other options are available!) an open forum with the exec team for discussing the company’s direction and open floor discussion of the things which matter most
  • Periodic company wide Quality Day projects
  • You will have access to Perkbox, our team benefits platform that gives you access to over 200 perks such as big brand discounts; premium rewards and lifestyle perks
  • You will be enrolled into our workplace pension scheme. We’ll make employer contributions into your retirement pot and you’ll make member contributions
  • You will also receive free travel on Snap coach services – a benefit that will only grow as we grow!

Apply now