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Senior Software Engineer

Let’s Do This

Let’s Do This

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

Let’s Do This is the online company getting people offline.

We exist to inspire people across the world to come together and experience moments that make them feel alive. The first vertical we’re focusing on is mass participation sports events, where we’re proud to be the global leader.

We now take over 750,000 bookings every year, driving growth for our industry from the large-scale experiences like the UK’s Great North Run and San Francisco’s Bay To Breakers to hero races like the Hackney Half, the London Triathlon, or grassroots runs like those from RunThrough.

We’ve grown exponentially in the UK since our launch in 2017 and are now in the process of expanding within the US market with the same energy our brand represents. Our investors include Tier 1 VCs NFX, EQT, Y-Combinator and legendary individuals Serena Williams and Usain Bolt.

How did we do it? With an exceptional team. The Let’s Do This team brings in experience ranging from London’s fastest growing start-ups to the world's biggest tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Deliveroo, King and Skyscanner. Having just been named as one of the UK’s top 15 startups 2021 by LinkedIn, it couldn't be a more exciting time to join our team.

The Team

Our product teams are truly full stack, focussed on vertical slices of the product rather than horizontally along technology lines. Whilst we don’t expect everyone to be an expert at everything, a willingness to dive into the unknown and tackle technical challenges at any layer in the stack are essential to succeeding as an engineer at Let’s Do This.

The Role

At Let’s Do This, our Software Engineers are an integral part of our product development process. We are not a co mpany that believes engineers should be hidden away from decisions, churning out code for features decided from upon high. Instead, our Engineers form strong bonds with cross-functional peers in Product Management, Data Science, Design and others to become experts working full stack across vertical slices of the product rather than horizontally along technology lines.

As a SW Engineer you’ll get to work with a range of new and emerging technology and tools but also hep to evolve what we use in the future. We value engineering knowledge over specific coding languages, thus consider people from many backgrounds, but we are mainly JavaScript focused

Our current tech stack includes;
Node, AWS Lambda and Typescript to write our backend (micro)services;
React, Apollo and BaseWeb to create engaging user interfaces;
MongoDB for most persistent data storage & Amazon EventBridge for our asyn event bus;
Docker and Amazon ECS to schedule and run our services.

What you'll do:

-Every day you’ll be working closely with peers in the wider product org to define the future of the product
-Engaging with designers to build and improve the UX of our core products
-Working with our data scientists to design, run and verify your work using our in-house experimentation and feature flagging framework
-Actively contributing to every stage in the product development lifecycle, and owning the development of new features from conception to completion
-Shaping the future of our tech platform across the full stack
Working in a small, tight-knit team with a rapid iteration cycle - typically a week.

About you:

You love building products in cross discipline teams using an iterative approach, driven by user feedback and data insight;
You care deeply about providing a great user experience to our users;
You enjoy working across the stack with modern technologies;
You are not afraid of ambiguity and thrive when helping set the direction of the team;
You understand the importance of prioritisation in your work to ensure a good balance between business impact and code quality;
You have interests that span the full stack - from building performant web experiences to debugging traffic latency in our AWS stack.
You are a keen learner and love sharing your knowledge with others.

Our Story...

Launched in 2017, we're an ambitious team motivated by a shared passion for helping people discover and take part in life-changing challenges. We participated in Y Combinator in winter 2018, and since then have raised $30m in funding from leading VC funds and angels and are entering our next phase of growth.

Running, triathlon, cycling, obstacle racing and many other endurance sports are booming, but it's really difficult to find great events. With the largest database of events in the world, and an engaged community of endurance sports enthusiasts, we're making it easy to find great races, whilst helping race organisers to reach new participants.

The pandemic has confirmed what we have always known, that experiences are better and more meaningful when done with others. We are determined to help people engage with more epic experiences, and enhance those experiences further by enabling participation together.