Senior Software Engineer

Metropolitan Borough of Solihull
GBP 60,000 - 80,000
Job description
Join our team as a Senior Software Engineer! We're looking for an extremely talented and passionate Senior Software Engineer to join our team, you'll play a critical role in ensuring the successful operation of our internal systems, providing the various functions within the business with innovative and near-real time applications that help us to run our online & IRL experiences, cool eh?!


  • Using Golang to build event driven solutions to support critical business processes
  • Building scalable software leveraging AWS Serverless technologies such as; Lambda, EventBridge, SQS, DynamoDB
  • Working closely with the other engineering teams to build APIs (REST & GraphQL) to support and deliver world class features for our customers
  • Focus on creating testable, maintainable and scalable code following Tech standards
  • Working in the Tech team with an Agile development approach
  • Maintaining existing services, ensuring a high standard of observability and proactive monitoring, in addition to responding to incidents. (Especially during peak sale periods critical to business success!)
  • As a senior you'll be expected to own the solution approach and implementation of business features

Essential Criteria:

  • Must have experience in software engineering and writing production code in Golang or another strict typed language
  • Experience using cloud based serverless services (such as AWS Lamba, Google Cloud Run or Azure Functions)
  • Must have a demonstrable knowledge building and maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience designing, setting up databases as well as have an understanding of relational and non-relational approaches
  • Experience designing, building and maintaining scalable APIs
  • An understanding of Event Driven Architecture concepts
  • Experience using Git and understand branching strategies
  • Experience implementing quality and testing best practices within the services you produce, such as unit testing and contract testing
  • Commercial Awareness and a creative problem solver with the ability to think laterally and understand the cost and value drivers within a competitive business environment

  • Experience doing performance testing and ensuring your services can scale effectively to meet forecasted demand
  • Experience implementing security best practices within the services you produce
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Agile practises, such as Kanban and Scrum
  • Great communication skills to easily convey complex problems to different stakeholders
  • Be a collaborative team player who is comfortable working in a high pressure, fast paced environment where identifying issues & implementing solutions
  • Understands the importance of utilising Tech Debt & can articulate the value in addressing it
Please note: This is a hybrid role and would require the successful candidate to attend at least 3 days a week in GSHQ, Solihull, UK.

CLOSING DATE: 4th April 2024


Our mission is to be a place where everyone belongs. We're an equal opportunities employer, and for us that means we always strive to be as inclusive as possible in all aspects of employment, right from your application. We're committed to finding reasonable adjustments* for candidates with specific needs or have a disability during our recruitment process, and all applicants will be considered fairly and equally. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. *If you'd like to request a reasonable adjustment please email


We're here to unite the conditioning community. We believe that putting the sweat in today, prepares us for tomorrow. So, we give people the tools they need to reach further, go faster, be stronger. We celebrate those who show up - for themselves - to be their physical or mental best, whatever that means for them. It's what we want for our community, and our team. A team that's growing rapidly around the world. A collective of talented individuals working together to invent Gymshark's future. Our plans are ambitious, and we're looking for people who want to join us for the ride - our growth will be your growth.


Competitive 'Win Together, Lose Together' Bonus

Choice of Private Medical Insurance or Healthcare Cash Plan, paid for by us!

25 days holidays + your birthday and all the Bank Holidays which can be substituted and taken whenever you want.

A truly Flexible Working Culture

A collaborative, creative and inspiring working environment

Employer pension contributions up to 7%

Life Assurance at four times your basic salary

50% Gymshark Discount

Gymshark Gift Card for each year of service

Financial, Physical and Mental Wellbeing Support

Great Training and Learning Resources

Choice of hardware and access to the best software

Paid time off when you're physically and mentally unwell

Very Generous Family Leave package - we support you extending your family

Refuel - Healthy fresh food at GSHQ

Lifting Club (LC) Gym Membership

Free monthly massages

Beauty and Barber facilities

Free on-site parking

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