Software Development Engineer II - Backend



Software Engineering
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Software Development Engineer - Backend
South West London

Zapp is looking for Back End Software Development Engineers who relish solving complex problems with the simplest possible solutions. Our backend systems are responsible for streamlining inventory management, helping our customers find exactly what they’re looking for, and making sure our riders get to our customers as soon as possible.

As our company enters its next stage of growth, we seek engineers with an appetite for ambiguity, a willingness to roll up their sleeves and the leadership skills to guide small teams towards high-quality deliverables

Zapp is London’s leading digital-first, premium convenience retailer and we are relentlessly focused on growing and developing the best-in-class premium convenience proposition for our customers.

Main responsibilities

  • Understand the goals of the business.
  • Propose and build systems that help stakeholders move towards these goals.
  • Understand our growth targets and fix bottlenecks in our systems that would prevent us from reaching them.
  • Increase the quality of the quantity of commits pushed to production.
  • Help your manager grow a mature team of engineers.
  • Define KPIs for performance.
  • Be the voice of Engineering in quarterly/annual planning

The ideal candidate will have the following

  • Professional experience (5 years plus) as a back end developer scaling applications within fast paced environment.
  • Strong Typescript skills and experience with NestJS/NextJS
  • Experience using GCP or AWS
  • Knowledge of GraphQL


  • Competitive salary & equity package
  • Enjoy 25 days holiday per year (plus all bank holidays)
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Extended sick pay and maternity / paternity leave pay
  • Make use of our home office allowance for office supplies

At Zapp we embrace diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment. We firmly believe that a variety of backgrounds & perspectives make our team stronger and bring our product closer to the customer.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we make all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.