Cloud Engineer

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom Full-time

Software Engineer - Cloud

Build great technology that improves millions of lives.


Simprints builds cutting edge technology for some of the poorest and most challenging environments on earth. We are working at the exciting interface of biometrics, technology  and  international development: changing the status quo in the way NGOs and governments deliver vital services like vaccines, health care, finance, and emergency aid. Working with top partners like Google, Microsoft and ARM, we design and develop hardware and software using cutting edge and modern tools like Firebase, Angular 4, and Kubernetes that reach millions of beneficiaries. Simprints aims to support over 4.48 million people by 2021.  

We are looking for Software Engineers with a focus in Cloud development to join our growing tech team. You will be responsible for designing our data models, cloud infrastructure, and authentication tools, including anticipating future needs and foreseeing bottlenecks. You will also have a passion for security design and you will ensure that our software and systems are designed and implemented to the highest security standards. You will perform technical security assessments, code reviews and vulnerability testing to highlight risk, helping our tech team and external partners to improve security. You will also work closely with engineers in the team to design and build proactive methods to enhance our approach to security.

You need to be sharp, collaborative, a quick learner, and able to thrive in a startup environment. Past experience with any of the specialities below, and the genuine desire to develop world-class skills, are the ideal fit. You will have a wide-breadth of knowledge, always looking to learn and improve.  

Why Simprints?

  • The latest tools. Kotlin, Firebase, Typescript, TensorFlow, SafetyNet, FirebaseAuth, Google ID JWTs… Excited yet?
  • Opportunity to help millions of beneficiaries!
  • Co-workers committed to writing high quality code.
  • Truly flexible working hours. More efficient late at night? That’s fine by us, start after lunch. We are looking for people who get the job done, not for people who get the job done between 9am and 5pm.
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Field work around the world
  • Fun, fast-paced Scrum culture
  • Quarterly ‘Lego’ days where you can work on any project you want
  • Free gym memberships and additional wellness budget!
  • Free healthy breakfast and snacks!
  • Coolest office in Cambridge (it’s a 14th century castle!)

General Requirements:

Tech Skills:

  • Computer Science degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, or Amazon Web Services
  • Relevant work experience in web application security
  • Experience of performing technical security assessments, code reviews and design assessments
  • Knowledge of security standards, such as TLS (SSL), AES, and OAuth 2.0
  • Highly capable at reading and writing complex code
  • Ability to break down complex ideas into simple pieces
  • Understand the importance of automated and scalable testing
  • Passion for great design and user experience

Human Skills:

  • Learning. You love learning new things and can pick up new tools quickly
  • Flexibility. The best tool for the job won’t always be the most familiar tool
  • Detail-oriented. You understand the importance of the small things
  • Passion. If building technology for global health sounds exciting, we want to meet you

What are your responsibilities?

  • Design Simprints technical infrastructure to support projects all over the world, helping Simprints scale to literally millions of beneficiaries
  • Leverage modern tools to achieve as much as possible while being part of a top tier yet small development team
  • Write high quality robust code that is easy to test and maintain, and runs reliably in challenging settings
  • Develop highly scalable solutions to problems that matter, improving the lives of our beneficiaries
  • Develop tools to monitor the usage of Simprints to detect any security "attacks"
  • Diagnose the current security level of our app and backend, and lead security related revamp of our code
  • Regularly audit our security to keep it top notch by penetration testing and focusing on security during code reviews

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