Back-End Engineer: Java & Python


YellowDog is hiring a back-end software engineer, working with Java and Python, to help develop our cloud native workload management and intelligent provisioning platform.


This is about delivering sophisticated new product features for release to our state-of-the-art software service that helps customers to schedule, deploy and manage their cloud compute optimally.


We can help you get to grips with our tech, the domain and its ecosystems. Your work will have a positive resource-saving impact for our customers, currently across the media and entertainment, life sciences, aerospace and financial services sectors. 


We're a small and expanding software development team building a unique orchestration and service mesh solution. It's a service-based architecture, where you may contribute substantial new code and ideas around any of; applications, distributed services, integration, systems, analytics and - optionally - the dashboard too. 


Java is our main language to do this, along with some Python for AI and analytics, and we can allocate projects that build upon your strengths, with mentoring and structure.


It's a fairly flat team structure and we employ an iterative, lightweight design process where everyone on the team gets to make input. We're Agile and manage our work using a gentle Kanban process with regular stand-ups and we encourage a lightweight, productive approach to development.


Joining YellowDog, you can enjoy the right mix of autonomy and ability to shape and influence your role.



What you'll be working on as a team

  • Building services that provide global compute coordination, resource scheduling, data management, adaptive data transfer, analytics, billing, access control etc.
  • Common abstraction to different cloud providers, optimised to best practice for each cloud provider
  • Integration with a rich ecosystem of tools and adjacent systems
  • Using our new compute platform to upgrade our large-scale CGI rendering application
  • Developing intelligent predictive scheduling and resource management based on heuristics and machine learning



We're looking for

  • Someone with solid grounding in software engineering, now ready to explore more challenging concepts 
  • Familiarity with Java - even if this hasn't been your main language
  • Understanding of - or strong appetite to learn - the inner workings of cloud applications, infrastructure, serverless etc.
  • Some exposure to any of; distributed applications, effective resource utilisation, concurrency, scheduling - or similar
  • Appreciation for clean code, good documentation and knowledge sharing
  • Adaptability, receptive to change and pragmatism



Our current technology mix - we'll help you get up to speed

Java | Spring Boot | MongoDB | Artemis | Reactive Streams | Python | scikit-learn | Django | Ansible | Service Mesh | JavaScript | Git | IntelliJ | CircleCI 



Salary and benefits

  • £50,000 – £55,000+ we’re keeping an open mind 
  • Flexible and family-friendly working practices – tell us what you need 
  • We are a hybrid environment with discretionary two or three days remote working per week but also a lovely central Bristol office space. 
  • 25 days of leave + your birthday | pension contribution | support for travel to conferences and delivering presentations | central office location with showers and secure bicycle parking 



About us

YellowDog enables companies across the globe to power their innovation with the most scalable cloud native scheduler. Businesses can accelerate complex data processes with ease by provisioning compute across multiple regions, availability domains and machine shapes. The YellowDog Platform automates the selection of the Best Source of Compute for every workload, delivering new levels of prediction and efficiency in cost and performance optimisation.  There are multiple uses of our technology, across multiple industries – from Life Sciences, to Financial Services, to Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations, to CGI and more. We look forward to exploring the kind of role we can build around you at YellowDog.  


Location: central Bristol (Runway East, Victoria Street), 5-10 minutes’ walk from each of Bristol Temple Meads station, St Nicholas food market and Cabot Circus shopping centre 


Timing: you may join us right away or by early Spring


Please note: applicants must be eligible for employment in the UK without requiring employer sponsorship – we are unable able to consider applicants that don’t already hold the necessary work permit for employment in the UK.


Even if your CV isn't ready, please talk with Andrew at techfolk to find out more:

0117 318 2447 | hello[at] | @andrew_techfolk


RECRUITERS: YellowDog has selected techfolk as our recruitment partner for this position, and cold calling and speculative applications are not welcomed