Software Developer (Data pipeline)

Location    London (Uxbridge), UK

Ava is a global technology company with offices in the UK, Norway, and the USA. We exist because we believe that we can create a better, smarter way to deliver security.

We inject intelligence into our approach to security and all our solutions. We help organisations see, understand, and act on their surroundings to protect their people, business, and reputation in real-time.

We know that the best way to meet our goals is with a diverse team, where everyone’s voice is heard. We’re proud that our company comprises 24 nationalities and we’re always looking to increase the variety of ideas and points of view at Ava.

We founded Ava Cyber in 2016 and Ava Video in 2018 and the two companies merged in 2020 to become a unified security provider with extensive capital investment from Ubon Partners.

About this position

You will work in our Infrastructure and API team to develop and improve our data pipeline. Your job will consist of building new features, optimising performance and helping to scale the Ava Reveal solution. As an experienced developer, you will also help to drive the technical direction of the product.

The Infrastructure and API team is responsible for building our data pipeline, processing hundreds of thousands of events per second, and designing and implementing powerful search APIs to access this data.

We are a small company with a diverse team, so you will also be involved in mentoring graduate developers. This is extremely important and is a part of all of our experienced developer roles.

At Ava, you will make a defining contribution to the development of our new disruptive product, which is a next-generation security solution. Together with our video security department, you will also get the opportunity to shape our unified security solution.

About you

You’re not expected to have all of the following skills, but they will be useful in performing your job.

We are looking for someone who: 

  • Has experience in building scalable database solutions and crafting well-designed APIs from the ground up
  • Has 3+ years experience working as a software developer
  • Enjoys squeezing the most out of search and query performance, has an understanding of profiling and tracing tools and understands how best to structure data to optimise performance
  • Wants a career where their creative abilities will make a difference to the world of technology and where they will be part of an impressive R&D environment
  • Is passionate about writing high quality code 
  • Can demonstrate outstanding technical ability
  • Is proficient in English

At Ava Security we default to programming using Go, but also use a wide variety of different languages and frameworks. It's not expected that you would be familiar with Go (or any of the other languages we use) but you should be enthusiastic and willing to learn new things.

It is also considered a bonus if you have:

  • Experience of designing and building large scale data pipelines
  • Understanding of service-oriented architectures and building cloud based products
  • Familiarity with some of the technology we base our solution around, e.g. Elasticsearch, Kafka, PostgreSQL, GRPC, REST APIs, Kubernetes
  • Experience of mentoring and technical leadership.

We are looking for a team player who thinks holistically, enjoys solving complex problems and thrives working autonomously, while not afraid to ask for input and learn from their teammates if they’re stuck.

Does this sound like you? We'd love you to apply, even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements and qualifications.

What we offer

  • Attractive salary with possibility for stock options
  • Flexible working hours
  • A remote-friendly organisation, with colleagues working remotely either part or full-time
  • A startup with solid financial backing and long-term horizon
  • Travel opportunities, as we have R&D offices in London & Oslo and Sales offices in the US
  • An international group of colleagues, working on anything from hardware, software, user experience, artificial intelligence, machine learning, audio/video processing, and analytics, mechanical, and industrial design.
  • Visa sponsorship available
  • Newly refurbished and modern offices with disabled access and good transport links at The Charter Building in Uxbridge, London, UK.

Ava is dedicated to encouraging and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We know that we are able to develop and learn better with a diverse group of people. The experiences, ideas, knowledge, self-expression and talent of our employees forms our culture and is instrumental in our success.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, colour, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category.