Senior Backend Software Engineer (Remote - U.K. Based)

Description: As a Senior Backend Software Engineer at Accredible, you step into a role driven by purpose, where our co-founders’ passion permeates our culture, product, and customer service. Operating remotely from the United Kingdom, you become an integral part of a highly cooperative, supportive, and productive team dedicated to enhancing and extending Accredible’s software services.

About the Role: Joining a remote-working team, you’ll play a key role in improving and extending Accredible’s software services. Encouraged to actively contribute to technical design decisions and mentor other developers, your influence extends within your team and throughout the global Accredible development community. Working with conscientious individuals from Engineering and Product, you contribute to pushing the Accredible software platform forward through collaboration, respect, questioning, and assistance.

Main Focuses – What You’ll Work On:

  • Designing and driving new changes to enhance service performance.
  • Collaborating with junior software engineers to guide them in design thinking and code implementation.
  • Innovating and contributing to the technical roadmap for ongoing improvements.
  • Participating in code reviews, providing feedback and commenting on alternative approaches.
  • Investing in the documentation of best practices and coding patterns.
  • Solving complex debugging, testability, and deployability problems.
  • Collaborating across teams to ensure consistency.
  • Improving stability and consistency of existing and new backend code.

Skills Knowledge and Expertise – Your Areas of Expertise:

  • Over 5 years of software development experience.
  • Proficiency in Ruby on Rails, with exposure to technologies like Kafka, OpenSearch/Elasticsearch considered a plus.
  • Experience in building API-driven applications or endpoints.
  • Proficiency in PgSQL, Redis, and/or ElasticSearch.
  • In-depth understanding of database concepts and object modeling, with advanced experience in PgSQL (e.g., query optimization, index management).
  • Quick learner with the ability to absorb and utilize new information.
  • Strong design and architecture skills.
  • Familiarity with software engineering best practices (e.g., unit testing, code reviews, design documentation).
  • Passion for mentorship and contributing to scalable projects.
  • Ability to break down problems into smaller iterative steps.

Bonus Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Enjoy organizing and scoping high-priority projects and plans.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines (e.g., GitHub Actions, CircleCI).
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code (e.g., Terraform, Ansible).
  • Infrastructure experience with Amazon Web Services or other cloud providers (e.g., AWS Lambda, Aurora, Kinesis, MSK).
  • Love collaborating within a tight-knit team.


  • Flexibility with an overall polyglot mindset.
  • Honesty & integrity, prioritizing quality over deadlines.
  • Openness to criticism & ideas, seeking continuous refinement.
  • Ability to engage in crucial conversations professionally.
  • Learning & development-focused with a proactive mindset.
  • Ability to take initiative, responsibility, and independently solve technical problems.

Benefits – Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary.
  • 35 days annual vacation.
  • Pre-IPO equity shares.
  • Generous sick time and compassionate leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Paid long-term disability (LTD).
  • Flexible hours & remote work, aligned with team time zones.
  • A high-energy, collaborative, and supportive high-growth organization.
  • Two hours per week (paid) for personal learning.
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • Many additional perks!

About Us: Accredible empowers educational institutions, corporate development programs, and learning management platforms to issue digital credentials. Our clientele includes Google, Harvard, MIT, Oxford University, and more. After hitting profitability and raising our Series A, we’ve grown to a team of over 100, fostering an open, inclusive, and global culture.

Open and Inclusive. We welcome people of any background. Remote First. A truly global team, thriving wherever our team members thrive. Growing Strong. Expanding rapidly while maintaining a friendly, inclusive, and collaborative culture. We Love What We Do. Our co-founders’ passion for Accredible’s purpose permeates our culture, product, and customer service.


Join Accredible, where innovation, purpose, and growth converge. As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, you’ll contribute to shaping the future of digital credentials and drive educational and career journeys on a global scale. Be part of a team that embraces diversity, values continuous learning, and makes a meaningful impact.


Q: Can I work from anywhere in the U.K.?

Yes, this role is fully remote, allowing you to work from anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Q: What technologies will I be working with?

The main platform is Ruby on Rails, with additional technologies such as Kafka, OpenSearch/Elasticsearch, PgSQL, Redis, and ElasticSearch.

Q: How often do performance reviews occur?

Performance reviews are conducted regularly to ensure your professional growth aligns with the company’s goals.

Q: What is the team culture like?

The team culture is collaborative, supportive, and focused on achieving common goals. We value open communication and encourage active participation.

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