Backend Engineer new

You will be responsible for developing the server software required to support business needs, from design through to implementation and integration testing....

The Vision

Someone who understands that “what you build” is just as important as “how you build it”. Someone who wants to do more than just code. We want dreamers, creators, someone who likes to discuss ideas and push the boundaries of technology.

Who we are

Yoti is a global company whose aim is to be the world’s trusted identity system. We have seriously ambitious goals to become the world’s most secure and data sensitive company. Our passionate team works to improve the way people share their personal information. Innovative products like the Yoti mobile app help people to prove who they are online and in person.

We are creating a new concept. Something that has never been done before, Why not be part of something truly innovative and creative. Yoti is here to fight against fraud and build a secure identity system for individuals and businesses. We are a company who are pushing the boundaries of technology for a safer world.

Yoti is changing the way people prove their identity. Our products are built from the ground up to respect customers’ privacy and put you in control. We will never sell on customer data – we couldn’t even if we wanted to. Designing products that are simple to use and easy to understand in the world of privacy, security and personal data is a tough challenge. We are actively investing in growing our UX team as it’s an important part of our success.

More about this Team and Project

About the role

You will be responsible for developing the server software required to support business needs, from design through to implementation and integration testing.

The server software composes a microservice architecture and is written in Go (Golang), Node Js, GraphQl, with postgres powering highly available queues.

You will work as a member of a cross functional team working with talented, Go, GoLang, Node js, and Web developers and reporting to the Team Lead.

Working closely with the team members and the team lead to ensure that tech development and delivery is implemented to specification and with good quality.


About you

You enjoy solving problems

As part of a close team, you are able to communicate effectively with your colleagues.

At Yoti, we strive to only ever work in the best interests of our users. You share our commitment to honesty, transparency and excellency in all aspects of your work.

You are able to work with all parts of the business and to work directly with other teams, addressing any challenges and supporting business goals.

Able to quickly pick up and work on new requirements.

Able to take a project from inception to completion independently.

You should be actively interested in learning more about technology, and keeping up to date with new developments.

Skill set required

Understanding of Domain Driven Design and Mirco-services Architecture

Experience writing network-facing server software in a language such as Go, Nodejs, Sql Willing to learn and use Node js as a secondary language.

Knowledge of Postgres Databases

Linux knowledge (we deploy on Linux, but you can run whatever you like on your laptop!)

Knowledge of modern version control tools (we use git), and how to use them effectively (proper commit messages, code review)

Familiarity with shell scripting and command line tools

Knowledge of or interest in cryptography (we’ll teach you the rest on the job)

Nice to have skill set

Experience with any system programming language, especially Node js

Docker and/or Kubernetes

Blockchain experience

Experience designing high throughput systems


What’s in it for you?

Health Insurance

Life Insurance

25 days annual leave

5 ‘Selfie’ Days – for your own personal development; volunteering, charity events, etc

Learning opportunities (LinkedIn Learning, conferences, events, courses )

Team Events

Flexible working

Yoti Links

Find out what we’re up to in the Yoti Blog

See what our employees have to say about us on the Yoti Glassdoor

Have a read through our SDK

Check out our Github account for more code info

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with a company doing crazy-complex projects, in a fun and exciting environment, where creativity is rewarded – this is part of the Yoti DNA. We like people who have a positive attitude, transparent and are open and honest about their thoughts. Committed, collaborative and champion all of our principles and what we stand for.

We believe in equal opportunities

It takes a diverse community of passionate, talented and committed people to build a simpler, more secure way of proving identity. We’re an equal opportunity employer, so we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, with different outlooks and experiences.

Pre-employment checks

If your application is successful please be aware that as part of our pre-employment checks:

We will check your details against fraud prevention databases

We will check identity; address match; PEPs and sanctions; bank validation, verification, fraud checks, negative data (CCJ, bankruptcy)

If our investigations identify fraud or other criminal offences both when applying for a job and during your employment, we will record the details on the relevant fraud prevention databases. This information may be accessed from the UK and other countries and used by law enforcement agencies and other organisations to prevent fraud.

Please contact to get information on which fraud prevention databases we use.

Talent Pool

If we consider that you might be suitable for other roles in the future, we will keep your details so we can contact you about these other roles. If you do not want us to keep your details for this purpose, please e-mail or let us know at any time.