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Senior Backend Developer

Spirit AI is building a tool to empower community managers in novel ways – an Ally to assist in nourishing communities to their fullest. Ally uses the latest advancements in machine learning to boil down the millions of lines of text communication in a community to the interactions that help and hurt the growth of the community.

As Senior Backend Developer you will help to cement the technical backbone of the Ally team. In this, you will work alongside the Spirit R&D experts to design and implement the cutting-edge of machine learning and data processing technology. This is a role for experienced backend developers who can hit the ground running.


  • Implementing the backend architecture for Ally
  • Supplying documentation, estimates, design and functional specifications for use by internal teams
  • Ensuring all code is written to a high standard, including testing and debugging
  • Interfacing with Ops Customer Service by fixing client-submitted defects
  • Recommending and assisting in the implementation of both hardware and software solutions
  • Bonus: Supporting frontend development
  • Bonus: Assisting clients in their integration of Ally in their systems


  • Computer Science degree
  • Minimum of 5 years software development experience
  • Backend code development with Ruby, Elixir, Node.js
  • Works effectively within an Agile framework, adhering to agile best practices and processes
  • Bonus: Frontend code development with HTML5, Bootstrap, ASP.NET C#, JavaScript, React, jQuery and CSS (SASS/LESS)
  • Bonus: Backend code development with Python, Gremlin, C#, C++, Java

Interested? Email us your cv