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Software Development Lead

Location: Beryl, The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA

SMIDSY Ltd T/A Beryl. Company registered in England, registration number: 07831245R.


Here at Beryl we have a clear vision... to build a better world by getting more people in cities on bikes. Our aim is to be the UK's leading micro-mobility company, delivering financially sustainable shared schemes to UK communities. We care about safety, the environment, and beautiful design.

Headed up by Emily Brooke, the British inventor and entrepreneur known for developing the Beryl (formerly Blaze) Laserlights used for Santander Cycles, our Head Office space is based in Bethnal Green, and is the creative hub of the Brand. It is here that critical product design decisions are made, supported by a best in class Tech Dev Department.

Teams which support the infrastructure of the business also play a key role in our success,  from Operations, Finance and People, to Business Development, Sales and Marketing. Our network of bike workshops are strategically positioned to support our local markets, all underpinned by a dedicated customer service team...

Beryl is growing...fast...and now is the most exciting time to join our team.



  • Managing a team of 5-10 full stack and React Native mobile developers
  • Brainstorming system architectures with the rest of the dev team
  • Working with design and UX teams
  • Designing and implementing Python-based microservice architecture components
  • Designing and implementing React-based server and web user interfaces
  • Writing unit and integration tests
  • Investigating and debugging issues raised in any environment
  • Building and improving DevOps processes
  • Contributing to weekly sprint planning
  • Contributing to open source projects

Required skills and experience

  • At least 5 years experience building web applications and back-end development in python
  • Experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Strong understanding of modern JavaScript (ES6), HTML and CSS
  • Experience working with React, React Native or Native Script
  • Experience building mobile applications for iOS or Android using either Obj-C/Swift or Java/Kotlin.
  • Experience of native build processes including deploying apps to App/Play Store 
  • Has developed containerised applications using Docker
  • DevOps experience AWS/Google Cloud 
  • Experience building REST APIs
  • Takes pride in readable, well-designed, well-tested software
  • A self-starter who can demonstrate that they can succeed working in a team that deals with ambiguity every day
  • Application management and deployment using Kubernetes

Nice to have experience

  • Experience with PostGIS, or any geography-heavy applications
  • Experience with NoSQL datastores (Redis, MongoDB, ElasticSearch)
  • DevOps experience with Terraform/Salt/Ansible
  • High-throughput realtime data processing with pubsub/queues/streaming data
  • Experience with GraphQL/Apollo
  • A DevOps mindset
  • Has contributed PRs to open source projects

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

London HQ

244-254 Cambridge Heath Rd
E2 9DA London Directions info@beryl.cc 020 3196 5244

Working at Beryl

We've worked hard to make our culture one that is positive, relaxed, and incredibly hardworking. We put a real emphasis on growth and personal development, and we encourage learning at every opportunity. 

We understand that there is life outside of Beryl, and we fully support this with flexible working, time off for volunteering and other commitments, and an enhanced parental leave scheme. We celebrate all of our wins, personal and professional.

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