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Forward Deployed Engineer

full-time Ripjar London

About Ripjar

Ripjar is a diverse, friendly and compelling place to work. We invite dedicated and talented individuals to join our exciting start up as we continue our journey to success! As a company we believe in motivation and inspiration as fundamental foundation blocks of our philosophy and culture, our team are the heartbeat of Ripjar and we work collaboratively to achieve our shared goals. We value innovation, self-motivation and achievement.

What are we looking for

You’ll be a self-starter capable of working in a fast paced development environment with the freedom to approach, own and solve problems independently, as well as part of a team. You will be representing Ripjar in challenging and complex environments where your creativity and problem solving skills will be exploited to the maximum. Experience in different distributed technologies including Kafka, Spark, Cassandra, MongoDB or ElasticSearch will also stand you in good stead for the role. You will be involved in integrating the Ripjar platform into existing, often complex, architectures.


  • Work closely with customers to understand their problems
  • Recommend architectural solutions to the wider engineering team
  • Interpret user requirements and respond with a coherent technical solution
  • Develop customisations and integrate the Ripjar platform into customer architectures


  • A proven background of working on complex distributed systems
  • Experience with some of the following: Javascript, Python, Kafka
  • Good communicator and able to confidently represent Ripjar to current and prospective customers
  • Happy to travel and work on customer sites between 25%-75% of your time
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced and challenging environment.

What’s in it for you?

Daily working in our office has developed a close knit team, but we appreciate the need for a work/life balance and constantly strive to achieve a flexible, fun and healthy environment for success. A Pool table for some competitive fun, weekly Yoga sessions to keep minds and bodies in check, regular social events, a fantastic panoramic view of the Cotswolds are all part and parcel of being part of one of the UK’s leading deep learning companies. Standard benefits include company pension, 25 days annual leave and private healthcare.

If you are interested in solving difficult problems, want to work in a collaborative, supportive team where everyone’s ideas are essential to success, why not become an intrinsic part of our journey?
published: Feb. 11, 2018

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