Product Engineer

London, United Kingdom expand job description ↓


Buyapowa helps retailers amplify their online customer network and acquire new customers through social referrals. Our platform plugs straight into a client's existing website and has powered introduce-a-friend programmes for brands such as O2, EE, Ocado, and Space.NK.

At Buyapowa, we run not a technical team or a development team, but a product team. Our team of five is looking to bring in another talented person to make us even better.

You are interested in

  • Making software that's useful, valuable and better than before
  • Working on a diverse set of engineering challenges
  • Thinking about the customer/user, contributing product ideas, and discovering insights through A/B testing, analytics, etc.
  • A supportive learning environment with a diverse team in terms of skill sets, levels of experience and background
  • Having the freedom to solve problems creatively
  • Working with very clear demand for your output

What you will do on our team

  • Build amazing user-facing features, working across the entire stack
  • Take full ownership of projects from design to implementation and deployment, with skilled support from everyone on the team
  • Tackle tough engineering and product problems
  • Come up with new ideas alongside our design team to continually iterate on the experience
  • Work cross-functionally to evaluate the relative importance of and need for product initiatives

Find out more about how we work on our tech team page.


Minimum requirements

  • Experience working with Ruby (at least one year), Rails and relational databases
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • Great team-working and communication skills
  • Desire and ability to learn quickly
  • Empathy for the end user

Bonus skills

  • Experience with Elixir
  • Experience with other high-level languages
  • Experience with CoffeeScript, Sass and Slim
  • Understanding of OOP JavaScript
  • Experience with Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Previous experience in a similar industry


  • On-demand retrospectives with milkshakes
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Multi-cultural, multi-background team
  • Hardware budget and a big screen
  • Conference budget
  • Diverse tech stack – right tools for the right job
  • No timesheets!
  • A .gif for all seasons

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