Senior Backend Engineer

£50,000 - £60,000 | Belfast, Northern Ireland


Budibase is an open-source low code platform, designed for speed and customisation. When you need to build, launch, and grow a web application, Budibase has you covered. To date, we’ve received over 10,000 signups from the likes of F1, Deloitte, KPMG and we’re a few weeks from private beta. We have also recently secured a funding round and are seeking to expand our team in Belfast as we take our product to the next level.

The Role

We are looking for a backend JavaScript engineer who is passionate about all parts of the web app development process. Here are some of the great things about working at budibase:

  • Work on an open source product in an extremely exciting market.
  • “Be the customer” - Develop a product that you could potentially use
  • Have a lot influence and input in the direction of the product
  • Huge opportunities for growth both technically and professionally
  • Work closely with design and engineering staff to deliver a fantastic user experience for our customers
  • Take ownership of parts of the product and codebase
  • Present your ideas in a clear and effective manner to the rest of the team
  • Be an integral player as part of a small development team
  • Help manage and implement processes that make Budibase a fantastic place to work
  • Write code every day in a dynamic, greenfield environment

Tech Stack

At Budibase, we love using lean and modern open source web technologies. Here are some of the main ones we work with.

  • Svelte
  • NodeJS
  • Koa
  • Lerna
  • Jest
  • Rollup
  • Babel
  • Amazon Web Services

The Ideal Candidate

Education and qualifications are great, but not a huge deal to us in comparison to the right personality and attitude we are looking for to help us make Budibase the best company it can be. We love to see creative, hard-working folks who enjoy building cool things. Please feel free to include evidence of your side projects, Github account or things you have built in your job application. We would be thrilled to see them!

  • 4+ years experience working with NodeJS
  • 2+ years experience with a major cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure). Some AWS services we use include ECS, Lambda, Kinesis, Cognito, API Gateway, S3, Cloudfront and more.
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience using and configuring the modern JavaScript stack
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Experience building cloud native products
  • Curious, driven and motivated to learn
  • Passionate about quality software
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience working in a startup
  • Entrepreneurial and Scrappy
  • Experience using version control and git - good understanding of a team based software development process

Nice to Haves

  • Frontend Development Experience
  • Experience using low-code/no-code products like Airtable or Zapier
  • Experience using UI Kits like Material UI, Bootstrap or Tailwind


  • £50,000 - £60,000 salary
  • 35 days holiday
  • Work from Home
  • Flexible, autonomous working culture
  • Pension Scheme
  • Budget to spend on a new laptop and home office setup

How to apply

Either email us your CV at careers at, or use the form below to submit your CV:

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Budibase is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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