Backend Software Engineer (remote)

About CodeLeap

CodeLeap’s mission is to help ambitious entrepreneurs invent, build and scale software products. We currently do it in domains as diverse as education and specialised med-tech. Most of our projects start from scratch - an empty .js file or a whiteboard - and it is up to the creativity and technical talent of our team to come up with a great solution.

We believe in maximising the freedom of our team members. This means not only location independence and flexible hours, but also freedom to take ownership of projects, and to organise your work in a way that best supports your strengths. Besides freedom, we also believe in taking responsibility. All of us care deeply about building products that exceed the expectations of our clients and their users, and we are not afraid of working hard when it matters.

CodeLeap is not only a team of people with a passion for technology, we are proper geeks. As soon as we received our first client payment, we did the most reasonable thing we could think of: we got an Oculus. Outside of work, each of us enjoys being creative and curious - building software tools, DIY robots, playing musical instruments or weird video games.

If this sounds like the team you’d like to join, reach out! We are a young, early stage business, and you could play a very meaningful role in shaping our future. Let’s build the best software company in the world together!

We offer

  • Competitive pay - we believe in fair compensation for great work and our ambition is to find and keep talented people for many years to come.

  • Location independence - while CodeLeap was started in London, modern technology enables fully remote work.

  • Responsibility and freedom - you won’t be asked to put cover sheets on TPS reports.


  • Effective learner - while we default to Python/React/XD, we believe that the best programmers are capable of understanding and working with any technology that a particular project could require.

  • Capable of taking ownership of projects - once we agree on a high level goal, we expect you to be reasonable and thoughtful in implementing the right solution.

  • Excellent Python/Django skills - you are fluent with the Django framework and common related libraries.

  • Understanding of database tools and concepts - our default is PostgreSQL, but you should also be comfortable with NoSQL and related tools such as Elasticsearch

  • Understanding of DevOps and scalability - you know what it takes to write and manage software that serves 100,000 users.

  • Basic competence with JS/React - if necessary, you are comfortable diving into the frontend and troubleshooting.

  • Fluent written and spoken English - our primary natural language.


At our current stage we prefer working on a contract basis. As most of our clients are UK based, we also prefer if your typical work hours overlap with the UK time zone.

How to apply

We are not interested in working with outsourcing agencies. Please contact us only if you are applying for yourself.

To apply, email Include your CV, relevant examples of your past work, ideal starting date and anything else you’d like us to know.