Backend Software Engineer (remote)

About CodeLeap

CodeLeap helps ambitious organisations and entrepreneurs invent, build and scale software products. We currently do it in domains as diverse as education or 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 still a young 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. Read about our values here.


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

  • Gets things done - you live up up to your commitments. Once you say something will be done, the rest of the team should rest assured that it will.

  • 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 other related tools such as Elasticsearch or Firebase.

  • 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.


Our team members work on a contract basis. Most of our team is UK/EU based, so we prefer if your usual working hours overlap with European time zones.

How to apply

We are not interested in working with outsourcing or recruiting 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.