Senior Software Engineer - Remote Belfast Only

SocialChorus, Remote - Belfast

Transforming how workers and organizations connect every day

Duration: Full-Time

Who We Are

Firstup is fundamentally changing how organisations communicate and connect. We aim to be the backbone of the entire Digital Employee Experience. From the front line to the C-suite, we help deliver targeted information at the right time, in the right place, and in the right language. We are unifying the digital workplace and giving workers personalised access to all the systems, resources, and applications they need to do their jobs. 

Joining Firstup means joining a movement to connect every worker. This movement has taken root and is evident in our world-class customer base and their millions of employees worldwide. Now we need your help.  If you are ready to make a difference in the world, come join us!

Position Summary

We're looking for talented Senior Software Engineers to join our  team!  You will have opportunities to work closely with customers to solve real technology challenges. We are rapidly expanding and you will be responsible for delivering new solutions and services while constantly improving our approach to architecture, scale, availability and fault-tolerance. Engineering is a craft, and at Firstup we believe the internals of our technology should be as elegant as user experience. If there is a specific challenge you are looking for, we most likely have it for you.   

Teams are empowered and supported to do their best work every day. We work in cross-functional autonomous product teams, so you'll interact with Product Managers, Designers, QA, and other engineers on a daily basis. You will partner with others across the company in shared codebases, and contribute directly to other services when needed. We iterate quickly to see what works and what doesn’t and follow the data to drive our strategy. We encourage you to take chances and fail because that is how we learn and grow. We are a distributed team and have been since day 1. We build solutions for distributed workforces so we model our workforce the same way. In this role you really can work where you want within the United Kingdom.


  • Apply broad, in-depth knowledge to develop and maintain large-scale multi-tenant services in the cloud.
  • Identify, analyse, and resolve system availability, reliability, and performance issues.
  • Serve as a technical expert across teams on industry standards and best practices to help others solve complex problems.
  • Write high-quality code (i.e., reliable, readable, efficient, testable), provide quality code reviews, and create comprehensive tests and quality documentation.
  • Design, develop, and lead the resolution of complex problems across teams.
  • Design future ready solutions and address architectural gaps.
  • Identify opportunities and advocate for better performance and efficiency of software, systems, processes across teams.
  • Encourage and promote ideas/opinions of others from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

You Have

  • 5+ years of experience building reliable, performant applications and micro-services
  • Comfort and proven experience developing on the front-end, back-end, and even the database.
  • Technical depth and mastery in at least one software engineering topic (networking, security, serverless, event streams, etc..)
  • Excitement and drive to build beautiful, intuitive products.
  • Innate curiosity, and a desire to learn and teach.
  • Empathy for your customers and colleagues.
  • Eagerness to share your own ideas, and openness to those of others.
  • Experience working with .NET Framework.
  • Experience working in C# and ASP.NET MVC but identify as a polyglot.
  • Experience using Javascript frameworks in production (we use React.js).

You Might Have

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Helm.
  • Experience with AWS.
  • Experience with ML, AI.
  • Experience working for a startup and/or SaaS organisation.
  • Open-source contributions and history of side-projects.
Why Firstup? 

Because you care. About people, the work you do, and the connections you make. Work is such a large part of life, it only makes sense to make it awesome.

If you want to engage brilliant minds in a true start-up environment where ideas are rewarded regardless of who they come from, join us. This is a rapidly changing space so if you thrive on ambiguity, are hungry for a challenge, and have the guts to speak your mind it could be a perfect fit.

Come for the challenges, come for engaging people in a casual and friendly environment. Come for the unlimited PTO, the health benefits, the 401k plan, the annual retreats (including family), the twice-a-year hackathons, the 10% exploratory time, the ability to contribute to open source, and the potential to work from anywhere.

Whatever the reason you come to Firstup, your new co-workers along with a leadership team who truly believes in your growth both professionally and personally will keep you here.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


About SocialChorus

Every organization’s most valuable assets are its people SocialChorus is the leading workforce communications platform that transforms how workers and organizations connect every day. Designed for every worker from head office to the front line, our solution enables a more informed, connected and supported workforce. Organizations that depend on SocialChorus are able to connect and align their teams, power organizational initiatives and measure the business outcomes.


Want to learn more about SocialChorus? Visit SocialChorus's website.