Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Lightricks is a pioneer in innovative technology that bridges the gap between imagination and creation. As an AI-first company, with a mission to build an innovative photo and video creation platform, we aim to enable content creators and brands to produce engaging, top-performing content. Our state-of-the-art technology is focused on photo and video processing and is based on both groundbreaking facial recognition and generative AI features.

Our photo and video editing tools, including Facetune, Videoleap, and Photoleap, offer endless possibilities and inspiration, while the company’s brand platform, Popular Pays, offers brands the opportunity to scale their content by partnering with creators We focus on putting creators in the center and empowering them from the moment inspiration strikes.

Behind our successful apps is a collection of backend systems that support all of our essential services. The Horizontal Projects team designs and develops reliable and scalable backend systems. We have a lot of responsibility as we have a direct and broad impact on all of our products. We are engineers who care about architecture and appreciate simple and effective solutions, with simple and easy to use software interfaces.

What you will be doing:

  • Designing and building highly available mission critical microservices and APIs.
  • Designing and building scalable data pipelines that integrate with multiple internal and external data sources.
  • Designing and building campaign automation systems.
  • Designing and building web applications, dashboards and reports for our users.
  • Designing and building automations for infrastructure, deployments and monitoring.
  • Writing clean, maintainable and testable code, and inspiring others to do the same.
  • Identifying and implementing software engineering best practices.
  • Brainstorming feature design, system architecture improvements and troubleshooting.

Your skills and experience:

  • 3+ years of experience writing backend systems in any high-level programming language.
  • Interested in working on backend systems using Python.
  • Experience with building scalable microservices and data pipeline systems.
  • Experience with SQL databases.
  • Experience with Javascript and React - a plus.
  • Smart and know how to get things done.
  • Highly independent, accountable and a team player.


  • Stock Options.
  • Private Medical Insurance. (Optical & Dental cover) including your loved ones.
  • Life Assurance
  • £3,000 Annual Lunch allowance.
  • Free on-site catered lunches.
  • £500p/a Well-being allowance.
  • Free Coffee, Breakfast & snacks.
  • £250p/a Professional development allowance.
  • Pension Contributions (7%).
  • Holiday (25 days).
  • Seasonal & Anniversary Vouchers.
  • Hybrid & Flexible working.
  • Cool office space in central London.
  • Volunteering Opportunities.
  • Frequent social activities - away-days, happy hours, team building, yoga, creative workshops.