Senior Backend Developer

  • Big Couch Ltd
  • London, UK/Remote
  • May 24, 2018
Permanent Developer/Engineer | Blockchain

Job Description

Who we are:

The FilmChain ( platform is the transformational way to collect and allocate revenues for film and digital content. FilmChain is operating on the Ethereum Blockchain in order to increase transparency in the film and digital industries.


You will lead a small development team, with some team members in London and some working remotely. We are willing to allow the right candidate to work remotely for the first few months with intent of relocating to London in the future.  

You will run technical planning sessions with the other developers, product lead and designer, and break requirements down into tasks and estimate duration of the work. You’ll ensure that the team writes high quality, maintainable and well-tested code.

Some of the development team are students, and they will require extra guidance and mentoring from you, in how to work productively in a team and in learning technologies that they are not familiar with.

While you will be primarily responsible for the back-end development in Node.js, you will also be expected to contribute to all parts of the system, including the web-based user interface, and Ethereum smart contracts.

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • 6y+ dev experience 
  • Recent experience as a dev team lead 
  • 2y+ experience building web applications with Node.js 
  • Front-end dev experience using React or Angular 
  • An interest in Blockchain technologies 
  • Experience planning a project from the start and making high-level architectural decisions 
  • Experience managing an Amazon EC2 instance or similar

Optional Experience (this is not required but would be useful to have): 

  • Ethereum/Solidity dev experience 
  • Contributions to blockchain-related open source projects
  • Experience working at startups as the main developer
  • Experience working with a remote team
  • Experience setting up builds on Bamboo (or similar CI tool)


  • Be transparent to build trust
  • Positive Impact
  • Innovative
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Evolving & Adaptable

We want to hear from you!

If you feel like you have the experience and drive to help our small but growing team achieve their vision then don't hesitate to get in touch at

Want to know more about us?

Feel free to follow the links below and find out more about what we do! 

Thanks for reading,

Team Big Couch

Pay Rate

£40k-£55k, Salary with employee option pool