Senior Software Engineer

Peak AI - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
Published on
16 September 2019
21 October 2019

Purpose of the Role

To help build the the Peak AI System - a new system of intelligence that allows companies to quickly harness the power of AI.

The Opportunity 

The AI platform incorporates machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to revolutionise the way companies use their data. Our team of engineers are at the forefront of developments in the emerging AI sector, building the Peak AI System and delivering AI Solutions to clients.

You will gain highly desirable skills and commercially focussed experience; bridging the gap between traditional software engineering and the AI & ML space. Peak are an advanced AWS partner, as such you will get exposure to new tools and support to study AWS and cloud tech qualifications etc.

The Role

Based in Manchester, you will be working in a collaborative team on cutting edge technologies in a supportive and dynamic environment. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researching, designing and writing new applications and features for the AIS

  • Working closely with colleagues within the Engineering and Data Science teams to share knowledge and collaborate

  • Continually updating your technical knowledge and skills to ensure Peak are using the most relevant tools and techniques

  • Supporting the onboarding of new clients to the AIS

  • Creating technical specifications and test plans.

  • Writing and testing code-  refining and rewriting as necessary.

  • Maintaining systems by monitoring and correcting software defects.

  • Consulting clients and colleagues concerning the maintenance and performance of software systems.

  • Investigating new technologies and advanced in cloud tech

Personal Skills:

We are looking for someone who can bring technical experience and knowledge, who is excited at the prospect of contributing to the future of industries and building a world class product. You’ll align with our values and help promote the Peak culture:

  • Open - shares success and challenges with the team and work collaboratively across the wider Peak teams.

  • Straightforward – puts the customer at the forefront of every activity to achieve the best result.

  • Driven – delivers activities that are aligned to the Peak commercial plan. Believes in being great not good.

  • Curious - able to suggest and create unique solutions whilst having a true interest in tech.

  • Smart – keeps up to date with the latest tech news, launches and product updates, market results and industry announcements. 

  • Responsible - support a strong team by challenging the status quo and trying new things. 

 Required Experience:

  • Building and implementing a product on a cloud infrastructure.

  • Building and designing distributed systems. 

  • Ideally a background in building a product with complex functionality.  

  • Experience in one of these technologies would be preferred (1) Full Stack Java script (2) Big data with Scala or Java (3) AI Engineering with Python or Java.

  • Experience in using AGILE or SCRUM techniques to  build quality software.

  • Willingness to learn and a natural curiosity about tech. 


  • Opportunity to help scale Peak and make a large impact in a fast-growing company with global ambitions.

  • Competitive compensation package, share options, pension and generous holiday entitlement. 

  • Working with cutting edge tech - you will develop skills and experience essential in the modern economy. 

  • A fantastic working environment with open communication channels, flat hierarchy and a truly collaborative style.

  • Peak has a strong culture that we live by, based on shared values: we are open, straightforward, smart, responsible, curious and driven. 

About Peak

Founded in 2014, Peak has grown rapidly, in line with the world’s fastest growing SaaS companies, winning numerous awards and attracted significant funding to support the company’s ongoing investment in machine learning and AI technologies. This furthers our mission to become the world’s leading AI System business.

 Headquartered in Manchester, Peak also has offices in London, Edinburgh, Jaipur and Brisbane. Our clients include established FTSE 250 retailers, manufacturers and well-known brands alongside highly innovative and tech-savvy businesses. Find out a whole lot more on our website 

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