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Remote Senior Clojure Engineer


Remote worldwide

Posted almost 3 years ago

Improving data insights using Clojure in the Public Sector! 📈

Tech stack

  • JavaScript

We’re looking for smart, motivated, thoughtful people to help develop our cloud-based data-publishing/analytics product ☁️.

Working at Swirrl

We’re a small company of 17 people, and while we’re considered by many to be experts in our field, we know we don’t have all the answers. So we’re looking for intelligent, thoughtful, effective people who are keen to learn from us and our customers and to bring their own ideas and experience to improve the way we work, how our product works, and ultimately how government data works to help society.

We have an informal open collaborative company culture, where everyone contributes. We love what we do. 💛

Until spring 2020 we had a small office in Manchester where about half of the team would work (the rest being remote) 🌍, but since lockdown we've 100% embraced remote and flexible working. We'll continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation but we hope to reintroduce social and work-oriented meetups for the team in 2021.


We use various technologies including those listed below. You probably already know some of them, but others you’ll be keen to learn.

  • Clojure(Script)
  • Git
  • Continuous Integration and Delivery (Travis, CircleCI)
  • Cloud computing (Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud) and monitoring (Datadog, Pingdom, Pagerduty)
  • Linux (including Containers)
  • RDF, Linked Data and Graph Databases such as Stardog
  • SPARQL and GraphQL
  • Ruby (we’re phasing out our Ruby components, but we still have some legacy)
  • Javascript (including React and D3)
  • Modern and accessible HTML and CSS
  • R and RStudio


Some challenges we’ve solved and some we’re still working on that you might find interesting are:

  • How to present complex data so more people can interpret them, without adding your own bias
  • How to make agile development really work in public sector projects
  • How to serve gigabytes of graph data from a cache instead of the database whilst ensuring it’s correct and doesn’t significantly increase latency on the initial request
  • How to plan and orchestrate a complex phased site migration with minimal disruption of service
  • How to combine structured queries and text search to help people find exactly the right piece of data
  • How to make complicated data selection tasks seem easy (whether you’re on a laptop or a phone, for people with widely varying skills, regardless of any disability)
  • How to build isomorphic Clojure(script) applications


😊Flexible working - everyone should have a good work life balance

🏖 38 days holiday including bank holidays - take the bank holidays whenever suits you

💻High spec laptop - normally MacBook Pros

🖥 Working environment budget - to allow you to work effectively from home

🌍Diversity dedicated staffculture add is key


£45K - 75K

Role type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Remote Working

  • Flexible Working

  • Laptop

  • Equipment budget

  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays

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