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Senior Software Engineer (Rust)



Software Engineering
york, uk
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Here at Anaplan, we have reinvented how companies see, plan, and run their businesses. Our platform allows our customers to uncover new insights, connect their strategy to their plans, and work in ways they had not previously thought possible. We’re growing fast, constantly innovating, and couldn’t be prouder to help our customers move forward with confidence in a sophisticated and changing world.

We are looking for forward-thinking people who put customer experience at the forefront of every decision. Individuals who thrive on challenges and are ready to grasp the opportunity of a lifetime. Because we fundamentally believe every colleague brings outstanding value to our whole. We are a workplace where each person feels seen, heard, and valued, and can contribute their unique talent to our collective effort. We believe that for ourselves and for our customers.

At Anaplan, we are looking for a self-motivated Senior Software Engineer to join our growing team of global engineers within our York office to build and shape award-winning, cloud planning technology that is helping people and companies around the world every day to make better-informed plans and decisions. The team you'll be joining are responsible for operating Anaplan workloads as efficiently and reliably as possible. The aim is to use our compute resources as effectively as we can while continuing to give our customers excellent performance and resilience. The teams main focus is on writing k8s operators in Rust to schedule, de-schedule and migrate customer workspaces although we also own aspects of routing within Anaplan.The services we own are generally platform level services and not generally user facing. Although we do have a significant impact on the customer experience (building out the functionality for zero downtime releases of core Anaplan).

We’re looking for someone who thrives in a changing environment, keen to learn new tech, has a desire to develop a deep understanding of our system and excited to solve challenging problems at scale while delivering new capabilities to our rapidly growing number of customers. If you value writing sustainable, resilient code and want to help foster a collaborative, inclusive, creative, authentic culture — this is the place for you. This role will require you to go into our York office at least 2 days a week.

What ever back-end tech stack experience you have already, we'd like to hear from you! If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle unique problems that no one is solving in the tech space yet, keep reading.

Your Impact

  • Pairing with your colleagues to build everything from rapid prototypes to highly testable and tested platform capabilities.
  • Considering the implementation of functionality through several distributed components and services.
  • Working with other teams to deliver product goals from our prioritised roadmap.
  • Planning and architecting changes such that they minimise risk to the platform and its consumers.
  • Take ownership for communicating your decisions, successes and failures.
  • Collaborating with other platform and product engineers to share experience and deliver value.

What will you learn?
We offer motivated Engineers the chance to improve their knowledge and stay at the forefront of technology. Our Software Engineers demonstrate:

  • Leading techniques such as reactive programming using the best technologies appropriately: you will find us using Rust and Java on top of compute managed by Kubernetes.
  • Domain specific languages and model driven engineering to expose clean but expressive interfaces.
  • Hybrid cloud infrastructure to supply our product with the resources it needs to best meet our customers’ requirements.
  • Knowledge of the whole system stack, from hardware, operating system, multiple languages and virtualisation techniques through to the network.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Build your job in a place that thrives on diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe in maintaining a hiring and working experience in which all people are respected and valued, regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes people unique. We hire you for who you are, and we want you to bring your true self to work every day!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive equitable benefits and all privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Fraud Recruitment Disclaimer:

It has come to our attention that fraudulent and fictitious job opportunities are being circulated on the Internet. Prospective candidates are being contacted by certain individuals, mainly through telephone calls, emails and correspondences, claiming they are representatives of Anaplan. The main purpose of these correspondences and announcement is to obtain privileged information from individuals.

Anaplan does not:

  1. Extend offers to candidates without an extensive interview process with a member of our recruitment team and a hiring manager via video or in person.
  2. Send job offers via email. All offers are first extended verbally by a member of our internal recruitment team whenever possible, and then followed up via written communication.

All emails from Anaplan would come from an email address. Should you have any doubts about the authenticity of an email, letter or telephone communication purportedly from, for, or on behalf of Anaplan, please send an email to before taking any further action in relation to the correspondence.