This post is the thirteenth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Kyle Braithwaite who is a Platform Engineer in our Potatoes squad.

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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Hey, my name is Kyle and I am a Platform Engineer on the Platform Team here at Gousto. The Platform Team is responsible for building and maintaining tooling that enables our engineering squads to easily build, test and deploy their applications to AWS.

How long have you been at Gousto?

I started here in March 2019, just over a year and a half ago at the time of writing this.

Can you tell us a little about your journey until arriving at Gousto?

After studying Computer Science at the University of Greenwich back in 2013, I was lucky enough to join NBCUniversal where I spent the following five years working in their International Digital Team helping build digital products for brands such as Dreamworks, Syfy and hayu. …


This post is the twelfth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Sian King who is a Product Designer in our Radishes squad.

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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Hi, I’m Sian. I’m a product designer, currently working in the Menu tribe but I’ll be moving to the Growth tribe shortly to start leading the design for the Beetroots Acquisition squad. We’ll mainly be focussing on Conversion Rate Optimisation which basically means improving the user sign-up journey to encourage more prospects to sign up.

How long have you been at Gousto?

I started in May 2020 during lockdown so my entire Gousto experience so far has been virtual. The onboarding was much better than I expected. I had a package arrive in an Addison Lee with all of my equipment. I liked that the onboarding is split up over the first month so you don’t have one full intense day. I was also given a really detailed onboarding document with a list of people to meet on video calls and a clear plan of the first few months. …


This post is the eleventh in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Joe Wood who is a Software Engineer in our Carrots squad.

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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Hello my name is Joe and I’m a software engineer in the Carrots team. Our main mission is to enable customers to order a Gousto box when and wherever they like.

How long have you been at Gousto?

I’ve been working at Gousto for eight months now. Wow. It has gone so fast.

Can you tell us a little about your journey before arriving at Gousto?

I started out as a broadcast engineering apprentice straight out of sixth form with the BBC. I got to travel around the country a fair amount, that was great and even worked on the 2015 general election. I did that for three years and then my brother suggested I should give this programming thing a try. …


This post is the tenth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Kira Slobodina who is a Software Engineer in our Haricots squad.

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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

I’m Kira, and I joined Gousto as a Junior Software Engineer at the end of November 2019. It’s been an exciting and challenging journey so far, not only because Gousto is a great company to work for, but also because this is my very first role in Software Engineering… yes, another story of a complete career change (hopefully, eventually it will be a successful one :) )

Can you tell us a little about your journey before arriving at Gousto?

Well.. I wish I could say that I studied Computer Science & always knew what I wanted to do… but I didn’t. I initially took a social sciences route, worked in some customer-focused roles, moved from Russia to Italy, and only after moving to London decided to make this big career move. …


This post is the ninth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Razvan Spatariu who is a Lead Software Engineer in our Haricots squad.

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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

Oh hi there! I’m Razvan and I’m a haricot. Yep, you read that right. …


Last night we hosted an event in partnership with #YouEqualTech, who work to promote equality in the Tech sector. This event was a perfect combination of equality, sustainability and tech — three areas we are passionate about in Gousto. We celebrated the 2 year birthday of #YouEqualTech, which was an absolute pleasure to host.

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A great turn out for the event, here are the attendees

Entitled “People, Profit, Planet: The triple bottom line for a sustainable future” the three fascinating talks were from:

  • Abbie Morris, Co-founder and CEO of Compare Ethics, who covered how they are using data and search to help consumers consume ethically based on a wide range of criteria, tailored to them. …

By Michele Riso

Goals

In my previous tutorial “Serverless Framework: Deploy an HTTP endpoint using NodeJS, Lambda on AWS” we learnt how to create an AWS Lambda HTTP endpoint, implemented in NodeJS, with Express using the Serverless framework.

Today we are going to learn how to:

  • Create and deploy a REST API with 2 endpoints (GET, POST) using Express, Serverless and AWS API Gateway
  • Provision a DynamoDB table using the Serverless syntax
  • Connect to the DynamoDB using the AWS SDK
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Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service that provides fast and predictable performance with seamless scalability. — docs.aws.amazon.com

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In a nutshell, DynamoDB is a serverless database for applications that need high performance at any scale. …


This post is the eighth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet Conrad Godfrey who works as a Back-End Engineer for the Carrots Squad in our Core Tribe.

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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

I’m Conrad, and I’m a back end engineer from Oxfordshire. I work in the Carrots team who are in charge of a lot of behind the scenes processes that occur after you order your box — everything from working with payment providers to flexible courier management and optimising box packaging.

How long have you been at Gousto? How many boxes a week were we selling when you joined?

I’ve been at Gousto since January 2018 when we were selling 26,000 boxes a week.

Can you tell us a little about your journey until arriving at Gousto?

I studied Computing at Imperial College in London and while I was there lived round the corner from our current office, it’s fun to be back in Shepherd’s Bush! I then moved on to a small Biotechnology company based in Oxford and wrote laboratory management software in a full stack capacity, before realising that back end was what I really enjoyed — and that I wanted to work with a large Tech team in order to gain more knowledge. …


This post is the seventh in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet James Carson who leads our Platform squad who are responsible for our automated infrastructure and underlying platform on AWS.

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Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

My name is James and I am the Lead Platform Engineer at Gousto. My responsibilities include working as part of my team to deliver our team goals, planning the platform roadmap, managing other teams requests and supporting fellow engineers in performing their daily tasks.

The Platform teams goal is to maximize our squads ability to deliver and manage high quality software. We are responsible for managing the pipelines to deploy software into our many environments and providing monitoring and alerting tooling.

It is also important to note we are not an operations team, here at Gousto we have the philosophy of you build it, you run it. This means development squads are responsible for their application and the Platform team enables them to do so. …


This post is the sixth in our series interviewing members of our GoustoTech team. In this post we meet David Torres who works as a Front-End Engineer for the Haricots Squad in our Web Tribe.

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David Torres — Software Engineer

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at Gousto.

My name is David. I’m a Front End Software Engineer and I’m from Spain.

How long have you been at Gousto? How many boxes a week were we selling when you joined?

I have been 1 year in Gousto, we were serving around… 13k boxes? It’s a bit difficult to remember as we were growing so fast when I joined.

Can you tell us a little about your journey until arriving at Gousto?

I studied Computer Science in Spain. After working one year there, I decided I needed to do something about my poor English, so where better than London? (if it weren’t so full of Spanish speakers! haha)

What made you decide to join Gousto?

I went to the Silicon Milkroundabout, a job fair where Gousto is an habitual attendee, I spoke with some of its employee and understand that despite we are talking about food these guys know what they were talking about regarding tech. …

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