Backend Developer

  1. Permanent
25 Days Holiday, Pension and Shares
164225

London

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The role

We're looking for an intelligent, ambitious Backend Software Engineer. A first rate problem-solver with the desire to build the future of one of London's brightest fintech startups.

To be successful in this role, you should have previous experience working as a

Java/Kotlin/SQL engineer: building secure, resilient, and scalable REST based services.

This position will give you the exciting opportunity to work closely with the experienced C-level officers whilst executing on the company's vision. You will have the opportunity to work with a growing and diverse workforce in the UK, Bulgaria, and the USA as you engage in your day-to-day tasks. An ideal candidate will be motivated, results-driven, and enjoy working in a team environment.

We're a varied team: some of us are graduates, some never went to University, some have startup experience, whilst others come from corporates and consultancy firms. As long as you love learning, we'd like to speak with you.

What your day will involve

  • Becoming a key contributor in our dynamic and tightly-knit engineering team.
  • Involving yourself across all modules of our core systems: backend systems, APIs, and the tools/technologies that keep everything humming.
  • Collaborating with product team to cultivate secure and efficient platform services.
  • Assisting solutions architects/engineering leads in the planning of wider features.
  • Designing and creating scalable, modular services which can be used effectively by other members of the engineering team.
  • Coding with JAX-RS, Kotlin, SQL, configuring GraphQL endpoints via PostGraphile and deploying in Docker containers.
  • Provide an effective role model for engineering colleagues, working to improve the overall capability of the team and products.
  • Working with front-end engineers to connect app features to mid-layer and backend services.
  • Respecting data security as an important part of the role.
  • Striving to improve the platform with high quality code and great testing.
  • Engaging in sprint planning with the product team, committing to timely execution of features, and prioritising within sprints where necessary.
  • Collaborating with senior members of staff and the business development team to demonstrate test builds of a given feature.
  • Contributing to the construction and shipping of a world-class product, achieving a high standard of quality in the process.
  • Championing security, scalability, and resilience throughout the organisation.

You should apply if

  • You have plenty of strong, relevant software engineering experience.
  • You have experience in and love programming in Kotlin/Java/SQL.
  • You enjoy supporting front-end teams in connecting application features to mid-layer and backend services via REST/GraphQL.
  • You enjoy working in an engineering team committed to agile development, working in sprints to achieve the best results.
  • You have a good grasp of the fundamentals of computer science and an excellent working knowledge of industry standard tools (including Git).
  • You have experience in solving problems independently, referring solutions where required to wider stakeholders.
  • You are an overachiever who has a strong orientation for results beyond just great ideas.
  • You have entrepreneurial DNA: flexible to changes, eager to learn, proactive to act, resilient to failure, and persistent in making impact.

The Platform

Our platform provides REST services and is built using GraphQL, Kotlin, PostgreSQL, PostGraphile, Docker and Kubernetes.

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