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Location:
London, United Kingdom

Posted:
9 Jun 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
Salary is competitive and experience-related.

Other perks include a great office atmosphere, free Friday beers, all the juice and hummus you can eat, regular team meetings & events and, most importantly, being a part of a fast-growing and exciting company. 

Employer tags:
Industry:
Financial Services
Tech
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exciting Brand
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Compensation details:
Salary is competitive and experience-related.

Other perks include a great office atmosphere, free Friday beers, all the juice and hummus you can eat, regular team meetings & events and, most importantly, being a part of a fast-growing and exciting company. 

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Exciting Brand
Entrepreneurial
Function:
Software Development
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Backend Software Engineer

We're looking for experienced backend software engineers to join our growing team.

Our work

We're building a simple, intuitive system on top of the Europe's broken payments infrastructure. Thousands of merchants already relying on us to collect millions of pounds every day.

As an engineering team, working in payments has important repercussions:

  • Consistency can't be sacrificed. Wonky data is not an option.
  • Availability really matters. If we go down thousands of companies are left unable to do business.

At the same time, we're a startup growing at over 700% a year. We're doing our most ambitious work right now to drive that growth:

  • Working with government and multi-national customers to build the next generation of our product.
  • Integrating with new banking systems to expand our offering across Europe.
  • Automating everything from fraud detection to legacy (paper-based) interactions with the banks.

Our culture

Payments is a scale business with huge returns to great engineering. We have a culture where you can do work that you're proud of every day.

We're building a huge company, so we invest time in building things well. We keep our technical debt low by regularly refactoring and improving our architecture. We know how important it is to be able to move fast in the future as well as right now.

Despite the scale of our work, we're a small team. We're passionate about learning, and we all care deeply about the quality of what we build. We regularly run internal tech talks, and you'll often find us at The Old King's Head after work still talking about the woes of building distributed systems.

As a company we're also active members of the community. We open source whatever we can, as we did with Hutch and Statesman, and we regularly host events and meetups. We have a conference budget for all employees and offer (optional!) speaker coaching for those who want it.

Our stack

We have to stay nimble whilst delivering mission-critical code. To do so we constantly prioritise keeping both our stack and our codebase lean.

We build simple, reliable systems on top of technologies we understand and trust. We're primarily built in Ruby and JavaScript, using Ruby on Rails and Angular, and we rely on Postgres, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ and Chef.

We deploy many times a day, supported by a test suite we trust and a culture of code review.

What we're looking for

We're looking for experienced backend software engineers to join our growing team. We'd love you to apply if:

  • You have a passion for technology and care deeply about doing work you're proud of.
  • You have strong opinions about programming languages, and 3+ years experience building applications for the web.
  • You have an awareness of the full web stack. You live and breathe HTTP, feel comfortable optimising SQL queries, and have at least experimented with JavaScript.
  • You demand that code be well-tested, and believe that tests are a helpful tool in driving design.
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