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Staff Software Engineer - Payments



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Join ZOE as they are looking for a Staff Software Engineer - Payments


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UK/EU or compatible timezone (Remote)

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Expires at anytime

We are redefining how people approach their health

ZOE is combining scientific research at a scale never before imagined and cutting-edge AI to improve the health of millions. 

Created by the world’s top scientists, our personalised nutrition program is radically reimagining a fundamental human need – eating well for your own body. Currently available in the US and the UK, having generated a waitlist of over 300,000, ZOE is already helping tens of thousands of ZOE members adopt healthier habits and achieve their goals.

We are also the team behind the popular COVID Symptom Study, which played a critical role in the fight against COVID in the UK and has now expanded to become the ZOE Health Study (ZHS). ZHS uses the power of community science to conduct large-scale research from the comfort of contributors’ homes to understand health and prevent disease. Our collective work and expertise in biology, engineering, data science, and nutrition science has led to multiple breakthrough papers in leading scientific journals such as Nature Medicine, Science, The Lancet, and more.

A remote-first, well-funded startup, we are backed by founders, investors, and entrepreneurs who have built multi-billion dollar technology companies. We are always looking for innovative thinkers and doers to join our team on a thrilling mission to tackle epic health problems that span the globe. Together, we can improve human health and touch millions of lives.

We value inclusivity, transparency, ownership, open-mindedness and diversity. We are passionate about delivering great results and learning in the open. We want our teams to have the freedom to make long-term, high-impact decisions, and the well-being of our teammates and the people around us is a top priority.

Check out what life is like for our Engineers at our ZOE Engineering page

About the team

Our Payments team is integral to the success of ZOE. We build software solutions so our customers can buy our products seamlessly, helping them throughout their purchasing journey at ZOE. We are in the process of maturing our payment infrastructure, including splitting out microservices, and preparing to scale up to match our growth plans. We operate in a very dynamic and rewarding environment, where we work closely with our stakeholders to find the best solutions for both the business and our potential customers. Our agile, cross functional teams use continuous delivery and regular feedback to ensure we deliver value to our customers on a daily basis. 

Our systems make use of Python, Kotlin, Typescript, React, FastAPI. We deploy and operate our software using Kubernetes in GCP. 

You'll be

An experienced backend engineer, who is comfortable working across both the Front End and Back End. Actively helping others grow through mentoring and close collaboration. Comfortable collaborating with stakeholders and product managers to ensure we deliver exceptional value to both the business and our customers. Working in a self-organising team with high levels of trust and collaboration. We believe in empowering our engineers to lead initiatives.  Leading by example to ensure our engineering solutions are scalable, maintainable, testable and follow best practices. Helping the team operate effectively by breaking problems down into simpler ones for fast delivery and impact. Are someone who strives to keep their code clean, tests complete and functional, and their releases frequent. Someone who loves the challenge of designing an architecture that remains  performant as we scale. Dealing with high levels of ambiguity. It's imperative that you can perform under these conditions. We have a fast feedback loop with our customers, to ensure we are continuously learning and improving. Someone who enjoys working in an incredibly supportive environment with cross-functional teams. 

We think you'll be great if you

Have experience of building great APIs. Any language would do. Believe in outcome over output. As such, we prefer a "technology agnostic" mindset that's aimed to get the job done - whatever tool is required. Have a proactive personality with a passion for software engineering and Software Craftsmanship.  Have an experimentation mindset. We prefer to rapidly test ideas with our customers to ensure we are building a product our customers love. Are happy to work in a diverse work environment where we celebrate differences and build upon each other positively.

Interview process

Intro to ZOE with a Talent Partner (30 mins) Video call with one of our Engineers or Engineering Managers (30mins) Code Review (60 mins) & Systems Design (60 mins) As part of this stage, we will ask you to teach us something technical asynchronously (text or video) to assess your ability to go in-depth and communicate Behavioural interviews (30 mins) with an Engineering Manager, followed by a meet with our VP of Engineering (30 mins)

Check out what life is like for our Engineers at our ZOE Engineering page

This isn't for you if:

💔 Our mission to help people live healthier lives doesn’t excite you.

💔 You aren’t comfortable with ambiguity, or thinking from first principles.

💔 You don’t enjoy working in a fast paced environment.

💔 You aren’t happy taking an MVP approach and doing what’s good enough for now

Why you’ll love it here

Discover our values and our career page to find out more.

⭐ You'll be energised by testimonials of members who had life-changing experiences

⭐ You’ll be surrounded by the most friendly, supportive colleagues you can imagine. We have assembled the sharpest minds from diverse backgrounds

⭐ As we grow, so will you! ZOE’s fast-paced, challenging environment offers you great opportunities for professional development, supported by a yearly growth budget (£150/€175/$200 no question asked budget and up to £750/€875/$1,000 with your manager's approval).

⭐ We embraced flexible and distributed working and keep everyone informed through our transparent culture. You will be in complete control of your work environment. We have an office open to you, but you are never required to use it. You can choose whether to come in and meet colleagues face to face, or be fully remote

⭐ Switching off is important! At ZOE, we understand that to do your best work, you also need to be able to relax and connect with your colleagues. Enjoy our fun virtual and face-to-face social events, supported by a $70/month social budget

What we can offer you: 

Remote-first - work from home, pop into our London/Boston offices, or work within the EU; you have flexibility to choose your own place of work and work flexibly

Stock options -  we want everyone to be rewarded for contribution to our growth 

Paid time-off - on top of any national / bank holidays, you get 28 days off (25 plus 1 life-event and 2 company-wide reset days) 

Enhanced parental leave - Enhanced parental leave, family planning and pregnancy/adoption loss leave - adding on to the statutory offering, we know how important it is to be supportive at times that matter

Private healthcare and life assurance - flexible options to choose what fits 

Health and wellbeing - ZOE nutrition product, Employee Assistance Program, Spill mental health support, Cycle to Work, yoga and more 

Pension - paying monthly and offering flexibility to top your pension up 

Allocated social, WFH and Growth (L&D) budgets from the day you join

Plenty of learning and social opportunities 


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