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Senior Backend Engineer II

Monzo Bank

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Transform the banking industry with Monzo as a Senior Engineer and create magic moments for customers

Overview

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£115000 - £150000

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Cardiff, London or Remote (UK)

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Organisation summary: Join Monzo, a pioneering force in the financial sector, on its mission to make money work for everyone. With innovative features like early payday and a focus on financial education, Monzo is redefining the banking experience. Be part of a company that values solving problems and changing lives over selling products, and become a member of our diverse team passionate about providing exceptional customer service.

  • Work with a team of 300 engineers within a larger 2,500-strong company.
  • Engage in a wide range of challenges, with freedom to move between teams or specialize.
  • Contribute to open-source software and share knowledge across various domains.

Role Summary:

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to test hypotheses and impact customers.
  • Build and support specific parts of Monzo's product, with squads in Money, Borrowing, Fincrime, Customer Operations, Platform, Personal Banking, and Business Banking.
  • Work with tools such as Go, Cassandra, Kafka, Envoy Proxy, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS, and React.

Role Requirements:

  • Strong backend experience in a technology product.
  • Product mindset with a focus on customer outcomes and data-informed decisions.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and interested in distributed systems and resilient software.
  • Experience with strongly-typed languages (Go, Java, C, Scala, etc.).

Application Process Details:

  • Initial call.
  • Take home task or pair coding exercise.
  • Final interview with system design and behavioural components.

The process typically takes 2-3 weeks, and is flexible around your availability. For any inquiries, reach out to [email removed - click apply for more details]. You can also find additional details on our engineering interview process in our blog.

What’s in it for you:

  • A competitive salary of £115,000 - £150,000 plus stock options.
  • Assistance with UK relocation and visa sponsorship.
  • Flexible work location within the UK and flexible working hours.
  • A learning budget of £1,000 a year for personal development.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

Monzo is committed to diversity and inclusion, providing equal opportunities for all. Learn more about our efforts in our 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Report and Gender Pay Gap Report.

🚀 We’re on a mission to make money work for everyone.

We’re waving goodbye to the complicated and confusing ways of traditional banking. 

With our hot coral cards and get-paid-early feature, combined with financial education on social media and our award winning customer service, we have a long history of creating magical moments for our customers!

We’re not about selling products - we want to solve problems and change lives through Monzo ❤️

Hear from our team about what it's like working at Monzo


📍London / UK Remote | 💰 Senior Engineer II (L60) £115,000 - £150,000 + Benefits | Technology - Engineering | 

About our Engineering Teams:

We have around 300 engineers out of roughly 2,500 people in total - and we have big ambitions. There are many interesting challenges ahead, and we're happy for people to move between teams or to specialise, whatever you prefer. As an engineer here you'd be able to work directly with anyone across the company, and we run regular knowledge-sharing sessions so you’ll learn heaps about everything from how banks work to effective communication.

We contribute to open source software as much as possible. Our blogis a good place to learn even more about what we do!

What you’ll be working on: 

We rely heavily on the following tools and technologies:

  • Go to write our application code (there’s an excellent interactive Go tutorial here)
  • Cassandra for most persistent data storage
  • Kafka for our asynchronous message queue
  • Envoy Proxy for RPC
  • Kubernetes and Docker to schedule and run our services 
  • AWS for most of our infrastructure
  • React for internal web dashboards
  • We also have two physical datacenter sites with actual cables to connect to various third parties

Your day-to-day   

This role is all about collaborating across disciplines to test hypotheses and make a difference to customers. As a product backend engineer you’ll work in a squad alongside product managers, marketers, user researchers, designers, mobile engineers, web engineers, data analysts, business analysts, writers and more! 

Together you’ll build and support a particular part of Monzo. Our product squads belong to our wider collectives (a word we use to describe self-governing business units of ~100 people). They are; Money, Borrowing, Fincrime, Customer Operations, Platform, Personal Banking & Business Banking. They’re all looking for additional Backend Engineers right now, we do a standard interview process across all our collectives and at the end we will find the best match for you based on your skills, experience, preferences and aligning with the business need! 

Our backend engineers have a variety of different backgrounds. As long as you enjoy learning new things, we’d love to talk to you. We do not ask for formal qualifications or degree requirements for any of our engineering roles.

You should apply if:

  • you have strong experience working on the backend of a technology product
  • you want to be involved in building a product that you (and the people you know) use every day
  • you have a product mindset: you care about customer outcomes and you want to make data-informed decisions
  • you’re comfortable working in a team that deals with ambiguity
  • you’re interested in distributed systems and writing resilient software
  • you have some experience with strongly-typed languages (Go, Java, C, Scala etc.).
  • you think you’d enjoy the kind of work we’re doing

We're on the look out for L60 Engineers at the moment, you can read more in our Engineering Progression Framework we are also hiring on L40 & L50, our interview process will determine your levelling. 

The Interview Process:

Our interview process involves three main stages: 

  1. Initial Call 
  2. Take home task or pair coding exercise 
  3. Final interview including a system design and a behavioural interview 

Our average process takes around 2-3 weeks but we will always work around your availability. You will have the chance to speak to our recruitment team at various points during your process but if you do have any specific questions ahead of this please contact us on [email removed - click apply for more details]

One of our engineers has written a detailed blog on their experience through this process, for extra details, hints and tips please see here.

What’s in it for you:

💰 £115,000 - £150,000 base salary ➕ plus stock options 

✈️We can help you relocate to the UK 

✅ We can sponsor visas.

📍This role can be based in our London office or remotely across the UK (with ad hoc meetings in London).

⏰We offer flexible working hours and trust you to work enough hours to do your job well, at times that suit you and your team.

📚Learning budget of £1,000 a year for books, training courses and conferences

➕And much more, see our full list of benefits here 

We're usually always hiring for Backend Engineers, so there's no closing date for this job.

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Equal opportunities for everyone

Diversity and inclusion are a priority for us and we’re making sure we have lots of support for all of our people to grow at Monzo. At Monzo, we’re embracing diversity by fostering an inclusive environment for all people to do the best work of their lives with us. This is integral to our mission of making money work for everyone. You can read more in our blog, 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Report and 2023 Gender Pay Gap Report.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, or veteran, neurodiversity or disability status.

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