Back End Engineer

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Thought Machine, one of the UK's leading fintech companies, is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is looking to hire a number of candidates in the role of Back End Engineer.

Thought Machine is solving one of the biggest problems in banking. Since launching in 2014, our mission has been to liberate banks from outdated, legacy technology which stifles their ability to innovate. Thought Machine’s core product is a cloud native, core banking engine built to run any type of bank - from established Tier 1 banks all the way to new challenger banks.

To move closer to achieving our mission, we are looking for highly talented individuals to join the fast growing team. With a founding team drawn from Google, we have a deep culture of engineering excellence and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine was recognised on LinkedIn’s Top Startups List (2019) and named in Fintech 50 (2019). We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we take cultural fit as important as technical fit when we make new hires. At Thought Machine, we strive hard to create a fast-paced, supportive and fun working environment to enable the team to produce the best technical work in the industry.

DUTIES

  • Designing, implementing and developing scalable, performant microservices using best practices.
  • Writing automated unit tests, integration tests, etc.
  • Interfacing with other engineering teams to ensure that features are added in a structured and coherent way.
  • Managing and debugging your deployments from testing environments all the way to production.
  • Translating customer requirements into trackable tickets.

Requirements

  • Essential:
    • Experience in either Python or Golang.
    • Experience in developing automated tests as an integral part of the development cycle.
    • Interest in working on client-facing projects, conducting scoping and defining deliverables.

    Desirable:
    • Knowledge of banking / finance.
    • Experience with AWS or other cloud providers.
    • Familiar with databases (SQL or noSQL).
    • Experience with client/server software architectures & networking, or microservice architectures.
    • Experience using orchestration tools such as Kubernetes or Mesos.

Benefits

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Private health insurance (including dental & optical)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Onsite gym
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge range of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, smoothies, juice, tea, coffee and soft drinks on tap
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress
  • Weekly food pop up
  • Monthly social with arcade games

Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who take a journey unique to them. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.

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