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October 22, 2018

Full Stack Developer (Java, GO, AWS)- Leading Fintech co (80k)

Full Stack Developer

Permanent, White City, London


The Co..

My Client is on a mission to make running a small business simple. Their vision is that every small business has their accounting and banking in one place. They are a venture-backed challenger bank and an early stage startup with ambitious plans for growth. This not a corporate environment, and you can expect to be exposed to many areas of the business, with opportunities to improve and impact how they work.


Working in small (2-3) person teams they deliver improvements to their product across their stack. There is no front end team, back end team or DevOps team, though individuals have expertise in these areas you can draw on. Everyone is expected, and encouraged, to work in areas as diverse as UI changes in the mobile app or code changes to configure a new AWS service.


They have pulled together a lightweight, modern stack to help us deliver features quickly and resiliently: 

  • The Go programming language . The majority of our backend is built
  • using this; they like its opinionated ecosystem and small footprint.
  • ● AWS . Not just for the basics of compute, storage and networking; they
  • use services like Kinesis, Aurora and SNS as well.
  • ● Terraform . To tame all those AWS services across multiple
  • environments.
  • ● Docker containers . their entire backend runs in a fleet of redundant,
  • stateless containers. It can just as easily be run on a laptop when
  • developing.
  • ● React and React Native . On the web for internal dashboards, and the
  • backbone of our mobile app.
  • ● Continuous delivery . They deploy code changes multiple times a day, at
  • the push of a button, thanks to our automated testing. 


  • Looking for developers with 2 or more years experience.
  • You should be comfortable getting to grips with unfamiliar systems and tools, as well as willing to work across multiple different programming languages.
  • Previous exposure to the finance or accounting industries is desirable ,though not a requirement.
  • You should be happy working in a small team, both giving and receiving constructive feedback with your peers, but also with a fair degree of autonomy.
  • You are able to operate in a Linux environment, use Git for version control and understand relational databases. Experience with any of the tools/practices the team is currently using would be an advantage.
  • They are open to candidates with diverse backgrounds, though a degree in a technically focused subject (science, engineering) is preferable. 


What they offer

  • A salary between £40K and £80K, depending on skills and experience.
  • Share options after 6 months tenure, subject to performance.
  • 32 days paid holiday (including public holidays) and the ability to work from home when needed.
  • Regular Thursday team socials as well as celebrations for milestones (we had an awesome launch party).