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Head of Data / Head of Backend

£55k – £75k • 0.5% – 2.0%
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Company Description:
We are a regulated business with licences in UK, UAE and Mauritius with one funding round completed (Seed) and an ongoing and Pre-A . We have ambitious growth targets with the Series A round within 12 months. Our product is approaching MVP, with a well developed code base. Our UK office is located in Paddington.

Job Description:
As the first senior back-end engineer on-site the candidate will write software himself. The normal workplace should be in our offices in London and the position is full time. International travel will be required as necessary. The application being developed is a financial trading platform for loans and other debt products and requires the most advanced standards in security and efficiency. The position will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer and the Board of Directors.

The current technologies in use are:
Apache Kafka
Play Framework
Google Cloud Platform (many services from)

The application is architected using Domain Driven Design and leverages Event Sourcing.

Candidate Background:
The ideal candidate has a extensive back-end experience and a background in software development using the JVM for server side development. The candidate shall have a good understanding of microservice architectures with event sourcing and should be familiar with agile development.

The Candidate will be remunerated at competitive market rates based on level of experience. In addition, equity options are a key part of bonus remuneration.

Expected Qualities:
A positive and creative approach to problem solving
Ability to communicate well with the colleagues
Ability to manage tasks, prioritise deadlines and deliver projects
Manage the future growth of the back end engineering team