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Bloomberg for the private market

Senior API Developer

£40k – £80k • 0.1% – 0.2%
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Fractal Labs is recommended by Deloitte to their major banking and finance customers because we are already delivering data intelligence to banks in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and Holland as we go global. We are looking for senior API developers to grow an aspirational, skilled and high-performing team building new products for our award-winning market leading platform. You will be responsible for mentoring and coaching junior developers, leading by example by developing well tested production quality code.

We are a dynamic and forward-thinking fintech startup, rightly proud of its strong engineering team and our technical background. Today we are building API connections to all retail banks, normalising and enriching the data, and providing forecasts, insights and timely alerts through a best of breed API. We aim to be the best of the best.

Why wouldn't you want to join the biggest technology revolution in finance? You would get to define and build APIs, SDKs and other tools that everyone else would look upon with envy and fight to get mentioned on their CV. If any of this motivates you then look no further, come join us in a team of talented engineers to build connectivity to banks.

Our state of the art systems include highly efficient and large scale platforms built with Java Kafka and Cassandra, running on Docker containers and deployed in AWS ECS Fargate clusters.

You will succeed in the role because:
You are passionate about quality and technology
You are comfortable navigating through ambiguity and providing clarity to others
You try to understand both the engineering and business context
You build solutions and instinctively automate operations
You can be a role model and mentor to junior engineers

You will love this job because
You enjoy seeing code going live into production
You get satisfaction from producing clean, meaningful technical design and docs
You appreciate the challenge of supporting enterprise partners in global markets
You want to learn continually and grow your professional skill set
You will be in a fun environment focussed on engineering excellence
Fractal's Mission
Fractal is revolutionising small businesses banking. We’re reinventing SME financial services one API at a time. As a fintech pioneer, we’re here to make a positive impact on the world with technology, and strengthen the backbone of the economy by increasing liquidity in the SME financing market. Our passionate and friendly team aims to empower financial innovators to better serve their small businesses through our suite of APIs.

Basic requirements
Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent practical experience
2+ years of experience building SAAS API services
2+ years Java 8+
1+ years Spring especially Spring Boot
JUnit and Mockito
Integrating with OAuth APIs
Developing RESTful APIs
SCRUM / Agile Development Processes

Preferred requirements
BSc/BEng and 5+ years of relevant work experience
MSc/MEng and 4+ years of relevant work experience
PhD and 2+ years of relevant work experience
Foundation in computer science with a strong understanding of functional programming, microservice development, clean code and RESTful APIs
Previous experience working in startups and finance especially payments
NOSQL (Cassandra, DynamoDB)
Open Banking / PSD2 APIs
Integrations with APIs such as Xero, Salesforce, PayPal, Amazon, DueDil, Validis
Serverless programming (serverless-stack.com)
Hands on AWS DevOps (Lambda, Cognito, ECS)

At Fractal, we celebrate diversity. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at info@fractal-labs.com.

For further information on our commitment to diversity, please check out our blog at askfractal.com

25 days / year annual leave
Employee share options
Usual working hours (9.00 - 18.00)
Core working hours (11:00 - 15:00)
Board game evenings
We believe in a good work-life balance so that "Family comes first".
You will be working in a cross-functional team in a trusting and safe environment of Low Pressure / High Performance where problems can be raised without fear of blame, retribution, or being judged, with an emphasis on healing and problem solving.
About the Fractal team
Ethnicities: 16
Meditation minutes: 5,235
Languages spoken: 15
Unique cocktails made: 104
Kilometres cycled: 109,554
Unique rubik cube puzzles solved: 10
Breakfasts together: 38
Parents in the team: 5
Board games played: 10

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People you would work with in this role

Jonny Lea

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Fullstack developer, primarily with backend skills in Java and JavaScript. Experienced API developer.
- banking jobs - risk management, model validation - visiting researcher at Oxford, UCL, Columbia University

Fractal Labs at a glance

Bloomberg for the private market

Fractal Labs focuses on SaaS, Business Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, Business Analytics, and Big Data Analytics. Their company has offices in London and Zurich. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.askfractal.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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