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Oval Money is an app designed to tackle the global issue of financial literacy

Junior Backend Python Developer

€20k – €30k • 0.0% – 0.1%
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Job description

At Oval we are looking to innovate the traditional finance space with a new completely disintermediated platform for saving and investing. We believe that intermediation is over, with technology disruption, in a number of industries, replacing the middleman. We want to do the same for finance. It is an ambitious task and thus we are looking for people to join the Oval team to help make this happen.

You will be part of a team of serial entrepreneurs with a global market experience in building tech startups and you will have the opportunity to change the financial market, by bringing better education and inclusion. You will be independent and can manage your own schedule but will be working with an international and diverse team of people that together have the mission to change the financial world forever.

In this Role you will:

Collaborate with product owners, designers and other developers to build a best-in-class experience for our customers
Write effective, scalable code
Develop back-end components to improve responsiveness and overall performance
Integrate user-facing elements into the application
Rapidly fix bugs and solve problems for our customers
Implement security and data protection solutions
Assess and prioritise feature requests with data-informed product development (analytics, A/B testing, etc.)

Your Profile and Mindset

Ability to find your way in a non-trivial codebase
Understanding of functional programming principles
Understanding of test driven development (TDD), and desire to write tests
Broad understanding of the concept of minimum viable product and conversion rates
Ability to work independently and plan your own solutions to problems
Understanding of engineering constraints in a startup environment
Passion for technology, product and user experience


Basic Knowledge of Python and the Pythonic way of solving problems
Basic Knowledge of PostgreSQL and database design principles
Basic Knowledge of object-relational mapping (ORM)
Familiarity with front-end technologies (like JavaScript and HTML5)
Excellent Italian/English communication skills, both verbal and written


Experience with Objective-C and knowledge of the iOS frameworks
Existing knowledge of Pyramid and Pandas
Understanding of machine learning and scikit-learn
Open source projects/contributions we could look at

Oval Benefits

Full-time salary + Stock Options Plan
Top-class equipment incl. MacBook, screen, keyboard and mouse
Your own Oval Money t-shirt and water flask when you join
A budget to spend on learning and self improvement through conferences, books and classes
Possibility to spend time across Oval offices and to fly to conferences around the world where Oval is participating
Annual retreat for the team in an exotic location to dive into the new product features and growth strategy
Professional development

We believe you are a hard worker, a visionary and a dreamer. We want you to think like a leader and act like an executor. We want you to have a big heart and a sharp mind.

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