Senior/Lead Software Engineer (Java & C#) at Zopa
London, GB
At Zopa, we’re shaping the future of finance.
 
We offer simple loans and smart investments that help people take control of their finances and do more with their money. In the 12 years we’ve been in business, we’ve helped more than 60,000 people lend over £3 billion to 246,000 UK consumers.
 
And our journey’s only just beginning. In November 2016 we announced our plans to build a next generation bank so that we can bring a greater range of smart, ethical finance products to even more people.
 
The Challenge:
Zopa’s mission is to create a richer life for everyone by making money fair and simple. We do this by building great financial products, like our award-winning personal loans and our hugely popular investment products. These products are underpinned by a business model which means that we win when the customer wins – unlike many other financial products which rely on customers making mistakes or being misinformed to make money.
 
In 2018 we are going a step further, by building the next generation bank with cutting edge technologies and are looking for talented mid and senior level Software Engineers conversant in both C# and Java. Whilst the majority of our new development is in Java, we have existing services in C#, and so being confident in both languages will be key for this role. 
 
The Role:
You will be working in a small, agile and adaptable cross-functional team, built on the Tribes and Squads model, and utilising Kafka and Kafka Streams to build a resilient, scalable backbone that powers the growth of the company. You can expect to interact with stakeholders and key business users daily. As a senior developer you can expect to really get involved with the architectural and design conversations , as well as helping to mentor more junior members of the team. All of our Java infrastructure is deployed with Docker/Kubernetes when we need to via CI (Jenkins) and a completely automated test suite.
 
Here is some of the Tech Stack you will be working with: C#, Java 8, Kotlin, Groovy, Kafka, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, RabbitMQ, Redis, Babel just to name a few.
 

About you:

    • You love shipping great products, not just writing superb code.
    • You're a developer who loves to remain hands-on. You're not afraid to get your hands dirty and really be involved in our code base.
    • As a senior engineer, you enjoy helping and mentor more junior members of the team around you. Pair programming and peer reviewing is hugely important for us.
    • As an engineer, you’re interested in the problem, not just the requirements.
    • You feel comfortable in a fast-moving environment and are ambitious about the speed and quality of your code. We ship our code multiple times a week with the impact measured in the result for the customer, not lines of code.
    • An advocate of test driven development or, even better, behaviour-driven development. A strong commitment to quality is essential.
    • You've worked on large scale distributed software systems that have proven scalability and complex topologies.
    • Enjoy talking to key stakeholders and understand and show passion for the business objectives of the company.
    • You like to build new products from scratch; many of our products are the first of its kind in the market.
    • Be truly involved in the architectural and design taks
    • You are a team player who thrives working in an honest and friendly working atmosphere. We have a flat hierarchy and give you the opportunity to make a real impact.
    • Experience with Kafka and/or a streams-based platform (Samza, Storm) is a plus!