Software Engineer

London (Greater)
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
As a software engineer at Pockit, you’ll help further our mission of financial inclusion and banking for everyone. You’ll be solving fascinating business problems using some of the latest technologies (within .net ecosystem), in a remote-friendly team that gets stuff done and releases regularly.

You’ll also have the opportunity to help shape a culture, learn fast, and take on responsibilities to an extent only possible in a young, fast-growing company like Pockit.

*About Pockit*

10 million people in the UK are financially underserved or unbanked.Pockit exists to solve that problem. As of today, our 400,000+ customer base takes advantage of Pockit’s no-fuss current account, but also accesses features we’ve pioneered in-house.

Pockit has grown with very little investment in marketing, primarily because a third of our customers come through word-of-mouth. Our customers are our best advocates.

Spread across three offices in Marylebone, Croydon, and Poland, Pockit has 70+ employees and is scaling rapidly. Our culture is friendly, warm, and accountable, with all staff taking advantage of a huge range of perks - including free snacks and unlimited holiday.

*About the product*

Pockit offers a simple, fair, and transparent current account that takes under a minute to create. It comes with the ability to send money domestically, internationally, set up direct debits, receive cashback, analyse spend, build your credit and more.

Financial inclusion is core to our mission and shapes our product goals. Pockit’s audience is diverse, but many customers come to us because they’ve been let down or abandoned by mainstream banks. We’re committed to making financial services accessible to those neglected by the high street, and indeed by other fintechs.

New elements of the product are released on an ongoing basis, with our engineering team operating in sprints to improve Pockit’s offering all the time.

*About the team*

We’re a rapidly-scaling team of 15 engineers, split across London and international locations. We are working towards ambitious goals, using the best of tech to make both our internal and external products exceptional and market-leading.

We all help each other out, collaborating to achieve the best results. We trust each other to take initiative and are accountable to one another. We’re always learning from challenges, and looking for ways to improve both our techniques and our technologies..

*About the tech*

Our set of small services are built in several technologies including c# (7), .net core, SQL Server, CosmosDB, Azure Storage, and more (running on Azure). On the frontend we use Xamarin Forms for our mobile apps and JavaScript on the web. Don’t feel you need experience in all of these technologies.

We have the challenging task of taming the complexity in the industry, integrating many services to provide a smooth and reliable experience for our users, while dealing with tens of millions of transactions every month.

*You’ll be responsible for*

* Writing code and designing solutions that solve real problems
* Improving the quality, safety, and scale of our existing systems
* Working with the rest of the business to help scope, design and support solutions
* Collaborating with local and remote team members
* Participating in an on-call rota to keep the systems you build running (it’s rare to see issues but they occur occasionally)

*You’ll need these skills*

* Familiarity with C#/.NET
* Ability to write clean, unit-tested code and improve existing code
* Ability to understand complexity and clearly communicate your ideas

*Any of these skills (or a desire to learn them) will help, but are not essential*

* Frontend technologies for Web or Mobile apps
* Tech practices such as TDD, Domain Driven Design, Continuous Deployment, Pairing
* Running production systems in Azure/AWS/GCP & infrastructure as code
* End to end & integration test automation
* Application security threats and good practices
* Understanding of the financial business domain
* Expertise in data engineering expertise e.g. SQL, data pipelines

*You’ll get on well here if you are*

* Ambitious: both in your personal growth and in the product & tech goals you aim for
* Accountable: comfortable taking ownership for work
* Growing: see challenges, setbacks, and feedback as an opportunity to improve.
* Curious: keen to get to grips with new technologies, a complex business, and seek to understand in-depth, not just superficially
* Empathetic: about the impact of your work on users, commercial outcomes, and the wider team.
* Collaborative: you’re happiest working with closely with and helping others

*Key Details*

* Salary: Competitive, depending on experience
* Location: Marylebone, London, UK
* Role type: Permanent


* Unlimited holiday
* Perkbox – many discounts and offers at your favourite stores
* Bespoke training options
* Regular company socials
* Free snacks, coffee, tea, and fruit everyday

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