Senior Software Development Engineer

Growth Street Ltd
United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018
10 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We need Senior Software Development Engineers with commercial core Python experience who will touch every part of our platform, and can grow with us. We need somebody who can see solutions not problems collaboratively working across all areas of the business. This will include gradually transforming our monolithic django services into sleek elegant, scalable and maintainable services.

You will be part of a fantastic team that constantly demonstrates the values of being curious, being in-sync and beating expectations.

We are on a mission to create a new kind of business finance service to support the 5 million SMEs that power Britain.

We’re passionate about helping growing businesses maximise their potential, making applying for credit as quick and easy as possible. We have crafted an efficient marketplace for both borrowers and lenders, so they can get a better deal and a better service than the banks can offer. We are not a bank, and we are far more than an alternative lender. We are something better.

We are a rapidly growing team from all kinds of backgrounds. We are ambitious, we work hard and we work together.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Your Responsibilities
To provide significant contribution to the future architectural and scalability decisions around how software is built at Growth Street
To deliver production quality code based around Python 3.5 and Django.
To execute your robust system design & architecture knowledge, with an eye towards solid testing, scalability and availability
To design distributed data processing systems using queue/scheduler approaches with Celery and beyond
To lead and apply a test-driven approach to all engineering moving forward, coaching the team to this goal, shortening the feedback loop across the SDLC
To work with business stakeholders, product owners and business analysts to analyse requirements, develop ideas and design solutions
To mentor more junior members of your team, and continue to establish development best practices

Our tech stack includes, but is not limited to: Python 3.5; Django; PostgreSQL; Celery; AWS.

You could be a great fit if you have a genuine interest in the following:

Have some experience working with our core tech although experience in building complex solutions in other stacks like Node.js, Ruby, Java, Clojure or Scala previously will be of interest to us.
Hexagonal architecture and the principles of the '12 factor app'.
Applying SOLID principles to everything you do.
coaching and leading teams to build secure, extensible and performant web applications to support our customers.
Nice to Haves
Experience within financial services
Experience with integrations with various SaaS based financial/risk platforms such as Xero,FreeAgent, Moody's RiskCalc, Equifax
Django & Django REST framework.
Do you favour libraries over frameworks?
Experience developing against a cloud platform such as AWS, with an eye on serverless applications and beyond
You will be part of a fantastic and energetic team that constantly demonstrates the values of being curious, being in-sync and beating expectations.

A competitive salary
Employer pension contributions of 5% of your base salary
Generous training, equipment and IT budget
The tools you require to get the job done
A strong and clear company culture, focused on growth
Participation in an employee equity scheme
25 days of holiday plus Bank Holidays

The role is based from our London offices. We are located 1 minute from Aldgate Tube station / 15 minutes walk from London Bridge

Please include a CV and cover letter. Growth Street is an equal opportunities employer.

The role application closes on 31st October 2018and the salary for this role is £60,000 to £80,000 per annum

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