We’re looking for fintech enthusiasts to join us in creating the financial infrastructure of tomorrow. We’re building the first European Investment API to enable any financial institution to offer a broad range of investment products in their apps. Our view is backed by Europe's largest tech VCs (Earlybird, Notion Capital, Partech, HV Capital, ABN AMRO Ventures) by renowned fintech entrepreneurs (including Maximilian Tayenthal, founder of N26, and Felix Haas, founder of IDnow) and Bessemer Venture Partners in the USA.
We’re based in Berlin but would consider hiring remotely for this role. If you do want to move to Berlin though, we’re happy to support your relocation.
At Upvest, our vision is to make investing as easy as spending money. By enabling any business to offer investment opportunities, our goal is to empower anyone to invest. Today, we count 100+ talented people from 20 different countries.
We are seeking a full-time senior full-stack engineer to build a securities API for financial institutions, the first such API in Europe. Your goal is to take ownership of designing, developing, and maintaining internal tooling we build to enable our investment banking operations. This includes building the back-office and admin web dashboards and tools, developer tooling, and more.
The Ops Tooling team designs and builds all the internal tooling for our Ops and CS colleagues to be able to operate all the bank processes. This tooling is planned, designed, and implemented together with stakeholders from those departments. This tooling can take many forms from web applications to chatbots to things we haven't even considered yet. The team owns the vision for helping us automate as many of these processes as we can.
This role will give you the opportunity to:
- Work on different aspects of our internal tooling as part of the development team
- Design and build easy-to-use low friction web applications to enable our Operations and Customer Support teams to be productive in their day-to-day operations.
- Design and build tooling for other Product Engineering teams to automate aspects of day-to-day development activities. This could include web applications, SlackOps, etc.
- Work with an agile methodology: at the end of the 2-weeks sprint cycle we have a demo with a retrospective to make our software deliver faster
- Experience with modern web technologies and major frameworks (React)
- Pragmatism. Pick the right tool for the job (not based on hype)
- Prior experience with distributed and event-driven systems. We use Kafka as the messaging backbone and operate a Go microservices system in Google Kubernetes Engine.
- Fluency with SQL databases such as PostgreSQL, transaction isolation, performance optimization
- Security-focused mindset
- Be proactive in learning new stacks and have a high sense of taking ownership
- Excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment
Nice to have:
- Experience with Docker, k8s, understanding principles of a service mesh
- Experience with Monitoring and Tracing using Datadog
- Experience working in the Fintech domain
- We're working on solving a hard problem: fixing the European securities financial infrastructure that empowers more people to be able to invest. You have the opportunity to contribute to this change.
- We invest in you. From access to a personal coach, development budget and plenty of opportunities to grow in your role.
- We take hiring seriously with a strong focus on keeping a high bar when interviewing (equally important is that we hire decent people, who are passionate about their craft and helping us achieve our shared mission).
- While we're not quite fully-remote, we are committed to being a flexible employer, as we understand you don't have to be in the office to do your best work.
- We live a culture of empowerment, trust (that we hire the best people and get out of their way) and openness (there's a greater advantage in sharing information than keeping it to ourselves).
Learn and grow. We aim high to shape our future. We give and request honest feedback knowing that we develop together. Progression > Perfection.
Team first. We make it easy for others. We value our differences and are open to others' opinions. We win and celebrate together! Team > Egos.
Own the outcome. Whether we win or we lose, we stand together. We are proactive and get the job done. Outcome > Process.
Tell the story. We always start with the why. We share knowledge to empower others. Transparency > Complexity.