Senior Backend Engineer

Location Hybrid or Remote
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full-Time

We’re Atom…

The bank that’s leading the fintech charge!

We’re not like the rest. We’re true innovators, and we’re redefining what a bank should be. Ours is a bank for today and the future, a mobile-first bank. Forget the stuffy branches, with Atom you can bank whenever, wherever, faster, and simpler.

Could you be the next innovator to join us?

Want to join us?

Technology is at the heart of the business, and we have a world-leading Technology stack that enables us to offer the most efficient, user-friendly app-based bank. The Technology team has end to end responsibility for all aspects of our Technology, from architecting the future, engineering solutions, to deploying and managing our technology services.

Our Tech teams are now set up in paced change & delivery teams, delivering different types of initiatives aligned to Business Value Streams to support our business growth.

We’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our Mortgage Value Stream team, where you will work alongside the operational teams, product managers, business analysts and testers to deliver strategic initiatives to the operational business areas of Atom. You’ll contribute to the technical leadership of one of our Backend Engineering teams and mentor & support other team members.

Working with Golang, Python, Java, Kafka, and workflow tools, you will have the opportunity to make a tangible difference to Atom.

What will you be doing?

You will:

  • Work with Delivery Leads to deliver features, uphold ceremonies & work within SCRUM methodology.
  • Provide technical steer for design & ensure associated artefacts have agreed standards of documentation.
  • Develop various process solutions across business processes and systems using appropriate software languages/tools.
  • Design and develop data models/structures and API contracts, data transforms, algorithms using appropriate software languages/tools.
  • Be responsible for maintaining all associated design and document artefacts.
  • Ensure developed components have the appropriate level of quality and governance (version control, documentation, unit testing)
  • Be expected to support the software you have produced, ensuring stability not only in the resolution of defects while testing, but up to Production and future operation should incidents arise.
  • Work closely with third parties to facilitate integration with our backend systems, API gateway contracts, security, and producing bespoke integration where required.

What do we need from you?

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • Demonstrable, professional experience of Golang and/or Java
  • Deep understanding of full stack development
  • Understanding of typical integration technologies & RESTful APIs
  • Understanding of authentication mechanisms between client and server applications
  • Exposure to and understanding of a standard Software Development Lifecycle
  • Experience in common software security principles and techniques.
  • Experience in message queue patterns and technologies.
  • Agile SCRUM/Kanban experience

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexible Hybrid & Remote working
  • 4-day work week
  • Annual Share Option – performance-related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – you can put in more)
  • ‘All About Me’ fund: £200 per year to spend on personal development.
  • 22.5 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance, Health Cash Plan & Life Insurance
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
  • Electric Vehicle Scheme

PLEASE NOTE: You must have the legal right to work in the UK to apply for this role as Atom bank are unable to support Visa Applications/Sponsorship.

Atom is an equal opportunities employer. We value you as an individual and therefore disregard race, religion/belief, gender, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, age, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership and disability in any hiring decisions we make. Atom will always adhere to the Equality Act 2010.

All roles within Atom must adhere to the Conduct Rules as set out by the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

As part of Atom bank’s commitment to the FCA’s Consumer Duty, Atom will, take all reasonable steps to avoid causing foreseeable harm to customers, take all reasonable steps to enable customers to pursue their financial objectives and act in good faith.

The legal bit.

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