Senior Scala Engineer

Flexible hours
1-2 days at home per week
Employment type
Full time
Competitive Salary

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At 11:FS we see ourselves as the challenger team dedicated to helping banks and FS players transform themselves and the industry we love. For us this means rethinking what it takes to operate in financial services top to bottom to help our partners build and launch next generation digital propositions around the globe. 

To do this we need an amazing team so we have pulled together the best in financial services and beyond. Our people have co-founded and grown challenger banks like Monzo, Starling, and Tandem, led the technology platforms at Nutmeg, Betfair and beyond and transformed banks like Lloyds, Halifax, Barclays, QNB and Natwest. 

11:FS is a collection of startups united by purpose. Our Consulting practice builds challenger propositions globally, like we did for Natwest with Mettle. Our Research and Benchmarking team has built the amazing 11:FS Pulse service used by the likes of Monzo, Starling, Natwest and Tesco Bank. Our 11:FS Foundry team are building the Financial Services Operating System to help businesses quickly add Financial Services to their offering. Lastly we are a media company, generating content that supports our brand and changes the conversation - not necessarily in that order. 

We truly live our values at 11:FS, and they are critical to your entire journey here. We are looking for our new colleagues to add to our culture, and this is as important as pure technical fit. As part of your interview process we’ll deep dive into our values and your beliefs. Everyone at 11:FS fits our 4 core values: Team, Attitude, Communication and Impact, and this remains at the core of our growth.

11:FS Foundry enables businesses to embed finance into their products in weeks, not years. We call it our Financial Services Operating System - we’re building the finance workflows and user journeys so our clients can focus on making game-changing intelligent digital services. Whole financial products can be created with pure configuration, with payment and identity provider integrations ready to go and comprehensive APIs for creating rich user experiences.

About Us;

We’re big believers in autonomous teams and iterative development. We’re crazy about continuous improvement and knowledge sharing, and we want people who share our enthusiasm.

We strive to always build the right thing and build the thing right, so we place great emphasis on code quality and testability, test driving, continuously integrating and pairing as we go. We think functional programming and event sourcing are a great fit for Foundry, and use them as best we can, but we’re not dogmatic about it.

We make designing the product everyone’s business - what we are going to do and how we do it are team decisions. And we focus on meeting exactly what the customer needs now, always aiming to build the minimum lovable product.

We strongly believe that you grow a system, rather than build it, so our architecture and infrastructure is designed to allow us to roll small bits of code to production really fast. And really often.

We build our platform with tech like:

- Scala & the Typelevel ecosystem - cats, http4s, Cats-effect & tagless final 

- Event-sourced microservices

- Cloud deployments - GCP, Docker, Kubernetes, Concourse

- High-performance data & messaging - Postgres & Kafka

- Observability - Grafana, Jaeger & Prometheus 

About you;

We are looking for skilled Scala engineers to help build Foundry.  You’ll be a key player in our team, building out new products and features of the platform. 

Building high performance, scalable, available, fault tolerant systems is a team game and so we want to know that you play well with others. Lone geniuses are brilliant - just not for us. 

As a Senior Backend Engineer your role will include:

- Developing high quality, tested services

- Knowledge sharing with other team members

- Collaborating in the design of new features

- Making strategic architectural improvements to the Platform

- Cross-functional working with platform and frontend engineers

- Proactively monitoring and support production deployments

Key Requirements

  • Experience with some or all of the technologies in our platform or equivalents
  • Strong Scala experience
  • Background and/or enthusiasm for the ways we work:
  • Test Driven Development
  • Functional Programming
  • Build automation, continuous integration and continuous deployment to production systems
  • Agile/iterative development processes
  • Shared code ownership & cross-functional teams
  • Collaborative design and development
  • Pair programming
  • It would be a bonus if you have experience with:
  • Full-stack development inc. React
  • Other FP languages such as Kotlin
  • Financial Services

Benefits

  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Private medical
  • Pension - match up to 4%
  • Income protection
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave
  • Free eye test and contribution to eye wear for VDU
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Season ticket loan
  • Birthdays off (or your childs or anyone else you love’s birthday)
11:FS
Fintech
Insurtech
Consulting
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Flexible hours
More than 2 days at home per week
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