Senior Java Engineer

Crowdcube | Cardiff / London / Manchester
Flexible hours
More than 2 days at home per week
Dog friendly
Employment type
Full time

Senior Software Engineer with experience in Java to join our talented engineering team.

We are hiring a Senior Software Engineer with experience in Java to join our talented engineering team. We’re going through an exciting growth period enabling great businesses to succeed through equity crowdfunding, and as a Software Engineer at Crowdcube, you have the opportunity to help define and shape that experience for entrepreneurs and investors alike. 

Our Engineering team is based in Cardiff, but flexible, remote working is available within the UK only. 

 Who we are:

As a leading European retail investment marketplace, Crowdcube raises finance for Europe's hottest high-growth businesses by giving investors the opportunity to back businesses they believe in. Having amassed an investor community of over 1 million people, which has funded over 1,000 businesses, Crowdcube was named the most active investor in private equity in 2020. 

Crowdcube was inspired by an unshakable belief in entrepreneurs that dream big, push at the edges and want to make a difference. Our mission is to democratise investment, helping to fuel the next generation of business who want to leave a mark on the world.

Since founding in 2011, we’ve successfully funded over 1,000 campaigns with brands from across the globe, such as Monzo, Brewdog, Grind, Cowboy, Mintos and what3words.

What we stand for:

We believe in a culture of curiosity. We love new thinking and big ideas that challenge the status quo. We know success is rarely free; it’s hard-fought and a struggle that often requires grit, tenacity and hard work. We value the power of people and know that we’re stronger together. We adore ambition, whatever it may be, to make a difference, to have an impact.

We’re on the hunt for talented individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit. Are you with us?

What you will be doing:

Our aim as a company is to continue building our product and expand our share of the equity fundraising market. In engineering, we're building a secure, scalable and robust system that powers one of the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platforms so we need to enable our team to deliver quickly and safely on our ambitious plans.

Our engineers work in small product focused feature teams where collaboration is key. Our platform is primarily PHP/Nginx/MySQL, but have a portion of the estate in Java. We also run React/TypeScript and other technologies depending on the problem we want to solve, and AWS/Ansible/Terraform/Docker/Kubernetes to package and run our services.

We hire for good judgement and trust you to contribute to discussions and decisions that determine what is being built and how.

 Day to day you will:

Developing and maintaining Crowdcube’s Nominee service built-in Java which provides a way to manage the distribution of investor updates and communications. Maintaining an up to date register of underlying investors. Administering and coordinating corporate actions and managing any necessary consents. Executing pre-emption rounds. 

Ideally you will:

  • Be proficient in Java (Spring Boot) and Object-Oriented Programming in general
  • Have knowledge of message queues, RabbitMQ in particular
  • Have a keen eye for testing, performance and clean code
  • Ability to write clean (understandable), robust (reliable) and efficient (well-designed) code
  • Be familiar with OpenAPI and API first design

And you are:

  • An excellent communicator, who actively listens and shows empathy, with an ability to influence both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Open-minded and comfortable questioning the status quo, coming up with new solutions and considerate of others'
  • Enthusiastic and positive, with a bias to action
  • A team player! We're all in this together so be supportive and understanding

We'd also love this but it's not a necessity:

  • Startup experience
  • Finance (equity/shares/share register) knowledge
  • Any DevOps experience
  • PHP ability

What we are offering:

We like to nurture talent and ensure members of our team develop and hone their skills through training, attending conferences, subscriptions to online courses. We’re passionate and hard-working, and we take care of our team:

  • £55-65k DOE
  • Participation in the employee share option plan (subject to the prevailing company policy at the time)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays + holiday for tenure
  • Pension Scheme at 4% matched
  • Private Medical Scheme with AXA including dental and optical cashplans
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Access to Sunlight - a learning & development platform with a £1000 training and wellness budget per year
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Weekly demos to show what we're working on, monthly team meetings and regular company socials.
  • Company perks such as fruit, snacks, fitness classes and weekly office beers
  • Company outings and activities (previous fun included a trip to a gin distillery, karaoke, charity football match, Square Mile Relay, bowling and a day at River Cottage)

 

Our interview process typically consists of an initial phone screen, an interview with the hiring manager and a task, followed by a final interview with other members of the team. There aren't any trick questions and the task will typically be based on a real scenario the team have worked on.

Our policy is to employ the best-qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability.

We are a flexible workplace. Cuber Choice enables Cubers and future Cubers to do their best work, in whatever way is best for them and the business. We commit to treating all employees equally, whether they are home or office-based. We do not reward presenteeism but focus on impact. Employees may choose a different work schedule to meet personal or family needs. This includes early finishes, late starts, selecting your own working hours, and you may also choose to split your time between home and office.

 

Flexible hours
More than 2 days at home per week
Dog friendly