Atom Bank • Hybrid in Durham

Junior Backend Engineer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £30000 - £40000 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

4-day week

A little flex time

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Job Description

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 Junior Backend Engineer to join one of our Value Streams where you will work alongside other Engineers, Product Managers, Business Analysts & Testers to support them to deliver strategic initiatives to the operational business areas of Atom. business analysts and testers to deliver strategic initiatives to the operational business areas of Atom. You’ll contribute to the technical delivery of one of our Backend Engineering teams whilst collaborating

Working with Golang, Python, Java, Kafka and workflow tools, you will have the opportunity to gain key experience within Software Development and a digital only Bank.

What will your ‘typical’ day look like…. (there’s no two days the same in Atom):

You will:

  • Assist in the contribution to technical designs and ensure associated artefacts are documented to agreed standards
  • Assist and support the development of various process solutions across business processes and systems using appropriate software languages/tools
  • Assist in 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 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
  • Experience working with Java or other C-like programming language
  • An awareness of full stack development
  • Awareness of typical integration technologies, general understanding of RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of a standard Software Development Lifecycle
  • An understanding to agile project methodology

What you’ll get from us:

  • Flexible Hybrid & Remote working
  • 4-day work week
  • Annual Share Option – performance-related
  • Incredibly generous company pension scheme (maximum of 13% of Atom input – candidate 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 for you and your full family
  • Health Cash Plan – expenses paid on Optical/Dental/other appointments/treatments
  • Life Insurance – 4 times annual salary
  • Critical illness cover – 1 x lump sum annual salary
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
4-day week
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
22.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
Teambuilding days

We asked employees of Atom Bank how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at Atom Bank

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Durham & London

Funding levels