Atom Bank • Hybrid or Remote

Senior Backend Engineer

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £65,000 – £80,000 per annum 4 Day Week

Remote-first – Occasional office visits

4-day week

A little flex time

Job Description

What’s it all about?

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, delivery different types of projects aligned to Business Value Streams to support our business growth.

As a Senior Backend Engineer (Integration) to join our growing process automation team, where you will work alongside the business teams, project managers, business analysts and testers to deliver short term fixes and process improvements 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 an opportunity to make a tangible difference to our business.

What will your ‘typical’ day look like…

You will:

  • Be responsible for providing technical steer for design and to ensure associated artefacts are documented to agreed standards
  • 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 SW languages/tools
  • Be responsible for maintaining all associated design and document artefacts, working with our technical writing team to ensure quality
  • 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
  • You will work closely with third parties to facilitate integration with our backend systems, API gateway contracts, security mechanism, and finally 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 any of the following technologies: Golang, Java or other C-like programming language.
  • Deep understanding of full stack development, ideally with knowledge in mobile applications and web clients
  • Understanding of typical integration technologies, general understanding of RESTful APIs required
  • Exposure to and understanding of a standard Software Development Lifecycle
  • Experience in the translation of business requirements into technical solutions
  • Experience in common software security principles and techniques
  • Experience in ESB concepts and technologies
  • Experience in message queue patterns and technologies
  • Exposure to agile project methodology
  • Good understanding of software testing frameworks, unit testing, TDD/BDD, any appropriate supporting tools

What you’ll get from us:

  • Flexible hybrid & remote working
  • 4-day work week
  • Annual Share Option scheme – company 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 holiday plus public holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance for you and 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
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


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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