Atom Bank • Durham, Hybrid or Remote

Senior Backend Engineer

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

Remote-first – Periodic office attendance

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 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

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

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Finance & Insurance

Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023

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