Quantexa • Dublin, Ireland

Scala Engineer

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Dog friendly

Job Description

At Quantexa we believe that people and organizations make better decisions when those decisions are put in context – we call this Contextual Decision Intelligence. Contextual Decision Intelligence is the new approach to data analysis that shows the relationships between people, places and organizations - all in one place - so you gain the context you need to make more accurate decisions, faster.

Founded in 2016 Quantexa helps organizations make their data more meaningful, and is the world’s leading software company providing a single networked view of internal and external data as an input to analytical and AI models. From compliance, fraud, anti-money laundering and credit risk to customer intelligence and master data management, Quantexa partners with Global Tier 1 Insurers and Banks, Government Agencies, Telecoms and Technology companies to deliver Contextual Decision Intelligence.

Due to the continuous success and high demand from our customers, we are looking for Mid to Senior level Scala Engineers to join our R&D team in our Dublin Offices to build and shape the next generation of products that transform how organizations around the world use data.

Headquartered in London with significant offices in New York, Boston, Toronto, Sydney, Singapore, Dublin, Malaga and Brussels, Quantexa continues its expansion within Ireland, building on our core values of Determination, Ambition, Teamwork and Accountability.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be joining the Research and Development department, where you will be working on our core Contextual Decision Intelligence offering: The Quantexa Platform. The Quantexa Platform helps our Customers solve business problems in areas such as fraud, financial crime, data management and many more. Our products process, analyse and display huge volumes of data with the ultimate aim of detecting anomalous and suspicious activity.

The R&D department consists of over 130 people split into agile teams of Engineers, Product Owners, Designers, QA and others, each focusing on specific projects and areas of the Platform.

Our back-end services are primarily written in Scala and deployed as microservices. We are huge fans of functional and strongly typed programming, making use of libraries such as Cats and Shapeless. We use Akka and Typelevel ecosystems to help build scalable, highly performant, distributed software. We utilise techniques such as event sourcing and CQRS in our persistence layer to ensure our datastores are scalable and flexible.


What do I need to have?

  • Take pride in designing, building and delivering high-quality, well-engineered solutions to complex problems
  • Take a big-picture approach to solving problems, taking care to ensure that the solution works well within the wider system
  • Commercial Scala and Functional Programming experience (we may consider candidates without if their commercial background is relevant, e.g. Java, and they have some non-commercial Scala experience)
  • Have experience in the entire engineering life cycle, from design and implementation through to testing and deployment
  • Experience with DevOps tooling and approaches (automation and tooling are something we are passionate about, we even have a dedicated Developer Tooling team)
  • Passion and drive to grow within one of the UK’s fastest growing scale-ups

Experience in the following would be beneficial:

  • Experience working with any of the following technologies or libraries: Akka, Cats, Spring Boot, Elasticsearch, Gradle, Apache Spark, Hadoop, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Experience with Cloud technologies (we use GCP internally)
  • Experience building software which deploys to both on-premise and cloud Environments
  • Experience mentoring junior Engineers


Why join Quantexa?

We offer:

  • Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Income Protection
  • Family Care
  • Paid Maternity, Paternity and Parent’s Leave
  • Bereavement Support
  • Digital GP
  • Access to PRSA (employee-only voluntary contribution)
  • 24 days annual leave plus 1 additional day per year from the second year of service (capped at 30 days per year that are reached in the 7th year of service)
  • Amazing working environment
  • Opportunities to develop and grow
  • Work from Anywhere Scheme: Spend up to 2 months working outside of your country of employment over a rolling 12-month period

Our mission

We have one mission. To help businesses grow. To make data easier. And to make the world a better place. We’re not a start-up. Not anymore. But we’ve not been around that long either. What we are is a collection of bright, passionate minds harnessing complexities and helping our clients and their communities. One culture, made of many. Heading in one direction – the future.

It's all about you

Quantexa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment, where everyone feels welcome, valued, and respected. We want to hear from people who are passionate about their work and align with our values. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, colour, ancestry, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital, disability, or veteran status. Whoever you are, if you’re a curious, caring, and authentic human being who wants to help push the boundaries of what’s possible, we want to hear from you.

Internal pay equity across departments is crucial to our global compensation philosophy. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of experience, education, training, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data.

Quantexa is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our talent acquisition processes. If you require support, please inform our Talent Acquisition Team.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Work from home allowance
Teambuilding days
UK nursery benefit scheme
Private healthcare
Accredited Quantexa Tech Academy & Management Training
Personal development platform & funds + 1 hour weekly dedicated time to learn
Volunteer & Birthday Leave
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely 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 flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Quantexa

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

London (HQ), Boston, NYC, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Singapore, Brussels, Amsterdam, Dubai, Malaga, Luxembourg

Funding levels

Series E

Hiring Countries








United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

SaaS & Software

SaaS & Software

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023