3 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

The opportunity

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be a seasoned professional with an elevated level of expertise and responsibility. You will be expected to bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, contributing significantly to the success of projects, the growth of the team, and the professional development of the team.

At Shieldpay, we have a team-oriented and self-governed culture. We move at a high pace and thrive on change, complexity, and ambiguity and are comfortable being uncomfortable.

Before you apply, ask yourself if you have:

  • A commitment and drive for quality, technical excellence, and results.
  • Curiosity and passion to constantly learn new things; Shieldpay changes fast, and we need the people who work here to thrive on (rather than endure) change and learn fast too.
  • Self-motivated and not afraid of learning new technologies and you can find your way around sophisticated systems.
  • Bring critical thought, embrace differences and disagreement, and get things

What you’ll be doing

  • Technical Leadership: To provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of engineers or project members. You’ll be expected to mentor and support junior engineers, assisting them in their professional growth and technical development.
  • Complex Problem Solving: You’ll assist to tackle complex and challenging technical problems that require a high level of skill and experience and expected to devise innovative solutions and efficiently implement them.
  • Project Management: You may take on project management responsibilities, overseeing the planning, execution, and delivery of engineering projects. This involves coordinating with cross-functional teams, ensuring deadlines are met, and keeping a project on track.
  • Research and Development: You’ll be involved in research and development efforts, exploring new technologies, methodologies, and best practices to enhance Shieldpay`s capabilities and competitiveness.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensuring the quality and integrity of engineering work is crucial! You’ll be responsible for conducting thorough reviews, testing, and inspections to maintain high standards of work.
  • Collaboration: Collaboration is a key aspect of your role. You are expected to work closely with various stakeholders, including other engineering teams, management, clients, and vendors, to achieve project objectives effectively.
  • Continuous Improvement: You'll play a vital role in driving continuous improvement initiatives within the engineering department to identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to optimise processes, efficiency, and quality.
  • Compliance and Standards: You’ll be responsible for ensuring that engineering practices and deliverables comply with relevant industry standards, regulations, and company policies.
  • Innovation and Creativity: You’ll be encouraged to think outside the box and contribute to the development of innovative engineering solutions that address challenges and improve products or services.
  • Knowledge Sharing: You’ll act as knowledge champions, sharing expertise and experiences through training sessions, technical documentation, and presentations to empower the broader engineering team

What we're looking for in you

  • Proficiency in AWS, NodeJS, TypeScript, and GitHub Actions.
  • Experience with cloud architecture; design, implement, and maintain scalable AWS cloud services and infrastructure.
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • A self-starter who can work without supervision and as part of a team.
  • Mentored other developers and fosters a culture of continuous learning and growth.

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS certification (e.g., AWS Certified Developer, AWS Certified Solutions Architect).
  • Experience with serverless architecture (e.g., AWS Lambda).
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies (React, Remix, etc.).

Experience comes in many forms, and we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

Our promise

Shieldpay is an equal opportunities employer. For Shieldpay building a fair and transparent workforce begins with the recruitment process that does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Company benefits

Flexible working week
Open to compressed hours
Open to part-time employees
Mental health days
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Cycle to work scheme
Annual pay rises
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Life assurance
Personal development budgets
Employee assistance programme
Mental health platform access
Dental coverage
Health insurance
Adoption leave
Work from home allowance
Open to part time work for some roles
Season ticket loan
Shared parental leave
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Teambuilding days
L&D budget
Lunch and learns
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and 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 Shieldpay

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Fleet Street, London

Funding levels


Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Finance & Insurance

3rd – Finance & Insurance

Industry awards 2023