Software Engineer

3–4 days per week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Who we are:

At TrueLayer, we’re building a global open banking platform that’s changing how money moves and so much more. We make payments and refunds instant, account data accessible and verification seamless — all so innovators in every industry can build better financial experiences for their users.

To date, we’ve raised $270 million from world-renowned investors including Stripe, Tiger Global, Addition and Tencent. We’ve got offices in London, Milan and Dublin. And we’re trusted by industry leaders like Revolut, Cazoo and Trading 212… though we’re not stopping here.

Our vision is a financial system that works for everyone. To make that happen, we’re creating original and innovative products that will remove the friction from finance for good. We’re seriously scaling our infrastructure, we’re entering new areas all the time, we’re cornering a whole new category — and we’d like your support to get us there.

Description

At TrueLayer, we’re building a global open banking platform that’s changing how money moves and so much more. We make payments and refunds instant, account data accessible and verification seamless — all so innovators in every industry can build better financial experiences for their users. We’re looking for software engineers who love learning new things and working with others to solve complex customer problems. You’ll be at the heart of financial innovation, using industry-disrupting technologies like open banking, to revolutionise online payments and enable financial data to be integrated into any app or website. Working at a rapidly growing fintech, you’ll encounter new and exciting challenges as we scale our products and infrastructure to meet the demands of our customers, and expand our ecosystem to open up new possibilities. Guided by our Engineering Principles, you’ll collaborate on the design, implementation, delivery and operation of our products — in short: you’ll build it, you’ll run it! You will be joining our Payments Risk team, building and improving our real-time transaction-monitoring systems. Using Rust as the main technology for this mission, we’re only getting started, which means that you will have your say in the direction of the team and the initiative we take on. Your work will help us push the limits of what’s possible with open banking today and define what it can do tomorrow.

Our challenges

  • We want to continuously iterate and improve our offering without compromising the stability or long-term maintainability of our systems.
  • We serve millions of API requests with a 99.5% availability SLA. Our platform must remain a reliable foundation that our customers can build upon as we expand (new products, new geographies, more volume).
  • We want TrueLayer to be an exceptional place to work. We want our processes and interactions to stay honest, genuine and human as the company grows.
  • We want our engineers to grow with us. To have the opportunity, the guidance and the support to develop their technical and core skills to the fullest within the organisation.

What we expect from you, as a software engineer

  • Aim to reach proficiency as a user of our platforms (AWS, Kubernetes, Prometheus/Grafana, etc) and our tools (Rust and .NET), based on the team tech stack. Training will be available to boost your current knowledge.
  • Collaborate with Product stakeholders and iterate fast on product development.
  • Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Help the rest of the team to deliver in fast and safe iteration cycles promoting design patterns, testing and automation.
  • Advocate for operational readiness, help the team to maintain dashboards and alerting systems and eventually participate in the incident response process.
  • Contribute to cross-team technology efforts by joining our engineering guilds.
  • Align with our values and help make sure TrueLayer remains an exceptional place to work.

Benefits and Compensation

What you can expect from us

  • A collaborative, transparent environment in which you can be your true self, learn and grow
  • Flexible hours and hybrid working – work from home and our incredible offices in London Milan and Dublin
  • A one-off contribution of €200 to help you set up your home office
  • Flexible holiday policy – minimum 24 days per year. If you need more, just ask
  • 12 fully-paid wellbeing days a year (on top of your holiday allowance)
  • Generous parental leave above and beyond statutory requirements, for either parent
  • Membership of mental wellbeing platform Spill
  • Meal vouchers for every day you’re working, including while remote.
  • €1200 to spend on learning & development each year
  • €500 per quarter (outside of required business travel) to visit our hub cities around the world
  • CCNL commercio (contratto collettivo nazionale di lavoro).

Compensation

€42,000–57,750/yr + equity.

Requirements

  • Experience working in any common backend language/framework such as Rust, .NET, Java and Go.
  • Understanding of common design patterns and principles, and how/when to apply them.
  • Familiarity with API design and experience with at least one web framework.
  • Knowledge of at least one SQL or NoSQL database technology.
  • Understanding of microservice architecture, its advantages and associated challenges.
  • Familiarity with testing best practices — TDD, unit testing and integration testing. How/when to apply them.
  • Interest in observability and alerting in mission-critical distributed systems.

We’d be particularly excited if you have:

  • Understanding of protocol buffers, gRPC, and message queue systems.
  • Experience building libraries and involvement in open source software.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS and infrastructure-as-code tools such as Terraform.

About our hiring process

Our hiring process typically consists of four stages:

  • A call with one of our Talent Acquisition Partners.
  • A take-home exercise Software Engineering Challenge.
  • 1-hour video interview with two TrueLayer engineers.
  • 1.5-hour total final round video interviews.
  • Full details on the interview process, including preparation tips and the qualities we look for in future TrueLayeristas, can be found on our blog.

    At TrueLayer, we don’t just do inclusion and diversity. We embrace people that have different opinions, perspectives and personalities. Because we believe that by seeing the world from all sorts of angles, we can make life better for all the people who live in it. So we want you to know that the things that make you, you — like your age, ability, background and identity — are things that we celebrate and support. All we ask is that you believe in what you do (and know what an API is).

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    3–4 days per week at home

    Fully flexible hours

    Dog friendly