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Senior Backend Engineer - Python at Punk Money

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤40000 - ₤80000 per year
  • -
  • Punk Money is a hugely disruptive Fin-Tech start-up that is developing a completely new type of financial platform with a community at its core. We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our growing team in London, someone who is hands on and can implement quickly, solve problems and iterate fast. We are looking for a passionate Python developer to join our core team. We expect successful candidates to know Python at an intermediate level by which we mean:

    Knowledge of functional and object oriented programming (Inheritance, abstraction, encapsulation)

    Experience interacting with Python/Django with Django Rest Framework, PostgreSQL as db, Nginx, Python unittest, Redis, Celery

    Projects will include building mobile APIs, developing micro services to evolve our architecture, and perfecting a number of systems that our business depend on, like risk management, fraud detection, payment processing for example. 

    As one of the core members of the Punk Money development team you'll be instrumental to how we develop products and grow as a business. You will be working in an agile team working at the forefront of business strategy and scaling the organisation.

    We're looking for responsible candidates who can work autonomously and take ownership. We thrive with the space and responsibility to solve problems.

    You'll get to take significant ownership of the backend of the platform and will be instrumental in the high-level decision making - architectural direction and technology selection. You'll get to heavily build out the team in 2021 and then start to move more hands-off coding wise.

    As Lead Engineer you will be expected to coordinate development and product teams mentor and train the other mid-level developers, drive stand-ups, retros and best practice. 

    From the first hire to the last, from the most junior to the most senior it is important that everyone shares our core values:

    Make it Happen: Punk’s always been a DIY culture and we’re all about getting things done. We’re after people who share this ethos, who roll up their sleeves and get stuck in and make amazing things happen. 

    Be a Champion, not a Challenger: We’re a champion of the people. We stand for the little guy, the overlooked, the ripped-off and abused. We’re here to make a difference to people's lives, not to challenge other companies. 

    Be Excellent to Each Other: This is us to the core.  It means, do what's right for all parties involved, even if it’s hard to achieve. 

    Stand for Something: We’re the rebels with a cause. We’ve been ripped off by banks long enough. Now is the time to fight back, to unite, to create new services which are fairer, cheaper and  easier to use. 

     Community First: This is at the heart of everything we do. We unite people and solve their problems as a collective allowing them to better understand their finances and get out of debt and invest their savings in other members so that everyone prospers. 

    If you think this sounds like your kind of place to work then we’d love to hear from you 

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