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Software & Infrastructure Engineer at Good With

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  • Remote
  • fulltime
  • ₤50000 - ₤65000 per year
  • -
  • Good With is recruiting for a Server Application and Cloud Engineer who will work at the heart of a dynamic, multidisciplinary and agile team. As one of the founding members, you’ll develop the platform and infrastructure connecting a voice and text-enabled intelligent mobile app, financial OpenBanking data sources, state of the art intelligent analytics and real-time recommendation engine.

    You'll be able to count on the support of our advisors (Cambridge & Turing Institute/FinHealthTech Neuroscientist, Paypal/Venmo & Robinhood Brand exec, Fintech4Good CTO, & cxpartners CEO) as well as working with the ICO and EPIC e-health programme for our financial wellbeing approach.

    As part of the founding team you will be able to earn equity in an innovative business that's supported by Innovate UK, Oxford Innovation and other prominent organisations with ambitions and support to scale internationally. You'll enjoy a generous holiday allowance, flexible and remote working with a passionate team based across the UK, and monthly team workshops in a central location.

    The Role

    This is a key role as it will establish and develop the technical architecture for the Good With platform supporting current and future products and services.

    Python and open source technologies are the overarching strategic choice for server-side applications and components such as proxies and databases.

    The role fulfils two key responsibilities: 

    1. Development of server (backend) applications and databases:
      • The applications will support a mobile app, providing secure user authentication, profile information, user financial data including summary overviews, analytics and recommendations.
      • Core applications will synchronise data from banking and finance sources through the OpenBanking API.
      • Development of secure databases of user and financial data, supporting real-time conversational interactions with mobile app users, and architected to scale with user growth.
      • The applications will also support voice-enabled interaction with a mobile app, providing real-time responses from an analytics and recommendation engine.
    1. Development of scalable cloud hosted infrastructure:
      • Secure cloud hosted environments for the applications.
      • Support for hosted firewalls, proxies, databases, backups, and API interfaces.
      • Monitoring for health, performance, and security.
      • Automated continuous build, test, integration and deployment of applications and data.

    Who are Good With?

    Good With is reimagining how we educate young adults on personal finance whilst helping them access better financial services earlier; improving their credit ratings and fostering financial wellbeing through conversational AI and engaging user experiences.

    We are at the start of an exciting product journey and you will play a key role in developing both the products and the business.

    Who we’re looking for

    You has extensive and demonstrable experience developing server applications that have been successfully adopted by users, maintained security and performance with growth in users.

    Your experience will include working in an agile team, doing iterative development, continuous build, test and deployment systems, and monitoring both infrastructure health and user experience.

    You will have experience working with a security function to design and develop secure applications and infrastructure, assess and mitigate risks, and support formal security assurance processes, ideally in a financial services sector.

    You will be able to demonstrate your passion for technology by, for example, contributions to open source projects, personal projects, learning different languages and frameworks, and giving talks and tutorials on server application development and cloud infrastructure.

    We’re keen to ensure we’re designing products and services that work for everyone, so we particularly encourage applications from different underrepresented demographics.

    The role and team is remote with visits to HQ in Bude when safe to do so. (Surf lesson can be provided).

    You must have the right to live and work in the UK.

    Please don’t be put off applying because you aren’t a perfect match for our job description. If you are excited about the opportunity, think you can achieve the outcomes we are looking for, but aren’t sure if tick every box, we’d still love to hear from you.

    Technological skills

    • Demonstrable Python experience – can be evidenced through personal projects.
    • Server application development using frameworks such as Django and Flask for example.
    • API development, with gateways deployed using, for example, nginx
    • SQL and no-SQL database design, build, maintenance and optimisation.
    • Experience in leading languages, eg C/C++, Java, Javascript, GoLang desirable.
    • Continuous build and integration tools such as Git, Jenkins as examples.
    • Infrastructure tools such as Docker and Kubernetes, or Amazon/Google equivalents.
    • Writing and automating unit tests.
    • Monitoring and analytics for application health, performance and user experience.
    • Writing clean, readable, sustainable and reusable code.
    • Troubleshooting, debugging, and optimising performance.
    • Developing applications to meet accessibility standards.
    • Linux operating system, and shell scripting.

    Team skills

    • Self-motivated
    • Excellent communication and people skills
    • Team player
    • Happy working in a fast-paced environment

    Qualifications

    • A degree in a mathematical, scientific or computing subject is desirable but not required.
    • AWS and Google Cloud Certifications desirable.
    • Developers with alternative relevant qualifications and applicable technology certifications are encouraged to apply.

    Sounds like you? We'd love to hear from you. Send us your CV today!

     

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