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Head of Application Development
at CardAlpha Ltd

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  • London
  • parttime

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About CardAlpha

CardAlpha is a MVP stage fintech start-up, designed to meet payment requirements of SME businesses and looking to get into an active beta launch by mid-August 2020. CardAlpha's ePOS App  converts a tablet or smartphone device into a powerful electronic cash register featuring a product catalogue with item description, prices, discounts, inventory tracking and digital receipts. The App is integrated with a card reader and tracks cash sales and processes card transactions directly from the cash register, making it a powerful accessory for your day - to - day sales management.

Job Summary

At CardAlpha, we are building a  community of self motivated professionals to build the next generation of integrated point of sale and banking platforms. Specifically for this role we are looking for a Head of Application Development/Fullstack Developer to help with building CardAlpha’s mission critical systems.


  • Translating business requirements to technical specifications.
  • Designing and developing microservices as per business requirements
  • Participating in regular code reviews
  • Collaborating with the team on new conventions, libraries, tools and technologies
  • Reporting progress of tasks undertaken to team members everyday


  • Software development expertise gained via industry work experience in Javascript, Java/Kotlin, Golang. We have a polygot microservices environment and knowledge of other programming languages is welcome, however knowledge of at least two of the above languages will be preferable
  • Good understanding of SQL and ORM tools 
  • Experience with GRPC and Protocol Buffers
  • Experience with scalable APIs and microservices
  • Exceptional problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to work remotely and autonomously
  • Familiarity with unit testing frameworks and test driven development
  • Familiarity with git
  • Familiarity with docker and kubernetes


Head of Application Development will be a member of the founding team and is expected to initially contribute 60-80 hours in a month and will be compensated via  equity options and a cash stipend. The package will be weighed in favor of equity options. The contribution and role may potentially change to a full time position with normal working hours and incremental benefits, post later stage funding and full commercial rollout of CardAlpha.

Job Type: Part-time


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