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Python Software Engineer (Core Data)
at Revolut Ltd

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Company: Revolut

Location: London 

Closing date for the application: 19th November 2019

Job type: full time 

Salary: Competitive



Data sits at the heart of Revolut and plays a uniquely crucial role in what we do. With data we build intelligent real-time systems to personalise our product, tackle financial crime, automate reporting, track team performances and enhance customer experiences.

Fundamentally, data underpins all operations at Revolut and being part of the team gives you the chance to have a major impact across the company – apply today to join our world class data department.



We are looking for Python Engineers for our Core Data Infrastructure to push our teams to new heights and has combination of laziness, unwillingness to write overcomplicated code and pathological desire to automate everything.


What you'll be doing:

  • Enforcing consistent quality by incorporating tests and performing code reviews with data scientists and data engineers
  • Explore and experiment new tools, libraries and technologies to improve our solutions
  • Support and train new and existing users of the platform
  • Taking ownership of certain parts of the automation and abstraction framework dealing recurring etl tasks, ensuring monitoring, reliability and scaling up of data both in volumes and variety
  • Creating and maintaining company-wide repository of metadata and related artefacts
  • Collaborating with product owners, engineers and data scientists to implement a seamless data platform
  • Coming up with and enforcing best practises regarding everything - coding, testing, deployment, etc.



  • Bachelor's/Master's/PhD in STEM (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering)
  • Fluency in SQL, Python, Unix/bash scripting.
  • Ability to write easily understandable and maintainable code in multiple programming languages



  • SQL {Redshift, Vertica, Exasol, PostgreSQL, MySQL, BigQuery}
  • NoSQL {DataStore, CouchDB, Redis}
  • Understanding their strengths and weaknesses


Big data:

  • Experience using, configuring, and tweaking one of Kafka, Spark, Flink, etc
  • Productionizing:
  • Docker, K8s, Ansible/Puppet, Teamcity/Jenkins, monitoring and alerting
  • Versioning:
  • GIT, Jira, or similar



  • Interest in data analysis/data visualisation (D3 is a plus)
  • Experience with prototyping and sketching
  • Side projects or open source contributions
  • Cloud: GCP
  • Java, Javascript, GO, etc.



If you have expertise in one of the following, awesome!

  • Fraud Detection
  • AML/CTF Risk
  • Monetization
  • Engagement and User Activation
  • Credit and Operational Risk Modelling
  • Productionizing models
  • Code generation



We believe that there are better ways for people to control their money. Easier, fairer ways.

Revolut started in 2015 with fee-free card transactions abroad. We’ve since added current accounts, business accounts, savings, insurance, and even cryptocurrency trading.

We reached 4 million customers in February 2019 and we’re adding another million every quarter.

And we’re only just getting started.

Come and help Revolut build the world’s first truly global bank.



From employee 1 to employee 1000, you will be slotting into a global team that shares a number of traits.

You can work autonomously and take ownership. We thrive with the space and responsibility to solve problems.

You operate best without lots of bureaucracy. We don’t hide behind fancy job titles or clunky processes ‘because that’s how things are done’.

You approach work in a logical way. We are not afraid to make mistakes but we use data and logic to backup decisions and improve understanding.

And you share our mission to improve people’s relationship with their money.



  • Competitive salary
  • Biannual equity bonuses
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Skip the commute and work from home once a week
  • Roll with a free Revolut Metal subscription
  • Pension plan
  • Private health insurance
  • Don’t panic about cooking: get free dinners with Deliveroo
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Stay refreshed: get juice, tea, coffee and soft drinks on tap
  • Rest up with 29 days’ holiday per year


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