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Senior Software Engineer


Senior Software Engineer
Who are we? At Seccl, we’re rebuilding the infrastructure of investments and advice. We provide the vital technology that empowers forward-thinking, entrepreneurial advisers and wealth managers to build the efficient, customer-centric businesses of the future. Powered by Seccl, they can grow more quickly, expand into new and exciting areas and deliver a better experience for their customers.
And we help fintechs to realise their ambitions, by providing plug-and-play access to financial markets via our API. With us at their core, they can build innovative investment or advice solutions on top of our technology quickly and cheaply.
We are part of the Octopus Group – an innovative group of companies that’s on a mission to breathe new life into energy and financial services. We want to change both these industries for the better, to reinvent them the way they should be, improving the lives of millions of people.
How can you help?
We are looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to join our fantastic team. Your experience in Javascript, Typescript and Node will be bringing the fuel to accelerate the Seccl rocket ship working in one of our cross-functional squads and shipping quality code frequently to production, helping mentor your colleagues and delivering impactful improvements to our product and system. You embrace change and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment whilst developing great products.
What will you be doing?
* Working in a domain aligned cross functional squad made up of developers, testers, product and designers along with colleagues from Customer and Operations.
* Work closely with product to provide input into shaping future work (we call them Bets).
* Hands-on server software development, test, debug, deployment and support.
* Be a technical leader within the squad.
* Be influential in setting the technical direction within a squad.
* Mentoring and supporting other members of the team and the wider Engineering organisation.
* Participate in cross team Chapters to develop and improve processes, best practice and technologies.
* Provide challenge to the methodology and architecture.
Who are we looking for?
You’ll be someone who’s…
* Excited about working in a rapidly growing FinTech that will throw you in at the deep end where your learning curve will be steep
* Experience of full stack development in a fast moving, agile environment.
* Excellent server-side development skills in JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js with a good understanding of how to write high performance, efficient code
* Ability to understand business requirements and turn this into efficient, scalable solutions. Desire to learn our business domain
* Experience of writing thorough unit tests with the strong desire to ensure code is robust and reliable. Knowledge of continuous integration
* Excellent trouble shooting and problem-solving skills Experience of document-based databases, specifically MongoDB
* Experience of Amazon Web Services, including Lambda, SQS and SNS and knowledge of Serverless environments
* Excellent organisation skills and strong team player
* A quick learner able to pick up new skills and technologies easily and enjoys complex issues and is able to describe to both technical and non-technical audience
* Previous experience of wealth management or stockbroking is beneficial
How do we work?
We’re a team of ambitious, talented, and creative people who are passionate about using technology to improve our financial world.
We have a positive, open environment that promotes fresh ideas, challenge and experimentation, and encourages continual learning. We provide flexible working that focusses on delivery rather than just focusing on hours worked.
We work in 6 week delivery timeboxed cycles with the squads working in 1-day sprints. Our stack is Node.js with Typescript deployed on AWS Lambda, Mongo Atlas and React on the front end.
We’re based in the historic City of Bath, a stone’s throw from the train station. (Literally. You could hit it from our office.)
And the vital statistics?
* Competitive salary
* Flexible working arrangements
* Exposure to the latest technology and an opportunity to help shape the future direction
* 27 days holiday and a day off for your birthday
* Pension & Life Assurance
If you like what you see, then please send your CV for immediate feedback, and the opportunity to arrange a call to discuss this role further with the People Team

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