Software Engineer (Java/Kotlin)

Zopa

Barcelona, ES
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Open Finance
  • Post Date: 10/12/2021
  • Website: zopa.com
  • Company Address: 461 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108

About Zopa

We give our customers a fair deal as standard and our products are built so that we win when you win. We have handy tools to get stuff done and helpful people always at the end of a phone – meaning managing your money is no sweat. We’re built for the future and evolve as quickly as possible, we’ll always listen to what you want, and do our best to change to meet your needs.

We’ve built a bank. But we’re a FeelGood money company at heart.

Job Description

Our Story
 
We’re empowering people to FeelGood about their money.
 
We’ve been on this journey since 2004, when we built the first ever peer-to-peer lending company to give people access to simpler, better-value loans and investments. When it comes to money, we think everyone deserves a fair deal, so since we launched, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of customers to take the stress out of money by building our business on honesty, transparency and trust.
 
Our journey’s always evolving, and we’ve just launched a bank. But a different type of bank – one that empowers its customers to take control of their finances and FeelGood about their money.
 
If you embrace being challenged beyond the norm, aren’t afraid to think differently and are motivated by working somewhere you can really make an impact, you’ll love life here at Zopa.

The Challenge:
Zopa’s mission is to create a richer life for everyone by making money fair and simple. We do this by building great financial products, like our award-winning personal loans and our hugely popular investment products. We’ve also just launched a new Credit Card and Savings accounts. These products are underpinned by a business model which means that we win when the customer wins – unlike many other financial products which rely on customers making mistakes or being misinformed to make money.
 
In 2020 we launched Zopa Bank with cutting edge technologies and are looking for talented mid level Java Software Engineers to work on bringing our products to more and more customers.
 
The Role:
You will be working in a small, agile and adaptable cross-functional team and utilising Kafka and Kafka Streams to build a resilient, scalable backbone that powers the growth of the company. You can expect to interact with stakeholders and key business users daily. We are big believers in a lean philosophy and flexibility in implementation, while aiming to achieve stack consistency and alignment across the board. All of our JVM infrastructure is deployed with Docker/Kubernetes as often as we need to via CI (Jenkins) and a completely automated test suite.
 
Here is some of the Tech Stack you will be working with: Java, Kafka, Kotlin , React, React-Native, Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, RabbitMQ, AWS Aurora Postgres, Babel just to name a few.
About You:

        You love shipping great products, not just writing superb code.
        You are a fast learner and enjoy getting stuck into difficult problems
        As an engineer, you’re interested in the problem, not just the requirements.
        You feel comfortable in a fast-moving environment and are ambitious about the speed and quality of your code. We ship our code multiple times a week with the impact measured in the result for the customer, not lines of code.
        An advocate of test driven development or, even better, behaviour-driven development. A strong commitment to quality is essential.
        You've worked on large scale distributed software systems that have proven scalability and complex topologies.
        Enjoy talking to key stakeholders and understand and show passion for the business objectives of the company.
        You are comfortable with a fair bit of uncertainty, fast change, and love solving hard problems collaboratively.
        You are a team player who thrives working in an honest and friendly working atmosphere. We have a flat hierarchy and give you the opportunity to make a real impact.
        Experience with Kafka and/or a streams-based platform (Samza, Storm) is a plus!

Here are some of the Projects you could expect to be working on:

        Building a new Credit Card platform for the modern age. We’ve just launched a new credit card product built on our own tech. You could take part in scaling it to more customers, solve some difficult performance problems when authorising transactions, or work on exciting new features.
        Building a new Credit Card billing and statement generation engine, a card specific origination pipeline or integrating with third party processing and fraud prevention partners to enable a card that can work seamlessly and securely. Whatever it is, you will be heavily involved from understanding the space and opportunity all the way to developing the release-ready code and seeing it through to launch and maintenance.

We have an existing team based in Barcelona who you will be working alongside.

Click here to check out what our engineers have to say about our tech stack, what it’s like to work here and what they enjoy most about their jobs!

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To thrive here, you’ll need to:
 
Champion our customers. Whatever your role, you’ll be close to our customers. We care passionately about doing the best for them.
 
Help us make fearless choices. Our environment is fast-paced, agile and open. You’ll solve interesting and challenging problems, and be trusted and empowered to bring your ideas to life.
 
Walk the talk. Like us, you’ll be honest, stick to your promises and face the tough moments head-on.
 
Win smarter. You’ll be always on the lookout for a better way of doing things, going beyond ‘good enough’ and welcoming different points of view.
 
Be in it together. You’ll join an ambitious, diverse and all-round approachable team with a mix of ideas and talents who inspire each other to be better every day.

 
Zopa is proud to offer a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to great products and unique company culture. We simply can’t expect to empower our customers to better manage their money without challenging the current status quo. Creating the best place for money is no easy task, which is why we need talent from all walks of life.

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