Lead Backend Engineer (UK Fintech) $4900-7400

Our mission is to transition UK consumer payments from legacy, inefficient card networks to modern Open Banking-based rails.
Join us, build out our financial infrastructure and backend systems.

About the role:

• We are looking for a talented backend engineer with experience in payments to join our team and build out our financial infrastructure and backend systems.
• You will join the startup on day 1 and work directly with the founders, starting from a blank slate to design and implement a scalable architecture to power our MVP.
• Hybrid working ≤2 days in person in London a week, or fully remote

What you’ll do:

Immediate (up to launch of our MVP):

• Make all technical decisions alongside the founders, including architecture design, tech stack, tooling choices etc.
• Establish a clear and effective development workflow including issue tracking, coding standards, reviews, staging environments, deployment.
• Go hands-on with coding the backend systems required for our MVP.
• Report directly to the co-CEO responsible for technology.


• Build out the technology function at the company.
• Take full ownership over the technology roadmap, and take up a C-suite role in the overall management of the company.

Who you are:

• Senior backend engineer with bags of pure coding experience in Fintech. “Move fast… while complying with the FCA handbook” is your motto.
• Future CTO looking for their big break. Feel like your growth is being stifled in a 40-person engineering team?
• Startup-oriented. You perform best in a small team with the full business context and a clear North Star goal.
• Quick off the mark. You get to the crux of the matter quickly and optimise for done over perfect.
• Self-sufficient. You want responsibility and thrive on being trusted to get on with it.

Must haves:

• 3+ years of commercial backend engineering experience in fintech, preferably payments.
• Experience in leading software projects - responsibility for the full lifecycle of development.
• Computer Science degree.

Nice to haves:

Engineering experience in UK fintech is a big advantage
• Experience building an alternative payment method (APM) like BNPL or Open Banking.
• Experience building integrations with Open Banking third-party providers (like Plaid).
• Experience building payment integrations with e-commerce platforms such as Shopify and WooCommerce.

What we offer:

• Competitive salary
• Potential for options upon next funding round.
• Hybrid working ≤2 days in person in London a week.
• Bring your own tech stack - we have no legacy dependencies, and will use what you know if it is the best tool for the job.
• True startup experience, you’ll be joining the team on day 1 - shaping the product, technology and working practices.
• Clear pathway to becoming a CTO of a fast-growing fintech company.

About the company:

• Our mission is to transition UK consumer payments from legacy, inefficient card networks to modern Open Banking-based rails.
• We do this by democratising access to spending rewards, bringing them to the people left out the traditional credit card system.
• We use Open Banking to process e-commerce transactions, passing the fee savings to users in the form of credit card-like points.
• That is, for the first time ever, you can earn rewards on purchases made with your own money, whoever you bank with. Just checkout with our platform and get a minimum of 1% back on purchases made directly from your existing current account.

• We have completed the Entrepreneur First venture programme and raised Angel investment to build out our MVP.

About intropia

We are building the perfect contributor management platform with on-chain identity, reputation, matching engine, and payment tools for DAOs, coupled with a vibrant and supportive community.

intropia’s mission is to match contributors with the most exciting Web3 opportunities by aligning incentives and making it co-owned and co-operated by contributors from day one.

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Job posted on 24 January 2023
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  • Category: Lead
  • Backend development, consultation, fintech, finance, AWS, Java, .NET
  • English: Upper-Intermediate
  • 3 years of experience
  • Domain: Fintech
  • Office/Remote of your choice
  • Product
  • United Kingdom