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Back End Developer (Golang)

London, United Kingdom

15 November, 2021

Compensation

£50K - 70K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • CI/CD
  • Golang
  • Docker
  • AWS

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holiday + all bank holidays
We’re looking for GO Engineers to help us build the products needed to transform a million lives.

Role overview

We’re looking for GO Engineers to help us build the products needed to transform a million lives. We are making high quality financial coaching, affordable and accessible to employees everywhere. This is an ideal opportunity for a passionate technologist who wants to further their career and make a positive impact on people's lives. 

About Octopus MoneyCoach

Octopus MoneyCoach is a financial planning and coaching service that helps individuals to plan and improve their future finances. We’ve developed a team of financial coaches, and powerful financial planning software that makes it easy and affordable to get help with your finances.

Working with some of the top employers in the UK, in the last year our customer numbers have grown 350%. We provide financial coaching to the employees of household names like Sony, Moneysupermarket and Octopus Energy. With the Octopus Group backing us, we’re now poised to expand the service and team rapidly.

About Octopus Group 

Octopus is a group of companies which invests in the people, ideas and industries that will help to change the world. We collectively believe that the companies serving two of our most important needs – our financial wellbeing and our planet’s future – are failing. And we want that to change. We want everything we do, whether that’s in financial services or energy supply, to have a positive impact on the people it touches. The energy supply business - Octopus Energy is the #1 rated UK energy supply business, and the only one to be recommended by Which? three years in a row.

The role and opportunity

We are rebuilding and rethinking our platform to allow us to reach our growth targets over the next few years. The existing AWS/MySQL/PHP/Go/React solution has served us well but needs extensive work to prepare for the high growth stage. 

We are looking for pragmatists who can work with the existing platform, collaborating closely with the VPE, engineering team and wider colleagues to build a solution for the future. 

Day to day you will be:

  • Writing, testing and deploying great software
  • Collaborating with the VPE and Senior Engineers on deciding the future technologies and processes
  • Keeping our legacy systems working while we build for the future
  • Conducting code reviews 
  • Working in an Agile team
  • Building relationships with key internal stakeholders in product and service delivery

About You

A genuine desire to help people

We are a mission-driven business, so it’s important that you can demonstrate a strong desire to help people and improve their lives. 

Collaborative and a great team player

We are building a great team of top performers, and you’ll need to work with others from across the business to understand problems, and deliver great solutions.

Problem solver at heart with an analytical mindset

You should be someone who gets excited by complex problems and can find creative ways to solve them no matter what your level of knowledge and experience with the subject matter. 

Excellent technical knowledge

As a Senior Engineer you should be an expert in at least one aspect of software development and skilled in other areas. You have learned that delivering great software takes a team and has plenty of pitfalls to avoid.

Knowledge required

  • 2+ years experience as a software engineer working on production systems in a commercial environment
  • Very good working knowledge of at least one of the following: Go/Java or similar
  • Experience working in a Scrum team
  • CI/CD, Docker, AWS

Nice to have (but not essential)

  • Computer Science degree or similar
  • Experience working in a startup/scale environment

Perks & Benefits

Make a difference

We're on a mission to help millions of people improve their finances. Seeing the impact we can make on our client's lives is deeply rewarding, and motivates the whole team to keep doing more to improve our service. Our client feedback is extremely positive, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 on Vouchedfor.

Flexible working

We currently operate a hybrid model which is a mix of office and remote. You'll have the option of working from home 2 days per week as well as from our central London office in Holborn.

Join a great team

We're a diverse team with decades of experience in financial services and a proven track record. We don't like office politics, and believe in treating everyone with transparency and respect.

Rapidly grow your career

We believe in hiring people who are better than us, and giving them opportunities to achieve great things. As we continue to scale up, there will be opportunities for ambitious new joiners to demonstrate their skills and take on bigger roles.

A stake in the company and team bonus

As a fast growing startup, we make sure that everyone in the team has skin in the game by giving them a stake in the future success of the company. In addition, we offer a team bonus, provided we meet our team goals.

Pension & other benefits

As an Octopus MoneyCoach employee you'll get access to a company pension and other benefits to make sure you're healthy and happy, now and in the future! We are working to evolve benefits as the company grows so this will only improve. 

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We believe in equal financial education for everybody, no matter their background. We pride ourselves on building an inclusive working environment where diversity is celebrated.

We do not and never will discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Location

London is the capital of the United Kingdom, situated in the South East of the island. The world's largest financial centre, London is also often referred to the culture capital of the world. The city is well-known for its heritage, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey, and the historic settlement of Greenwich. London Underground is the oldest urban railway network in the world.

Technology workers in London earn 60pc more than the city average, with the figure even higher for foreign born workers, who earned 28pc more than their British counterparts in tech jobs. London can be considered as a center for professional relocation. Furthermore, there are over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies' headquarters in London.

The city is famous for unpredictable weather. For instance, it could be cold, warm and rainy in one day and it’s often the topic of conversation across the city.

Did you know...

  • 2.5M people, one third of Londoners, are foreign born
  • 40% of Greater London is green space
  • 10-49
  • London, United Kingdom

As the UK's leading provider of financial coaching, we're here to give you or your employees someone to talk to about money. We are rebuilding and rethinking our platform to allow us to reach our growth targets over the next few years. We have started from scratch and we have a clear roadmap of valuable products to work on

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Compensation

£50K - 70K + Equity

Contract type

Full time

Technologies & frameworks

  • CI/CD
  • Golang
  • Docker
  • AWS

Benefits & perks

  • Flexible working
  • Pension
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holiday + all bank holidays

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