Technical Lead - Cardiff
Our team is productive and intuitive.
This is somewhere where innovative thinking and the power of technology know no limits. We know that the success of the business depends on the people who keep it moving, which is why we are looking for exceptional talent to join our international payments revolution.
We’re bringing simplicity, transparency & scale to cross border payments - a $120 trillion market.
We recently from the Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) programme to help accelerate our growth and are looking to expand our capabilities in our Cardiff office.
About the role
Our industry leading API has processed over $50 billion of transactions for over 5 million end users.
Whilst the core of our systems has been built using Ruby we are currently keen to bring in engineers with more diverse backgrounds.
As we move to a more microservices architecture we are looking to the Senior Engineers & Tech Leads for our new teams to have an influence over the technology their teams use;
Coaching and mentoring of team members
Spearhead the vision of the team
Natural curiosity which helps us to improve
Being a driving force behind architectural discussions with the team
You’ll work on scalable web applications and APIs
Work with (and know the limitations of using) a large SQL database
Work alongside Infrastructure / DevOps with provisioning tools (e.g Terraform, AWS, Docker)
TDD, BDD (RSpec, Cucumber) environment to ensure your code is well tested
Be an Agile Advocate (bonus points for knowing what the Spotify Model is!)
Understand CI / CD pipelines
Be proficient in Git / Github or any other source control software
Work with multiple teams to ensure all systems work well together
Collaborate with QA & Product Owners on product development
What Skills & Experience do I need?
You will have worked for at least the last 2-3 years as a Tech Lead
Someone who enjoys helping developers to see the bigger picture
Have been a driving force not only behind change in your previous roles but also in working in a distributed environment
Functional programming with Ruby is desired, but not necessary. We are hiring engineers who like to solve problems and have used tools such as Java, Scala, Go, Python or C# for example, so the Tech Lead can come from a variety of technical backgrounds.
Delivery of well-tested, scalable solutions
Experience using and developing on AWS is preferred
Be able to stand up and make your voice heard
Have exposure in a start-up / scale-up company (or really want to work in one)
Estimate and deliver quality code
Work to industry best practices
Having worked in a collaborative environment where you are comfortable reviewing code of your peers
Any nice to haves?
Kubernetes (or K8s if you prefer!)
Log Management systems
APM systems like New Relic or Datadog
12 factor apps
Building business tools
Passionate about tech, play with new tools, go to events etc.
We offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits, along with a no dress code policy, flexible work from home arrangements, a day off for your birthday and socials every Friday.
So, if you’re ready to join a thriving global business with a tech arm in Cardiff, get in touch!