Backend Engineer Governance

October 20, 2022 0 Comments

We’re looking for fintech enthusiasts to join us in creating the financial infrastructure of tomorrow. We’re building the first European Investment API to enable any financial institution to offer a broad range of investment products in their apps. Our view is backed by Europe’s largest tech VCs (Earlybird, Notion Capital, Partech, HV Capital, ABN AMRO Ventures) by renowned fintech entrepreneurs (including Maximilian Tayenthal, founder of N26, and Felix Haas, founder of IDnow) and Bessemer Venture Partners in the USA.

We’re based in Berlin but would consider hiring remotely for this role. If you do want to move to Berlin though, we’re happy to support your relocation.

At Upvest, our vision is to make investing as easy as spending money. By enabling any business to offer investment opportunities, our goal is to empower anyone to invest. Today, we count 100+ talented people from 20 different countries.

Team’s mission

The Governance Team in the Core Banking Tribe owns the processes that control and enforce the consistent state of the whole Upvest platform. Such processes are represented by the domains like: 

* Bookkeeping – tracking the cash movements between different bank accounts 

* Reconciliation – monitoring and control of the consistency between the external world and its representation on the Upvest’s side 

* Position – tracking the Securities and Cash balances of the users of the Platform

The Core Banking team is keeping control that the Runtime processes remain logical and consistent by tracking the results of the order processing in the Position, Reconciliation, and Booking domains. The products delivered by this team are the ones letting us sleep at night, knowing the platform is functioning correctly on a big scale of things.

This role will give you the opportunity to:

Design and build fault-tolerant, horizontally scalable systems. Using Microservice architecture powered by Docker, Kubernetes, Linkerd service mesh, and Kong as a Gateway Build event-driven applications using Kafka Work on different aspects of our API-product portfolio as part of the development team Develop data processing and storing mechanisms Work on improving the reliability of our API tools, as well as developing innovative tools Work with an agile methodology with flexible processes, that focus on helping the engineering teams be more effective in their work Work with the cutting edge technologies (Go is the primary language) without legacy codebase

Role requirements:

Prior experience with distributed systems Willingness to make Go your day-to-day language (production experience is not strictly required) Fluency with SQL databases such as PostgreSQL, transaction isolation, performance optimization Experience with event-driven architecture and concurrent algorithms Be proactive in learning new stacks and have a high sense of taking ownership Excited to work in a dynamic startup environment

Why Upvest?

We’re working on solving a hard problem: fixing the European securities financial infrastructure that empowers more people to be able to invest. You have the opportunity to contribute to this change. We invest in you. From access to a personal coach, development budget and plenty of opportunities to grow in your role. We take hiring seriously with a strong focus on keeping a high bar when interviewing (equally important is that we hire decent people, who are passionate about their craft and helping us achieve our shared mission). While we’re not quite fully-remote, we are committed to being a flexible employer, as we understand you don’t have to be in the office to do your best work. We live a culture of empowerment, trust (that we hire the best people and get out of their way) and openness (there’s a greater advantage in sharing information than keeping it to ourselves).

Our values:

Learn and grow. We aim high to shape our future. We give and request honest feedback knowing that we develop together. Progression over Perfection. Team first. We make it easy for others. We value our differences and are open to others’ opinions. We win and celebrate together! Team over Egos. Own the outcome. Whether we win or we lose, we stand together. We are proactive and get the job done. Outcome over Process. Tell the story. We always start with the why. We share knowledge to empower others. Transparency over Complexity.

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