Swoop is a marketplace platform connecting SMEs (small to medium enterprises) to funding solutions and financial savings. Swoop takes the pain out of raising finance and saving finance for business owners and financial advisors. No more painful blind research, no more arduous application forms and no more black holes of information. Swoop leverages SMEs core data points and financial information to help business owners understand the funding landscape and discover the best funding and saving options for them.
We design systems and journeys that are effortless and intuitive so that our users can spend more time on what they want to do – managing their business.
Swoop engineers get challenging product problems to work on day to day basis. These include data driven value, providing engineering solutions to the product features, striking the right balance between time to market and quality of the software . We are empowered, passionate and choose the right tools for the job. We have loads of exciting features in the pipeline and are looking for ambitious engineers to build the best marketplace platform in finance.
Purpose of the role
Swoop engineering setup is based on Squad structure. A squad refers to a multi-disciplinary team that can get stuff done together. Our squads will focus relentlessly on their mission, solving customer challenges and customer-centric metrics.
As an Engineering Lead, you will be the squad leader and are responsible for providing technical vision for the squad, contributing to the entire product life cycle, ownership of the squad technical delivery.
You are expected to:
Provide a productive technical solution and delivery
Resolve engineering challenges that block the development and testing
Understand the tradeoffs between technical, analytical and product needs and leads to solutions that take all of these needs into account
Provide technical guidance and feedback for the squad members.
Provide product collaboration and technical leadership on external partnership opportunities.
Maintain and evolve the high degree of software engineering hygiene.
You will have (Essential skills):
You have 6 years (or above) experience in professional software engineering/development and are keen to learn and inspire new tech.
You have at least 3 years experience in leading the technical team.
You are keen to get challenges and have pragmatic approach to the technical delivery
You’re passionate about user experience – empathy with customers drives your decisions
You have strong system design skills and experience building products with reliability and scalability in mind
You establish strong relationships with Engineers, Product Managers, Product Champions and Stakeholders.
You understand the concept of “You built it, You own it”
You hold yourself to high coding standards (TDD, Clean Code)
You consider automated tests a must and follow testing pyramid
You have experience in working with the software development metrics (Throughput, latency, error rate, code coverage, lead time)
You understand container based software development and have experience of working with Kubernetes.
You have experience in building cloud pipelines for continuous integration, continuous deployment and release management.
Practitioner level with Azure and have experience using cloud infrastructure.
You have hands-on experience with SQL and no-SQL datastores
You have strong hands-on experience with messaging and event driven infrastructure
You understand and have experience using OAuth2.0 or OpenID
You have experience with setting guidelines for and implementing the observability principle.
You are self-motivated with proven ability to work well as part of a distributed engineering team.
Experience with ElasticSearch stack (ElasticSearch, Logstash, Kibana), Prometheus.
Knowledge with GraphQL, gRPC
Knowledge/Experience with other cloud providers (GCP, AWS, Digital Ocean)
Technical leadership in API engineering and integration.
You embrace open source culture and tools.
Financial services and/or Open banking API experience
Knowledge of SME funding options (loans, equity, grants)
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