Senior Software Engineer

  • Job Reference: 473423121-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Funding Circle
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Bar & Barista
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We want to help small business win. That's why we're here. We connect small business owners to investors - to create jobs, help families and power economies - because we believe that people are made to do more. And we want to help them.

So, we created the leading online marketplace for small business loans. Our investors have lent £9.8 billion in 130,000 loans to 90,000 small business owners. In a single year, we unlocked 115,000 jobs and contributed £6.5 billion to the global economy. There's never been a better time to join!

Be part of the team that changes everything. Let's build the place where small businesses can get the funding they need to win and leave a legacy behind, forever. This role sits within the "Tech and Data" teams. The drivers behind our platform - brilliant people working together to create, code, and build the next game changers.

About the role:

The driving force behind the world's leading platform for small business lending is our engineering team. We are a diverse group from more than 25 different countries and cultures who bring together a wide range of backgrounds and experience (from music to aerospace engineering).

We are focused entirely on using technology to provide the best experience for our borrowers and investors. We are doing this by building elegant, sustainable, and scalable solutions that can be applied globally. We work in small agile teams practicing continuous integration, TDD and are no strangers to pairing as we believe that working together is smarter than sitting in silos.


  • Collaborating as part of an agile cross functional team, as well as technology chapters
  • Building great user experiences for customers
  • Delivering innovation through software to automate processes that enable Funding Circle to operate at scale
  • Using Clojure, Kafka, React and Ruby currently and built entirely on AWS
  • Supporting our production systems

This role requires someone who has:

  • Strong experience in at least one major Functional Programming language (E.g. Python, Clojure, Ruby, Scala, Go, Elixir)
  • Strong fundamental programming skills (data structures, algorithms)
  • Familiarity developing on Unix/Linux
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Knowledge of Agile, Scrum, BDD, TDD and CI/CD
  • An interest or experience in any of Functional Programming, Distributed Systems or Event-Driven Architectures
  • Ability to mentor and coach more junior engineers
  • Equity (when we win, you win)
  • Private health care (Vitality)
  • Health cash plan scheme
  • Great learning culture (training workshops and online resources)
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave (6 months full pay)
  • Pension
  • JustEat for business
  • Flexible/hybrid working
  • Fabulous onsite barista + breakfast (Free)
  • Telephone call
  • Technical Interview
  • Final Interview
Python, Clojure, Ruby, Scala, GoPython, Clojure, Ruby, Scala, Go, Elixir, Unix, Linux, Agile, TDD, BDD, CI/CD