Software Engineer - Platform

Engineering · London, London, City of
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation £60,000 - £85,000

Software Engineer – Platform

This role sits within the Platform team at FINBOURNE who are responsible for building, maintaining and scaling the platform that supports our industry-leading LUSID product.

We're looking to hire a developer with experience building scalable and performant software, who is excited by the idea of writing, supporting and maintaining globally distributed systems for the financial services industry.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-growing business and to contribute to the scaling of a platform from thousands to millions of users!


Job title: Engineer
Location: London, UK
Salary: £60,000 to £85,000 based on experience


Key responsibilities:

  • Optimising our current technology stack to improve performance and stability
  • Maintaining and tuning our PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch clusters
  • Develop our performance monitoring and testing suites to help us detect and mitigate performance issues
  • Help design, inform and implement our scalability roadmap

What skills, experience and qualifications we require:

We’re looking for C#/Java/C++ (or any strongly-type language) developers with experience writing, supporting, and maintaining globally distributed systems. Ideally the candidate would have experience working with, tuning, and scaling a PostgreSQL (or another relational database engine). We are also looking for a candidate that has experience with the more advanced features of Elasticsearch.

Our key technologies are C# (.NET Core) and a Postgres persistence layer, all hosted using Kubernetes on AWS. We also make use of Python, Go and React where appropriate and a number of other key technologies including Kafka, Elasticsearch, RabbitMQ and Redis.

As we work in an informal, agile environment we are also looking for candidates who are motivated and genuinely excited about what we do.


FINBOURNE Technology was founded in 2016 with the mission to reduce the cost of investing and increase transparency for everyone.

Seven of us started on this journey and we have now grown to more than 90 people. Our intention is to change the way the world of financial services operates with a series of products, the first of which is LUSID - our open, cloud-based investment data platform. LUSID is for everyone in the asset management industry from start-up fund managers to global investment institutions and combines best-practice from the B2C technology world and own our domain expertise to challenge established orthodoxy on how a platform should operate, what it should provide a solution for, and how you should access it.

Our solution is open, API first and developer friendly – a true first for the asset management industry. You can see what our team is busy building – we’ve published APIs for all functions publicly on Github., and released Software Development Kits for developers in five languages (C#, Java, Javascript, Python, Angular).

LUSID is just the start; we are adding a data virtualisation product and looking into spinning out our entitlements, research and event sourcing processes. To help us, we’re looking for talented and creative problem solvers to join our team. We think it’s a pretty exciting place to be right now and we’re always looking for passionate, innovative people to join us on our journey.


Our Culture

Working at FINBOURNE is fast paced and exciting. The most important qualities we look for are a hunger to learn, passion for quality and a willingness to take the time to collaborate, teach and learn from colleagues.


  • During your first three months with us, we encourage you and your manager to agree a 90 day plan to document your training and induction. This will give you clear objectives and ensures you’re provided with support in the areas that you require it the most.
  • You’ll also have regular meetings with your manager and should expect to receive regular feedback from them.
  • We run daily team stand ups so you’ll quickly get up to speed on what your colleagues are working on and be able to share your accomplishments and challenges with your team.
  • We host monthly company-wide meetings where you’ll receive regular business updates and insight into our strategy.
  • We host knowledge sharing sessions where employees share best practice and new ways of working. These range from fortnightly Q&A sessions about the finance industry to our weekly code craft club.


Our benefits


  • Performance related pay: Financial rewards which can include a direct route to a financial stake in the company via our discretionary Stock Options Scheme 
  • Pension: We offer a choice of pension schemes with employer contributions
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave: Paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, which includes 13 weeks full pay for maternity and adoption leave and 6 weeks full pay for paternity leave
  • Holiday: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays 
  • Cycle to work scheme: Buy a bike and cycling accessories out of your pre-tax salary and spread the cost over 12 months
  • Flexible and remote working: We have a mature attitude towards flexible and remote working. Whether you’re a night owl, morning person, parent, carer or simply need flexibility to work a different pattern to the norm, we’re committed to helping you be productive and work in a way that is best for you
  • Learning and training: We run regular internal training sessions on a wide variety of topics. These range from fortnightly Q&A sessions on the finance industry to our weekly code craft club. We also encourage employees to tailor their own development by making use of online learning tools and courses to supplement on the job training.
  • Regular company-wide socials: Before lockdown last year, team and company-wide socials happened regularly. These ranged from bowling trips, visits to the science museum, company-wide breakfasts and ski holidays. We hope to resume all of that shortly! Since lockdown we have continue to run social events including online gaming tournaments, quizzes and weekly one to one virtual catch-ups to keep everyone connected!


FINBOURNE Technology is a Skilled Worker sponsor and we can support candidates requiring work permission if appropriate.  

For more information about us please visit our website.  

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £60,000 - £85,000