Lead/ Senior Software Engineer

Engineering · London, London, City of
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £100,000 - £120,000

Lead/ Senior Software Engineer - Performance and Scalability 

We are looking to hire a Lead/ Senior developer with experience of building scalable and performant software, who is excited by the idea of creating and maintaining globally-distributed system for the financial services industry. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Design, inform and lead our performance and scalability efforts.
  • Optimise our current technology stack to improve performance and scalability. 
  • Run experiments and proof-of-concepts to evaluate possible performance and scalability improvements. 
  • Develop our monitoring and testing suites to help us detect and mitigate performance issues.  
  • Work with data-science professionals to understand performance trends in our telemetry data.  
  • Mentor and teach other members of the team. 

Skills, experience and qualifications we require: 

The ideal candidate will have considerable experience working with sophisticated large-scale, mission-critical systems. You will be familiar with a range of server-side technologies, modern distributed system architectures and will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage technical and non-technical stakeholders on the topic of system performance. You will be a creative and able software designer, and be able to suggest new and innovative solutions.

You will be analytical and make frequent use of data from different sources to inform and support your decisions. 

This role is a senior engineering role so you should also be comfortable training and mentoring more junior members of the team. The role is not a line management role, but there are opportunities for this in future, if desired. 

Our key technologies are: C#, .NET Core, Postgres (AWS Aurora)Kafka, Rabbit MQ, Kubernetes / Docker, with everything hosted on AWS. We also make use of Python and Go where appropriate. We work in an informal, agile environment and are looking for candidates who are genuinely excited about creating a high quality product. 


We are a young, dynamic financial technology company aiming to re-engineer the world of investing to make it clearer, faster and more cost effective for everyone.  


We are looking for our future architects, engineers and ultimately leaders to join us on this journey. 


At FINBOURNE, we offer a hugely supportive environment to build a career, with continuous learning and development opportunities. We have a collaborative culture of testing and exploring problems together to find the best evidence-based solutions. We respect your independent thought, your intellectual curiosity and your opinion.  


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 our Software Development Kits in five languages on Github: (C#, Java, Javascript, Python, Angular).  


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

For more information about our culture, career development and the benefits we offer our employees, please visit our website: www.finbourne.com. 


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   

  • Pension: A great pension scheme – with a 4% employer contribution 
  • 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 
  • Cycle to work scheme: Buy a bike and cycling accessories, spreading the cost over 12 months tax free, therefore making a saving 
  • Stock options: A direct route to a financial stake in the company via our discretionary Options Scheme  
  • Holiday: 25 days holiday plus bank holidays  
  • 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 exploring new ways of working 
  • Learning and training:  We run regular internal training sessions on a wide variety of topics 
  • Volunteering:  All staff are encouraged to participate in volunteering activities in the local community   
  • Regular company-wide socials:  FINBOURNE team and company-wide socials happen regularly – from a Ski trip in February earlier this year, to bowling, gaming afternoons and company-wide breakfasts in Shoreditch.   


FINBOURNE Technology is a Tier 2 General 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
    £100,000 - £120,000