Senior DevEx Engineer

Engineering London, United Kingdom


The role

We are looking for a Senior DevEx Engineer.

The Developer Experience team is committed to reduce friction in the engineering workflow by providing the tooling and platforms that makes engineers happy in their day to day work and enables them to move fast.

We sit inside the larger ‘Reliability & Infrastructure’ team and work alongside and closely with the SRE Core Practices team.  We’re currently growing and looking to hire by strengthening our capabilities in our Developer Experience tooling, maintaining our current tools and platforms, and developing new tools for FC engineers.

Who are we?

Our mission is to build the place where small businesses get the funding they need to win. 

We do this by uniting cutting-edge data and technology to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. With a decade of expertise under our belt, we've built a game-changer of a platform that's reshaping the landscape of SME lending. Say goodbye to lengthy applications and hello to lightning-fast decisions! In just minutes, SMEs across the UK can get an instant decision, giving them access to affordable funding in a flash. 

99% of businesses are small businesses! And in most cases aren’t given the finance they need to grow. We’re here to change that because the world needs small business 

Want to learn more? 

We have a huge impact on the businesses that borrow through our platform, the communities they serve and the overall economy (last year £6.9bn of GDP generated). You can read our full Impact Report here: 

To see what our customers think, visit our Trustpilot page:  

And we’re still evolving! With over a decade leading the industry with our award winning core loans platform we are now well on our way to solving more SME finance challenges transforming into a multi-product lending platform. 

What will you be doing?

  • Automation: we’re using cutting-edge technology to facilitate automation and repeatability. We practise continuous integration and are working towards continuous deployment.
  • Build: our engineers are building and expanding our highly-available architecture to handle over $2 billion in loans originated through our pipeline.
  • Changing the Game: we’re building infrastructure that has a competitive edge; we’re using technologies such as  Kubernetes, Apache Kafka , Serverless
  • Collaboration: you’ll be expected to forge deep bonds with your business counterparts to truly understand the needs of our Borrowers and Investors. We work in an Agile environment including pair programming and daily standups.
  • Innovating: You’ll be helping shape a culture of SLOs within engineering
  • Proactively problem solving, identifying and confidently mitigating any risks, issues or control weaknesses that arise in your day-to-day

What we’re looking for 

  • Somebody knowledgeable and experienced with building, running and supporting Kubernetes clusters in a highly available, high traffic Production environment
  • Experience working in cloud-based infrastructure (AWS)
  • Familiarity with one or more coding languages, preferably Go, Python, Ruby, Node
  • Troubleshooting experience in complex environments using monitoring and logging tools (We use Grafana, Loki, Tempo, Prometheus & Graylog to name a few)
  • Knowledge and experience with Terraform
At Funding Circle, we celebrate and support the differences that make you, you. We’re proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace and affirmative-action employer. We truly believe that diversity makes us better.

Why join us?

Our Circler proposition is designed to support employees both in and out of work, and it is anchored around four pillars: Health, Wealth, Development & Lifestyle.

We offer hybrid working, with 2-3 days per week based in the office. When you’re in the office you can take advantage of our free barista and subsidised lunches through JustEat and we will help support your home working set-up. We support flexible working arrangements so please speak to our recruitment team if this is something you’d like to learn more about.

A few highlights:

  • Health: Private Medical Insurance through Aviva, Dental Insurance through Bupa, MediCash, free access to online therapy sessions via Spill and exclusive discounts with Hertility for reproductive health support
  • Wealth: Octopus Money Coach, free mortgage advisor partnership and discounts across numerous retailers through Perks at Work. 
  • Development: Learning allowance and full access to LinkedIn Learning
  • Lifestyle: Gympass, Electric Car Scheme and more! 

And finally, we have enhanced all of our parental leave policies - we actually won the AltFi Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022 for our Partner Leave policy. You can read more here:  

Research shows that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria. At Funding Circle we are committed to building diverse teams so please apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements. You might just be the perfect addition to the team!

Want to Build The Incredible? We’d love to hear from you.