Cloud Engineer

Full-time - Permanent
About Us

For many, the process of getting a mortgage is hellish; hellishly complicated, hellishly costly and hellishly outdated. At Habito, we’re changing that. We believe people shouldn’t have to go through hell to get a mortgage.

Since our launch in 2016, we have made it our mission to fundamentally change the way people finance their homes. Whether buying for the first time, remortgaging, moving house or buying as an investment, we have developed an award-winning service that puts our customers back in the driving seat, giving them greater control over their finances. We deliver industry-leading expert advice in real time, cutting edge AI-driven technology that gives them access to the best possible deals, plain English conversations and absolutely no fees whatsoever.

We’re enormously proud of what we’ve achieved. Together, our 100-strong team has built great things to bring this mission to life. We’ve won numerous industry awards for our innovation, our talent and our service.  And our enviable roster of backers is testament to that hard work and vision: to date, we have raised £27.5million in funding from some of the biggest names in venture capital and FinTech – Atomico, Ribbit Capital and Mosaic Ventures as well as the founders of Funding Circle and TransferWise.

Most importantly, we’ve helped more than 160,000 people get the mortgage they deserve. Our proudest achievement yet is the love we get from our customers, borne out by consistently excellent TrustPilot reviews from more than 1,500 happy homeowners.

But our work never stops. The landscape continues to evolve and, because we believe in financial products that put the customer’s interests first by design, we have ambitious plans to continue innovating, improving and disrupting in this space. As our business scales up, to extend beyond brokerage and insurance into becoming a mortgage marketplace, our focus on pioneering product and best-in-class delivery is greater than ever.

We offer a highly-autonomous working environment
Our engineers work in cross-functional crews alongside product owners, designers and other contributors as appropriate. As a cloud engineer you’ll be joining one of our developer experience crews, focussed on improving our ability to deploy, monitor and scale our software and infrastructure, which will involve (but not be limited to):

Designing and building infrastructure to evolve and improve our continuous delivery environment. This includes automated testing, continuous integration pipelines and provisioning of environments, all automatically with infrastructure-as-code wherever possible.

Supporting production environments, developing solutions for robust metric collection and monitoring.

Working with other crews to make infrastructure a first-class concern, driving best practices and standards throughout the wider engineering team.

We believe in learning and development
Our engineers come from a number of backgrounds. We have self-taught team members working with graduates from universities and bootcamps alike. Some of us have worked in large corporations while some of us have only ever known startups. A portion of the team consistently enjoy full-stack work, others prefer to specialise in certain areas. In this vein, while this role is focussed on infrastructure engineering, we see this only as a specialism. You can expect to be exposed to many other parts of our codebase and to learn about and participate in its development if you want to. From weekly talks and reading groups to sponsored meet-ups and conference attendance, we want to help take our engineers to the next level.

We use lots of exciting technology
We’re big believers in functional programming and tenets commonly associated with it such as immutability, declarative specification and static typing and make heavy use of the following:

    • AWS for our infrastructure.
    • Docker and Kubernetes for running and deploying code in production.
    • PostgreSQLevent sourcing/CQRS and Elasticsearch for persistence and data management.
    • Bazel and Nix for hermetic, reproducible builds and package management.
    • Haskell for our back-end application code (much of which exposes JSON APIs) and some of our infrastructure.
    • PureScript for our front-end application code.

You should apply if

    • You’re interested in understanding a complex industry and using that knowledge to build products that improve customers’ lives by supporting and enabling the massive financial decisions that accompany mortgages.
    • You want to help shape a best-in-class infrastructure system in a growing company that cares deeply about building elegant solutions from first principles.
    • You’re keen to learn more about some of the technologies we use and concepts we believe in (functional programming, static type systems, event sourcing).
    • You care about building scalable, fault-tolerant systems that meet the needs of the applications that run on them and the users that those applications serve.
    • You have good experience with AWS and an awareness of/exposure to other cloud platforms and services.
    • You have experience with infrastructure-as-code solutions like Amazon CloudFormation or Terraform.
The Benefits

Competitive salary & share options
Career development, coaching & training
Free catered lunches, snacks & team bonding
Free Healthcare & Life Assurance
Contributory pension scheme
Bi-weekly massages with Urban Massage
Unlimited Holiday
Cycle to Work Scheme