Senior Backend Software Engineer - remote friendly

Paris /
Tech & Data – Back-End /
Full-time
/ Remote
Our mission? Creating the finance solution that energizes SMEs and freelancers, so they can achieve more. We simplify everything from everyday banking to bookkeeping and spend management. At Qonto, we’re passionate about creating the best product, so if you’re looking for an ambitious team that’s revolutionizing an old-fashioned industry, get in touch!

Our journey: Alexandre and Steve launched Qonto in July 2017. Since then, the team has earned the trust of more than 350,000 customers and opened offices in Paris, Berlin, Milan, and Barcelona. Last summer, we joined forces with Penta, a market leader based in Berlin and Belgrade, forming a united team of 1000+ Qontoers. We also made it to the Top 3 of LinkedIn Top Startups France!

Our values:
Ambition | We tackle big challenges. No matter what.
Teamwork | We create momentum by working together, at the same speed.
Mastery | We pursue excellence through continuous learning. We face challenges with humility. Every day.
Integrity | We're open. We're honest. And we earn the trust of our clients and each other.

You can find out more about the Qonto Way here.

Our beliefs: Diversity brings success. We actively recruit people from a range of backgrounds, employ inclusive hiring techniques; and work with our external partners to continually increase and improve our DEI initiatives. As a result, we obtained a rating of 89/100 in 2022 for the annual Index of professional equality and are happy to say that 44% of our teams are women.

⭐ Mission: Join us as a Senior Backend Engineer to craft polished user experiences, highly scalable APIs and robust banking services, all to help create the finance solution all businesses love.

Impact: As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will be part of a team of 100 highly skilled back-end engineers from all over the world. You will work closely in cross-functional teams to shape our finance solutions. You will participate in the discussions on the direction of our banking product, manage how we will handle our ever-growing user base needs, and deliver high-quality products in a fast-paced environment.  
 
👩‍💻🧑‍💻 As a Senior Backend Engineer at Qonto, you will

Design, develop and maintain our APIs for maximum resilience, scalability, robustness, and security
Build new applications and services to support our API's and internal tools to help us move faster with confidence and quality
Play an active role in the architecture at Qonto to better support our growing user base and scaling needs
Maintain our high level of quality through strong testing methodologies, documentation, pairing, and learning
Help scale our backend code base while maintaining our strong engineering culture
Share your knowledge and learnings through internal and external talks and participate in the development of open-source tools

Our primary languages are Python, Golang and Ruby on the backend, EmberJS on the frontend, and Kotlin and Swift for our mobile applications. Our platform runs on a Kubernetes cluster hosted on AWS, with PostgreSQL as our database of choice, using Kafka for our event-driven architecture and ELK for logging and auditing, among many other tools, services, and applications.

A lot of Qontoers have learned Python, Go and/or Ruby since they joined. As long as you are willing to learn, it doesn't matter if you've been using Java, Javascript/Typescript or Scala.

🤔 What you can expect: our methodology, the Qonto Way
 
• We highly value the analysis phase on software delivery placing a heavy emphasis on upfront technical designs, team reviews, and smart slicing (called Value Engineering). In this manner, you're expected to really focus on quality, which we believe drives the velocity our customers need.
• We foster an environment that enables our engineers to be proud of their work, as we believe that this is the route to success.
• We think that success comes from a space where you're given time, support, and autonomy to improve yourself, our systems and our processes. Our lean toolbox enables you to monitor your constant improvements (Kaizen, PDCA) in a collaborative way with your peers and manager.
• Our engineers, working in cross-functional teams, dedicate themselves to one feature at a time. We call this the one-piece flow.

🤝 Your future department Head

One of our Heads of Backend at Qonto is David, and he's managing teams working on Platform Services. He worked in both France and the UK, initially as a Software Engineer within all-size companies and then in technical and team leadership positions. Before joining Qonto in January 2022, he had previously been the CTO for several startups in the sports and video game industries.

What can he bring to you and the team?
You will have the opportunity to work in a department that values high-quality software. David also fosters and promotes a highly collaborative workplace and embraces ambitious and difficult technical challenges.

🏅About You

Experience: You have strong experience as a software engineer and have had exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications. Plus, you have strong knowledge and experience in Python, Go, Ruby, or similar languages and/or are willing to learn.
Problem solver: You are a pragmatic and solution-oriented engineer, who takes an interest in solving problems and delivering value
Impact maker: You want to help build an innovative product used by tens of thousands of users and leave your mark
Quality-driven: You follow best practices regarding code quality, testing and code reviews
Curiosity: You are a curious and open-minded engineer eager to learn
Team player: You have good communication skills, are comfortable working in a team, and can easily work with non-technical colleagues
Languages: You are fluent in English

Qonto is an open-minded company. Don’t tick all the boxes? Apply and we’ll let you know if we think you could fit the role. You never know 😉
🎁 Perks
A laptop. An inclusive work environment. A tailor-made career track. And so much more to help you succeed.

Office & Team Life
- A central fully-renovated building in Paris with WeWork services
- The latest equipment from Apple
- Monthly team events
- Free coffee and snacks in the kitchen

All our benefits
- Flexible Remote Policy
- 25 days off + 5-10 Qonto days
- Alan health insurance, Moka Care to take care of your mental health, and Gymlib for sports and wellness activities
- A Swile lunch card: 50% covered
- A progressive parenthood policy as part of our commitment to the Parental Act (1 in 6 of Qonto employees is a parent!) and childcare benefits with selected partners
- Relocation package and visa sponsorship for international talents (we have 60+ nationalities) including access to Busuu to improve your language skills
- Career tracks and mobility opportunities that can match all expectations

💪 Our hiring process:

- A 60 min video call with one of our Talent Acquisition Managers, to better understand your career plan and answer any questions you may have
- A 60 min video call with your future manager, to be aligned on expectations on both sides and to talk about how you would work together
- A remote exercise to evaluate your skills and give you a taste of what working at Qonto could be like
- Video calls or onsite interviews with future team members (optional) to help you understand what working at Qonto is like
- A final video call or onsite interview with the manager of your future Department

We will send you an interview guide so you can best prepare yourself.
On average our process lasts 20 working days and offers usually follow within 48 hours 🤞

Thank you for considering joining Qonto. We cannot wait to learn more about you!
One last thing. We recently raised 486M€ in our Series D to ensure we keep growing safely, despite the current economic environment looking a bit gloomy. We revealed our plans for the future here.

To learn more about us:
Qonto's Blog | Les Échos I ChallengesForbes