Senior Backend Developer (f/m/d)

Berlin / Headquarters or remote working, Full-time

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a solution-oriented Senior Backend Developer with strong communication skills to join our team. You should be eager to want to learn and explore new technologies as you will be working for an extremely innovative and fast paced FinTech, using the latest technology to make the European debt ecosystem more efficient, transparent and profitable.

What we offer

  • Be part of a growing team making fast decisions, where you can watch your ideas and actions come to fruition. This is what adds up to time well-spent – not mere billable hours
  • Diversity: intellectual as well as cultural – join a welcoming international team of smart and open-minded people, where it’s easy to make friends
  • A Personal Development Plan, along with access to dedicated resources to ensure that you can be the best in your role
  • Work-family-friends balance – step off the treadmill and feel like a human again: our office is all about maintaining a healthy balance between a results-driven work environment and your all-around wellbeing
  • An opportunity to be the change you want to see: at CrossLend you can use your skills to not only make a good living, but to enhance the transparency of the financial ecosystem
  • Creative ownership – drive the business forward with your ideas, launch projects from the ground up and see them through from inception to completion, giving your input and galvanising your colleagues while you bring out the best in each other

What you bring on board

  • 3-5 years experience programming

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science is a big plus
  • You have worked several years with one of the major frameworks (Symfony, Zend, Laravel, etc.)
  • You have experience with MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • You worked with Linux systems and are able to manage one
  • You designed and implemented APIs and are aware of their lifecycle
  • You know that PHP is a great language, but you are aware of the limitations and shortcomings
  • You love, use and advocate best practices like clean code, design patterns, SOLID, KISS, gitflow, etc.
  • You are aware that development is more than simply writing code
  • You embrace the context of the application. Namely docker, kubernetes, codeception gitlab with CI/CD in our current setup
  • Familiarity with microservice patterns, event driven architectures and RabbitMQ is a plus
  • Experience working with AWS services (EC2, RDS, EKS, S3)
  • A natural interest in keeping code-coverage high, so you don’t have to waste time repairing bugs

Why do we need you

  • Plan, realise and maintain scalable applications for financial services

  • Design and implement services with Symfony components and/or the API-Platform bundle
  • Ship secure, stable and well-tested software
  • Work closely together with DevOps to set up and maintain infrastructure, CI/CD pipelines and a range of automated tests
  • Interact closely with the product owners in cross functional teams
  • Support your colleagues and team members, working collaboratively and sharing knowledge in pair-programming sessions and code-reviews
  • Engage with the product throughout the entire lifecycle
  • You will be reporting to our Engineering Manager

What are we doing

CrossLend is developing a platform to connect institutional sellers (originators) and buyers (investors) of loans on a large scale. Originators are providing historical data that are used to create prediction models. Based on the predictions, investors can run several types of analytics to define their investment criteria. Once an investment is done, the platform will be fed with updates about the loan performance to provide further portfolio analysis. This provides investors with a high level of transparency to prevent crashes like the one that happened in 2008. In an additional step, the purchased loans can be resold on the platform to create a liquid market for loans to enable a better flow of capital between countries in the European Union.