Senior Software Engineer - 100% Remote - EU ONLY at Form3 Financial Cloud
London, United Kingdom
🇬🇧 (Posted May 16 2019)
About the company
Form3 is a FinTech startup on a mission to make payments easier, faster and cheaper for
FinTech businesses, digital banks, e-commerce gateways, card providers and traditional
banks wanting to reinvent themselves.
We provide a fully-managed payment technology service that combines an AWS cloud
processing platform, multiple-scheme payment gateways and a fully-managed 24x7
service model. Form3 provides a complete end-to-end Payments as a Service for
financial institutions and regulated FinTechs. Reliable and secure cloud-based access
and processing for FPS, BACS, CHAPS, SEPA, SEPA Instant & SWIFT with no hardware or
software required by our customers. The service is robust and reliable and is trusted by
the world's leading financial institutions.
Form3's REST API provides a single, simple point of access to the full universe of
payment schemes, giving our customers straight-forward, easy to use and hassle-free
Payments as a Service.
We’re an open, diverse and friendly bunch who believe everyone has a voice. Our team
is a mixture of banking experts, techies, artists, marketers, and customer advocates.
Simply put, we're passionate about building cloud-based solutions that get real-time,
cutting-edge payment technology into the hands of FinTechs and banks alike.
By joining Form3 you’ll get the opportunity to be part of our rapidly scaling business,
and work side-by-side with some of the most experienced people within the tech and
payments industry, working in one of the highest growth sectors for payment FinTech in
We don’t mind whereabouts you are based as we offer the opportunity for our team to
work remotely from anywhere in the UK or EU. In fact, most of our Developers work,
utilising screen sharing technology and pair-programming to share knowledge across the
team. We have found that our team are happier and much more productive that way.
Do they allow remote work?
Remote work is possible, become a digital nomad and work remotely at this company
We are looking for Senior Software Developers who want to help build the next
generation payment API in the cloud.
You should be an enthusiastic about software development and want to work with the
latest technologies, solve interesting problems and be part of a really great team. There
are a wide range of problems to take on, from configuring nginx proxies to writing
custom payment routing and handling logic, and we contribute open source back to the
community. We believe that the language you write the code in is just how you convey
your solution to the computer and the real value is being able to think through a
You will be working on new development projects, focused on best-practice across the
board, including automation of absolutely everything (Terraform for infrastructure
deployments to AWS, CI/CD with contract-based testing and auto-deployment of
services within Docker containers, etc.), pair programming and TDD/BDD. Although
many of us live around London, we are operating as a remote team, and typically
working from home and pair programming.
We try to pick the right tools for the job, and these regularly change. To give you a
flavour, here are some of the technologies we are currently working with:
• Some of the languages we currently use are: Go, Java, Python and Ruby
• Some of the tools we use: Terraform, Docker, Vault, Consul, Linkerd
• Our platform runs in AWS where we use: SQS, SNS, EC2, ECS, RDS and others
Skills & requirements
• Polyglot: Choosing the right tool to solve the problem is critical. With this in
mind we'd like you to have professional experience with at least 2 programming
languages across multiple platforms and tools.
• Distributed architecture: You should have previous commercial experience
engineering complex distributed systems and a view on topics such as service;
discovery, integration testing, inter-process communication, how to define your
services and APIs, as well as experience with distributed data-stores.
• Public cloud: You will have worked with public cloud services (AWS, Google
• TDD/BDD: Code quality is key, and we expect you to have worked using Test-
Driven Development (TDD) and Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) and be
familiar with the use of testing tools such as Cucumber.
The following skills are desirable but not essential;
• Most of our code is written in Java and Go, so experience with either would be
• All our services are built and managed as docker containers, so Kubernetes, and
general docker experience is preferred.
• We like clean code, so experience with Event Sourcing/CQRS will be useful.
• We do contract-based testing, using tools such as Pact
• We work as a DevOps team, so experience in automating operations (such as
infrastructure as code, automated monitoring and alerting, build pipelines etc)
would also be useful.
Instructions how to apply
If you'd like to apply for the Senior Software Engineer vacancy at Form3 please do so via the careers page on our website.
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