Job Openings Senior Fullstack Developer BE-bias (Node) (London)

About the job Senior Fullstack Developer BE-bias (Node) (London)

At Archax it's our principle to THRIVE:

  • Teamwork – Colleagues, customers and partners working in balance.
  • Humility - check our egos at the door, no pretence for roles or titles.
  • Responsibility – accountable for our actions and delivery.  
  • Innovation – Always forward thinking, strive to create a better way, every day.
  • Valued – Support and reward the journey of our people.
  • Expertise – Seek to grow knowledge in our market.

About us

Archax is a global, regulated, digital asset exchange, brokerage and custodian based in London. Founded by experts from the financial markets world and backed by an accomplished advisory board, Archax offers a credible bridge between the blockchain-centric crypto community and the traditional investment space.

Archax is the first ever firm to receive FCA regulation as a digital securities exchange along with its custodian and brokerage permissions. It was also the first firm to be listed on the FCA’s Cryptoasset Register as a VASP (Virtual Asset Service Provider).

Archax has been designed specifically for institutional investors to trade in all types of digital assets. It is built using existing, proven, resilient, scalable, high-performance exchange infrastructure, hosted in top-tier datacentre space, and integrated into existing institutional trading workflow.

The role

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Senior Full Stack developer to help implement the software platform for a new digital asset exchange; focused on an institutional client base. The ideal applicant will bring previous experience of developing scalable mission critical financial systems, working with global teams, ensuring best practices, and staying within agreed project timelines.

As a Senior Developer you will make recommendations for tools, maintenance, and testing strategies and assist with creating a maintainable application landscape alongside other Developers, Leads, and Architects.

Working for this employer as they experience continued growth you will have a unique opportunity to enhance and develop your career working on high profile projects with like-minded and skilled colleagues who are as passionate about providing best in class expertise as you are.

Responsibilities

The Senior Fullstack Developer is expected to significantly impact and drive the software development function by developing and maintaining applications that map our current business requirements to end-to-end technology solutions. 

Key accountabilities include:

  • Analyse, design, develop, test, and deploy applications with a clean-code approach;
  • Research new technologies, multi-tasking on multiple projects with other team members;
  • Follow software development processes and coding conventions, using Agile/SCRUM principles and working closely with other team members, Leads, Scrum Masters, Architects, and Testers;
  • Break down detailed specifications and implement technical requirements based upon the needs of the company and its clients;
  • Troubleshoot issues in a timely manner in a highly scalable development environment;
  • Contribute ideas to improve process and development practices;
  • Join all required SCRUM meetings with stakeholders and product/business owners, ensuring all relevant information to the team and project are shared and discussed;

Qualifications

The Senior Fullstack Developer should have excellent technical knowledge in analysing, developing, testing, and deploying solutions and their experience should include the following:

  • The ideal candidate will have a degree relevant to Information Technology/Computer Science, Engineering (or equivalent) and at least 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Proven success and expertise in developing innovative solutions and proof-of-concepts both internally and externally;
  • Proven experience estimating, scoping, and writing effective statements of work that clearly set expectations and limit risk for development tasks in tandem with the Development Leads, Architects, and Scrum Masters;
  • Proven experience producing well designed, testable, efficient code using best software development practices;
  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions using Microservices and Node;
  • Excellent technical knowledge in developing solutions with Messaging architecture (ZeroMQ/Pub/Sub/WebSockets/Protobufs); mySQL; containerized technologies (Docker/Kubernetes) and understanding of CI/CD and DevOps secure practices.
  • Excellent knowledge of Cloud and in particular AWS, ideally with experience in banking/fintech sectors and industries;
  • Demonstrated capabilities in developing an understanding of the customer business value associated with the deployment of modern financial productivity, system-to-system, and end-user applications;
  • Proven experience working within a software development team, mentoring and offering advice, having passion about development, and engendering a collective mentality;
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills;
  • Excellent English language skills (both spoken and written).

It would be nice to have additional technical understanding in the following areas:

  • Has previously worked in the financial service industry and has experience with capital markets and trading software solutions;
  • Has previously worked with Electron;
  • Has previously worked with multi-threaded real-time/low latency systems;
  • Understanding of application architecture including the use of cloud-based technology capabilities such as AWS and Application Platform processes, technology capabilities, Data and DB Management using noSQL/MySQL, Caching, and application middleware architectures.

Benefits

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Company pension scheme
  • Private Health Care (after 2 years’ service this extends to family cover)
  • Casual work environment
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Be a part of an exciting, fast-growing, and future thinking industry
  • Opportunity to attend events and represent the company
  • Encouraged and supported in developing Crypto knowledge
  • 25 days holiday, raising up to 30 days with years of service
  • Career opportunities to grow and scale with a growing company