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Lead Back-End Developer

Technology – Paris,
Department Technology
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

We are looking for an experienced backend developer to lead the backend team and help them deliver robust and powerful products. The lead backend developer makes and validates technical decisions, writes specifications, and makes sure quality code is shipped in production. Finance is a tricky domain, so code quality and security are our 2 main focuses.
The tech team is currently 12 people strong, but rapidly growing. We are looking for someone that has:
  • Experience working with Node.js and MongoDB in a production environment.
  • Experience hosting high-scale applications in the cloud.
  • Eager to try new technical solutions (AWS Lambda, new APIs, …)
  • Knowledge of code quality best practices (tests, continuous deployment, …)
  • Ability to architect and design a scalable service, in number of users and in history (to avoid technical debt and legacy)
  • Ability to design and write technical specifications
  • Ability to develop and lead a team
  • Curiosity to learn about business financing

About October (ex-Lendix)

October (www.october.eu) is a leading European data-driven FinTech company. Our mission is ‘to empower businesses by simplifying and democratising their funding’ (‘crowdlending’). We diversify the way SME’s finance themselves, reduce their dependency of, and deliver faster and better value than traditional banks.  We are passionate about making SME’s grow: over €240 million has been lent since our launch in 2015, by over 14,000 active lenders, to finance over 500 different SME-projects. Not to mention, we are proud that in 2018 we have been ranked as one of the leading 50 FinTech companies… for the third year in a row!

October is growing fast. Our team currently consists of 90 people in Paris, Madrid, Milan and 7 in Amsterdam. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an extremely high growth FinTech start-up, that has established a proven business model in Europe.

We are working on several products:
  • the marketplace, where businesses and lenders meet. We focus on giving the best experience to borrowers
  • the Console, a set of internal tools used by our sales, analysts, and operations teams to take fast decisions while following a growing number of financing projects
  • Iris, the biggest intelligence database of European companies, gathering numbers on 10m+ businesses
  • X-Ray, our tool to analyze and extract data from PDF documents, saving 300,000 minutes of human work every year
  • Bento, our ETL tool that brings data from multiple sources (MongoDB, Salesforce, Open data files, …) into our Postgres datastore
Our whole stack is based on JavaScript: Node.js, EmberJS, MongoDB, hosted on Heroku and AWS. You can take a look at our whole stack here: https://stackshare.io/october.

The October culture and values

At October we believe that a great culture is fundamental to our success and work by our company values; we always think about the customer experience first, and believe transparency is the best way to irrevocably commit to integrity and fairness for all stakeholders, building trust to weather cycles and crises. Bringing together talented and diverse people, learning with them, and rewarding their hard work and commitment to the team is the best way to achieve our goals. We are proud users of our own product and humble in taking user feedback as our greatest inspiration to improve.

What we do, and how we do it, is a new experience that makes our lives richer. At the Amsterdam office, we work hard and enjoy doing so with local and international teams at the same time. Working at October is intense and rewarding, with plenty of autonomy and responsibilities.

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Your application data will be treated according to our Data Protection Policy  https://october.eu/customer-data-policy/

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