Software Engineer - Backend

  • Luno
  • Cape Town
  • Jun 15, 2022
Full time Engineering Engineering - Backend

Job Description

About the team:

Our engineering team (currently ~100 engineers) is split into organisations which we call Fleets. Each Fleet focuses on a core customer journey (onboarding, security, payments, support, new business, growth and marketing etc.). Each of these fleets contains multiple smaller teams called Pods, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of the product. 

Pods will include a product owner, product designer, back-end engineers, Android, iOS and Web developers, who each bring a unique perspective to the problem you are all contributing towards. 

We're agile, use scrum, continuous integration and continuous delivery, deploying to production every single day.

The role in a nutshell:

We're building teams to help us succeed in our mission to upgrade the world to a better financial system. You’ll be joining a group of highly motivated software engineers who you’ll work collaboratively with across our pods.

As a fast-growing company with offices around the world, you’ll immediately see how your contributions directly impact both our internal users and client experience. Many of the problems we are solving result in trail blazing solutions which can’t be found on Stack Overflow; so we’re looking for engineers who flourish working in a complex domain.

Your mission will be:

  • Build distributed microservices that are accessed by 10m customers from across the globe.
  • Design, build and maintain advanced applications services.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Write testable, maintainable code for robustness and reliability.
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Write code that directly affects users, the company and the Bitcoin ecosystem.

A little about you:

  • A passion for blockchain and cryptocurrencies (this is a new industry so we’ll help you learn about how the blockchain works and the technicals).
  • A proven background in computer science in areas such as algorithms, data structures, and software design.
  • Extensive programming experience in at least one language such as Go, Java, C++, C#, Python, etc.
  • A continuous improvement mindset.
  • BSc/MSc/PhD in computer science or other technical discipline, or equivalent working experience.
  • A passion for software development, mobile technology and Bitcoin.
  • To be friendly, transparent, articulate and driven to succeed.
  • The right to work as we currently cannot provide sponsorship.

Don’t be put off if you don’t tick all of the boxes – they’re a guide based on what we’d love to see but we appreciate that excellent software engineers have diverse backgrounds.

No resumé? No problem. There’s an easier way to apply by taking our short time-boxed online code test! No installation required, just a laptop and an internet connection that you can access the link through.

Click on the link below to read the instructions and begin. Good luck!

https://hr.gs/software-engineer-backend-test

Life at Luno:

  • Forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • Remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance. 
  • Free training courses on Udemy and CodeAcademy.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events and virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts. 
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • Free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.

About us:

Luno makes it simple to buy, store and explore crypto. More than 10 million people have chosen to invest in crypto with Luno using our platform, which is available on Apple, Android and as a desktop experience. We’ve enabled over $52bn of transactions and we securely store over $1bn for our customers around the world.

Our mission is to put the power of crypto in everyone's hands because we believe that giving people access to a robust and fair financial system is a basic human right. We are with customers at every step of their investment journey with clear, jargon-free information and an easy-to-use app experience that helps people get started from as little as $10.

In order to make crypto accessible to everyone, everywhere, we’re on the ground in more than 40 markets across North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. We are registered with all local financial intelligence authorities and proud of our strong AML measures and world-leading compliance teams. All the crypto we store for our customers is regularly verified by independent auditors.  Luno is the trusted guide that will bring crypto to over 1 billion people by 2030.