Bits

Bits is a digital credit card that helps people build credit

Backend Developer at Bits

Location
London / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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Faisal Khalid
Faisal Khalid
Founder

About the role

Bits (www.getbits.app) is an app that helps people build their credit score and history with a simple monthly subscription.

The problem we solve is building credit. It's a hair on fire problem, and if you have it, there's nowhere good to go. This is where we come in. We provide a bridge between this rock (mistakes of the past) and hard place (access to mainstream financial services). We try to make it possible for anyone to build credit, in literally 2 minutes.

What's special about us?

First, the mission. Literally every day you will receive emails from people describing how Bits has solved a life changing problem that they struggled with for years.

You will make a difference here.

Second, the people.

We are an eclectic mix of people, with backgrounds ranging from a former NHS infectious disease vaccine delivery lead, to an Oxford maths whizz, to a former CxO at Revolut.

The one thing that we all share though is our commitment to the mission - unusually for a lending company, we don’t make any money on interest, we don’t put people into debt, and we are customer-first in everything we do.

About the role:

As a Back End engineer, you’ll be a key member of the product team, and will work with the Founder / CEO and Engineering Lead. This is very much a 'Product engineering' role.

Basic requirements

  • Core software engineering skills, including the ability to write maintainable, testable and robust code
  • Experience designing and implementing clean APIs following RESTful concepts.
  • Experienced in taking product requirements and building scalable, reliable solutions for it
  • Ability to track the health of our services, identify and fix problems
  • Proficiency in at least one or more modern programming languages: Java, JavaScript, C#, Python.
  • Experience in developing highly scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed systems.
  • Experience with using AWS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Nice to have skills:

  • Experience with AWS Serverless services such as Lambda, Fargate, API Gateway, DynamoDB
  • Experience with event driven architectures
  • Experience with system and application monitoring, software distribution, patching and maintenance of CI/CD pipelines
  • Experience with iOS or Android application development

Benefits:

  • A competitive market salary, equity, and life insurance
  • Hardware of your choosing
  • Free supermarket gift cards each month - your entire monthly grocery shopping will be on Bits Deliveroo credits / free meals whenever you want them
  • Honestly, whatever else you want, within reasonable bounds. We want you to be happy
  • Remote is OK, London preferred. We'll sponsor you for a visa, if needed
  • We're profitable and at Series B stage right now

Why you should join Bits