Backend Engineer (Python/Django) – London - £80,000

Fintech Start-Up

It’s difficult to keep track of just what you’re spending with all the new tech, gadgets and games coming out at the rate they do nowadays.

Well, that could all soon change as this start-up are looking to change the way that young people manage their finances.

There are more than a few people that I know that this could be beneficial to…

The client

The company currently have a team sitting at 18, with 4 in-house developers coming from heavy hitting backgrounds (Facebook, Amazon etc.), so you know you’ll be in the company of highly skilled devs offering a lot towards your future development. They’re now looking for one more adaptable and highly-motivated engineer to join their ranks and help their users take control of their financial lives.

They currently boast a growing community of over 300,000 people, which has been built up over the last 2 years without any marketing spend. Their core application has been featured twice by Apple and they have also been covered by Forbes, Wired and Monocle to list but a few. When you’re this good, a lot of advertisement comes free!

This is a real opportunity to be part of a company with huge potential at an early stage (with the stock options to go with it). If you’re excited by working with exciting technologies and shaping a company as a core team member – this is your place.

The role

You’ll work on the continuous development of new features and functionality for their application, as well as pitching in on all tech discussions within a highly collaborative environment. Joining at an early stage also comes with the benefit of rapidly rising up the ranks as they grow and finding yourself in the driving seat for the apps future direction quicker than you might think!

The candidate

I’ve copied their tech stack below. Anyone with a good amount of experience with Python/Django will be of interest, and if you have strong experience with Django scaling, this is going to put you in the driving seat, as it’s something they’re looking to add to their team.

Tech Stack:

  • Kubernetes and Docker for scheduling/running our services
  • Python/Django for serving data
  • GraphQL for mobile app interface
  • AWS for infrastructure
  • Redis & Postgres for data storage
  • CircleCI and Appcenter for deployment pipelines
  • React and React Native for web/mobile front-ends

*Coming soon…Graffana & Prometheus for system monitoring

And of course, a role of this scale doesn’t come without it’s perks…


  • Work directly with the founding team
  • Work with an ever-growing team with strong track records
  • Join a high-growth startup with global traction and backed by some of the world’s best investors
  • Learn about investing, personal finance and markets…skills you can apply to your own financial life
  • Awesome social events
  • Competitive salary
  • Very generous equity
  • 25 days holiday
  • Your own personal development budget
  • Special rates for gym memberships across London ️
  • Discounts at retailers – ranging from Amazon to Tesco
  • Half price cinema tickets
  • Free phone insurance
  • Plus: build something that betters people’s lives!

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We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes parents, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day for work.

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to be part of life at Zebra People. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.