Infrastructure Engineer

Financial advice start-up

It’s not easy to make a quick buck in finance, but this company are looking to help people understand how markets work and allow you to raise your game in one go.

The client

Their application gives you the lowdown on the day’s top financial stories and how they affect you, and the wider world. You can delve deeper into market trends, companies and industries through their expert breakdown videos as well as connect with, and learn from, over 800,000 other users on their platform. These range from students who want to learn more, to CEOs that are happy to share their knowledge.

The role

You’ll be joining an Engineering team that currently numbers 4 (plus the VP), so you will get more responsibility as well as hands on experience of scaling a company and it’s product (bonus points if you’ve done this before!).

They’d like someone who has experience building robust, scalable APIs. Key though is finding a candidate who has an in-depth knowledge of working with AWS and building resilient architectures. You’ll ideally have worked with the likes of Terraform, CDK and Cloud Formation before as well as having experience scaling SQL databases. Any prior work with Celery, RabbitMQ or Redis would be great.

Extra bonus points for any experience with Django, GraphQL or Kubernetes!


No one wants to feel like they’ve hit a glass ceiling which is why they’re offering you the opportunity to progress as fast as you can do it and they’ll do everything they can to get you to where you want to be. They’ll even map out a plan to get you there as soon as you join!

Why are they hiring…

The product has been doing really well of late having ramped up revenue and they require more support. Simple as that!

How have they adjusted to the current situation?

Their existing team have said they’d like to go to a part-time remote model – so 2-3 days remote, 2-3 days in the office. Ideally they’d like someone who was keen to at least join a couple of days in the office, but they’re not super strict on that. If remote works for you, then they’ll make it work for them.

The candidate

Let’s face it; every company and job advert talk about how great their culture is. That’s why they think you’ll get a better steer from the type of benefits they offer. Check these out…

  • Base salary of up to £100,000
  • Generous equity
  • A founder with a track record (he sold his previous start-up for £10,000,000+ 4 years ago)
  • Awesome pension (16-18% employer contribution)
  • 25 days holiday plus bank hols
  • Your own personal development budget
  • Private healthcare plan and life assurance
  • Market leading parental leave – up to 40 weeks paid
  • Mental health and financial wellbeing support services
  • Working with top engineers from high-calibre companies (think Amazon, Facebook)

Not to mention the company having an incredibly diverse workforce, lots of events to go to, cross-collaboration across teams and lastly, a deep sense of meaning and purpose behind what you do, every single day.

What to expect from the interview process…

This will be in your standard three stages. Firstly an initial 30 minute chat with the VP of Engineering to find out a little more about your background. This is a two way process though so he’s happy to field questions from yourself. This’ll be followed by a technical test and then a final interview, where they’d delve a bit deeper technically. You’ll also get to meet a few other members of the team at this stage.


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.