Senior Backend Engineer – San Francisco

June 23, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


Position Purpose

About The Team

Our Technology team is one of the best in the business and is the driving force behind Revolut’s platform. From building a new banking backend to creating an award-winning app, our tech team is at the heart of everything we do.

Working in Technology at Revolut is not about fixing legacy systems – it is about building world-class financial products from the ground up that will be used by millions. We’ve hired some of the most talented developers out there to help us do this – and we want you to join them.

About The Role

You will work with the Financial Crime - Transaction monitoring team. We are a team of data scientists and financial crime specialists who are solving some of the hardest anti-fraud problems in the world. Our team builds several artificial intelligence (AI) driven systems that continuously learn about anomalous patterns that are typical of fraud. In this regards, we need a senior backend engineer to build integrations between our backend systems and machine learning systems. If you love solving complex problems that involve building systems capable of doing complex analytical operations on big data at low latencies, then this is your gig!

What You'll Be Doing

You will be instrumenting our production codebase to gather necessary signals needed by our machine learning systems. You will also implement various controls in our production systems to prevent loss of funds from a user’s account due to a financial crime. Our technology stack is based predominantly on Java 11 on the backend and React on the frontend. There is an opportunity to introduce Scala for new components. We have a minimalist approach to using external frameworks, with emphasis on maintainability and fast turnaround with TDD, DDD and Continuous Integration & Delivery.

What You’ll Need

  • Fluency with Java or Scala
  • 6 years (or above) experience in back-end development
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or above) in Computer Science/Maths/Physics/similar
  • Previous background in working with machine learning or data engineering teams is a plus (not required)
  • Quick learner with an ambitious and results driven personality
  • Work well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Flexible working hours
  • English


    • You’ll get to work in one of the hottest and fastest growing tech startups in the world right now.
    • We’ll arm you with all of the latest tech equipment.
    • Competitive salary.
    • Competitive health, dental, and vision benefits.
    • Competitive 401(k) plan.
    • Competitive vacation policy.
    • Free dinners.
    • Flexible work hours.

  • Wellness benefits

    A Little About Us

    • We believe that there are better ways for people to control their money. Easier, fairer ways.
    • Revolut started in 2015 with fee-free card transactions abroad. We’ve since added current accounts, business accounts, savings, insurance, and even cryptocurrency trading.
    • We reached 4 million customers in February 2019 and we’re adding another million every quarter.
    • And we’re only just getting started.
    • Come and help Revolut build the world’s first truly global bank


  • What We Are Looking For

    • From employee 1 to employee 1000, you will be slotting into a global team that shares a number of traits.
    • You can work autonomously and take ownership. We thrive with the space and responsibility to solve problems.
    • You operate best without lots of bureaucracy. We don’t hide behind fancy job titles or clunky processes ‘because that’s how things are done’.
    • You approach work in a logical way. We are not afraid to make mistakes but we use data and logic to backup decisions and improve understanding.
    • And you share our mission to improve people’s relationship with their money.


    • The Benefits

      • Competitive salary
      • Biannual equity bonuses
      • All the latest tech you need
      • Skip the commute and work from home once a week
      • Roll with a free Revolut Metal subscription



Company Description

We’re here for those who refuse to settle. Who never stop moving forwards. Who continue to search for new ideas and better experiences in everything they do.

Because today’s hyper-connected world deserves a financial partner just as progressive. One that adapts to your needs, gives you control and constantly pushes you into new exciting spaces.

Easy international money transfers and instant global spending using the interbank exchange rate. Business or Consumer, Revolut is the only banking alternative designed for your global lifestyle.

Welcome to a Radically Better world. Welcome to Revolut.

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