Founding Backend Engineer

Europe Permanent €65000.00 - €100000.00 per annum


  • Solve complex engineering problems at a fast pace.
  • Architect, build, evolve and own significant parts of the core Flagright systems.
  • Deliver extremely reliable and performant software systems with against tight deadlines.
  • Influence the direction of Flagright’s platform, services, and engineering culture.
  • Scope, design, and implement high-performance APIs and services.
  • Hide complexity from our users behind simple, yet powerful abstractions.
  • Collaborate closely with the founding team to deliver robust and comprehensive interfaces to core compliance and anti-fraud financial primitives.
  • Develop and execute against both short and long-term roadmaps.
  • Make pragmatic tradeoffs considering customer experience, business priorities and a sustainable technical baseline.


  • At least 3 years of experience and interest in building software systems from scratch – we care much more about general engineering skill than knowledge of a particular language or framework.
  • Pride in owning projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems.
  • A high standard, of themselves and the people they work with.
  • Acute interest in taking ownership of technical design, implementation and results.
  • Strong and transparent English communication skills.
  • Problem solving mindset – see a problem as an opportunity to grow and is motivated to find solutions, thereby focussing on growth and achieving positive results.


  • Distributed NoSQL Datastores – Cassandra/DynamoDB, MongoDB
  • Event brokers and Queues – Kafka, Kinesis, SQS
  • Node.js, TypeScript, Go, Scala
  • Docker Containers
  • AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Fargate
  • Apache Spark


  • Work alongside a highly competent, top-tier team (Y Combinator, ex AWS, Zalando, Palantir).
  • Great career development opportunities in a fast-growing company.
  • Low-bureaucracy, minimal meetings, async communications culture, international culture, flat organization.
  • Significant equity option package at a YC-backed startup.
  • You’ll be paid at the top of your market level.
  • 24 days of paid vacation per year.
  • Relocation to Berlin is fully supported for this position including the visa sponsorship. Remote isn’t supported.
  • Fast moving, challenging and unique business problems.
  • Possibility for relocation and international transfers mid-career.
  • Do something meaningful, help stop human trafficking, money laundering, child labor; Be a part of enabling the future of fintech startups.
  • Salary range €75k to €100k, equity options range 0.4% to 0.8%

Job Information

Job Reference: JO-2205-254883
Salary: €65000.00 - €100000.00 per annum
Salary per: annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: 08/08/2022
Job Industries: Software Engineering Jobs
Job Locations: Europe
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Java, Kafka, Python

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