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Senior Platform Engineer

  • London, England, United Kingdom

Job description

About us

Over the last 18 years, we have helped over a million satisfied customers move and manage their money. Our award-winning product portfolio allows our customers to make low-cost multi-currency payments across various payment products. From travel money to transfers, currency hedging, to expense management, we are focused on a single goal of making it easy for our customers to manage and move their money.

As a business, we are committed to delivering value to our customers through the combination of advanced payments technology and personal expert service. We are doing this by hiring exceptional people and are now looking for a People Support Administrator to join our busy People department.

Within our offices in London, Chester and Los Angeles and Europe, Equals comprises of three business lines and brands - Equals Money, FairFX and CardOneMoney. You will join a very close-knit, talented, and supportive team from various backgrounds who believe that bringing different perspectives together helps us understand our customers' needs. United, by one thing, making money management straightforward and cost-effective for our customers.

About the role

  • Our technology team works in small, cross functional squads - forming part of a fun, hardworking and exceptionally supportive team of around 65 engineers
  • We are looking to hire a Senior Platform Engineer to help us bring a ground-breaking new product to market and support and develop our highly successful FairFX product

About you

  • A good communicator, with an open and collaborative approach
  • Passionate about writing efficient, clean, and well documented code
  • Highly organised; and able to prioritise workload effectively with attention to detail
  • Proactive and motivated
  • Enjoys working closely with product owners & stakeholders
  • Engaged with technology and industry trends
  • Curious and motivated by doing the best job you can
  • Loves to work in a collaborative environment
  • Eager to try new things
  • A role model for our values: Make it happen, Succeed together, Be the customer & Go beyond

Job requirements


  • Build and maintain NodeJS/ExpressJS applications
  • Ensure code quality by writing automated tests, is well tested and written in a maintainable way
  • Deploying code to production on a regular basis
  • Work with product owners, engineers & other stakeholders to prioritise workstreams
  • Monitoring the health of the services we build
  • Driving the development, definition and implementation of our products
  • Implement features and own the delivery up to the point of it being in our customers hands
  • Own the maintenance of features to ensure that future bugs are fixed speedily

Essential skills

  • Node.js
  • ES6
  • Lambda / Serverless
  • AWS
  • Github
  • Agile best practices.
  • Software engineering practices like BDD, TDD, Pair Programming etc.

Our investment in you

We aim to be a people-first business. We welcome people into the Equals group and desire to grow and develop our talented teams.

Our people are part of one group; we believe in teamwork and celebrating our successes. We strive to embrace our values of ‘Succeed Together’, ‘Be the Customer, ‘Make it Happen’ and ‘Go Beyond’.

We believe in empowering conversations; that’s why we’ve invested in our managers and teams to ensure we bring out the best in each other. We want to put you in the driving seat of your career and achieve your full potential through growth opportunities and developmental support.

You will join an environment that encourages learning and knowledge sharing. Our managers and leaders will guide you to realise your drivers and promote your motivating career plan.

When you join the Equals Group, we help you get more out of your career, to get more out of life.

In-house benefits

  • A competitive salary benchmarked against a peer group.
  • 25 days holiday per year + your birthday off
  • Opportunities for progression, development and learning new skills.
  • Free onsite Nuffield Health gym & pool (London) and discounted gym membership elsewhere
  • Interbank currency rates on travel money and international transfers.
  • We operate a hybrid working arrangement where possible.

We operate a hybrid working arrangement where possible, which means that for some roles you will be able to work remotely for some days of the week. However, we still want employees to collaborate in person at both our London and Chester offices, and therefore, candidates will need to still be a comfortable commuting distance from either location for the days you are required to work from or come into the office.