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Backend Engineer - Ecosystem



Software Engineering
Copenhagen, Denmark · London, UK · Berlin, Germany · Stockholm, Sweden · Madrid, Spain · Lisbon, Portugal · Copenhagen, Denmark · Stockholm, Sweden · Madrid, Spain · Lisbon, Portugal · London, UK
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

As a Senior Engineer, we trust you to be an expert in server-side languages. Kotlin is 90%+ of our micro-services, so proficiency here is hugely beneficial. Beyond writing excellent, well-tested, maintainable code, you also practice the other aspects of being a strong technical leader. You give insightful PR reviews, are a trusted technical partner to teammates, know when/how to prioritize tech debt, proactively jump into P1/P2 incidents, lead post-mortems and can generally upskill and unblock the team around you.

But it’s not just about being a master of your craft; it’s about ownership, proactiveness and taking the lead on projects. You would be a good fit for this role if you also have skills for making technical discoveries, making design decisions and improving our processes. These could be new product launches, managing tricky migrations, or designing and building new microservices or components.

As a scale-up, we sometimes need to shift focus. When that happens, your role is to be a steady hand to help the team navigate ambiguity and manage technical change.

We’re always looking for someone who others can look up to and learn from. You’ll set the standard for the team, not just with your code but in how you work and the culture you promote. At Pleo, our people and our culture are very important to us, and we value trust and transparency as you wouldn’t believe.

We believe in autonomy, trust, and support, shaping our teams with a remote-first mindset and expect you to work efficiently and accommodate for the CEST time zones.

What you will do

The role is in the Partnerships Domain which ensures the seamless availability of Pleo across the software and service ecosystem, through the creation of high-impact distribution partnerships and powerful product integrations.

As a member of our Partner Ecosystem team, you'll have a significant role in shaping Pleo to fit into our customers ecosystem. You'll help us design, build, and manage a platform that will transform the way our users -, partners - and our own team - work.

The teams scope includes:

  • Helping Pleo customers find and enable impactful integrations that makes Pleo fit perfectly into their ecosystem
  • Empowering external developers to build new integrations through a self-service experience, from finding the documentation, getting API credentials to publishing a new integration
  • Enable our external partners to manage their integrations, finding statistics on usage, and in the long-term, monetize their offerings through Pleo

What you can expect in the role 💡

  • Collaborate with cross-functional product-development, and commercial teams to identify opportunities for improvements and increase connectivity in the Fintech ecosystem.
  • Utilize first-principle thinking to challenge conventional approaches and drive innovation.
  • Continuously learn about commercial and business knowledge and apply it to engineering work.
  • Contribute to the execution, delivery, and quality of projects within the team.

The nitty-gritty skills needed 🎯

  • Java/Kotlin
  • Proficiency with cloud environments / distributed systems / microservices (AWS, Google Cloud, Kubernetes),
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git) and code collaboration tools.
  • Ability to architect, build and maintain, scalable and reliable solutions,
  • Solid understanding of Authentication, Authorization, Access Control (RBAC, ABAC), API integration methodologies, Webhooks, and RESTful APIs.
  • Familiarity with relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL)
  • Observability and monitoring (Datadog).

Your colleagues would say you

  • Work in English with ease (it's our company language),
  • Are a great communicator, and cross team player
  • Are a continuous learner, and systematic
  • Ensure a high bar for quality and reliability within your team
  • Self motivated, and never stops learning
  • Have experience solving complex technical challenges at scale
  • Do meaningful and thorough code reviews
  • Are a force multiplier within your team - your work enables other engineers to do be even better,
  • Able to raise and describe technical debt faced by your team, and also able to propose a solution or path forward,
  • Empathetic of people and stakeholders

Show me the benefits!

  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending!)
  • Lunch is on us - with catering in our Lisbon, Copenhagen and London offices or a monthly lunch allowance paid directly together with your salary in other markets 🍜
  • Private health insurance to ensure you’re fit in body and mind to do your best work
  • We offer 25 days of holiday + your public holidays
  • Flexibility/remote working options
  • Wellbeing days - fully paid days off designed for a slower pace, allowing you to take time to recharge and prioritise self-care
  • Option to purchase 5 additional days of holiday through a salary sacrifice
  • We’re trialling MyndUp to give our employees access to free mental health and wellbeing support with great success so far ❤️‍🩹
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning - acquire new skills, stay abreast of industry trends and fuel your personal and professional development continuously
  • Paid parental leave - we want to make sure that we're supportive of families and help you feel that you don't have to compromise your family due to work 👶


Why join us?

Working at Pleo means you're working on something very exciting: the future of work. Our mission is to help every company go beyond the books. Pleo itself means ‘more than you’d expect’, and it’s been the secret to our success over the last 8 years. So it’s only fitting that we’d pass this philosophy onto our customers to help them make the most of their finances.

We think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending. Finance teams shouldn’t be siloed from the rest of the organisation – they should work in unity with marketing, sales, IT and everyone else.

Speaking of working in unity, our values tell the story of how we work at Pleo. We have four core values, the first of which is ‘champion the customer’, which means we address real pain points that businesses face. Next up is ‘succeed as a team’, which highlights how our strength lies in our diversity and trust in each other. We also ‘make it happen’ by taking bold decisions and following through to deliver results. Last but not least, we ‘build to scale’, creating lasting solutions that address today’s challenges and anticipate tomorrow’s needs.

So, in a nutshell, that's Pleo. Today we are a 850+ team, from over 100 nations, sitting in our Copenhagen HQ, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Montreal and Lisbon offices —and quite a few full-time remotes in 35 other countries! Being HQ'd out of Copenhagen means we're inspired by things like a good work-life balance. If you don't work in the office with us, we'll help you set up the best remote setup possible and make sure you still have time to connect with your team.

About your application

  • Please submit your application in English; it’s our company language so you’ll be speaking lots of it if you join 💕
  • We treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our application system - any correspondence should come from there! Our lovely support isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way - and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone 😊
  • We’re on a mission to make everyone feel valued at work. That’s only achievable if our team reflects the diversity of the world around us - and that starts with you, hitting apply, even if you are worried you might not tick all the boxes! We embrace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply - regardless of race/ethnicity, colour, religion, nationality, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, socio-economic status, culture or beliefs.
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