Back End Developer: Scala
At ClearScore, our back-end engineers are responsible for building, maintaining and monitoring mission-critical services that are at the core of our ecosystem. From storing and transforming credit reports to powering a platform that serves a user base of over six million people, the back-end engineers here are the group who drive our platform to new heights.
We work in cross-functional teams, so a lot of your day will be spent working with engineers of other disciplines to deliver the best quality product you can. We build a lot of our services in Scala, but don’t worry if you do not have production experience working in Scala. We would be happy to teach you the ropes, but require you to be keen to learn it. You also have the freedom to try new technologies, as long as you can justify it. As of today, the only requirement is that you build your service in a Docker container that runs on the JVM.
Examples of work we have done this year:
Extracted the storing of credit reports from a classic Spring/Tomcat monolith into its own Scala/Akka microservice, which doubled the number of active users we were able to have on the site.
Moved all systems from IBM Softlayer to Amazon Web Services.
Extracted out key functionality into Akka HTTP services to enable ClearScore moving into more than one country.
We understand that you may not have experience working with all of the technologies that we use, especially in Scala. We are more than happy to teach you and help you gain experience in the language and the Akka HTTP framework. What we do require is that you are hungry to learn and that you love to build things.
ClearScore is one of the fastest growing FinTechs in Europe. In under two years we’ve changed the credit scoring and report market in the UK forever and our mission is to transform how people manage their personal finances.
I’m sure lots of places say they have a great environment. Have a look at our GlassDoor page to see what our team think about working here. They talk about a place that cares about the team, challenging work and an organisation that invests in its people.
We deliberately have a flat and collaborative culture. It suits people that will speak their mind, are able take feedback as comments from a team mate not criticism and would enjoy working in fast scaling environment where expectations are high.
Our offices are in Vauxhall, a short walk from overground, Victoria and Northern Line trains via Vauxhall and Oval. We enjoy perks like free breakfasts, monthly office days out and a loads of sporting activities. We’re a sociable bunch, and we enjoy each other’s company, so it’s important that you’re a great fit for our company culture.
These are some of the things we look for throughout our organisation:
Friendly people who like to join in
Pride in the work you do and everything you get involved with
Independent thinking, and not being afraid to suggest new ideas
Obsession with your craft, down to the smallest detail
Data driven but able to make judgment calls when necessary
- Comfortable with ambiguity and excited by a challenge orientated environment
Holidays – 25 paid holidays and a “duvet day” on your birthday
Pension – ClearScore matches up to 3%
Market-beating medical insurance - with the option to add friends and family
Perk box – a choice of different benefits
Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home
Flexible, generous and personalised maternity and paternity plans
Monthly funded GP office visits
Free breakfast and fruit...and a beer fridge
Company personal trainer, boxing and yoga classes
Company clubs for football, climbing, cinema, board games... if there's not one for your
passion, start one!
Monthly team events and office days out that we get to choose, and company events at the
end of each race and retro