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Senior Backend Engineer

  • Cape Town / Johannesburg
  • Engineering
  • 2429

Description

About us:

Luno is the crypto investment app you can rely on, enabling you to buy, store and explore crypto securely. We’re committed to putting the power of cryptocurrency in everyone's hands sensibly and responsibly.

Since 2013, we’ve helped millions of people around the world invest safely in crypto. We do this by cutting through the hype and supporting customers at every step of the way. All products and cryptocurrencies on our platform must first meet stringent legal, risk and technical security standards. We don’t do memecoins.

Transparency is key for us. Luno stores all crypto on a 1:1 basis and we have rigorous processes in place so you can be confident your investment is secure. We’re available in more than 40 countries around the world and we work closely with respective regulators in all of these markets to be fully compliant, as we believe this is the best way to help everyone, everywhere, invest safely.

The role in a nutshell:

We're building teams to help us succeed in our mission to upgrade the world to a better financial system. You’ll be joining a group of highly motivated software engineers who you’ll work collaboratively with across our pods.

As a fast-growing company with offices around the world, you’ll immediately see how your contributions directly impact both our internal users and client experience. Many of the problems we are solving result in trail blazing solutions which can’t be found on Stack Overflow; so we’re looking for engineers who flourish working in a complex domain.

Your mission will be:

  • Build distributed microservices that are accessed by 10m customers from across the globe.
  • Design, build and maintain advanced applications services.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features.
  • Write testable, maintainable code for robustness and reliability.
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Write code that directly affects users, the company and the Bitcoin ecosystem.

A little about you:

  • A proven background in computer science in areas such as algorithms, data structures, and software design.
  • Extensive programming experience in Backend based technologies. Go(lang) is preferable.
  • A continuous improvement mindset.
  • BSc/MSc/PhD in computer science or other technical discipline, or equivalent working experience.
  • To be friendly, transparent, articulate and driven to succeed.

Don’t be put off if you don’t tick all of the boxes – they’re a guide based on what we’d love to see

What stack we work on:

  • Kotlin, Swift & Angular
  • Go(lang), gRPC
  • Kubernetes (EKS), Docker
  • CloudFlare, CloudFront, nginx
  • MySQL (RDS), Redis (ElastiCache), etc
  • Prometheus, Grafana, CloudWatch, Jenkins

Life at Luno:

  • Forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • Remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance.
  • Access to Learnerbly
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.*

*Offer only available on Luno Instant Buy, not Luno Exchange

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Benefits at Luno

At Luno, we make sure you are supported with our range of benefits. Here’s just some of the benefits we offer:

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Health insurance

With our health insurance you can get support when you need it most, giving you peace of mind.

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Buy and sell your holiday

Work life balance is really important to us here at Luno, and we want to put the flexibility in your hands. That's why we give you the choice to buy and sell up to 5 annual leave days each year.

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Access to Learnerbly

Your growth is incredibly important to us, and to help you continue to develop your skills, we provide every Lunaut with a personal development budget to use on Learnerbly.

Any questions?

Our team is on hand to help you with any questions you may have during the interview process. However, here’s some of the most common questions we get:

A typical process will take approximately four weeks to complete from application to offer. Depending on the nature of the role, or the process required to fill it, the duration could be longer or shorter.

Luno works on a remote but reachable model. To learn more about this, please take a look at our page about remote but reachable.

To prepare for your interview, we suggest reviewing our Moontality values. At Luno we apply these principles daily. During your interview process, you will be assessed not only on your skill alignment for the role, but also your behavioural alignment to Luno’s Moontality.

Luno welcomes and considers applications from candidates who have a right to work within the country they are applying to. At the moment, Luno does however not sponsor visas. Any employment offer made by Luno is contingent upon you maintaining the right to work in the country. Please let us know if your immigration status changes after you have submitted your application.

Unfortunately this is not something we currently offer.

We do undertake pre-employment checks, these will vary from country to country.

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