Credit Karma is hiring a

Staff Software Engineer, Backend (London or Leeds, UK)

London, United Kingdom
Full-Time
Credit Karma's mission is to champion financial progress for everyone. We have over 80 million US members and are now taking aim internationally. We are investing heavily in the U.K. with big ambitions to serve British consumers and financial institutions. This is growing beyond the success of the International team for Canada, where in just 12 months we’ve grown Credit Karma to be the country's #1 destination for free access to credit information and financial recommendations on credit and debt products, and we’re just getting started. We are operating as a well funded and supported “startup” within Credit Karma with enormous opportunity to move fast and have high impact.  
Your role will be to own and lead our continued scaling in the U.K., and drive key decisions along the way that will influence our entire engineering organisation.

What You'll Do

  • Drive a technical vision for the engineering organisation around scaling internationally
  • Lead key efforts including build out of new product features, design & development of new microservices, and extending Credit Karma’s platform to new countries and markets
  • Take an active role in the technical growth of other team members, and the processes that support overall team growth
  • Scoping and planning work across multi-team efforts, working closely with business partners to define a product vision in technical terms, and plan implementation and delivery

What's Great About It

  • The autonomy, pace, and quick decisioning of a startup, with the stability of Credit Karma’s mature platform and business
  • Lots of opportunity to break new ground, discover and solve brand new challenges, and make key decisions impacting a large engineering organisation
  • Have the autonomy to achieve results without micromanagement

Experience We're Looking For

  • Professional experience developing large-scale, high-volume services
  • Significant professional experience in server-side development
  • Knowledge in microservice architectures, messaging patterns, deployment models, domain driven design
  • Professional experience across entire software development process, from development environment, to CI & CD, to production deployment, product and application performance measurement
  • Approaches problems with a pragmatic, analysis driven approach - understands well trade-offs between perfection and time, with an eye towards iterative delivery of product features, and utilizes this capacity to plan and deliver on product requirements
  • Confident articulating complex technical content to peers and partners
  • PHP experience a plus
  • React experience a plus
  • Node.js experience a plus
  • DevOps experience a plus, specifically Docker, Kubernetes, cloud services
  • Proven ability and interest in mentorship of junior engineers

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