Wagestream is hiring a

Backend Software Engineer

Madrid, Spain

Wagestream is the global leader in Earned Wage Access (EWA). We provide an income streaming solution for employers to give employees instant access to their earnings, and prevent them ever having to go into debt between pay cycles.

We were founded for a social purpose to reduce the poverty premium. We believe the monthly pay cycle is fundamentally broken and unfair to employees, and that we can fix it. We know financial services are better served through the employer, and have built a set of tools [track, stream, save, learn], that boost the financial resilience of a workforce and have a measurable and proven impact on employee retention and productivity.

We love our clients and do everything we can to support them. We already help 800,000 employees worldwide access their income when they need it, across some of the largest organisations globally including the NHS, Burger King, Co-Op, Adecco, Bupa, Stonegate Pubs and Rentokil. In July 2020, Wagestream raised additional funding to expand into new markets in Europe and North America.

Our mission is to provide fair financial services to all and our technology has started to create a whole new category; the workplace bank.


You will be working to constantly improve the Wagestream experience for both employees (mobile app) and employers (Wagestream portal). The technology stack is a backend of AWS + Python + Postgres and frontend mix of vue.js, react, typescript, styled components, Cordova, Fastlane, and jQuery but experience with those particular technologies is not required.

You should also be comfortable integrating with various 3rd party APIs both to facilitate financial transactions via financial service providers and integrating with payroll systems to extract employee and payroll data.

What else?

  • Build and design APIs to be used as primitive building blocks for our ever-growing financial services product suite
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improving the performance, reliability and scalability of our systems and services.
  • Contribute to the broader engineering team (best practices, tools, technologies)
  • Be involved in defining and implementing an expanding roadmap

About You:

(But if you’re close… that’s still a conversation we would like to have!)

  • You are a backend expert or full stack with proficiency in Python, SQL (ideally Postgres) and REST APIs
  • Experience with the AWS stack: SQS, S3, SES, Lambdas, API Gateway, etc
  • You have at least a moderate knowledge of JavaScript
  • Strong analytical ability and debugging skills
  • Prior experience with financial services, banking or payments is a plus
  • Knowledge in a modern web/mobile framework (in example React, Angular, Vue, or something else) is a plus
  • Native Spanish, Fluent English


  • Join a culture of trust and autonomy
  • Have impact in a growing business with big growth plans
  • We will pay you what you're worth. We are fully committed to closing the gender pay gap, promoting diversity and inclusivity, and paying people what they deserve to be paid.
  • We're a Remote First business - work from home or our Madrid office (coming soon!) - you choose!
  • We will help you manage your busy lifestyle with flexible working opportunities, most of the team work "core hours" to allow touchpoints with your team, but we also make sure you have the time to pick the kids up at 3pm, or go for that mid-morning run to boost your productivity. We want you to have the best of both worlds.
  • We will support you with your career endeavours. We are committed to internal progression, and offering our team members the best opportunities for growth. We want to invest in you the same way you're going to invest in us!
  • Enjoy 23 days annual leave in addition to public holidays (up to 5 days rollover), as well as flexible time off allowances for any ad-hoc childcare/family/caring needs.
  • Enjoy regular team socials, both remote and in-person!
  • And free access to Wagestream... Naturally!


We know money is only one part of the package, but still important, we will offer a salary from €40k - €55k and increasing depending on experience & suitability.

And of course everyone gets a piece of the pie with our equity options!

Looking for a job?

Backend Software Engineer at Wagestream looks great, right? We have dozens of similar job posts on our site, interested? Leave your email and we'll send the best matches.