Senior Backend Developer

at FairMoney open_in_new
Paris, France
Job type
full time
Job level
1 year ago

Job description

FairMoney is building the leading mobile bank for emerging markets.

We started with a digital microcredit application on Android, and currently roll out additional financial services (current account, savings, debit card) while expanding the product to Western Africa and South-East Asia. So far we disbursed close to 500,000 microloans and give more than 5000 loans daily. We are backed by top notch US/EU investors and have raised 15m EUR + Venture Capital supporting our stellar growth. We are a team of 45 between Paris and Lagos in Engineering (Android, Data, Backend), Product, Marketing, Customer Service and Operations.


We’re looking for Senior Backend Engineers to join our technical team based in Paris, France. We are assembling a strong technical team and are looking for talented newcomers to help us build a mobile bank !

What you will do:

  • You will co-construct our API to communicate with the Android application
  • You will develop the interface with our payment provider to ensure that our customers can access their loan as fast as possible
  • You will improve our back-office used by the team on ground to do customer support
  • You will build a sustainable technical infrastructure that can handle the current growth of 50% per month
  • You will design internal reporting tools to track performance and customer satisfaction

Our technical stack:

  • Our customer product is an android application developed in Java
  • It communicates with a Ruby on Rails backend
  • The credit decision algorithms runs on Python via the Flask framework
  • We are hosted on AWS: we use Elastic Beanstalk, a RDS mysql database, S3, lambda, SES ...
  • We have automated tests that run on Travis

What we like:

  • 3-4 Years of Experience
  • Ability to tackle complexity in real-world environments
  • Experience in working with any backend programming language
  • Capacity to handle a good level of code quality and stability
  • Overall interest in the fintech industry
  • English speaking candidates (our working language)

The Deal:

Location: Paris, France Starting date: ASAP Remuneration: Competitive + Stock Options

Recruitment Process:

  1. Phone call
  2. Physical interview with the CTO + technical test
  3. Skype with one of our technical mentor
  4. Meet the team

Our culture:

At FairMoney we work hard and get shit done. We value ownership and only recruit exceptional bar raisers restlessly chasing the most ambitious avenue. We love data driven and logical minds that support a direct feedback culture and don't waste time thinking about fancy titles. We make mistakes, value the learning process and embrace iteration. At the core of what we do is the customer and we will not rest before FairMoney is improving the lives of millions.

How to apply

Please send your LinkedIn profile or CV to

Interested in the position? Apply now!