Senior Back End Engineer

Job description


  • PHP // MVC Framework // MongoDB // AWS // Jenkins // Docker
  • No table tennis.
  • Fintech startup
  • Language-agnostic

At Chip, we save you money by moving small amounts from your bank account into a savings account. That’s it. Simple, but not sexy. We’ll also look after your overdraft, and saving you from those dreaded bank charges. That’s simple too, but still not sexy. Thankfully, it’s really effective, and a huge number of our users have also become our investors.

What’s simple for the user though, is incredibly complex behind the scenes. Which is why we’re scaling our engineering team where we need focused, talented and dedicated software engineers to help us build out a world beating feature set. Joining our engineering team and you’ll be responsible for developing new features and services to help us continue to deliver a great product to our customers that helps our company and their money grow.

It genuinely is a great time to join a Fintech company at the forefront of the Open Banking revolution.


Working on our backend stack (PHP, MongoDB) you’ll help write the code behind our entire suite of REST API’s that powers our Android and iOS applications, as well as some amazing in house tools that help us manage all our internal processes.


What you'll do  

  • Write good, clean, documented, testable code.

  • Evaluate technical requirements for new features and improvements

We’re looking for Developer's of all skill levels, so if some of the requirements in the list below don’t seem quite right. Get in touch anyway, we love clever, driven people who are keen to learn.


What we’re really looking for

  • Proven work experience as a Software Engineer or Software Developer

  • Ability to develop software in PHP

  • An understanding of NoSQL databases, ideally MongoDB.

  • Experience developing modern web applications using at least one popular web framework (Phalcon, Symfony, Laravel, CakePHP, Zend, Yii or other)

  • Experience with test-driven development

  • Some proficiency with modern PHP tooling (composer, xdebug, phpunit, phpcs, phpmd, psalm etc...)

  • Ability to document requirements and specifications


  • Market leading salary

  • Share option scheme. We recently secured £4m in Series A funding valuing the company at over £18m. All the team have share options in the company as we work together to achieve great results for the company.

  • 5% interest bonus on all Chip savings

  • Brand New MacBook Pro, or equivalent.

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Unlimited holiday (28 days contracted + bank holidays + Xmas to New year but policy not to count) ✈️

  • Free Classpass membership

  • Based in the heart of Shoreditch, Brick lane and Spitalfields

  • Monthly team lunches in a thriving food scene