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About Modulr

Modulr is a fintech scale-up that has just won Scotland's Fintech of the Year. We won’t rest on this laurel though, nor have we for the many awards before it. We’re in a digital age where businesses need to move money 24/7 instead of operating within regular banking hours. Companies are under mounting pressure to manage their cashflow, control their costs, comply with regulations and handle complex supplier, customer and employment payment arrangements. Modulr develops cutting-edge API-first solutions that enable businesses to overcome these challenges and take control of their money. Established in London in January 2016, we opened our Edinburgh office in 2018,our Dublin office in 2019 and our Amsterdam office in 2021 as part of expansion plans into Europe. Modulr has grown substantially year on year as can be seen by our transaction volumes:

GBP: 252m volume lifetime processed (vs end of Jan’22 = 157m +60%) | £181bn value lifetime processed (vs end of Jan ’22 = £110bn +64%)
EUR: 1.6m volume lifetime processed (vs end of Jan ’22 = 618,000 +162%) | €4.9bn value lifetime processed (vs end of Jan ’22 = €1.8bn +172%)

Cards lifetime created: 1.62m (vs end of Jan ’22 = 619k +161%)  Card value lifetime processed: £821m (vs end of Jan’22 = £267m +207%)


The Mission

You will be joining our platform team whose mission it is to "Foster a culture of collaboration where we will ensure the stability and continuous improvement of our platform. Champion platform standards and best practices to empower and provide agency to the wider engineering community." We move at pace to transform the platform for the betterment of Modulr, whether that be our engineering teams or our customers.

The Team

In order to achieve our mission, the team is made up of approximately 10 engineers with a range of skills and experience which complement each other. We believe that in order to work most effectively in such a varied and ever-changing technical landscape we need multidisciplinary people who are keen to learn and to lean on each other. Alongside technical delivery we also hold an evangelical role where we champion best practice and empowerment in our development teams.

Check out this link to get a better feel for how we operate - DevOps Video

The Role

To execute on our mission, you and the team will drive innovation and the future growth of the platform that powers Scotland's Fintech of the Year. To give you a picture of the sort of work that you are likely to encounter some of the projects on our roadmap include:

  1. Redesigning our CI/CD
  2. Migrating to new deployment paradigms such as serverless architectures (e.g. AWS Lambda) or containerisation technologies (e.g. Kubernetes)
  3. Automation of change management and audit trails
  4. Cost Control
  5. Development Tooling
  6. Implementing a service mesh

As a part of the Platform Team your voice and knowledge will be crucial in the direction of the platform, you and the team are makers of your own destiny. In order to achieve many of these projects we lean on our varied expertise as well as existing practices and paradigms, which are heavily influenced by Site Reliability Engineering. It is important to note that as part of this role you will be expected to be on call for the platform and actively contribute to improving how we manage incidents. On call is renumerated separately with a flat rate as well as an additional bonus if you are called out whilst you are on call.

We also function as ambassadors to the engineering squads to encourage best practice for areas we are experts in as well as to gather requirements from the engineering teams as to what they need us to build in the future. This mechanism is the conduit by which many of our ideas and improvements percolate, both in the engineering teams and in the platform.

About you

You’ll be part of an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and above all passionate team. We would like you to display these same attributes and display proven knowledge of how you embed the principles of DevOps and SRE into everything you do. You'll thrive here when working on problems from identification to resolution and looking to automate to solve any recurring tasks or issues. You’re comfortable working in a scaling business, where time is critical, and things change on a regular basis. You enjoy positively challenging the way things are done and want to join a business that is focused on constantly improving. You have well thought-out opinions about how technologies and toolsets can be used to create elegant solutions and are happy sharing these. You care about the quality and integrity of the outputs from your team and want to work with people who care. You can find the right balance of speed and accuracy when prioritising and take responsibility for seeing things through to a high standard. Above all we value passion and integrity, knowledge can be gained, tools learned, passion can’t be read, and integrity can’t be certified.

Skills and experience we’re interested in

  • Building, observing and scaling a highly available, 24x7 platform
  • Experience working with AWS
  • Experience with communicating with external teams and building strong relationships outside of your immediate team
  • Experience working with Infrastructure as Code, preferably Terraform
  • Experience working with Kubernetes, preferably using AWS EKS
  • Experience automating / maintaining CI/CD pipelines in a Linux, Apache, Java, PostgresSQL stack
  • Experience working with Microservices architecture
  • Experience of being an incident responder

In addition to a market leading salary, we offer the following benefits: 

Modulr offers highly competitive salary and benefits packages; our employees enjoy the benefits of flexible working. The office is modern, with lots of natural light and has break out areas. Importantly, our work is challenging and interesting, you will gain valuable experience in a rapidly scaling business at an important phase of growth while contributing to our collaborative culture. 

  • Bonus. 
  • Share Options Scheme.
  • Pension. 
  • Flexible benefits. 
  • 34 days holiday. 
  • 160 hours a year of focussed self-improvement time.
  • Opportunities for career development. 
  • Flexible working.
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