Senior Software Engineer (Cardiff, UK) in VC-Funded, Fast-Growing Software Startup

Competitive salary plus stock options, flexible working and travel opportunities.

Published: January 7, 2019.
Deadline for applicants: February 22, 2019.

 
  • Bipsync is a fast growing, venture-funded SaaS startup with a product thoughtfully designed to help financial organizations manage their research. Most of our customers are multi-billion dollar hedge funds based in New York.
  • You will join our experienced product engineering team, working out of our modern and spacious Cardiff office in Stadium Plaza, a stone’s throw from Cardiff Central train station. We also have an office in New York with the potential for international travel.
  • As a Senior Software Engineer you’ll define and develop the core product features on a range of platforms, including web, desktop and mobile.
  • You need experience with Javascript and web technologies in general, with advanced knowledge of at least one server-side language like Node.js or PHP. Our full tech stack includes many modern technologies and learning opportunities.
  • Salary of £50,000 – £65,000 a year, depending on experience. 
  • We offer significant benefits in an exciting, friendly and flexible work environment. We are an equal-opportunities company that values diversity, and welcome all qualified applicants.

 


About Bipsync

Bipsync was founded in Silicon Valley by experienced investors and software developers.

We develop a Research Platform for professional investors, available on the web, mobile and desktop. The majority of our customers are multi-billion dollar asset managers who perform in-depth research on investment opportunities to get an edge in their investments.

The Research Management market is worth billions of dollars, but until now has been served by old-fashioned, legacy software companies. Our modern, mobile-friendly, design-focused product quickly established a foothold and reputation, and now wins over most clients when we’re up against the competition. The opportunity is massive.

We’re a fast-growing pre-IPO startup with solid investment, a proven product strategy and a lucrative target market. This brings a number of benefits, including a high level of autonomy, an tightly-knitted team, and a lack of bureaucracy. The Bipsync team is driven by creative people who want to build extraordinary products for an underserved market.

 

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About the Senior Software Engineer Role

You will join the product development team, which is responsible for all aspects of the Bipsync product. This includes web, desktop and iOS apps, a browser extension and a suite of plugins for apps like Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. As a senior software engineer, you will help define and develop new features and iterate existing ones, always taking into account end-user needs and product vision.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, prototype, build and deploy software features in collaboration with the product team.
  • Create efficient, maintainable, testable code.
  • Collaborate with peers on interface design, code reviews and testing.
  • Coordinate with the New York business team to achieve product and company goals.
  • Learn from your team members and teach when you can.
  • Pragmatically analyse customer feedback and usage data to improve and iterate features.
  • Evaluate and identify new technologies for implementation.

About You

You are an experienced software developer with an intuitive feel for what makes great software. You enjoy seeing code and feature development through the full lifecycle: from requirements gathering, specification and prototyping through to deployment and ongoing iteration. You’re a fast learner who will thrive in a rapidly evolving startup with continuous delivery and fortnightly product releases. You’re pragmatic and sensible, and appreciate that there are many ways to solve a problem. You aren’t dependent on a single technology or language, and are comfortable using the best tool for the job.

Qualifications:

  • A relevant technical/computing degree is preferred, or an equivalent technical background. Essentially we need to see some examples or documented experience that demonstrates your technical skills.
  • Experience with JavaScript and one other mainstream server-side solution, such as Node.js, PHP or Python.
  • Proven experience with source control, unit tests, continuous integration and other software development best practices.
  • Knowledge of some of the following technologies would be a plus but is not essential: MongoDB, Elasticsearch, cross-platform Electron apps.

Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Birthday celebrations, regular lunches, events and team nights out
  • Unlimited vacation policy, flexible working opportunities
  • Optional travel to the US
  • Outdoor balcony to relax and work outside for those sunny days (they do happen in Cardiff!)
  • Free tea, freshly ground coffee, fruit, snacks and goodies in our well-stocked kitchen
  • Access to the Stadium Plaza leisure amenities, with Pure Gym onsite and free cinema tickets every month
  • Some of the best views in the city!

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV and cover letter, together with optional code samples or GitHub URL, to jobs@bipsync.com.
  • This position is not exclusive to any recruiters at this time, please contact us directly if you have any queries.
  • Feel free to send us an email with any questions.