579 day(s) ago

Backend Engineer vacancy at Primer

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Eastern Europe, Western Europe
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 3+ years
Employment: Full-time


United Kingdom, London
The open payments infrastructure
Primer is an early-stage startup with backing from Europe's leading fintech investors (early stage investors in Revolut, TransferWise, Monese, UiPath). We're on a mission to help online merchants power the best commerce experiences in the world through our unified payments API and checkout integration.

General overview of the role

We're looking for highly skilled engineers who can develop our most business-critical technology and external APIs. You'll be building a next generation payments infrastructure in the role, and need to be product minded to help us build the best possible developer experience for accepting payments online.

We have two backend teams at Primer, our Platform team and our Connections team (focusing on our merchant facing API, our third party connections, and workflows functionality).
We currently use Python and Kubernetes running on AWS, but our tech stacks are subject to change and we hire agnostically.


Designing and implementing highly secure, fault tolerant APIs in our Platform team
Creating our next generation developer framework and workflows, allowing both merchants and third-parties to integrate as seamlessly as possible in our Connections team
Working in close collaboration with infrastructure and frontend teams
Taking ownership of key technology decisions, building for scale and optimising for output
Conducting code reviews and continuously look at ways of improving the teams' ways of working
Developing deep payments expertise, always looking for ways to optimise our merchant developer experience
Creating detailed internal documentation for the projects you work on


Experience building high performance, distributed systems
Experience of driving and using modern development practices such as BDD and TDD would be highly advantageous
Passion for beautiful, well tested code
In-depth understanding of the entire development process (design, development and deployment)
Highly motivated self-starter who values autonomy and getting things done
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience working in a fast-paced environment

Perks & Benefits

All expenses paid bi-annual get-togethers
Machine + peripherals of your choosing
Share options offered as part of package
Up to £500 towards your home office setup
Books + other learning resources on us

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