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Backend Engineer - Internal Tools



Software Engineering
Copenhagen, Denmark · Lisbon, Portugal · Madrid, Spain · Copenhagen, Denmark · Madrid, Spain · London, UK · Paris, France · Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2024

We at Pleo are on a mission to make spend management surprisingly effective and empowering. To do this, we need a dedicated team of forward-thinking individuals who are ready to go beyond the books. Is this you? If so, please read on about our open opportunity for a Staff Engineer position in our Customer Operations Domain.

The Customer Operations Domain ensures all operations feel effortless for everyone. As part of the Customer Operations Domain, you will work with the Compliance Tech team and Know Your Business group. The group consists of two engineering teams focussed on different operational needs, onboarding, monitoring and customer support. The Compliance Tech team is responsible for developing and managing the platform that powers our compliance and risk management features. As a key member of our team, you’ll have a significant role in elevating Pleo operational excellence in serving customers with varied regulatory and legal requirements.

We’re looking for a leader who sets the standard, not just with their code, but also with the way they work and the culture they promote. At Pleo, we value trust, transparency, and a friendly, inclusive culture. We’re looking for someone who can not only contribute to our products but also to the culture and ethos of our team.

The team's scope includes:

  • Developing risk rating, entity screening, and KYB engines, enabling accurate and fast assessment of customer profiles and transactions.
  • Empowering operational teams to monitor transactions, customer profile evolution, prioritize, and manage alerts and investigations with ease.

Your main responsibilities would include:

  • Discovering and solving intricate problems, spanning across teams
  • Coaching and mentoring other engineers
  • Collaborating with other teams, and communicating the value and benefits of our features and processes.

It’s hard to put a number to how much time you’d be spending on code since it will vary differently from month to month or project to project. That said, initially you can expect to spend between 40% to 60% of your time in code.

You know your way around:

  • Cloud environments / distributed systems/microservices (AWS, Google Cloud, Kubernetes),
  • Architecting and building maintainable and scalable solutions,
  • Authentication & Authorization for APIs,
  • The role and responsibility of an API Gateway,Server-side languages (we mostly use Kotlin and TypeScript but we know you can learn new languages),
  • Testing frameworks (Cypress, JUnit, Testcontainers) and principles,
  • Observability and monitoring (Datadog).

Your colleagues would say you:

  • Are a great communicatorDon’t just write code; you are a key player when designing the overall solution
  • Coach others on your team to help them develop as engineers
  • Thrive on solving intricate problems, readily jump into breaking them down, gathering input and aligning on tradeoffs while driving towards a solution that fits the current context.
  • Know that Go is more than a board game
  • Never stop being curious and love learning about new languages, principles, and working styles
  • Advocate for a more thorough code review process and do meaningful and thorough code reviews
  • Would be a person that they would actually like to have a coffee with

Show me the benefits!

  • Your own Pleo card (no more out-of-pocket spending!)
  • Lunch is on us - with catering in our Lisbon, Copenhagen and London offices or a monthly lunch allowance paid directly together with your salary in other markets 🍜
  • Private health insurance to ensure you’re fit in body and mind to do your best work
  • We offer 25 days of holiday + your public holidays
  • Flexibility/remote working options
  • Wellbeing days - fully paid days off designed for a slower pace, allowing you to take time to recharge and prioritise self-care
  • Option to purchase 5 additional days of holiday through a salary sacrifice
  • We’re trialling MyndUp to give our employees access to free mental health and wellbeing support with great success so far ❤️‍🩹
  • Access to LinkedIn Learning - acquire new skills, stay abreast of industry trends and fuel your personal and professional development continuously
  • Paid parental leave - we want to make sure that we're supportive of families and help you feel that you don't have to compromise your family due to work 👶


Why join us?

Working at Pleo means you're working on something very exciting: the future of work. Our mission is to help every company go beyond the books. Pleo itself means ‘more than you’d expect’, and it’s been the secret to our success over the last 8 years. So it’s only fitting that we’d pass this philosophy onto our customers to help them make the most of their finances.

We think company spending should be delegated to all employees and teams, that it should be as automated as possible, and that it should drive a culture of responsible spending. Finance teams shouldn’t be siloed from the rest of the organisation – they should work in unity with marketing, sales, IT and everyone else.

Speaking of working in unity, our values tell the story of how we work at Pleo. We have four core values, the first of which is ‘champion the customer’, which means we address real pain points that businesses face. Next up is ‘succeed as a team’, which highlights how our strength lies in our diversity and trust in each other. We also ‘make it happen’ by taking bold decisions and following through to deliver results. Last but not least, we ‘build to scale’, creating lasting solutions that address today’s challenges and anticipate tomorrow’s needs.

So, in a nutshell, that's Pleo. Today we are a 850+ team, from over 100 nations, sitting in our Copenhagen HQ, London, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Montreal and Lisbon offices —and quite a few full-time remotes in 35 other countries! Being HQ'd out of Copenhagen means we're inspired by things like a good work-life balance. If you don't work in the office with us, we'll help you set up the best remote setup possible and make sure you still have time to connect with your team.

About your application

  • Please submit your application in English; it’s our company language so you’ll be speaking lots of it if you join 💕
  • We treat all candidates equally: If you are interested please apply through our application system - any correspondence should come from there! Our lovely support isn't able to pass on any calls/ emails our way - and this makes sure that the candidate experience is smooth and fair to everyone 😊
  • We’re on a mission to make everyone feel valued at work. That’s only achievable if our team reflects the diversity of the world around us - and that starts with you, hitting apply, even if you are worried you might not tick all the boxes! We embrace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply - regardless of race/ethnicity, colour, religion, nationality, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, socio-economic status, culture or beliefs.
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