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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Reykjavík, Iceland
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Senior Backend Engineer

How does stepping into a role where you can have a real impact on the excellence of a product and push the boundaries of what's possible in the backend world sound to you?

Interested? Continue reading.

At Lucinity, we connect technology and purposeful design to help our customers discover money laundering faster and smarter while understanding their customers and implementing streamlined compliance. Our intuitive systems are simple to use, complementing the skills and ingenuity of compliance professionals.

We are on a mission to help banks and other fintechs fight money laundering, making it more difficult for criminals to do their shady business. And you may ask: “How do I fit into the picture”?

Great question!

We’ve got a fantastic team of people that have developed products that are making waves in the industry. However, a product's prowess isn't just about its appearance – it's about robustness, scalability, and security on the backend. We need your expertise in backend development to design, build, and maintain the backbone of our applications, ensuring they function flawlessly and securely.

As a Senior Backend Engineer, your responsibilities are:

  • Designing and implementing robust and scalable backend systems.
  • Ensuring database integrity, security, and optimized performance.
  • Producing comprehensive documentation and providing support to development teams.
  • Working alongside your fellow team members to integrate user-facing elements with server-side logic.
  • As a Senior Engineer, your influence extends beyond your immediate team as you actively foster cross-team collaboration.

You will shine in this role if:

  • You are system oriented. At Lucinity, we place high focus on ensuring our systems are efficient and effective. Thus, your mindset is always geared towards optimal system design and performance.
  • You are enthusiastic about new technologies. The world is spinning faster every day, and you keep a close eye on where it’s headed. Anything that will make us more effective and efficient tomorrow gets you excited.
  • You're passionate about clean and maintainable code. You understand that well-structured, commented, and tested code ensures better collaboration and futureproofing of applications.
  • You possess a meticulous approach to problem-solving. You delve deep into issues, ensuring that our systems are both robust and resilient.
  • You’re not afraid of asking why, what for, what if, etc. You consistently seek deeper understanding, challenge existing patterns, and think critically to enhance the backend systems to achieve top-tier performance and security.

What's in it for you?

At Lucinity we are intentionally building a culture we love. A culture built on trust, high performance, and continuous learning.

  • Feel at home around passionate, kind, talented and driven people? Then you'll fit right in!
  • Love learning new things? Fantastic, learning and growth are woven into everything we do.
  • Like having fun? Great, we do too! We Make Money Good and we have fun doing it. Our very own Fun Squad makes sure there's always plenty of varied activities planned both locally and online.

Our headquarters are in beautiful Reykjavík, and we have a hub in majestic London, but our workforce is distributed. We do most of our talking via Slack and Zoom. Our culture is built around a hybrid work environment and your ability to decide where you believe you do your best work.

Our backend tech stack is; NodeJS/TypeScript, Python, C#, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, Docker, Keycloak, Azure DevOps (CI/CD). Being an expert in everything listed is absolutely not necessary, because we know that great engineers adapt.

Why should you join us in Making Money Good?

Working at Lucinity means you are contributing to a better world. We empower humans whose responsibility is to identify and investigate potential money laundering transactions by providing the tools that take care of the heavy lifting for them, so they can let their talent run free. Our products help people make more informed decisions that will ultimately allow them to detect and prevent financial crime.

We want to make sure everyone at Lucinity feels like they belong. What will support that mission is if our teams reflect the diversity of the world around us. And that starts with you! We embrace people from all backgrounds and celebrate diversity of thought.