Backend Engineer

Belfast, UK

Our Challenge

As a Backend Engineer, you will use your software development experience to work on feasibility studies, IT planning, model development, and implement new/revised application systems and programs. You should have experience working with Java and Kotlin, Unix/Linux-based systems, and an understanding of relational database design. While not required, experience in the financial services industry and cloud provider knowledge will be beneficial! 


  • Conduct tasks related to feasibility studies, time and cost estimates, IT planning, risk technology, applications development, model development, and establishing and implementing new or revised applications systems and programs to meet specific business needs or user areas
  • Monitor and control all phases of the development process and analysis, design, construction, testing, and implementation as well as provide user and operational support on applications to business users
  • Utilize in-depth specialty knowledge of applications development to analyze complex problems/issues, provide an evaluation of the business process, system process, and industry standards, and make an evaluative judgment
  • Ensure essential procedures are followed and help define operating standards and processes
  • Serve as advisor or coach to new or lower-level analysts
  • Operate with a limited level of direct supervision
  • Exercise independence of judgment and autonomy
  • Acts as SME to senior stakeholders and/or other team members


You are:

  • A Computer Science or Software Engineering graduate (or you have relevant industry experience)
  • Equipped with 2+ years of experience working as a full-time software developer
  • Able to work with local and remote geographically dispersed teams
  • Familiar with SDLC and CI/CD
  • Equipped with 2+ years of experience in developing Java / Kotlin server-side applications
  • Open to learning and using Kotlin as a replacement for Java
  • Experienced with asynchronous message-driven systems using Kafka or similar technologies
  • Highly proficient with Unix/Linux based systems
  • Understanding of relational database design: Design effective schema, create and understand potentially complex SQL
  • Experienced in designing and delivering REST-based APIs
  • Able to create fully automated tests suites across the test pyramid
  • Experienced with Gradle/Maven build tools


It would be great if you also had:

  • Previous financial services experience
  • AWS or other cloud provider knowledge
  • Experience with GitHub Actions

We Can Offer You

  • A highly competitive compensation and benefits package
  • A multinational organization with offices in 17 global locations and the possibility to work abroad
  • Laptop and a mobile phone
  • 25 days of paid annual leave
  • Maternity & Paternity leave plans
  • A comprehensive insurance plan including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-/short-term disability
  • Min 5% Matched Contributory Pension 
  • A higher education certification policy
  • Internet allowance (for WFH) & commuter benefits
  • Extensive training opportunities focused on skills, substantive knowledge, and personal development
  • On-demand Udemy for Business for all Synechron employees with free access to more than 5000 curated courses 
  • Coaching opportunities with experienced colleagues from our FinLabs and Center of Excellence (CoE) groups 
  • Cutting edge projects at the world’s leading tier-one banks, financial institutions, and insurance firms
  • A flat and approachable organization
  • An excellent working atmosphere: regular drinks, sports activities, offsite weekends with a young, dynamic team
  • A truly diverse, fun-loving, and global work culture

Diversity & Inclusion are fundamental to our culture, and Synechron is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative ‘Same Difference’ is committed to fostering an inclusive culture – promoting equality, diversity and an environment that is respectful to all. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce helps build stronger, successful businesses as a global company. We empower our global workforce by offering flexible workplace arrangements, mentoring, internal mobility, learning and development programs.

All employment decisions at Synechron are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to the applicant’s gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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