Lead Connectivity Engineer

Engineering · London, London, City of
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor
Compensation DOE

About Uphold

At Uphold, our mission is to create trusted access to digital money and financial services for the many. Since inception, we have fought to provide a fairer, easier and more affordable system. We favor speed, simplicity and ease of use over complexity. We put security and transparency first. Our commitment to transparency sets a new standard for the industry. Unlike banks, we are fully reserved, and transparent: we hold assets to match our obligations and publish both in real time.


The opportunity: 

Uphold is looking for a connectivity lead to spearhead the engineering efforts of our new Connectivity engineering team. The Connectivity group facilitates integration with external APIs to improve access to the Uphold platform; you’ll also work closely with our API team to provide feedback and improve our API for external consumption.


You’ll lead the technology buildout from end to end for this new team with the support of Uphold technology organization at large. You’ll do a lot of hard thinking atop writing code.


Required qualifications:

  • Five or more years experience in software engineering
  • Significant professional experience in at least one of our core languages: Go or Python
  • Professional experience in integration work with payment providers, banks, and/or other financial services
  • Experience and excitement to make greenfield architecture decisions for a new team
  • Experience or excitement to act as a team lead with significant ownership of the group’s efforts
  • Effective communication skills; a positive, team player
  • Significant experience in automated testing frameworks, continuous integration, and test driven design
  • Experience using Git in production environments
  • Comfort working in an agile, fast-moving, iterative software development process
  • Ability to be highly effective in remote-first environment


 Bonus if you have:

  • AWS
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies knowledge/experience
  • MySQL or Postgres
  • Makefiles and bash scripting
  • React and/or other frontend frameworks


 What we have to offer you:

  • An amazing work environment in a company that continues to grow, driven by extraordinary and passionate people that keep up innovating and challenging more each day.
  • An international team, in a cutting edge field, working on the most fascinating projects.
  • Growth and career opportunities, and the chance to be proactive and creative.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic work environment that offers great benefits.
  • Open and transparent culture.


Be part of a great company that is revolutionizing the financial services. Apply now!


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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    DOE