bux

BUX is a fintech company that aims to rock the world of finance. We’re democratising the financial markets through an app that makes stock trading easy, exciting and affordable for everyone.

Founded in 2013, BUX now has over 900,000 users in 8 countries across Europe and counting. Our rapidly growing global footprint continues to introduce the stock markets to new generations of traders. Taking a bold, innovative approach to the financial markets, our app has social and gaming elements that enable people to experience trading like never before.

At our vibrant office in the heart of Amsterdam, no more than a few employees have a finance background and no one wears a suit. BUX has a diverse and international team, led by our founders who remain deeply involved in creating the best damn trading app the world has ever seen.

Like any self-respecting tech firm, we have a private chef and the obligatory ping pong table...But we also have a dynamic environment and a kick-a** company culture that values a different way of thinking. Please check out our latest job openings here: http://getbux.com/vacancies/

bux Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 12, 2017
Full time
ABOUT BUX BUX is a tech start-up that’s rockin’ the world of finance. We make the financial markets fun, exciting and accessible to everyone by gamifying it. Launched in September 2014 BUX has gained over 900,000 users already! After our successful launch in the UK and the Netherlands, followed by Germany, Austria,Belgium and Italy, BUX will be rolling out in the Scandinavian region soon.   New BUXsters discover the world of trading by using our virtual currency funBUX. When ready, they can upgrade and start trading with real money on their seriousBUX account. The app (available on both iOS and Android) blends finance with social to support an extremely engaged community that uses the app 24/7.     YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE Work closely with the Mobile Developers, Product and Design to create, maintain and operate the most robust, scalable and reliable back-end the world has ever seen Take part in the architecture designs sessions, development, integration testing and in all aspects of the software life-cycle Hands-on coding: Develop and maintain high quality code base, consistently delivering stable and maintainable projects on schedule Keep up-to-date with new or emerging technologies Adopt and improve software development best practices such as continuous integration, release early and often, refactoring, unit testing and code reviews Help grow the technical knowledge and skills of other developers     REQUIREMENTS The ideal candidate has a passion for the latest development technologies and enjoys working in a start-up environment. A broad interest in back-end technologies and iOS and Android is highly appreciated.  As a senior backend Developer at BUX you'll be working in our very experienced team. The backend team is responsible for building and maintaining our robust, flexible and scalable platform. This platform consists of a multitude of services, including stock market trading, social activities and business intelligence (more than 10 different subsystems in total). Built on a reactive programming model it allows incredible flexibility and scaling. Members of the team are challenged in various ways, be it in understanding the technical complexities of stock market trading, designing and programming a robust API for the mobile team or increasing the efficiency of the platform to deal with heavy concurrency. As BUX continues to grow, new challenges arise often for the backend team to tackle and motivate them. Developing at BUX means delivering systems, not software. This includes writing puppet scripts and deploying to our various environments. Together with the rest of the team you will be responsible for designing and implementing new features on the BUX Platform. At BUX we include developers early on in the feature design process through workshops. We are looking for a Developer who understands the business and enjoys giving input to the product as well. As we are a DevOps team we also have an on-call roster. There is a compensation scheme for when you are on-call. Some examples of the technologies deployed today: Java8, Debian, Nginx, Tomcat, ElasticActors, Spring Framework, Jackson, Elasticsearch, MySQL, Cassandra, RabbitMQ, TheForeman, Puppet, RunDeck, github, TeamCity, artifactory   Desired skills and experience: 8+ years of Java (backend) Development Working knowledge of the Spring Framework Experience with Scrum Experience with DevOps tools and procedures Experience with building scalable (clustered) systems Self-starting Experience with puppet, messaging systems and Elasticsearch is a pre Knowledge of reactive, actor based systems is a pre
bux Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 12, 2017
Full time
ABOUT BUX BUX is a tech start-up that’s rockin’ the world of finance. We make the financial markets fun, exciting and accessible to everyone by gamifying it. Launched in September 2014 BUX has gained over 900,000 users already! After our successful launch in the UK and the Netherlands, followed by Germany, Austria, Italy and the Scandinavian region, BUX is rolling out in Spain right now. We help newbies to discover and explore the world of stock trading in a risk-free way by offering them the opportunity to trade with our virtual currency, called funBUX. Once they’re ready, they can upgrade to trading with real money by setting up a seriousBUX account. The app, available on both iOS and Android, combines the stock markets with gaming and social elements to deliver a dynamic experience that keeps users engaged 24/7. At BUX, you’ll  find an international team, based in the historical heart of Amsterdam at walking distance from Central Station.   YOUR ROLE To strengthen the Product team, we’re on the lookout for a passionate Product Owner, a multi-talented self-starter, who continuously optimizes the customer experience of the BUX app with the goal to increase KPIs such as activation, engagement, retention, and referrals. Reporting to the Chief Product Officer, you will work directly with the development team, product design, data analysis and customer service to coordinate activities and facilitate efficient communication.   YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE Truly own the product, this means: Use it, analyze it, think about it, talk about it, improve it, test it, love it and dream about it; Pro-actively gather BUX internal teams (Support, Content, Marketing, BI, Operations etc.) product development and management needs, including compliance requirements from trading partners; Coordinate the release cycle (development, private beta, public beta, live); Using the scrum methodology, work closely with Product Design, Development, Product Owners and QA to deliver the highest possible quality app; Monitor product analytics (Retention, Conversion funnel, referral etc.) and calibrate the product configuration; Formulate hypotheses, set up experiments, execute and analyze them; Develop and maintain the product roadmap. REQUIREMENTS Strong leadership, organizational, communication and execution skills;  Experience and knowledge of scrum/agile framework; Proven experience working with JIRA and other similar tools; Team player with excellent communication skills; Self-propelling and eager to work in a startup; Knowledge of the financial markets is a plus but not a requirement; Comfortable in an English-speaking work environment.
bux Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 12, 2017
Full time
ABOUT BUX BUX is a Fintech company that aims to rock the world of finance. We’re democratising the financial markets through an app that makes stock trading easy, exciting and affordable for everyone. Founded in 2013, BUX now has over 900,000 users in 7 countries across Europe and counting. Our rapidly growing global footprint continues to introduce the stock markets to new generations of traders. Taking a bold, innovative approach to the financial markets, our app has social and gaming elements that enable people to experience trading like never before.  JOB DESCRIPTION In order to push our digital marketing efforts to the next level, we’re looking for a versatile and ambitious search engine marketing specialist. You’ll work within our cutting edge performance marketing team to drive user acquisition for BUX’s mobile app and financial content at scale.    RESPONSIBILITIES Full ownership over BUX’s pull marketing activities and tactics. Running SEA campaigns for mobile and desktop search on Google Adwords and Bing Ads. Global keyword research and optimisation for SEA, SEO and ASO, leveraging BUX’s in-house team of copywriters. Run search campaigns in the Google Play Store and Apple AppStore to drive traffic to the BUX app. Monitor and optimise marketing campaigns using Google Analytics, Adjust, Tableau and other tools. Making sure BUX stays on top of pull marketing trends; such as messenger ads, chat bots and voice search. Support our earned media efforts with link building, tracking and tagging. Partnership management with Google and Bing account teams. WHAT WE OFFER A role within a fast growing startup in a brand new office in the historical heart of Amsterdam (close to Amsterdam Central Station). Ownership and responsibility; you will be empowered to make a difference. Competitive salary and benefits. Fabulous and healthy international company lunches prepared by an in-house chef. Awesome company events.  REQUIREMENTS Someone who is analytical, detail-oriented and eager to learn. Proficiency in Google Adwords, Google Analytics and/or similar tools. Affinity with mobile apps, social media and modern technology. Passionate about digital marketing and a drive for measurement and efficiently. Comfortable in an English speaking working environment. Higher educational background (i.e., Bachelor or Master degree) A minimum of 2 years of experience in a similar marketing role. Additional knowledge of display advertising is considered a plus but not a requirement.
bux Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 12, 2017
Full time
ABOUT BUX BUX is a tech start-up that’s rockin’ the world of finance. We make the financial markets fun, exciting and accessible to everyone by gamifying it. Launched in September 2014 BUX has gained over 900,000 users already! After our successful launch in the UK and the Netherlands, followed by Germany, Austria, Italy and the Scandinavian region, BUX will be rolling out in Spain soon.  New BUXsters discover the world of trading by using our virtual currency funBUX. When ready, they can upgrade and start trading with real money on their seriousBUX account. The app (available on both iOS and Android) blends finance with social to support an extremely engaged community that uses the app 24/7. YOUR ROLE New BUXsters discover the world of trading by using our virtual currency funBUX. When ready, they can upgrade and start trading with real money on their seriousBUX account. The app (available on both iOS and Android) blends finance with social to support an extremely engaged community that uses the app 24/7. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE Work closely with Product Design, Back-end Engineering and Product Management to create the best casual trading experience on the planet Develop, test and support our Android application using Android Studio or our iOS application using Xcode Create sleek UI and provide a smooth user experience through high quality code Strong understanding of memory management, file I/O, network & socket programming, concurrency and multi-threading Communicate proactively and collaborate with team mates Expand and adapt development skills in a proactive manner    DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Strong experience developing native apps  Demonstrable experience publishing apps to the Google Play Store Strong English written and verbal communication skills Love for mobile games is a big plus Experience with other programming languages appreciated Provide screen shots of existing apps that you worked on including links to those apps   WHAT WE OFFER   An awesome role within a fast growing startup in a brand new office close to Amsterdam Central Station Fabulous and healthy company lunches Ownership and responsibility; You will be empowered to make a difference and introduce your own ideas Competitive salary Bi-weekly Hackathons and fun company events Budget to attend conferences If you know someone suitable, you’ll have a chance of earning 500 euros if we hire your referral!   REQUIREMENTS Strong experience developing native apps  Demonstrable experience publishing apps to the Google Play Store Strong English written and verbal communication skills Love for mobile games is a big plus Experience with other programming languages appreciated Provide screen shots of existing apps that you worked on including links to those apps