Java Developer (Kafka focussed)

  • Zopa
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Nov 12, 2017
Full time Developer

Job Description

At Zopa, we’re shaping the future of finance.   We offer simple loans and smart investments that help people take control of their finances and do more with their money. In the 12 years we’ve been in business, we’ve helped more than 60,000 people lend over £2 billion to 246,000 UK consumers.   And our journey’s only just beginning. In November 2016 we announced our plans to build a next generation bank so that we can bring a greater range of smart, ethical finance products to even more people.   The Challenge:   We are building the bank of the future with cutting edge technologies and are looking for Software Developers to collaborate on a major rebuild of our technical stack. Utilising Kafka and Kafka Streams to build a resilient, scalable backbone that powers the growth of the company, this is a unique opportunity for the right professionals to join us and make a difference. You will build solutions that solve real-world problems, in a cross-functional team - small, agile and adaptable to whatever challenges come our way. Interaction with stakeholders and key business users is a way of life here. We're big believers in a lean philosophy and flexibility in implementation, while aiming to achieve stack consistency and alignment across the board. At Zopa we're pragmatic programmers - both the cutting edge and the tried and tested get a voice. All of our Java infrastructure is deployed with Docker/Kubernetes when we need to via CI (Jenkins) and a completely automated test suite.


We're looking for experienced engineers that have solved big challenges through ingenious ideas and execution. To do this we'd ideally like to see:

    • You've worked on large scale distributed software systems that have proven scalability and complex topologies.
    • Experience with Kafka and/or a streams-based platform (Samza, Storm)
    • An advocate of test driven development or, even better, behavior-driven development. We are a financial institution and a strong commitment to quality is essential.
    • A willingness to talk to key stakeholders on a daily basis and be able to understand and be interested in the business objectives of the company. We deliver business value.