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Senior Backend Developer



Software Engineering
hockessin, de, usa · Barcelona, Spain · Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2024

A little bit about Flanks

Flanks is a Barcelona-based fintech company focused on wealth management services. Its main product is a SaaS solution that helps financial advisors, family offices and other institutions to have a holistic view of their clients’ financial assets while using the latest scraping technology. We’re currently building the benchmark in the OpenWealth industry, and so far we managed to have compatibility with over 250 national and international entities.

Thanks to our clients, we continue to grow at a fast pace. We have already more than 300,000 aggregated portfolios spread across nearly 250 entities and have positioned our business at break-even in less than a year. In August 2021, Flanks raised €2.3 million in an investment round led by JME Ventures and SeedRocket 4Founders Capital. And a significant €7.5 million in August 2023, demonstrating confidence in our vision and capabilities.

We are pioneers in our market in Spain, which will certainly grow a lot in the next few months and years. However, we are going to take a league leap in terms of the volumetry of the system, as our key focus now is to accelerate our market expansion in Europe and LatAm. And we would like to count on you to also grow (personally and professionally) with us.

Flanks’s values are:

  • People first: To us, the most important thing is for “Flankers” to feel at ease, for them to get involved in a project and be feel part of the team.
  • Keep growing: Our team believes that people growing in lockstep with the company is essential, both personally and professionally.
  • Think twice, act once: We like to think about all the possible consequences before taking any decision that could affect the team or our clients.

If you’re looking to grow professionally in a very fast-growing company with an exciting start-up culture, this is your opportunity!

About the role

You will be in charge of improving the scrapping system stability and availability. You'll be working as a full member of the Drivers Team, participating in the design, planning and execution of new features and the maintenance of the current ones. Furthermore, you will have an important role in the team, helping your colleagues to improve their skills.

Examples of tasks you can expect to work on are:

  • Reverse engineering financial institutions websites, including login with two-factor authentication around the world
  • Maintain and improve existing financial institution data scraping and infrastructure code.
  • Extend Flanks financial institutions and country coverage.
  • Design and implement internal tools to improve team workflow.
  • Code review of your team colleagues

Things we'd love to see on you

  • You are a nice person. Assholes and bigotry will not be tolerated.
  • You have already a few years of experience in similar roles. We're looking for someone with some lessons already learned. Bonus points for professional experience in large Python codebases.
  • Speaking Spanish at an advanced/native level is a must.
  • You are a team player and a good communicator. You focus on communication over resolution.
  • In general, the more experience with parts of our stack, the better. However, we're looking for the fundamentals, so don't worry if you don't check all the boxes.
  • If you have experience in Fintech, SaaS products and message broker systems will be a plus.
  • Willingness to solve challenging problems around financial data extraction.
  • Willingness to mentor junior people

Our tech stack

  • Python on our back-end, migrating to async-based for most parts.
  • Vue in our front-end.
  • Running on GKE
  • Powered by MongoDB and PostgreSQL
  • Also, Redis, RabbitMQ, Jenkins and other usual suspects.

    What can we offer

    This is a full-time, permanent contract.

    A non-exhaustive list of perks includes:

    🏠 Office between Sants Estació and Plaça Espanya, with a 280 degree view of Barcelona.

    🔆 Flexible working hours

    🎊 Paid time off on your birthday

    🍒 Fresh fruit every week, all-you-can-drink tea and coffee

    🍻 Friday happy hours after our weekly team meetings (optional)

    😎 Team building events (optional)

    🙀 Personal holidays swap inside the same month

    🍽️ Digital canteen with Nora in our offices subsidized at 50%.

    🏥 Health insurance

    💸 Flexible remuneration with Cobee

    📚 Yearly training budget

    The hiring process

    This is how the usual hiring process looks like:

    1. You send us your resume, cover letter, etc.
    2. A chat with our CTO, where we’ll dive deeper into your background, your possible fit, and where you’ll have the opportunity to ask any sort of questions.
    3. We will send you a few questions and give you some time to think about them. Then, we’ll schedule a chat to go through them and discuss possibilities, approaches and tradeoffs.
    4. A meeting with our CEO.
    5. Optionally, any other meeting you, or we might need to clarify any pending questions.
    6. We send you an offer.

    If you think you meet most of the criteria described above, don’t hesitate to send us your CV and/or cover letter. We will be happy to hear from you!

    Flanks is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion both in our hiring practices and in our experiences as a Flanks employee. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage all applicants regardless of race, religion, or belief (if any), nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, age, marital and civil partnership status, or disability status.