Senior Software Engineer (PHP / Laravel)

  • Residency Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Read about our recent funding on TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/04/fintech-startup-clearglass-analytics-closes-3-6m-for-pension-funds-transparency-platform/


The pensions system involves lots of money, lots of people, and lots of regulation. The results though are complexity and layer upon layer of fees and charges.

Started by ex-FCA disclosure group chair and tech entrepreneurs, ClearGlass is bringing much needed transparency to pensions. It's digital platform sits between pension funds and asset managers, providing pension scheme decision-makers with the tools and data that will help them invest consumers’ long-term savings into better value-for-money funds. 

Launched in Jan 2019, ClearGlass has added 450+ fund managers to its platform including the likes of BlackRock, Legal & General, Schroders and others. It has already served 30% of the 1bn+ pension funds market in the UK and counts GE, RBS, Royal Mail, Co-op and others as some of its blue-chip clients.

Job Description

Note: This job/role is for candidates currently residing in India.

As a Senior Software Engineer (PHP / Laravel) you will work closely with the Tech Lead, and the rest of the engineering team to build and scale a data-driven platform. This role will act as a great springboard to accelerate career growth & transition into a Tech Lead level role.

Your primary focus will be the development of server-side logic, building new services and APIs, developing core business logic, supporting the maintenance of current APIs, reviewing work, and improving the performance and reliability of our systems as we rapidly scale our product and organization.

An effective Senior Software Engineer will be a self-motivated learner; a highly creative engineer having obsessive attention towards detail and thoroughness.

You can read the following article which would help you understand how a Senior Software Engineer differs from a Junior and a Mid-level Software Engineer: https://medium.com/better-programming/the-differences-between-a-junior-mid-level-and-senior-developer-bb2cb2eb000d

Our tech stack: https://stackshare.io/clearglass/clearglass

Qualifications

💪 Must Haves

  • You’ve been building web applications professionally for 5+ years

  • You’re proficient in PHP 7, Laravel, and PostgreSQL

  • You possess strong OOP and design pattern knowledge

  • Familiar with modern engineering practices: Code Reviews, Continuous Deployment, Automated Testing, etc

  • You write understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability and experienced with TDD (Test Driven Development)

  • You’ve the ability to build RESTful APIs

  • Explaining complex technical concepts to designers, support team, and fellow engineers is not a problem for you

  • Well versed with the fundamentals of computer science and distributed systems

👌 Nice-to-haves

  • FrontEnd experience; have built applications in either: React, Vue, Angular, or Svelte

  • Startup experience, preferably a tech startup

  • Open Source contributor

  • You have experience with other programming languages -- e.g. NodeJS, Python, Ruby, PHP, Go, C, etc.

  • Passionate about/experienced with open source and developer tools

  • You have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, or equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience

💖 Bonus

  • Experience deploying applications; AWS, DigitalOcean, etc.

  • Experience with leading a team of 3+ developers

⚡ Apply if

  • You want to be a team member rather than an employee - cultural fit is the most important thing. Start-up life is a roller coaster and we want to make sure no matter how the day has gone we can still go out (virtually) for a pint at the end of it.

  • You take ownership

  • You’ve an eye for detail

  • You’re a problem solver, and a perpetual learner

  • You possess a positive and solution-oriented mindset

Additional Information

💎 Benefits 

  1. Feel good factor / impact driven work - Be part of the journey that is creating an impact in people’s lives after retirement. The work we do has a direct impact on the size of someone’s retirement pot.

  2. Ownership driven work - you own problems within the organisation and not an implementer of someone else’s idea. You have the ability to design solutions and work with multiple stakeholders to implement them

  3. Job stability - ClearGlass is very well funded by top tier VCs and can provide job stability in the COVID world

  4. Stock Options - we would love every employee of ClearGlass to have stock options

  5. Flexible work environment - we are working from home currently but will slowly move to a hybrid set-up; we offer support (incl. financial) to set-up your home office 

  6. Top-of-the-line gear  - to help you be super-productive while working. No one likes a slow laptop

  7. Salary - Salary for this role is INR 18-22 LPA

  8. Reporting to - You will report directly to the Tech Lead

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