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Development Manager/Lead Java Engineer - Sofia, Bulgaria

Development Manager/Lead Java Engineer - Sofia, Bulgaria

Who are we?

Tide is about doing what you love. We believe the world would be a better place if more people gave it a shot. It’s why we’re building a modern banking service that gives time back to people who work for themselves, so they can get back to doing why they love. 

Open a current account in minutes, not weeks, that gives you a fully integrated set of banking tools that includes instant credit, easy invoicing and help for accounting across mobile and desktop.

Tide launched in January 2017 and in July, announced $14m funding from leading venture capital firms. We have grown extremely fast since launch and have ambitions to sign up over 50m businesses, over the coming years, across the world. 

What’s the role? Who are we looking for?

Our world class engineering team are responsible for improving, developing, and maintaining the existing infrastructure and API which powers Tide daily. These APIs are critical to enabling Tide’s customers to interact with their business finances, and as such need to embody many of our core values - they must be fast, secure, and reliable.

We're an agile business with a clear long-term roadmap. Requirements change as we learn from how our products interact with the market and we believe in adapting quickly, learning by doing, and being willing to be wrong once in awhile. We are a small team of highly capable people who believe passionately in the problem we are solving, collaborate closely with direct feedback, and encourage action over deliberation.

We’re looking for a hard working, experienced developer with a passion for engineering high quality, scalable solutions. You are deeply aware that thorough unit testing and documentation is vital to ensuring the project is easy to maintain in the future, and easier for new developers to work on. The desire you have to engineer lasting solutions is infectious, and something you enjoy sharing with less experienced developers.

We have a codebase of interesting and complex features with a roadmap of exciting new additions. We are looking for experienced Java Software Engineers to join our expanding team, and help us deliver incredible solutions. You will be required to work closely with product owners, mobile developers, and other business members to translate written requirements into well engineered solutions. Maintaining and improving existing code quality is an important part of this role, as well as automated testing and documentation. There is some technical debt to be resolved, and mentoring less experienced developers will be required.

Senior developers must be communicative and constructive across all areas of the business, and may be asked to contribute to hiring, best practices, and improving processes.

We are looking for the following skills and experience

  • Six or more years software development experience. 
  • Sound knowledge of recent Java SDKs and syntax.
  • Sound knowledge of Spring or another Java back-end framework.
  • Refactoring experience, and resolving technical debt.
  • Implementing RESTful APIs and integrating third party RESTful APIs.
  • Engineering scalable and reliable solutions. 
  • Mentoring less experienced developers.
  • Working familiarity with code revising and branding, ideally Git.
  • Use of common productivity tools. 
  • Basic knowledge of Linux environments. 
  • Writing documentation and automated tests for new features as required, and existing functionality.
  • Thorough experience of relational databases, ideally MySQL. 
  • Experience with automated testing approaches - test driven development, unit testing, integration testing, and BDD testing.
  • Comfortable working in agile methodologies, ideally Scrum. 
  • Understanding of ORMs. 
  • Experience of leading and growing a team.


  • Exposure to continuous integration tools.
  • Understanding of service oriented architectures and message brokers.
  • Exposure to continuous integration tools.
  • Amazon Web Services exposure. 
  • Basic knowledge of containerisation with Docker or Kubernetes.
  • Technical degree.

What are we like to work for?

  • We move fast and execute well.
  • We’re ambitious yet grounded.
  • We have a small-company feel but with big-hitting backers.
  • We’re open and progressive– input is encouraged from everyone at all levels.
  • We are mission-driven. We celebrate the small business sector and those who set up and run small businesses.
  • You can also read about our culture, which we take very seriously, see it for yourself here

NO RECRUITERS, PRETTY PLEASE - all our recruitment needs are looked after by our awesome in-house talent team.


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Workplace & Culture

Tide aspires to be the best place any of us will ever work.

To achieve our goals, we each commit to demand outstanding behaviours from ourselves and our colleagues. Learn more about our very special mission-driven culture here.



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