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Tech Lead - Java

The first bank you'll love

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N26 is Europe’s first Mobile Bank with a full European banking license. We have 2.3 million customers across 24 markets. Our team of over 700 employees in 3 locations is concentrated on reinventing the banking experience for the digital generation. Valentin Stalf and Maximilian Tayenthal founded N26 in 2013 and launched the initial product in early 2015. Since January 2015, N26 has been available for Android, iOS, and desktop. N26 has raised more than $500 million from investors including Insight Venture Partners, GIC, Tencent, Allianz X, Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Earlybird Venture Capital, Greyhound Capital, Battery Ventures, in addition to members of the Zalando management board, and Redalpine Ventures.

Once here you will?

  • Be responsible for establishing a share team technical vision which is aligned with the product roadmap.
  • Together with other tech leads, draw out the big picture architectural vision of the product.
  • Manage the product technical roadmaps and dependencies to minimise technical debt.
  • Grow our passionate engineers through coaching and mentoring and finding new opportunities to learn through the continuous delivery of value.
  • We are a going from start-up to scale-up and therefore you will also be required to be hands on involved in recruitment activities and employer branding.


N26 is powered by a microservice architecture written mainly in Java 8 with Spring Boot and a bit of Kotlin. The services talk to each other using REST, SQS and Kinesis. Data is stored in PostgreSQL and DynamoDB.

Main requirements

  • You bring significant experience in Java 8 or Kotlin leading a cross-functional team in large-scale production systems.
  • You understand that a microservice architecture is not all roses.
  • Experience in fostering a culture of modern engineering practices such as clean code, TDD and refactoring.
  • Current colleagues would describe you as someone who has a strong background in architecting and developing complex systems for CD in a cloud-based environment.
  • You are able to communicate complex technical content to a non-technical audience in English.


  • Working with international, highly engaged peers
  • Freedom to prototype given the challenges we face
  • Getting things done attitude
  • Flat hierarchy and open communication
  • Exciting Challenges
  • Interesting technical problems to solve as we scale
  • Working with engaged, smart engineers

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