Lead Software Engineer (Backend)

Allica Bank

Allica Bank

Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

About Allica

Allica is the UK’s fastest growing company - and the fastest-growing financial technology (fintech) firm ever. Our purpose is to help established SMEs, one of the last major underserved opportunities in fintech. Established SMEs are the backbone of local communities - representing over a third of our economy - yet have been largely neglected both by traditional high street banks and modern fintech providers

Department Description

At Allica, we’re building an industry-leading digital business bank. Our technology team sits at the very heart of the organization. We handle everything from new product development and innovation, through to the management of all the tools and systems the business uses to function efficiently and effectively.

Purpose of Role

As a Lead Engineer you will be responsible for designing and implementing front to back solutions. You will demonstrate your ability by working through customer and client problems, gathering requirements and feedback. You will collaborate with the stakeholders, team members and across the business to develop and implement scalable and maintainable solutions.

You will be passionate about technology, keeping yourself up to date with the latest tools and techniques. You will be expected to bring business problems to a successful conclusion having used pragmatism and iterative development experience that ensures return of value at the earliest opportunity.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Working with stakeholders, both client and customer, to understand the problems faced. Gathering requirements, defining and implementing efficient solutions.
  • Design and develop software by writing clean and thoroughly tested code.
  • Improve the quality, delivery and operation by including the following aspects:
  • Version Control Systems, Branch and release processes
  • Ways of working (personal development, training, collaboration, support & mentorship)
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment
  • Security\Integrity\Stability\Scalability
  • Design Patterns and common principles
  • Focus on clean, modular, reusable, readable and maintainable code
  • Quality aligned to conventions, standards, static analysis
  • Testing – Unit, Mock, Integration, E2E, Performance and Security
  • Monitoring and Analytics
  • Analyse, Debug and resolve production and non-production issues
  • Development focused to iterative development and return of value
  • Mentor junior engineers by code reviews and constructive feedback.


  • Strong experience using visualization tools such as Miro to document architectural and other designs.
  • RESTful API development experience with Java 8+ or Kotlin.
  • Strong experience with core Java JSON, XML, SOAP and Java frameworks (Spring/Spring Boot/Hibernate)
  • Experience of web development with modern tech stacks
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL data stores.
  • Experience with docker, containers and Kubernetes
  • Strong unit, integration testing, mock frameworks and debugging skills.
  • Agile delivery methodology
  • Strong understanding of microservice patterns and architecture
  • Experience with development & deployment tools such as Maven, Gradle, Jenkins, Nexus and Git
  • Demonstrable experience with Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Strong technical understanding of integration technologies (process, application and data), mobile and web applications
  • Exposure to cloud technologies, Azure will be beneficial.

Additional Information

Working at Allica India Technology Services Private Limited

At Allica we want to ensure our employees have the right tools and environment in which to succeed in their role and in support of our customers.

Our employees are at the heart of everything we do, so our benefits are designed with you in mind:

  • Full onboarding support and continued development opportunities
  • Options for flexible working
  • Regular social activities
  • Private Medical Insurance - fully comprehensive cover for the employee and dependents
  • 22 days paid leave/ annual leave per year, excluding National & Festival holidays
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity & Paternity leave

Don’t tick every box?

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the skills or requirements listed on the job description. If you think you’ll be a good fit, we’d still love to hear from you!

Flexible working

We know the ‘9-to-5’ isn’t right for everyone. That’s why Allica is fully committed to flexible and hybrid working. Please let us know what is best for you and, if we can, we will do our best to accommodate.


We’re a diverse bunch here at Allica, with all kinds of experiences, backgrounds and lifestyles. Our openness and differences make us stronger, and we want everybody to feel comfortable bringing as much of themselves to work with them as they like.