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Backend Python Developer (Fintech, Hybrid)

Agio Ratings Limited

Posted on Sep 22, 2022 by Agio Ratings Limited

Not Specified, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Do you want to be a part of a creative, stimulating, and informal culture at a growing, cutting-edge business operating in the alternative finance space? A full-time position is immediately available to join a seed-round start-up rating agency for digital assets.


Agio Ratings () aims to be the rating agency for the digital asset market. The firm will use risk measurement techniques developed and tailored for the digital asset class. Our mission is to empower our clients to evaluate counterparty risk and make high quality investment decisions.

Founded by a team of seasoned risk takers and data scientists, Agio intends to provide the best counterparty risk analysis available. By applying the rigour and discipline of conventional financial systems to the digital asset class, we will bridge the gap between traditional finance and emerging crypto markets.


We are seeking a Backend Python Developer to join our Central London based team. This is an opportunity to be involved at all stages in the building and running of an end-to-end process to support the data needs of the business. Initially working with a small team, this role offers the chance to join at the start and grow with the business.

This role will involve:

  • Work with the CTO to build and maintain a cloud-based data platform to support the firm's downstream analytics and statistical models
  • Develop automated ETL pipelines to ingest data from a variety of sources and store it for efficient consumption by both researchers and production platforms
  • Work with our Data Scientists to identify and onboard new, proprietary, data sources to extend the firm's offering
  • Develop an API abstraction layer to facilitate data retrieval by researchers and production models

    An ideal candidate has:

    • An ability to self-start and work without close day-to-day supervision
    • 5+ years of prior relevant experience
    • Strong programming skills in Python, and its associated ecosystem, and computer science in general
    • Experience with containerised application deployment: Docker, Kubernetes, container registries and so on
    • Experience working on cloud computing platforms, in particular Azure
    • Working knowledge of best practice CI/ CD pipeline automation and DevOps practices around the above
    • Technologies likely to be used and therefore experience in which would be advantageous:
      • Apache Airflow, MongoDB, Azure Kubernetes Service, Azure Container Registry, Helm and Helmfile for k8s manifests, minikube or MicroK8s for prototyping, Git / GitHub / GitHub Actions for source control, Poetry for Python dependency management


        The position enjoys the following benefits:

        • Salary of £65k - £80k per annum plus options/ equity
        • Flexible work patterns, including work from home and to your own schedule
        • 33 days of paid annual leave, including public holidays, with the option to sell or buy a further 5 days

Reference: 1737826654

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