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Java Developer


We are looking for a full time mid-level Java Developer to join our team at Fire. This role offers a start-up-like environment with diverse technical challenges and learning opportunities, unlike typical corporate roles which may be more narrowly focused.

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Who we are?

Fire is a Digital Payments Business. We help businesses of all sizes with their accounts, debit cards and payments. With our impressive range of payment services, smart technology, and regulatory licences, we deliver solutions that make managing payments better.

With offices in London and Dublin, we are a leading FinTech firm working with thousands of businesses and some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

What is the role?

We are seeking a mid-level Java Developer to join our team. This role is very different from a typical corporate’s where the work could be quite narrowly focused. Fire’s environment is start-up-like, which means that you will work across a vast technical landscape and will find plenty of engineering challenges and opportunities to learn.

You will have exposure to MasterCard payment applications, European SEPA and UK Faster Payments, customer-facing web and mobile applications and API, and SaaS integrations.

The role entails:

  • Contribute to the low-level designs, write AWS SAM
  • Develop high quality, secure, scalable backend services based on SOA, server less applications, microservices patterns
  • Create and manage data architectures, develop database queries
  • Write unit and integration tests – we do a lot of those(!)
  • Contribute to the engineering process improvements
  • Learn on the job and find solutions to challenges (we love a can-do attitude)
  • Find better ways to do things, never accept ‘that’s just how it’s done’

You will be reporting to the Head of Growth and working closely with the Product and Customer Success teams, as well as other stakeholders from across the company including the CEO.


  • BSc/MSc degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related discipline
  • Experience in the financial services domain
  • 5+ years experience with Java and the Spring Framework, along with SQL, NoSQL, JavaScript HTML, CSS
  • Exposure to the AWS or Azure-based IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings
  • Experience with microservices patterns would be a plus
  • Knowledge of API gateways, Tomcat, Maven, Jenkins, and other CI/CD tools
  • Knowledge of OWASP
  • Ability to articulate your reasoning and solutions to colleagues – practice the art of communication
  • Must be eligible to work in Ireland
  • Available for work from the office 3 days per week

What else?

You will be joining a fast-growing established fintech business with offices in Dublin and London. You will have the opportunity to learn, develop and make an impact. In addition to offering a competitive salary we will provide you with a great place to work, engage and take responsibility for delivering compelling financial services products. This is a hybrid role with part work from home and part office based.

Fire Financial Services Limited – trading as – is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland as a Payment Institution (No: C58301) and Fire Financial Services Limited (fire-UK) is authorised as an Electronic Money Institution by the Financial Conduct Authority (No: 900983