15 March 2024

Senior Fintech Developer

Help businesses get paid automatically based on milestones and thereby solve a 1.7 trillion dollar trade finance problem. ZTLment is a venture-backed startup on a mission to eradicate the $1.7 trillion trade finance gap with smart contract software, based on blockchain. They have built a product that can trigger payments and financing from data events and milestones. Basically, “IF-THIS-THEN-MONEY.” By using ZTLment, cloud-based B2B marketplaces can grow revenues 2-5x by offering seamless financial services without having to deal with legacy bank APIs and outdated IBAN infrastructure. This in turn allows for a whole new level of financial programmability and settlement of transactions in seconds. Ultimately, their goal is to become the world’s best trade finance bank with products that are seamlessly embedded in business workflows. ZTLment was started in 2021 by Mads Stolberg-Larsen, Jason Spasovski, and Harry Kearney. Based on their previous experiences at the successful B2B platform, Tradeshift, the NextGen technologies team of the professional services giant, Deloitte, as well as peer-reviewed research on blockchain at the IT University of Copenhagen, they realized that the timing was right for building a new way to do trade finance. The smart contract software product, which recently went live with the first clients, can: 1. Route real euro and other currencies via simple IF-THEN statements. 2. Be embedded in existing- and new business workflows. 3. Settle business transactions in 5 seconds. The background story is that they built the first iteration of the product in Q1 2021. Right after finishing it, they knocked on the front door of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority (DFSA) – and then their lives got hard. The team has spent a lot of time and energy up until now figuring out how their blockchain technology is regulated under Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2). Figuring this out took longer than anticipated. However, the results were tremendous and the DFSA has publicly recognized that “Blockchain proves its potential” with ZTLment’s solution.

Your New Company

ZTLment is an ambitious tech startup based in Denmark, pioneering the integration of blockchain technology into the financial industry. ZTLment are committed to revolutionizing payment solutions by developing a next-generation payment platform that leverages blockchain as the underlying ledger. Their mission is to simplify, secure, and speed up financial transactions, making them more accessible to businesses and individuals globally. As they push the boundaries of what's possible within fintech, they are looking for exceptional talent to join the journey to create a more efficient and inclusive financial ecosystem.

Your New Role

ZTLment are seeking a Senior Fintech Developer to take the helm of the API development, a role pivotal to the growth and innovation. This position is crucial as ZTLment look to expand their product offerings and enhance the payment solutions. The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading the development and maintenance of the APIs, working closely with the core team to ensure their technology stack remains cutting-edge. As they transition their technological leadership, this role will evolve, offering the opportunity to become the tech lead for APIs, shaping the future of the payments platform.

Your New Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Leading the API development for the blockchain-based payment solutions, ensuring they are robust, scalable, and secure.
  • Collaborating with the team to design and implement data models, primarily using PostgreSQL, that support the growth and scalability needs.
  • Taking ownership of the end-to-end development process, from design to deployment, ensuring best practices in security and development are always followed.
  • Playing a key role in the improvement and management of the tech stack, including integration with external providers and services.
  • Contributing to the team's efforts in redefining the development strategies, focusing on continuous integration/deployment (CI/CD), documentation, and efficient Git workflows.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in software development, with a significant portion within the fintech sector.
  • Demonstrable experience in leading projects or teams, with a keen ability to mentor and support team growth.
  • Strong proficiency in Java (or similar languages such as C#), with a deep understanding of API design and architecture.
  • A solid foundation in data modeling, database management (PostgreSQL preferred), and data security practices.
  • Familiarity with CI/CD practices, documentation standards, and Git.
  • An understanding of the regulatory landscape surrounding payment systems.
  • Experience with cloud platforms, preferably AWS or Azure.

Tech Stack

  • Java Spring for API development
  • PostgreSQL for database management
  • Blockchain technology for our payment ledger
  • AWS for cloud services and infrastructure
  • CI/CD tools for development workflow

Joining ZTLment

At ZTLment, you'll be part of a team that's at the forefront of fintech innovation. They offer a dynamic, fast-paced work environment where you can take ownership of your work and make a significant impact on the future of financial transactions. If you're ready to take on this challenge and contribute to the mission of revolutionizing the payment industry, I’d love to hear from you.

the ZTLment team
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Are you the candidate we seek? Please reach out to:

Christian Rannes
Recruitment Business Partner