Tech Lead (Payments & Risk)

Job description


We are the leading one-stop-shop for branded payments, making online recharge possible for anyone, anywhere at any time — whether you or someone you love needs credit for calling, gaming, entertainment or money. This is your chance to join an ambitious scaleup in a state of rapid growth; we’ll push you to develop yourself and help you create a real impact in your role. Put simply: we could write history together.

We won’t bore you with a corporate spiel about how we might be taking on the world of branded payments (spoiler: we are). Instead, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: $70 million in funding (and counting!), 40%+ growth in 2021, projected $560 million in sales in 2022, 3.0+ million active customers, a presence in 180 countries and 25 markets, a team of 140+ employees and 35+ nationalities, and 1 person missing — you.

We’re on the hunt for the hungriest and most passionate talent out there. If at any point your brain screams “I want in!” while you’re reading this, then consider this the sign you’ve been looking for: we want you too.

The Role

We’re looking for a talented Tech Lead to join our Payments & Risk team.

Are you a seasoned engineer with experience in building modern scalable software?

We need your drive and knowledge of how to build great software that sits at the core of our business and serves millions of people around the globe!

Job requirements

What will I do?

  • You will lead the engineering side of a cross functional product development team in the domain of Payments.

  • Write and review clean, simple, testable and high quality code.

  • Design new systems with the help of your team, following good architecture practices.

  • Own and monitor your services in production, helping to resolve any issues.

  • Understand our customers and ensure that the code that you write meets their needs

  • Work with your manager on developing your skills. Identify and follow through on areas of growth and training needs for yourself.

  • Coach your team members on areas of expertise. Contribute to the wider engineering community at Recharge.

What You Have

  • A pragmatic - customer centric - approach to software design. Design concepts and principles (i.e. DDD, OOD patterns, SOLID) come naturally to you.

  • You are experienced in leading system design discussions, getting people along and expressing your opinion.

  • Deep knowledge of back-end frameworks and languages (front-end is a plus). We primarily use PHP, Ruby and Python, Vue.js, Typescript.

  • Solid experience with RDBMS (MySQL, or PostgreSQL) and API's (REST/GraphQL) in the context of running web applications under high load (+/- 1K rpm).

  • Experience building and operating services in public cloud (i.e. AWS/GCP/Azure) using IaC (Terraform, CloudFormation).

  • Solid understanding of CI/CD.

  • An agile/lean mindset. You’ll have worked in a customer focussed and product oriented team.

  • Some experience with coaching or mentoring other engineers.

  • You are comfortable with using monitoring tools such as Datadog, Sentry, Splunk, Grafana etc.

  • Experience in the field of Payments, Fraud or Risk is beneficial.

What we offer

  • 30 days of holiday, a great pension scheme, and one of the best relocation packages in Amsterdam

  • Flexible hybrid working hours and a stunning office overlooking the Amstel

  • MacBook Pro (14" or 16") + associated design hardware

  • Budget for noise-canceling headphones, travel to and from the office, working from home and self learning

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks by our in-house chef

  • Weekly sport activities

  • Free Dutch classes to help out with daily life in the Netherlands

  • Regular parties, pub quizzes, team events, celebrations and other fun stuff 

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Recharge we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Find out more about our company culture, values and big wins at and our Instagram Page at Lifeatrecharge.

The process

1. Apply: Want in? Let us know! Apply for a role and help us get to know your best self.

2. Phone interview: One of our recruiters will get in touch to help you both understand if Recharge is the right next move for you.

3. Coding Challenge: You will be having a coding challenge which takes 55 minutes and you can use your preferred language

4. First interview: You’ll meet with your future line manager (either in person or online) and someone from HR to talk about you, our culture, and whether you're a fit for the job.

5. Assignment & Second interview: Some roles involve a case study. Great! It’s your chance to shine and show us you have what it takes. You’ll present your case study to the Hiring Manager and someone from the team

6. Third Interview: You’ll meet with a key member of the management team

7. Offer: You did it! There are only a few tickets available, and this one has your name on it. Welcome to the team.

This role is based in Amsterdam, as we follow a hybrid way of working.

Find out more about our company culture, values, and big wins at, our Instagram Page on Lifeatrecharge or meet some of our team in the video below.