Senior Software Engineer at Flagright (W22)
€70K - €90K EUR  •  0.10% - 0.40%
AI-native AML compliance platform for fintechs & banks
Berlin, Germany
6+ years
About Flagright

Flagright helps businesses stop financial crime with an all-in-one platform for AML compliance & fraud use cases. Our developer-friendly API enables customers to set up their infrastructure in just 4 days. We are a Y Combinator company based in Berlin, Germany, serving customers from 6 continents.

Financial institutions face significant financial crime risks, including money laundering and fraud. These risks can not only result in financial losses and reputational damage for the businesses, but also harm consumers and society as a whole. Consumers may lose their savings if their accounts are used for money laundering purposes, and society may suffer from the negative impacts of terrorist financing and other illegal activities. We believe in enabling businesses with a fast, easy, and affordable security infrastructure.

About the role

Senior Software Engineer

What we do:

Flagright arms fintechs & banks with the best-in-class technology to combat financial crime and meet AML compliance regulations. Our AI-native, no-code platform can be integrated within a week thanks to our API-first approach, which drastically undercuts the industry standard of 2-4 months. Flagright's comprehensive product suite includes real-time transaction monitoring, customer risk scoring, merchant monitoring, case management, and sanctions screening among other industry-leading features. Unique to the market, our AI Forensics module equips fincrime fighters with an immersive investigative experience that drives vigilance and operational efficiency in financial crime prevention efforts. We are a Y Combinator-backed company based in Berlin, Singapore, and Bangalore, serving customers from 6 continents.

About the role:

This is a unique opportunity to learn from seasoned technologists, help share trends in Fintech, dabble in the latest data and AI technologies, and bring to market an exciting first-of-its-kind product. We have a very open and transparent culture, so you will also have the opportunity to contribute to any aspect of the business. Nothing here is beyond your reach.

What you’ll need:

We are looking for developers with a penchant for building fast prototypes to launch to real customers and iteratively improve the product working closely with the founders and customers. So, you ideally have an entrepreneurial mindset or want to learn what it takes to work in an early-stage startup.

At least 6 years of relevant experience writing code, building and maintaining systems in a high-scale production environment, and have driven one or more projects independently from design through implementation and maintenance is required. If you do not meet this criterion, please do not apply.

You will:

  • Solve complex engineering problems at a fast pace.
  • Deliver high-quality frontend & backend code against tight deadlines.
  • Collaborate closely with the founding team to deliver robust and comprehensive interfaces to core compliance and anti-fraud financial primitives.
  • Make pragmatic tradeoffs considering customer experience, business priorities and a sustainable technical baseline.
  • Own and drive changes that increase the productivity of customers working on frontend applications and the efficiency and reliability of our API.
  • Work with your teammates to own and innovate on the development experience.
  • Collaborate closely with the founding team and designers to deliver a great experience for people using your team’s products.
  • Influence the direction of Flagright’s platform, services, and engineering culture.
  • Hide complexity from our users behind simple, yet powerful abstractions.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • Interest in building software systems from scratch - we care much more about general engineering skills than knowledge of a particular language or framework.
  • Pride in owning projects to successful completion involving a wide variety of technologies and systems.
  • A high standard of themselves and the people they work with.
  • Acute interest in taking ownership of technical design, implementation, and results.
  • Strong and transparent communication skills.
  • Problem-solving mindset - sees a problem as an opportunity to grow and is motivated to find solutions, thereby focusing on growth and achieving positive results.

Tech Stack:

  • Distributed NoSQL Datastores - Cassandra/DynamoDB, MongoDB
  • Event brokers and Queues - Kafka, Kinesis, SQS
  • Node.js, TypeScript, Go, Scala
  • Docker Containers
  • AWS Lambda, API Gateway, Fargate
  • Apache Spark


  • Work alongside a highly competent, top-tier team, including professionals from Y Combinator, ex AWS, Twilio, and Palantir.
  • Great career development opportunities in a fast-growing company.
  • Low bureaucracy, minimal meetings, async communications culture, and flat structure.
  • Significant equity option package at a YC-backed startup.
  • You’ll be paid at the top of your market level.
  • 20 days of paid vacation per year.
  • Relocation to Berlin is fully supported for this position including the visa sponsorship. We are an office-based startup, remote isn't supported.
  • Fast moving, challenging, and unique business problems.
  • Possibility for relocation and international transfers mid-career.
  • Do something meaningful, help stop human trafficking, money laundering, child labor; be a part of enabling the future of fintech startups.

Go, NoSQL Columnar DBs (Cassandra/DynamoDB), Node.js, React, Typescript, Spark, Kafka

Interview Process
  • First interview with Madhu Nadig, Co-founder & CTO - 30 mins. - This step is aimed to get to know each other, tell you more about the position and align expectations.
  • Second interview with Chia Lun Wu, Founding Engineer - 1 hour - Live technical task
  • Third interview with a Flagright Engineer - 1 hour - Live technical task
  • Fourth interview with Madhu Nadig, Co-founder & CTO - 1 hour - Systems Design
  • Fifth interview with Baran Ozkan, Co-founder & CEO - 1 hour - Culture fit and bar raiser interview
  • Reference checks

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