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Manager, Software Engineering - Java

Xplor Education

Xplor Education

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Company Description

At Xplor, we believe that helping people make the most of each day is the most rewarding way to spend ours.

We give small and medium-sized businesses cloud-based, intuitive technology solutions that enable them to manage all the hassles of running and growing a business, so business owners can get back to doing what they love. With Xplor Pay, we help businesses get paid quickly and securely – without hidden fees. We built the tech ourselves, and our platform delivers secure, transparent, fast, and accurate payments.

We are unified by our purpose of helping people to succeed. So, when you become part of our team, you also become part of the personal connection that strengthens the relationship people have with Xplor products.

Job Description


You’ll lead a Java team building and maintaining Xplor’s proprietary payment gateway, which is part of a global full stack payment processing and acquiring platform supporting integrators, partners, and merchants. We build services that customers can rely on, whether they are small and independent or large franchises. You will be involved in the entire software development lifecycle, partnering with Product Management, Site Reliability Engineering, Data Engineering, and other teams to plan, deliver and support required functionality across our payment platform, its user interfaces and APIs.


You and your team members (technical)

  • Write clean, testable, and well-documented code based on standards and best practices.
  • Refactor existing code, write unit tests, and review other team members’ code.
  • Fix problems and defects by collecting information, finding root causes, and implementing solutions.
  • Participate in full-lifecycle software development.
  • Contribute to performance, diagnostic, and troubleshooting analysis of software.
  • Create and maintain documentation for developed APIs.
  • Estimate, plan and implement new features in collaboration with product and design.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to ensure production issues can be quickly remediated.
  • Keep up to date with industry trends and technology developments.

You (leadership)

  • Oversee a team of 3-5 software developers and 1-2 QA engineers.
  • Collaborate with other development teams around the world to build a global, full-stack payment processing platform.
  • Provide people leadership to the team, including goal setting and performance reviews, coaching and mentoring, recommending raises and promotions, and overall team performance management.
  • Manage the on-call rotation for your team, ensuring that it’s fair, effective, and sustainable.
  • Manage a flexible work schedule to accommodate meetings that may occur outside normal business hours for the region, while protecting healthy work-life balance.


  • 5+ years of hands-on development using Java and Spring.
  • Strong software design skills using SOLID principles.
  • Familiarity with Hibernate and Spring JPA.
  • Experience with SOA and micro-services architectures.
  • Good command of RESTful and/or RPC approach for building APIs.
  • Working knowledge of Angular 6 or greater is a plus.
  • Familiarity with major payment schemes (credit card, bank transfer, etc.) and/or point-of-sale equipment is a plus.
  • Have a keen eye for improvement in scalability, performance, security, and maintainability.
  • Experience applying security technologies such as TLS, SAML, OAuth.
  • Experience with distributed, event-driven system architecture.
  • Experience working in an Agile methodology.
  • Intellectual curiosity with an eagerness to understand the larger system and business context that informs how your systems are expected to behave.
  • Ability to apply your knowledge and experience to system design, while aligning with the architectural vision and direction set by upper management.
  • Proactive, self-motivated learner with a strong drive to achieve personal goals.
  • Hands-on, problem-solving attitude with the ability to generate ideas/solutions and adapt and learn new technologies on the job.
  • Professional and articulate communications skills.
  • Prior experience leading a small team, where you manage others while also contributing to the work, is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment balancing adaptability with sustainability.
  • You’re a true team player who helps your teammates when needed, not just within the scrum team, but across the organization.

Additional Information

Values and Life at Xplor
Our four core values that guide us from how we hire and recognize our team members to how we interact with our customers day to day:

Make life simple
Build for people
Move with purpose
Create lasting communities

If these values sound like you, and describe people you want to work with, you will thrive at Xplor.
As an Xplorer, you will be part of a global network of talented colleagues who will support your success. We look for commonalities and shared passions and give people the tools they need to deliver great work and grow at speed.
Some of our perks and benefits are:

  • Ongoing dedication to Diversity & Inclusion initiatives such as D&I Council, Global Mentorship Program
  • Access to free mental health support
  • Flexible working arrangement

We understand that diverse candidates have diverse needs. We welcome you to inform us of any additional needs related to completing your job application or participating in the interview process, via [email protected].

More about us

We're the first global platform combining SaaS with embedded payments, and tools to help businesses grow and succeed. We offer software solutions in fast-growing ‘everyday life’ verticals: Education, Fitness & Wellbeing, Field Services and Personal Services – and a global, cloud-based payments processing platform. Xplor Technologies serves over 106,000 customers that processed over $37 billion in payments, operating across 20 markets in 2023.

Good to know

To be considered for employment, you must be legally authorised to work in the location (country) you're applying for. Xplor does not sponsor visas, either at the time of hire or at any later time.

We kindly ask you to apply through our careers portal or external job boards only. Please don't send your application via email.

To learn more about us and our products, please visit www.xplortechnologies.com/gb/careers.

We also invite you to check out our Candidate FAQs for more information about our recruitment process www.xplortechnologies.com/us/recruitment-faqs.

Please note that we do not exclusively rely on artificial intelligence (AI) when making hiring, promotion or any other employment decisions. We don’t have any AI tools in place that are capable of making these kinds of hiring decisions for us.

Xplor is dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.