About Public

Public is an investing platform that makes building a multi-asset portfolio fast, frictionless, and secure. Members can trade stocks, options, bonds, crypto, ETFs, and alternative assets—all in one place. Alongside its robust suite of investing tools, Public offers Alpha, a layer of artificial intelligence that provides fundamental data and custom analysis to support informed investment decisions.

Since 2019, Public has raised over $300 million. Investors include Accel, Tiger Global, Will Smith's Dreamers VC, The Chainsmokers' Mantis VC, and Shari Redstone's Advancit Capital, as well as renowned figures in business and culture, like Maria Sharapova, Tony Hawk, and NYU Stern professor Scott Galloway.

What you’ll do

Public is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our 35-person development team located in Carlsbergbyen Copenhagen. In collaboration with the rest of the Copenhagen office, you will develop Public’s cutting-edge trading platform, enabling users to buy and trade stocks and options seamlessly. Public is looking for a candidate with an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial spirit; someone who is willing to learn quickly, take responsibility, and drive initiatives forward. Public operates in a unique and transformative market, which creates an exciting, innovative, and challenging technical environment.  

  • Design, develop, and maintain robust backend systems and APIs using Java Springboot. 
  • Collaborate with frontend developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to implement new features and enhancements. 
  • Optimize performance and scalability of our trading platform to ensure a seamless user experience. 
  • Participate in code reviews, testing, and debugging to maintain code quality and reliability. 
  • Stay updated on industry trends and best practices to continually improve our software architecture and development processes. 

Who you are

  • BA or MA level in Computer Science, Software Engineering or another relevant field, however experience from a similar role is most important
  • Strong proficiency in Java Springboot and hands-on experience with backend development. 
  • Experience with Java or .NET is also relevant and can be considered.  
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for innovation and problem-solving. 
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced agile environment. 
  • Experience with the financial markets or trading platforms is a plus, but not required. 
  • Fluent in English. 

Public is an equal employment opportunity employer to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type.  We celebrate people of all race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. 

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