Modulr Finance

Powering business with embedded payments

Through a highly collaborative engagement, Steamhaus and Modulr Finance built a Cloud Native platform enabling faster delivery velocity through improved developer experience, and ensuring compliance in a highly regulated industry.

The Brief

Accelerating growth through better developer experience

Modulr Finance is a high growth Fintech SaaS business supporting many of the financial sector’s most innovative businesses, including the likes of Sage, Revolut and Salary Finance. Its pioneering embedded payment system enables businesses to move money using scalable APIs. To remain at the forefront of this fast-moving sector, the business wanted to increase its ability to bring new products and features to market quickly.

Modulr identified AWS’s Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) as a key cloud native technology that would enable it to increase the speed and frequency of releases, while increasing control and autonomy for individual teams over their development environments. Modulr wanted to de-risk and accelerate the adoption of these technologies by working with a specialist partner who could bring both technical expertise and real-world, hands-on experience of having helped other customers achieve similar outcomes.

The Solution

Ensuring internal expertise

Steamhaus worked with Modulr to design and build an EKS and Fargate platform on AWS, ensuring the business followed best practices, and providing proactive knowledge transfer to internal teams throughout the engagement.

The engagement began with an in-depth discovery process, capturing in detail the business, technical and operational drivers for the project. The key deliverable from the discovery was a Technical Specification and Statement of Work, capturing the architecture and build process. In addition to EKS the new architecture included both EC2 and Fargate launch types, to provide compute resource and container scheduling for all applications and services.

A key requirement for Modulr in the delivery of the project was to ensure that its internal teams were given the ability to manage and continuously evolve the new platform, by being able to independently release code in the future.

To enable this to happen we delivered a “See one, Do one, Teach one” component within each sprint, which provided opportunities for risk-free, hands-on experience with the new technologies – and also provided a repeatable model which would enable the core project team to cascade knowledge to engineers across the rest of the business.

This approach involved Modulr engineers observing how Steamhaus built an EKS cluster during a planned knowledge transfer session, followed by those engineers carrying out the same task themselves. They then delivered this training to colleagues in other teams during peer-to-peer training sessions.

Key Technologies

Some of the technologies we used to help Modulr Finance

Our Recent Work

How our customers are migrating & modernising

Sperry Rail

Making the world's railways safer

Sperry Rail partnered with Steamhaus and AWS to accelerate and de-risk their Digital Transformation journey. Together we are building industry leading, Cloud Native products, unlocking the true value of their data, automating analysis, and ensuring safer more reliable railways.

Modulr Finance

Powering business with embedded payments

Through a highly collaborative engagement, Steamhaus and Modulr Finance built a Cloud Native platform enabling faster delivery velocity through improved developer experience, and ensuring compliance in a highly regulated industry.

Lumina Learning

Transforming organisations through personal growth

To meet the needs of their rapidly growing customer base, including new product development and complex compliance requirements, we designed and built a highly scalable and secure, fully serverless solution on AWS.