Senior Full-Stack Engineer (Back-End-Heavy)

Industry: Other
Company size: 51-250
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Job description

A US-based company rebuilding financial products that empower and engage employees is looking for a Senior Full-Stack, Back-End-Heavy Engineer. The engineer will be in charge of architecting and building reliable and efficient systems from scratch. The company's application easily integrates with most payroll systems and provides mid-market and corporate companies with early wage access and financial wellness benefits. The company has managed to raise funding worth more than $12 mn so far. This will be a long-term and full-time position requiring an overlap with the CET/PST time zone. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Product Management and other stakeholders within Engineering (Frontend, UX, etc.) to maintain a high bar for quality in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Provide mentorship for all Engineers on the team to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers 
  • Advocate for improvements to product quality, security, and performance that have a particular impact across the team 
  • Solve high-value technical problems and contribute to the overall business objectives and long-range goals 
  • Ensure the definition and improvement of internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment
  • Maintain and advocate for high standards through code reviews
  • Advocate for innovations and willingly experiment and confront problems of enormous complexity and scope
  • Actively seek out difficult impediments to the team's efficiency 
  • Propose and implement solutions that enable faster iterations
  • Conduct code reviews and ensure community contributions receive a swift response
  • Confidently ship significant features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on larger projects and write clean reusable interfaces

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 6+ years of overall experience in engineering roles with increasing responsibility
  • 4+ years of experience with Golang
  • Experience working with AWS and SQL/NoSQL databases
  • Ability to write complex queries and optimize them (preferably PostgreSQL/DynamoDB)
  • Strong background in building distributed systems using Java or other object-oriented languages such as C#, C++, Python, or Golang
  • Understanding of containerization technologies (Docker, RKT, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Basic experience with CI/CD systems and shipping high-value features quickly
  • Demonstrated skills in communicating clearly and concisely about complex, technical, architectural, and organizational problems, while proposing iterative solutions
  • Competency in performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to diagnose and prevent them 
  • Expertise in implementing outstanding software design patterns, coupled with a healthy passion for refactoring and keeping things simple
  • Have a keen commitment to test-driven development, building and leveraging mid-tier services
  • Prior experience with open source and developer tools is nice to have
  • Nice to have an understanding of concepts like concurrency and reactive programming
  • Familiarity with microservices is desirable
  • Nice to have some experience working with a global or otherwise multicultural team
  • Previous experience in a peak performance organization, preferably a tech startup, will be preferred.
  • Partake in clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication
  • English language proficiency, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment

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