FX - Senior Backend Software Engineer (Python)

  • Remote
  • Contracted
  • Experienced

Job Summary

Our customer is looking for a backend engineer to join our rapidly scaling team. We want engineers with ideas (because they’ll definitely be heard on our small and tight-knit team) and ambition! Successful devs will feel comfortable in a startup environment and will be happy to work in a remote-first team with a lot of independence.

Our client is looking for a pragmatic teammate that will contribute significantly to critical parts of the backend codebase, participate in system design while being able to guide fellow engineers in completing the targeted work. You'll be adept at working across existing systems and bring a strong ownership of work while delivering improvements to the system. Ideally, you'll also develop your leadership voice, communication style and become a subject matter expert for key areas while building your leadership skills around technical solutions and project execution. We strive to work with a bias toward action.

They will provide you with freedom to create and be creative working in Typescript and Go (GoLang). Here you’d be strengthening and advancing our core processing- paying people’s bills and integrating with bill payment systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years working in a startup or quickly scaling engineering environment
  • Strong Experience working with Python and Golang.
  • Experience with Javascript/Typescript/Node.js since the client is migrating from node.js to Python and Golang.
  • You must be comfortable working with relational and no sql databases in a production environment.
  • Familiarity with one of the major cloud vendor services. We use AWS but we're sure your knowledge will translate.
  • Excellent knowledge of engineering best practices
  • Experience managing your own infrastructure- you own your code. Write it, test it, ship it!
  • Perfection as your North Star, but an understanding of when to get it done as best as it can be done and return to it later
  • Significant, practical software engineering experience building fault tolerant, distributed, scalable, and secure applications that are easy to support and extend.
  • Experience managing your own infrastructure - you own your code. Write it, test it, ship it!
  • Mentor and partner with other members of the team to help them craft great software and develop their skills as engineers.

Nice to Have:

  • AWS Experience
  • Experience working with React Native for Mobile
  • A/B Testing Experience
  • Experience with tools like Firebase, Optimizely, Google Analytics, Crashlytics, Braze is a big PLUS

What a typical day will look like

You'll catch up on any async communication channels as you plan out the day, and work on your current project. This could be providing technical guidance and pairing remotely with the junior engineers, committing and pushing your changes or reviewing a pull request. You'll catch up with fellow senior engineers within the team and probably across teams to share knowledge and learn something new. You'll also coordinate with the Staff Engineer(s) and Product team to discuss wins, blockers and anything that may affect the team or projects.

About Our Client:

Our customer is an early-stage, remote-first FinTech startup that is bringing flexible payments to recurring bills. It’s hard to believe that it’s 2022 and you’re still not able to choose when you pay your bills. Our customer is here to change that! They are a multi-bill platform. They began by revolutionizing rent — Americans’ largest recurring bill. They enable its users to pay rent and bills throughout the month on a schedule that better fits their finances. With their application, everybody can better manage their bills and budget. After deliberately keeping a stealth profile as we built up unprecedented investor support and an enthusiastic user base, we plan to scale to 300 team members in 2022. Will you be a part of the team?.

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