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Senior Backend Engineer
Remote
Posted on 1/23/2023
Locations
United Kingdom • United States
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Android Development
AWS
Customer Service
Development Operations (DevOps)
Google Cloud Platform
Heroku
iOS/Swift
Python
Requirements
  • We act like owners - We are relentlessly delivering for our customers and spending money thoughtfully. Our job is not to do what we can to solve a problem. It's to ensure that problem is solved. If an attempt to solve a problem doesn't work, we seek an alternative. If we need help, we request it, and, if necessary, demand it
  • We embrace embarrassing honesty - We function best when we're open and honest with one another - especially about our challenges and doubts. We lean into uncomfortable conversations and support our colleagues when they do the same
  • We have a bias to action - We get to the first outcomes quickly, iterate and learn. We measure our own and others' contributions by objectives reached, not time spent. Living a full life outside of work is necessary for high achievement over the long term
  • We strive to be better - We may make mistakes, but always learn from them. We lean into uncomfortable conversations and support our colleagues when they do the same
  • We are inclusive - Both as a team and to our customers, we believe in being part of the narrative of growth for Zepz, regardless of who you are, where you are from and how you show up - as long as it is to better reflect and serve our customers
  • 6+ years of professional software engineering experience or 4+ of professional software engineering experience in a high-growth, rapidly changing environment
  • Solid understanding of server tools and concepts (python, databases, web performance) and familiarity with mobile (iOS & Android) platforms, and cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS, GCP, Heroku)
  • Demonstrated experience articulating a long term technical vision and making complex technical/architectural tradeoffs thoughtfully and collaboratively to get there
  • Experience with and excitement about mentoring junior and mid-level engineers and shaping engineering culture across the company
  • A willingness to travel 4 weeks / year
Responsibilities
  • Engineering at Sendwave is split between 6 teams (Finance, Risk, Growth and Engagement, Delivery, Policy and Identity, and our Platform team). We're about 30 engineers
  • Engineers at Sendwave work with Product to support all of our other teams including our Customer Service, Growth, Finance, and many more areas of the company
  • The engineering team is responsible for both our native iOS and Android clients and our python backend, including APIs, transaction delivery, performance, and support tools
Desired Qualifications
  • Have been part of a rapidly growing engineering organization and have experienced (and hopefully helped to solve!) the challenges that come with growth
  • Have experience with DevOps and with the tools/technologies/processes for building easy developer workflows
  • Are able to look at a technical system and envision how it could be more reliable and easier to make changes to
  • Are excited about being a leader in an engineering org, but don't necessarily want to be a manager
  • Are passionate about achieving Sendwave's mission and are excited at the prospect of lowering remittance costs for diaspora communities
Sendwave

51-200 employees