Senior Back-End Engineer | B2B Card Payments Startup @ Recruiting From Scratch - El Segundo, CA

Job Overview

15 days ago

Senior Back-End Engineer | B2B Card Payments Startup

Recruiting From Scratch - El Segundo, CA

Who is Recruiting from Scratch:

Recruiting from Scratch is a premier talent firm that focuses on placing the best product managers, software, and hardware talent at innovative companies. Our team is 100% remote and we work with teams across the United States to help them hire. We work with several companies funded by the best investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global Management, A16Z, Accel, DFJ, and more.

Our goal is to find a job that works for you, especially if you're looking for remote, higher compensation, or a particular industry

If you are a fit, the team will reach out to you about this role or any others that may be a fit for our clients.

The Role

Our client is re-imagining the trillion-dollar U.S. B2B card payments infrastructure, with a focus on the country’s 500,000 commercial fleets, 40 million commercial vehicles, and many million commercial drivers. The incumbent technologies that cater to these customers are decades old, and drivers, fleets, and the merchants that serve them all increasingly demand modern digital experiences and affordable and transparent financial services products. Our clients mission is to deliver them at a transformational scale, and to improve working lives in one of the country’s biggest industry sectors. The company is backed by top fintech and mobility venture funds.

This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground level early on, contribute and learn in myriad ways, make key decisions, expand your impact as the business grows, have fun, and learn a ton in the process. If you're practical and business-minded, smart and creative, and excited about the rewards and the energy of an early-stage venture-backed startup, we'd love to hear from you!

Our client is currently looking for a Senior Back-End Engineer is responsible for designing and building the distributed scalable server-side ecosystem to enable rapid delivery of features to our clients at scale.

"We move fast, and your job will be to make the right trade-offs at the right time to be able to evolve our server-side ecosystem over time. We iterate quickly, prioritize learning from our clients, build quality in, and remain ruthlessly pragmatic."

The Back-End Engineer will:

  • build product features end-to-end, from web UI to distributed services back end in partnership with the front-end or full-stack engineers;
  • have a voice in early technology and implementation choices;
  • find the right tradeoffs between time to market, and scalability, resiliency, evolvability, and security;
  • challenge the team to automate, improve process, simplify, raise the bar for quality.

The Back-End Engineer must:

  • have 4-5+ years experience working with first-class engineering teams with a proven track record frequent delivery of quality software to production and a t least 2 years experience as a Senior Software Engineer.
  • have experience with server-side language ecosystems (Python, Java, Kotlin, Golang, Scala);
  • have experience with tuning and scaling relational and non-relational storage in the cloud;
  • have experience with messaging systems (e.g. Kafka, NATS.io, SNS/SQS, Kinesis);
  • have experience working with serverless technologies (e.g. containers, AWS Lambda);
  • demonstrate a pragmatic take on microservices, both synchronous and asynchronous;
  • have experience working in cross-functional agile teams in collaboration with product and design;
  • be pragmatic and get stuff done;
  • be passionate about building amazing products for customers;
  • be able to work independently with little oversight or management in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with high-energy and mission-driven colleagues.

Our client is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. They are building a diverse and inclusive environment, so they encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. They are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Base Salary Range: $140,000 to $200,000

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