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Senior Backend Engineer (Client Domain)



Software Engineering
Remote · United States
Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Democratize Access To Credit

Together we’ll dismantle barriers to housing for working families and use data to eliminate the racial wealth gap. The ability to build credit from rental payments has the potential to give over 45 million renters with little to no credit a pathway into the financial system. Those individuals then stand to save over $200,000 in reduced lifetime interest payments, build home equity by qualifying for mortgages, and build wealth by passing job screening requirements. The transformational impact of this cannot be understated.

The Engineering Team

We are building a team of owners and changemakers. It is not enough to have the intention to do good –Esusu engineers translate intent into action and outcomes. We believe that accomplishing our ambitious goals cannot be done by lone heroes. Lasting change requires work by determined and collaborative individuals with a customer-first mindset. Our engineers aim to delight our customers and drive our business and team forward by leveraging their technical skills, empathetic curiosity, and teamwork.

Our back-end is microservice based, hosted in AWS and mainly written in Go. Our front-end is currently based on React and written in Typescript. Our data infrastructure is based on MongoDB, PostgreSQL, S3, Sagemaker, Snowflake, Talend, and mainly written in Python. We are continuously innovating, and always open to new solutions. Because Esusu is a financial services company, we are obsessive about every aspect of compliance and security. We are Test-Driven-Development enthusiasts and embrace a DevOps environment where your team is responsible for the full spectrum of development, testing, deployment, and maintenance, including working with product and business operations teams to create customer-focused solutions. Even though we are 100% remote, Esusu’s culture is intensely collaborative.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Senior Engineer with back-end expertise to play a pivotal role in the future growth of our company. You will be responsible for providing back-end guidance for an agile team of mission-driven and talented front-end and back-end engineers.

You will be working on our next generation of enterprise facing apps, building new features/functionality that will benefit millions of people. These products will drive the future growth of our company, and you will be pivotal in their development. This will require you to strip problems down to their essential elements, then conceive simple, elegant solutions –always planning for scale, always thinking from a customer and product-oriented perspective.

This role will report to the company’s Client Products Engineering Manager.

What You Will Deliver

  • You and your team will drive the evolution of the cloud-based suite of services that support all our customer-facing activities, including back ends for our web apps, our customer-facing APIs, and data integration with the APIs of our customers and suppliers. Your work will help millions of people in their financial journey and help keep a roof over their heads.
  • You will collaborate with engineers, product managers, and business stakeholders to conceive, design, build and deliver secure, reliable, fast and scalable solutions.
  • You will mentor other developers on the team in their work.
  • You will help maintain existing back-end systems, including testing, fixing bugs, troubleshooting, adding new features, writing utilities and maintaining documentation.

Core Competencies

  • Superb programming and software development skills – you have a track record of independently devising and implementing solutions to problems with minimal explanation needed.
  • Self-motivation and autonomy - you will identify problems and opportunities, and champion your solutions amongst your peers in our intentionally collaborative working environment.
  • Strong communication skills – you can efficiently translate between technical and non-technical audiences and have strong writing skills.
  • High standards – your work is of the highest quality and you continue to raise the bar within your immediate team and our organization.
  • Balance velocity with long-term goals – you balance thinking big with delivering the right thing in an agile and speedy manner.
  • Heart of a teacher – you are a capable mentor and able to inspire and empower others on your team.

Technical Qualifications

  • Strong back-end engineering work experience
  • Mastery of the core development practices used at Esusu: Agile, TDD, CI/CD and DevOps.
  • Fluency in the main languages used at Esusu - Go, ES6, Python, SQL
  • Mastery of standard security protocols and practices
  • Extensive experience building scalable microservice systems
  • Experience with the full gamut of AWS services used at Esusu: API Gateway, Lambda, Cognito, S3, Glue, ECS, RDS/Aurora, SNS, SQS, SES, Athena, Cloudformation etc.
  • Experience writing, maintaining and monitoring web services on containerized and serverless cloud environments such as AWS Lambda and Kubernetes
  • Experience with SQL and no-SQL databases, like PostgreSQL and MongoDB.

Above and Beyond

  • Experience working with and/or contributing to open source cloud-native tooling such as Prometheus, Grafana, Argo, etc
  • Experience working in a data integration environment, focused on data flows, data validation and data cleaning - Airflow experience a plus, also familiarity with Talend.
  • Familiarity with front-end technologies, able to pitch in and help with code reviews for web apps.
  • Experience in a FinTech or PropTech startup
  • Experience working with globally distributed teams
  • Experience in SOC2 certified organizations

Key Technologies We Use

  • Cloud: Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Backend: Go, Python.
  • Frontend: React, Typescript.
  • Data: MongoDB, PostgreSQL, S3, Sagemaker, Snowflake.


  • Competitive Salary -for Series B startup $172,000- $180,000/year
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSU)
  • 401K Plan
  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Fitness/Gym Stipend
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Remote Work Friendly - While you may need to come into the office on certain days, we trust you to manage your work and deliverables. As long as quality work is being done, you can choose the environment that works for you.
  • Flexible PTO Policy
  • Mission driven company with strong culture
This job is eligible only for the following states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.

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