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Senior Back End Software Engineer (Consumer)



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023

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.

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.

The Challenge

We are seeking an experienced Senior Software 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.

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

You will be working on our next generation consumer 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 Consumer Products Engineering Manager.

What You Will Deliver

  • You and your team will create a suite of consumer applications that will help millions of people in their financial journey and keep a roof over their heads.

  • You will lead the evolution of the back end of our consumer web app.

  • You will collaborate with engineers, product managers, and data engineering and data science teams to build and deliver highly scalable systems and provide big-data 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, and maintaining documentation.

  • You will interface with product and business stakeholders to help to develop the product roadmap of our consumer facing services.

Core Competencies

  • Superb programming and software development skills –You can independently devise and implement solutions to problems with minimal explanation needed.

  • 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.

Basic 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

  • 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 validation and data cleaning.

  • 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


  • Competitive Salary - for Series B startup $177,000/year

  • Restricted Stock Units (RSU)

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Fitness/Gym Stipend

  • 401K Plan

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Remote Work Environment - we are 100% virtual, spread across 5 continents.

  • 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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