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Senior Backend Engineer

@ Branch



Contract Typepermanent
Experience Level2Year (s)

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About the Backend Engineer Role

They are looking to hire a Software Engineer who will work closely with their global engineering team (distributed across three continents) to strengthen the capabilities of their existing product and build out new products for Branch. Example projects include: Building new functionality for our Credit and Wallet products; helping improve the reliability of our core payments and banking systems; architecting data pipelines and machine learning models for credit underwriting; and more.

As an engineering team, they value bottom-up innovation and decentralized decision-making: They believe the best ideas can come from anyone in the company, and they are working hard to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to propose solutions to the challenges they face.

What do you need to be considered successful?

You will be working alongside other engineers and developers working on different layers of the infrastructure. You will also be responsible for the following:

  • Build out backend functionality for existing and new product lines such as Credit, Wallet, Bill Pay, and others.
  • Integrate with various third-party systems, including payment systems, identity providers, and messaging platforms.
  • Scale our backend services and pipelines to ever-growing levels of traffic and complexity.
  • Help build flexible and easy-to-use tools used by our operations teams to handle customer inquiries and other business processes.

How Important are you to the bottom line?

As a Backend Engineer, you will work closely with other members of the product and engineering team to build out new products and features, and maintain existing ones for millions of customers.

Biggest problem-solving duties on the job

You must be able to thrive in a fast-moving, innovative, and customer-focused setting. As a company, they are passionate about their customers, fearless in the face of barriers, and driven by data.

What do you need to have done in your career?

  • You have strong experience (2+ years) in building backend software for web-based or mobile products.
  • You have a solid foundation in computer science fundamentals, distributed systems, data storage, and agile development methodologies.
  • You are pragmatic and combine a strong understanding of technology and product needs to arrive at the best solution for a given problem.
  • You are highly entrepreneurial and thrive in taking ownership of your impact. You proactively identify problems and propose solutions. 
  • You are an excellent collaborator and communicator. You listen to others and seek to understand, but aren’t afraid to speak your mind and debate respectfully when you disagree. 
  • You are excited by the prospect of working in a distributed team and company, working with teammates from all over the world.

What do you stand to gain?

  • Mission-driven and fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment 
  • Competitive salary and equity package 
  • A collaborative and flat company culture
  • Fully-paid Premium Plan medical coverage
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Generous child bonding leave policy
  • Pension Benefit and Life Insurance
  • Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Weekly team meals and social events (virtual for now!)