Senior Backend Engineer - Financial Services

  • Tradeshift
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Mar 25, 2022
Full time Developer JAVA

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding Senior Developer/Engineer for our kick-ass San Francisco based Financial Solutions and Payments team. You will have the opportunity to help change how the world does business electronically as we strive to connect all of the companies in the world and make business applications better for *people*. To help us out, you should have strong experience building robust, maintainable software and a desire to know, help support and form opinions on our existing a new services alike. You know how to get stuff done and think independently about priorities and the bigger picture of what we are doing. At Tradeshift, we believe in team-based product ownership, development, and quality assurance. We expect engineering involvement from product inception through production support. Our teams have great autonomy and responsibility to choose the best solutions, technologies, and approaches that help bring Tradeshift to the next level. Of course, this will not be easy; you will face a lot of complex challenges in our growing, global and fast-paced startup.    The Financial Solutions and Payments Team You will become a member of the fast expanding Financial Solutions and Payments team and be part of an international, skilled, cross-functional environment where roles are not set in stone can include aspects of engineering, product management, build, deployment and operational management and designing. If you want to work full-stack all-round, that's perfect, if you want to specialize more in one  area, that's great too! Your responsibilities will grow to match your abilities and experience, and then some. Our team develops innovative financial technology products across business-to-business payments, banking and lending services for use by Tradeshift's customers all across the world.  We innovate within existing and entirely new Financial Services concepts and also deliver pivotal infrastructure enabling other applications:  Our payments services allow businesses all over the world to send and receive money.  Our lending solutions allow trading entities real-time access to affordable capital.  We enable global commerce by removing every bit of complexity within cross-border transactions and trade finance.  Come and join us. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who share in our excitement for building innovative financial technology.      


What you will be doing:

    • Being a key member of the team taking a product from concept to release and assuming responsibility for the success of the product and the professional growth of your team
    • Designing and implementing services that are maintainable, highly reliable and critical to both our customers and other product teams in Tradeshift
    • Writing high-quality, unit-tested, peer-reviewed code
    • Brainstorming and whiteboarding technical and product architecture options with your team
    • Identifying and implementing solutions to improve engineering productivity 

About you:

    • Must have 4+ years (minimum) of backend development experience
    • Exceptional knowledge of Java and possibly Scala, Akka fundamentals
    • Knowledge of HTML/Javascript rich web applications
    • Accumulated strategies to troubleshoot complicated operational problems in production environments
    • Experience with relational databases and database architecture
    • Working experience in structured development and build environments (continuous integration, automated testing, automated configuration and deployment)
    • Experience designing and developing HTTP-based services and infrastructure
    • Understand the best tradeoffs between shipping necessary features now or finding the perfect solution for the future
    • Experience developing web-facing applications with large scope and complexity
    • Able to evaluate the long-term value and quality of new trends and technologies
    • Communicate clearly and concisely to other engineers, designers, and product managers
    • Knowledge of event based architecture a plus
    • Background in payments or other financial services software and knowledge of related industries is ideal


Culture & Perks:     Tradeshift is a very special place. What makes and keeps us special is our people and how we work together. Our culture was formed from day one when three Danes poured their heart and soul into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their job at Tradeshift with the same amount of pride and passion and embody the Tradeshift culture that makes us the best company in history.   At the center of Tradeshift’s values is the belief that the single most important thing we do is continue to hire the best people and create a workplace where they can thrive. To reward our employees for the great work they’re doing we offer a number of perks and benefits, including:   • Ambitious international startup
 • Career and professional development opportunities
 • Flexible hours and vacation policy
 • Supplemented cell phone plan
 • Lunch provided daily from local SF eateries and snacks
 • Fully paid 6 months maternity leave and 2 months fully paid paternity/partner leave
 • A competitive compensation package + equity
 • 100% covered medical, dental and vision benefits
 • Life, short and long-term disability insurance
 • 401k
 • Wellness and Volunteer Programs
 • Fun company events like happy hours, outings and much more