Software Development Engineer- New Initiatives

  • Remitly
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Jul 09, 2018
Full time Developer JAVA PHP Ruby on Rails

Job Description

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial service products on the planet. We've helped our customers send nearly $4 billion globally and we're just getting started.

Remitly’s New Initiatives Team was just formed. Through deep customer development, we get to build new growth businesses that expand the products and services Remitly offers to millions of consumers globally.

It’s all the best parts of an early stage startup accelerated by the assets and competitive advantage Remitly has already built and implemented.

What will your experience on the team be like?

  • This position is what the technical founder in charge of the product would do at an early stage startup.
  • You’ll build MVP’s, iterate, and find paydirt.
  • Scale the software and own the engineering decisions until it is ready to graduate into the core business. Then you’ll get to find our next amazing market opportunity.

We’re looking for someone with a very high emotional intelligence (or EQ) that LOVES shipping code and building products that customers use. You get antsy if you haven’t shipped code and spoken directly with customers in a couple of weeks. You understand the basics of how consumers use products, know what questions to ask customers, and how to get them to share their experiences with you.  You make people feel valued and are comfortable working across cultures and socio-economic classes. You are able to hear what’s not being said and identify an unspoken customer and business needs.

You are a scrappy engineer who understands what it takes to build a product that solves a problem. You are comfortable with ambiguous requirements and working full stack. You know how to work with designers and engineers to build products and prioritize. You have the courage and tenacity to say no to anything but critical items. You are good at recruiting other builders.

Success will be measured by the efficiency with which you build and iterate on product ideas. You’ll work closely with a business partner (think co-founder/CEO) to bring ideas to fruition, while hiring and developing an engineering team as the business scales. Part of our charter is to be the team that cannibalizes our own core business with what’s next. It doesn’t get better than that.

What We Offer

  • A focused, scrappy, motivated core team
  • Real autonomy; fully supported by the management team and board
  • An environment filled with passionate and driven individuals who will challenge your thinking, motivate you, and push you
  • Some big perks like the camaraderie of a larger team and beautiful new office space in downtown Seattle (with free snacks and nitro Stumptown cold brew!)
  • Competitive salary, stock options, unlimited PTO, a fully paid Orca transit card, subsidized parking, medical/dental/vision etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of building consumer software products
  • Ability to distill broad ideas into product concepts
  • A solid understanding of software development practices, design patterns, and CS concepts
  • Proven track record of shipping code (side projects, open source, anything counts)
  • Comfortable building, shipping, and maintaining services and systems on AWS
  • Expertise in one or more general-purpose languages like Java, JavaScript, Go, PHP, Python, or Ruby
  • Impatience with figuring things out and a hunger for things to always be better
  • Ability to wireframe and build lo-fi mockups using sketch, photoshop, chrome dev tools etc.
  • Excellent verbal communication

Extra Credit

  • Entrepreneurs or product people in early stage startups
  • Background in Fintech or consumer products
  • Proficiency in customer development
  • Other languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Tagalog

About Remitly

Remitly is transforming the lives of immigrants and their families by creating the most trusted financial services on the planet. Remitly was founded with a mission to make sending money safe, convenient, and less expensive for the millions of people who send money home to their families every day. Remitly is disrupting an antiquated 500B remittance industry by building a product that not only our customers love, but that has a real impact in their lives. We’re putting the power back into the hands of the consumer—where we believe it should be.

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at Remitly are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.