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Senior Software Engineer

$100k – $150k • 0.0% – 0.01%
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About Us: 
We know that paying bills isn’t fun. At Papaya, we work tirelessly to help make that experience better. With our app, users can snap a photo of any bill and it’s paid - no more calls, mailing checks, or tedious web forms. We are one of the fastest-growing startups in Los Angeles, backed by successful investors including Sequoia Capital, First Round Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. We have already made payments on behalf of tens of thousands of users in all 50 states and our goal is to expand mobile share of the $4T US consumer bill space. Our impact-driven team receives competitive salary, benefits, and equity.
Flexibility, communication, and a willingness to learn are of the highest importance. Papaya believes that diversity helps build an inclusive culture where all team members can grow, contribute, and feel valued. If you agree, we’d love to hear from you!
About the Role:

If you want to build scalable backend products, and want to be a part of revolutionizing the way people pay their bills, then we need your help. 

As Senior Backend Engineer, you will be hands on with code. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience working with Java, and will be excited ot architect Papaya's backend systems to support our next generation products and initiatives. You will architect and ship completed projects and be a champion of best practices for writing well-tested, well-organized, scalable code. As part of our growing engineering team, your contributions will directly impact major business and product goals.

What you would be doing: 

* Develop backend architecture and code for our mobile and web apps
* Build RESTful APIs and optimize systems
* Develop backend applications and components, and integrations with third party systems
* Collaborate with product and other stakeholders in the business
* Work with the following languages and systems that we use: Java, AWS, MongoDB, SQL, React
* Use a variety of external APIs that span all areas of financial technology, banking, and payments
* Architecture, coding, unit testing, bug fixing and managing deployment to production as well as anything else that may pop up

We’d like to hear from you if you: 

* Have 4+ years of proven Java experience
* Have knowledge of REST, Spring, Gradle/Maven
* Are proficient in SQL and NoSQL (MongoDB)
* Experienced with Git for version control
* Have familiarity with designing high scale architectural patterns, data structures, and algorithms
* Are passionate about helping others and have a team-focused approach towards software development
* Have impeccable verbal and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences

We’d be especially excited if you have familiarity with microservices. If you have prior experience in Fintech and/or Healthtech, don’t forget to mention it. 


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