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Senior Backend Engineer, Tools
Newton, MA

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Job Description

About Us

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we're growing by leaps and bounds!

Engineering at Venmo

Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing.

The Engineering Team at Venmo is a tightly-knit group of contributors, service owners, architects, managers, and operations. We spend our days scaling our platform and building features that are data-driven and human-centered. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.

Senior Backend Engineer

The Internal Tools team is responsible for the applications and services that are critical to Venmo's operations, including Fraud and Venmo customer support. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will assist us in creating delightful user experiences for our internal customers. You will build innovative, problem-solving software from the ground up that will power our team that is growing rapidly in the US and internationally. The apps we build directly help our colleagues support and protect Venmo users.

What You'll Do

* Leading the design and development of backend features and components for bespoke internal web applications
* Design and implementation of highly available and performant applications to meet business-critical SLAs
* Work with Product and Design counterparts to bring features from conception to launch
* Collaborate with other engineers in API design and development
* Write clean, high-quality code and tests while keeping the user experience fast and reliable
* Help triage bugs, track software defects, and ensure their timely resolution
* Deliver code in an Agile software development using test-driven development methodologies.
* Participate in development life cycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release.
* Define and steward technical standards and quality with fellow Engineers
* Conduct peer code reviews for pull requests

What We're Looking For

* 5+ years experience in software development or a related field
* Experience working on backend systems at scale, using technologies like mySQL, MongoDB, Python, etc.
* Strong object-oriented programming skills
* Experience mentoring and developing software engineers
* Strong desire to learn, think creatively, and share knowledge with others.

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

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