Senior Backend Software Engineer

Charlie

Charlie

Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, December 9, 2023

What We're Looking For

Are you an energetic self-starter who wants to build something big and impactful from the ground up? Do you get excited by taking on a big challenge? Charlie is building the future of banking for the coming wave of millions of tech-comfortable retirees who deserve a bank built from the ground up for their unique needs, a bank they don’t have to get in line for, a bank that comes to them.

We are seeking a highly skilled Backend Engineer to join our team. This role will be responsible for creating a simple, transparent, and delightful banking experience for tech-comfortable retirees. You will be collaborating with everyone in the tech and product team to architect and build new systems from the ground up as well as maintain existing systems. It is a unique and challenging role, which will provide you with immense opportunity to design and develop wide-reaching tools. We are an early-stage startup and expect every team member to roll up their sleeves and do what is needed to deliver an amazing customer experience.

You’d be joining a highly experienced group of founders including our CEO Kevin Nazemi, who served as the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Oscar Health (NYSE: OSCR), and a company financially supported by some of the most respected FinTech Investors.

We commute to the office once a week hence we are only considering local candidates who are current residents of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Valid US work authorization is required as visa sponsorship is not available.

Responsibilities

  • Architect, develop, test, integrate and document complex backend applications. Champion the design and development of application software by delivering well-tested, high-quality, highly optimized, highly performant software. You are expected to hold yourself to the highest standard and pay close attention to detail in everything you deliver.

  • Review tasks critically and ensure they are appropriately prioritized and sized for incremental delivery. Anticipate and communicate blockers and delays before they require escalation.

  • Communicate and work closely with 3rd party vendors to deliver highly integrated, yet highly decoupled APIs with touchpoints across various vendors and systems.

  • Work effectively in a cross-functional team, closely following agreed-upon coding standards and integration methodologies to facilitate work with a growing, geographically distributed global team across various time zones.

  • Actively participate in design and code-review sessions, advocate innovation and uphold SDLC best practices. Be accountable for ensuring all aspects of product development follow compliance and security best practices.

  • Write easily maintainable code that you or anyone else can effortlessly work with. Continually maintain and improve your work, and quickly and effectively resolve bugs. Work closely with the customer service team to resolve customer issues in the fastest possible turnaround time.

  • We are a startup: Every team member is critical to our success, wears many hats and takes on additional responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience in backend software development.

  • Strong experience in design, implementation, and deployment of Microservices using Java, Spring Boot, backed by hands-on experience with Docker and Kubernetes (Amazon EKS experience is a bonus).

  • Experience delivering software using agile methodologies (Scrum and Kanban), strong analytical and problem-solving skills, working with ambiguity (remember, we are a startup), and making timely decisions based on facts, knowledge, experience, and judgment.

  • Advocacy towards embracing Test Driven Development (TDD) using frameworks like JUnit, Mockito, and PowerMock.

  • Experience working with heterogeneous databases and data stores (SQL, NoSQL, Redis, ElasticSearch, etc).

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with dexterity working with various individuals and groups, both in-person and virtually with remote team members that are geographically spread across the world. Being a team player who respects diversity and a multitude of cultures on the team is a must.

Benefits

  • Equity ownership.

  • Competitive compensation.

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage (US employees).

  • 401k with company match (US employees).

  • Three weeks of annual vacation and 8 observed holidays.

Our Ethos

Treat every customer as if they were our parents. We value integrity and empathy and work to earn the trust of our customers and community by the choices we make every day. Caring for our customers is at the center of everything for us.