Backend Engineer, Tools (New York)

Venmo in New York, NY

  • Industry: Information Technology - Software Engineer, Developer, And Programmer
  • Type: Full Time
  • $115,530.00 - 170,900.00
position filled

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 were 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.

Backend Engineer

The Internal Tools team is responsible for the applications and services that are critical to Venmos operations, including Fraud and Venmo customer support. As a 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 Youll Do

  • Design and development of backend features and components for bespoke internal web applications
  • 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
  • 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 Were Looking For

  • 3+ 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
  • Bonus: 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.


Associated topics: backend, c++, devops, java, perl, php, python, sde, sdet, software development engineer

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