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24 Sep 2020

Full-Time Software Engineer – Backend

Taptap Send – Posted by taptapsend New York, New York, United States

Job Description

About Us

Taptap Send is VC-backed (including by Reid Hoffman), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words.

Our product is an app-based solution that lets immigrants send money back home to emerging markets instantly and at very low prices. Since launching in summer 2018, we’ve already moved tens of millions of dollars and reached tens of thousands of customers. We’re live in seven European countries, and we support payments into Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Bangladesh; with lots more countries launching soon.

Global remittances account for over $500 billion annually, most of which moves back into developing countries. But the market is dominated by traditional services that are expensive, can take days to arrive, and have limited reach in rural areas. We’re helping people to send that money instantly and securely at a fraction of the cost.

In addition to Reid Hoffman, we are backed by Canaan, Flourish Ventures, Helios and others. Our team is based across London, New York, Paris and Brussels and we pride ourselves on hiring exceptional talent — our team members come from a wide variety of top-tier tech companies, professional services firms, and industry leaders, including Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, Google, McKinsey, Bain & Co, KPMG, Cravath, and Vodafone.

To continue our rapid growth, we’re looking to bring on people who are passionate about our mission and excited to work in a small start-up environment.  We have competitive salary and stock options and great benefits, and we were recently rated one of the best companies to escape to by Escape the City’s “Escape 100“.

The Role

We are looking for a Software Engineer to join our small but growing engineering team to scale our consumer-facing product! You will work closely with Product, Operations, Customer Support and other functions to build out a reliable, performant, and secure platform for handling remittances across countries. As an early member of the team, we hope you will also have a lot of impact on our team culture, processes and norms.

Taptap Send is a cross-platform mobile app developed with React Native and Flow, which talks to a backend service written in Kotlin and backed by a PostgreSQL database, all of which runs on AWS and is managed via Terraform and Ansible. This is a backend-focused role, but you will have plenty of opportunities to work on all parts of our tech stack.

We’re excited to grow the team in order to tackle our upcoming challenges, which include scaling up to handle increased volume, improving UI and UX to drive growth and retention, handling increasingly sophisticated fraud attacks, building internal tools for our customer support and acquisition efforts, and much more.

You are

  • Excited to join a small, growing team, working across all parts of the stack and collaborating on product decisions
  • Great at balancing speed of execution with writing clean, well-designed code
  • A clear communicator who believes in communicating kindly but candidly
  • Passionate about using your engineering skills to make the world a better place
  • Excited to be a part of an inclusive culture where everyone brings their whole selves to work

Requirements

  • 5+ years of full-time software development experience, or equivalent
  • Experience working on systems that have real-world performance and reliability constraints
  • Experience with commercial cloud environments, preferably AWS
  • Experience developing software in a collaborative, cross-functional, and fast-paced team environment

Nice to have but not required

  • Experience implementing complex integrations with third-party APIs
  • Experience working with Infrastructure as Code technologies, like Terraform and Ansible
  • Experience with SRE or similar infrastructure work
  • Experience with Data Engineering concepts and workflows

Benefits

  • Competitive salary (based on experience)
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Unlimited leave
  • Flexible hours
  • Regular team events
  • Weekly team lunch and free drinks in the office
  • Professional development opportunities (e.g. language lessons, trainings, etc.)
  • Buy whatever tech equipment you need

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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