Senior Software Engineer - Backend

🔭 Our mission & vision

Our mission is simple. We want every working person globally to have complete financial freedom by giving them power over their pay.

Power over pay means the ability to instantly access, track, save and manage earned wages. We want to transform people's lives and the organisations they work for.

Job Description

Our Mission:
Wagestream is the global leader in Financial Wellbeing. We provide an income streaming solution for employers to give employees instant access to their earnings, and prevent them ever having to go into debt between pay cycles.

Our mission is to provide fair financial services to all and our technology has started to create a whole new category; the workplace bank.

We were founded for a social purpose to reduce the poverty premium. We believe the pay cycle is fundamentally broken and unfair to employees, and that we can fix it. We know financial services are better served through the employer, and have built a set of tools [track, stream, save, learn], that boost the financial resilience of a workforce and have a measurable and proven impact on employee retention and productivity.

We love our clients and do everything we can to support them. We already help 750,000 employees worldwide access their income when they need it, across some of the largest organizations in the UK, Spain, Australia and USA including Fortune 500 companies in retail, hospitality and healthcare.

The Opportunity:
We are building a next generation financial services platform which connects employer payroll services to world wide banking services. We ingest millions of records from various external sources and our banking platform moves tens of millions of $, €, and £ per month. As a Senior Full Stack Engineer you’ll be responsible for building highly scalable multi-threaded applications to gather, store and integrate payroll datasets and facilitate the movement of funds through major banking, payment and credit/debit card networks.

The Team:
Wagestream USA was launched in 2020 and, since then, has seen phenomenal success. Our Engineering team is small, but mighty, and we’re looking for Engineers who want to have impact. We’re on an incredibly exciting journey and joining now represents an opportunity to help shape the future of the team and the success of the platforms.

What will you be doing?:
You’ll be working to constantly improve the Wagestream experience for both employees (mobile app) and employers (Wagestream portal). The technology stack is a backend of AWS + Python + Postgres and frontend mix of vue.js, react, typescript, styled components, Cordova, Fastlane, and jQuery but experience with those particular technologies is not required.

You should, however, have a proven track-record of shipping web and mobile applications.

You should also be comfortable integrating with various 3rd party APIs both to facilitate financial transactions via financial service providers and integrating with payroll systems to extract employee and payroll data.

You’re full stack with proficiency in Python, JavaScript, SQL, and REST APIs
Deep experience with Python, SQL, REST APIs and the AWS stack
You look at the full picture to understand the value and impact of what you are building by talking to customers (internal, external)
You thrive when given broad objectives with minimal supervision, can make decisions, work autonomously and enjoy a fast paced “startup” like environment
Prior experience with banking or payments is nice, but not required
Within 1 month you’ll have:
Developed a good understanding of our System architecture, and how we make changes to it
Delivered at least 1 meaningful feature into user's hands
Within 3 months you’ll:
Have developed strong relationships with the entire engineering team, and be able to collaborate with them cross-functionally as required
Be able to lead on development of significant features, taking work through from idea, to technical design, implementation, testing and ultimately deployment
Within 6 months you’ll have:
Become a subject-matter expert on multiple key Wagestream systems
Delivered multiple features from conception to production that have satisfied users and contributed to the company’s success
We will help you manage your busy lifestyle with flexible working opportunities, most of the team work "core hours" to allow touchpoints with your team, but we also make sure you have the time to pick the kids up at 3pm, or go for that mid-morning run to boost your productivity. We want you to have the best of both worlds.
We offer 15 days annual leave in addition to national holidays, as well as flexible time off allowances for any ad-hoc childcare/family/caring needs, and 5 days fully paid sick leave.
Medical/Dental/Vision monthly premiums covered in full
We will support you with your career endeavours. We are committed to internal progression, and offering our team members the best opportunities for growth. We want to invest in you the same way you're going to invest in us!
We want everyone to achieve "zen mastery" with a free subscription to Calm — work can be stressful (we know!) and we want to help you switch off
And the best benefit of all... Free access to Wagestream service - naturally!

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