Senior Software Engineer - Backend


Atlanta, GA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/01/2021
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About Greenlight

Greenlight Financial Technology is a financial services company that specializes in the fields of debit cards for kids and mobile apps. It empowers parents with convenient controls to safely manage family finances and create teachable moments around earning, spending, saving, and giving. Using its patent-pending technology, they can even specify the exact stores in their town or neighborhood where each child's Greenlight Card is accepted.

Job Description

Founded in 2014, Greenlight Financial Technology is an Atlanta-based fintech company that’s committed to empowering parents to raise financially-smart kids. Its groundbreaking family finance product, Greenlight®, is a debit card for kids that parents manage by app using flexible parental controls. Patent-pending technology enables parents to choose the exact stores where their children can spend, manage chores, set parent-paid interest rates on savings and more. Kids monitor balances, create saving goals and learn to make real world trade-off decisions.
Greenlight is looking for a Software Engineer (backend) to focus on backend node.js product development. As a senior member of the technical staff, this role will be involved in designing,  planning, and implementing new parts of the Greenlight platform and mentoring more junior members of the technical staff. This role will work on a Scrum team on two-week sprints. The team is primarily backend focused; this role enhances the team’s ability to deliver work across more of the Greenlight platform by enhancing the ability to make changes to services supporting Greenlight’s website, registration process, and applications.

Technologies we use:

    • Backend: Node.js, Kotlin, Java, Go
    • Frontend: React, Redux, Swift, Kotlin
    • REST, gRPC, graphQL
    • AWS
    • MySQL, DynamoDB, Redis
    • Kubernetes, Ambassador, Helm, Rancher

What you will be doing:

    • Building new backend services which add new experiences and features to our website, registration process, and applications
    • Scaling our backend to evolve with new feature requests and support our growing user base
    • Improve the reliability and availability of our growing platform and services for our families and partners
    • Maintaining existing backend services
    • Exposing Greenlight APIs and services for external consumption and partnership

What you should bring:

    • BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
    • 7+ years software development experience
    • Experience working on a large scale project using Node
    • Understanding of how to execute well on the build/measure/learn process and lean startup skills

Nice to have:

    • Experience designing and developing distributed systems
    • Experience using an ORM such as sequelize to interact with a database
    • Experience building and scaling GRPC services
    • Experience using AWS tools
    • Experience using Docker
Who we are:
Greenlight is a high-growth start-up with a purpose-driven product that families love. Started by serial founders and backed by leading investors, including Drive Capital, JP Morgan Chase, Relay Ventures, Amazon, SunTrust Bank and Wells Fargo, the Greenlight team is 100 people strong with alumni from Facebook, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Yahoo!, Cardlytics and Square.
Greenlight is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal state or local law.

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