Software Engineer, Backend


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/04/2021
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  • Company Address: , New York, NY

About Current

We are a leading U.S. challenger bank built to meet the needs of people with unique lives who have been overlooked by the traditional banking industry. Our proprietary Current Core technology allows us to provide premium banking services for everyone, regardless of age or income, and improve the financial outcomes of our members without overdraft fees, minimum balance requirements, or hidden fees.

Job Description

Software Engineer, Backend

Current is a leading U.S. challenger bank serving people who have been overlooked by traditional banks and one of the fastest growing fintechs with over 2 million members. Headquartered in NYC, our results-driven environment enables us to build better products, grow faster and empowers everyone on our team to have an impact on our business and our mission to improve financial outcomes for our members.

What you’ll do

  • Build core microservices that expose gRPC endpoints that auto-generate client libraries. These services perform critical financial functions, such as ledger modifications, identity verification, and real-time transaction decisioning.
  • Work closely with the core team to introduce new service templates for different service patterns.
  • Architect mechanisms to parallelize and scale existing services while maintaining idempotence.
  • Measure and tune services with Datadog tracing that link to performance SLOs.

About the stack

Current’s engineering team has applications running on Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine. We are investing heavily in these services to support a banking core that can scale to handle millions of transactions a day.

We use a variety of databases, including MongoDB, Neo4j, and Postgres. Our services are written in Java, TypeScript, and Node.js.  

About You


  • Significant professional backend development experience
  • Production experience with a JVM language 
  • Experience with cloud-hosted services, like AWS or GCP
  • Proficiency in both RDBMS and NoSQL databases
  • A good grasp of concurrency and multi-threading
  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.