R&D Team Leader

Riskified

Tel Aviv, IL
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Technical/Customer Support
  • Post Date: 01/10/2021
  • Website: riskified.com
  • Company Address: 30 Kalischer St., Tel Aviv

About Riskified

Riskified is the AI platform powering the eCommerce revolution.

Job Description

Riskified is the AI platform powering the eCommerce revolution. We use cutting-edge technology, machine-learning algorithms, and behavioral analytics to identify legitimate customers and keep them moving toward checkout. Merchants use Riskified to increase revenue, prevent fraud, and eliminate customer friction. Riskified has reviewed hundreds of millions of transactions and approved billions of dollars of revenue for merchants across virtually all industries, including Wish, Prada, Aldo, Finish Line, and many more. We're privately funded and VC backed, and our recent Series E round raised $165 million with a valuation in excess of $1 billion. Check out the Riskified Technology Blog for a deeper dive into our R&D work.

Our R&D Team

  • We are passionate about scale, performance engineering, high availability, robust distributed architecture, and clean code.

  • As part of our team, you'll have the chance to experience real highly-available architecture and take part in the ongoing efforts to enhance our scale and resilience. You’ll work with the most advanced technologies and contribute to the creation and maintenance of one of the most interesting and complex products on the market, including:

    • Our analysis flow, involving a variety of data sources and complex analytical logic, with its high availability and strict SLA requirements
    • Our business applications, meant to serve our customers’ payments teams and their varied use cases
    • Our operational tools, written to maintain an operation of considerable onboarding size and monitor our merchants’ analytical performance
  • Our culture is fast-paced, empowering, and collaborative. We work together as a department, and also, in smaller teams, enabling each developer to have a significant impact on our product. Each team member has a high-level of independence and makes important decisions that influence our customers' payment flow and risk management.

About the Role

As R&D Team Leader at Riskified, you will lead a talented group of experienced developers in creating a mission-critical suite of services that will be the basis and platform on top of which our analysis suite of products is built. You’ll be a strong owner for systems like Riskified’s behavioral data ingestion pipeline and a novel anomaly detection system, both used as a platform for Riskified’s product line.

We are looking for a team leader with a passion for service oriented and microservice architectures, high performance, reliability and clean design, who is able to focus, support and drive a team on consolidating requirements from all stakeholders, building and supporting a strong platform for internal customers while showing high interest in our business and a proactive approach to constant improvement and problem-solving.

Our tech stack runs on some of the newest and best cloud technologies and vendors in the industry, including Kubernetes, Scala, Node.js, Ruby on Rails, Kafka, Avro, gRPC, AWS, GCP.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Lead your team in delivering high-quality products to Riskified’s production environments and ensure production health
  • Plan ahead the foundation for our latest and greatest public and internal products
  • Collaborate with product managers, researchers and other stakeholders in the creation of the team’s and company roadmap
  • Mentor and grow your team to be independent and highly effective engineers, planners and future leaders
  • Provide consultation and solutions to customers and management on real business problems
  • Be a focal point for your team, group and department

Qualifications

  • 3+ years of management experience in leading a team of backend engineers in production - Must
  • 2+ years of experience in Agile project management, scrum management
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in developing high scale distributed systems/microservices - Must
  • Experience in cloud-native microservices architecture or SaaS environments
  • Strong communication skills
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science

Life at Riskified

We are a fast-growing and dynamic startup with 500+ team members between our offices in Tel Aviv, New York City, and Shanghai. We value collaboration and innovative thinking. We’re looking for bright, driven, and passionate people to grow with us.

Some Tel Aviv Benefits & Perks:

  • Stock options for all employees
  • Keren Hishtalmut and pension 
  • Extra time off for parents and caregivers
  • Commuter and parking benefits
  • Team events, fully-stocked kitchen, lunch stipend, yoga, pilates, basketball, soccer, and more

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