Backend Engineer

Papaya Payments

Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 05/04/2021
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  • Company Address: , Los Angeles, CA

About Papaya Payments

Papaya makes it easy to pay any bill with a mobile phone.

Job Description

About the Role:

Our mission at Papaya is to alleviate the stress and anxiety around paying bills. As a Backend Software Engineer at Papaya, you will join our growing team as an important part of building a new product line. These products will service some of the largest financial institutions in America, and you will work closely with engineers, product managers, designers, and business stakeholders to produce high quality, scalable, and testable backend code.

Flexibility, communication, and a willingness to learn are of the highest importance. Papaya believes that diversity helps build an inclusive culture where all team members can grow, contribute, and feel valued. If you agree, we’d love to hear from you!

Remote engineers who are within the continental United States are welcome to apply.

What you would be doing: 

  • Develop backend architecture and code for our mobile and web apps
  • Build RESTful APIs and optimize systems
  • Develop backend applications and components, and integrations with third party systems
  • Collaborate with product and other stakeholders in the business
  • Work with the following languages and systems that we use: Java, AWS, MongoDB, SQL
  • Coding, architecture, bug fixing and assistance in the deployment to production as well as anything else that may pop up

We’d like to hear from you if you: 

  • Have 4+ years of proven Java experience
  • Have knowledge of REST, Spring, Gradle/Maven
  • Open to working with PHP
  • Some proficiency in SQL and NoSQL (MongoDB)
  • Experiene with Git for version control
  • Have impeccable verbal and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences

We’d be especially excited if you have familiarity with microservices. If you have prior experience in Fintech and/or Healthtech, don’t forget to mention it. 

Why Papaya? 
We know that paying bills isn’t fun. At Papaya, we work tirelessly to help make that experience better. With our app, users can snap a photo of any bill and it’s paid - no more calls, mailing checks, or tedious web forms. We are one of the fastest-growing startups in Los Angeles, backed by successful investors including Sequoia Capital, First Round Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. We have already made payments on behalf of tens of thousands of users in all 50 states and our goal is to expand mobile share of the $4T US consumer bill space. Our impact-driven team receives competitive salary, benefits, and equity.

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