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Senior API Engineer

Company: Varo Money, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

We're on a mission to empower hard-working Americans to achieve greater financial resilience; arming them with the products and support they need to create healthy financial habits. Through our mobile app, we offer customers premium bank accounts that have no minimum balance requirement or monthly account fees, high-interest savings accounts, and solutions to build, repair, and access credit. Our state-of-the-art technology provides tech-first features to help people achieve their financial goals and manage their money more easily. Varo is distinct from other fintechs: We've made history as the first and only consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Our unique team combines the best of tech and banking, and we're wildly passionate about keeping our customers happy by helping them manage and grow their money. Our teams are based in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Privately held, we've raised over $419M to date, from leading institutional investors and strategic partners including Warburg Pincus, The Rise Fund / TPG Growth, Gallatin Point Capital, Harbourvest Partners, and Progressive Insurance. ABOUT THE ENGINEERING TEAM The Engineering Team at Varo is small but is growing rapidly. Over the next year we need to build an entire bank from scratch, so if you are looking for growth, join us. Our goal is to repair the stale banking industry and build products that help improve the financial wellbeing of our customers. You will get to work with new technology stacks, be part of a great and diverse workplace, and improve the financial lives of others. In our Engineering team we value personal growth, initiative and ownership, collaboration, and the importance of thinking like an engineer. WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Build new and modern GraphQL APIs for Mobile and Web clients that will be used by thousands of users for their financial needs
  • Partner with client, backend engineers and product owners to define the client interfaces
  • Implement best API practices on our team
  • Write well-designed, well-tested, readable, maintainable code; participate in code reviews to maintain code quality and distribute knowledge
  • Help lead large projects from idea to positive execution PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES THAT'LL HELP YOU BE GREAT
    • 5+ years experience in building GraphQL and/or REST APIs using Node.js or other similar languages.
    • Experience and understanding of Domain Driven Design in a professional environment
    • Experience with and understanding of best practices when it comes to what constitutes a production ready microservices
    • Experience with performance tuning production architecture OTHER NICE TO HAVES
      • Experience with financial systems (banking, lending, payments).
      • You love making complicated things, very simple.
      • You can work across teams in our rapidly growing company and drive standardization. TECHNOLOGIES WE USE
        • Node.js, GraphQL/Apollo, Express
        • AWS At Varo, we are committed to living our values. We hope these resonate with you. Customers First: Understand the problems our customers are trying to solve. Respond with a sense of urgency. Build relationships that result in loyalty. Be data and insights-driven. Test everything. Achieve results through strong execution. Build a product people love. Assess new initiatives with the customers' interest in mind. Act with empathy.-- Take Ownership: Bias towards action. Have high standards. Be accountable for the results of your work, our product, our company. Trust others to own it. Respect: Treat others how you want to be treated. Listen first before being heard. Speak the truth even when it's not easy. Assume best intentions. Bring your full self to work. Stay Curious: Ask why. Dare to make things better. Learn something new each day (even from mistakes). Be open to growth. Develop creative solutions. Make it Better: Think big. Set high goals. Work towards long term value rather than short term wins. Create change. Be resilient. Varo is an equal opportunity employer. Varo embraces diversity and we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Varo will never ask for payment to process documents, refer you to a third party to process applications or visas, or ask you to pay costs. Never send money to anyone suggesting they can provide work with Varo. If you suspect you have received a phony offer, please e-mail careers@varomoney.com with the pertinent information and contact information. Varo takes this matter seriously, and is working closely with the appropriate authorities to effectively address the issue. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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