Black Pen Recruitment - Our client, an American FinTech company is recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Backend Engineer
Employment Type: Full Time
Are you an experienced Lead Backend Engineer with insight into the world of Fintech? Someone who understands crypto and the blockchain space.
Our client, an American-based company is expanding globally by being one of the first movers to bring cryptocurrency to Africa and the Middle East at large.
The mission is to make bitcoin / blockchain and other FinTech services more accessible, and affordable, than ever before. This dynamic company is looking to hire a Lead Backend Engineer to join their team.
Our client’s vision strives to form a committed team of forward-thinkers who collectively create a supportive, welcoming and highly innovative environment for all. Whilst driving business through technology.
Set technical direction and own the architecture and implementation of features
Provide guidance and assistance in helping knock down walls and a clear path towards work completion
Lead a group of engineers and cross-functional team members in the implementation of new and existing features
Provide clear and concise communication regarding feature development statuses to the team and stakeholders
Plan, supervise and manage releases for the work the squad is performing
Empower team members - including other developers as well as Technical Support - through technical mentoring, contributions to the team's documentation, libraries, and providing automation for manual tasks where appropriate
Define and adhere to internal coding standards, development processes, and design best practices
Ensure quality by performing thorough testing and leveraging peer reviews for your work and the work of cross-functional teams
Help scope, estimate, and prioritise work
Embrace and demonstrate our values: humility, creativity, and independence
Write and maintain clean, maintainable, and well-tested code for the future (and present) of the company’s platform.
+7 years of work experience as a Lead Backend Engineer
Strong experience working in AWS or other similar cloud architecture (Google Cloud/Azure)
Strong experience in Serverless Framework
State Machine and Step Function experience advantageous
You have experience driving technical projects, prioritising work, identifying dependencies, facilitating technical decisions and cross-functional team discussions.
You're experienced in designing and implementing application architectures and code that are highly scalable, available, maintainable, and performant.
You can work independently while also putting an emphasis on mentorship of those around you.
You're comfortable collaborating closely with product, stakeholders and sponsors, providing estimates or product ideas that will influence your team's roadmap.
You're a thoughtful communicator - some teams are partially or fully distributed so effective written communication is key.
Exude your upbeat energy and enthusiasm each and every day to motivate your team to be the best they can in every aspect of what they do
Celebrate the success of others by recognizing the contributions of committed team members and their achievements
Align your values with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Client
Be a role model for the Client’s organizational culture by creating a positive impact at every touchpoint with people, with every word you say or put in print and everything you do
Communicate in a fashion that is respectful and well understood
Collaborate with your peers to collectively think of innovative ideas that drive business through technology
Build and utilize working relationships with internal business partners across the organization and external business contacts.