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Senior Software Engineer, Full Stack

Poynt, Palo Alto, CA, US

Hardware, Software, and Apps for a connected merchant experience


About Poynt
Poynt was founded on the belief that all merchants should have access to innovative technology without compromising on security or user experience. We set out to fix broken commerce infrastructure by bringing developers, distributors and merchants together on an open platform running on top of a smart, all-in-one device.  The company has raised over $28 million in venture funding from prominent firms like Google Ventures.

Poynt is building the payment terminal and commerce platform of the future. Some of the largest merchants, developers, banks, and resellers in the world are key partners on this platform, and we aim to provide an incredible level of insight and control to each of these parties over their highly unique use cases and concerns.

Our real-time data pipeline ingests, normalizes, and aggregates billions of events from our apps and Smart Terminal, and deliver instant insights and trigger alerts on web/mobile apps for each of our customer types. We constantly tread the line between performance and scalability, using many different backend tools and optimizations to produce the most useful yet fastest interfaces and alert

About Us
With our founder and CEO Osama Bedier — former head of Google Wallet and long-time PayPal senior executive — we strive to create tools that will help merchants thrive in today’s evolving and connected commerce world.
Though we are quickly growing, one thing remains constant: we are a family. We approach challenges and opportunities head on, all the while growing and evolving as individuals and a company. Our culture has allowed us to recruit the best talent from prominent tech companies like Google, PayPal, Visa, Square and others.

About the Role
As a Senior Software Engineer, Developer Platform, you will create tools to empower each of our customer types: building best-in-class management and data products in the backend, and elegant yet powerful interfaces in the frontend, to help them optimally run their respective businesses.  Equally, you will Architect solutions and execution through hands-on development, quality-assurance, and prototyping.  You will deliver code in an Agile software development using test-driven development methodologies, participate and promote architectural initiatives, balancing long-term velocity with short-term customer needs, and play an active role in development life cycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release.  Product will be a closer partner as you craft great product experiences.

Required Experience/Skills

  • 4+ years of coding experience with JavaScript and at least one common Web framework: Node.js/Express, Sinatra, Flask
  • 3+ years' experience building single-page web apps using modern frameworks, e.g. Ember.js, AngularJS, React, etc.
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented design and programming concepts, core JavaScript concepts like scope/closures, the event loop and asynchronous callbacks, promises.
  • 3+ years' experience developing, optimizing, and deploying scalable, highly performant web applications
  • Familiarity with asset pipelines, build tools, testing, continuous integration
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge with others
  • Have a passion for quality and writing clean, solid, readable code that scales and performs well.

About Poynt

Our company was founded on the belief that all merchants should have access to innovative technology without compromising on security or user experience. Our mission is to fix a broken commerce infrastructure by bringing developers, distributors and merchants together on an open platform.

We were launched in 2013 by Osama Bedier, former head of Google Wallet. We are backed by Matrix Partners, Oak HC/FT Partners, Stanford-StartX Fund, Webb Investment Network, Nyca Partners, Google Ventures, and other individual investors.

Though we are quickly growing, one thing remains constant: we are a family. We approach challenges and opportunities head on, all the while growing and evolving as individuals and a company. Our culture has allowed us to recruit the best talent from payments, VC and tech - many of our colleagues have worked at some of the Valley’s most iconic companies.

Want to learn more about Poynt? Visit Poynt's website.