Senior Backend Engineer - Financial Services

Tradeshift, San Francisco, California

Procure-to-pay, Supplier Engagement for Enterprise Procurement

Tradeshift's software engineers in San Francisco develop next-generation financial services that impact how large number of buyers and sellers connect, interact, and get financial assistance from our banking institution partners. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend beyond our core products: Pay and Buy. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including financing models, complex digital document workflows, distributed computing, large-scale system design, application level security, efficient use of AWS platform; the list goes on and is growing every day.

As a software engineer, you will work on projects critical to Tradeshift’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. Our senior engineers are versatile, display leadership qualities, and excited to take on new problems across our platform as we continue to push technology forward.

On the financial services team, you’ll be working with a group of engineers and product specialists that are fast moving and tasked with building the foundations for great financing apps and prototyping simple user experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to build software that makes lending solutions more collaborative and useful for large number of buyers and sellers on our network. Engineers on the financial services team influence business-to-business payments, introduce entirely new banking models, enable smoother global commerce by removing complexities involved in the cross border transactions, and deliver pivotal software infrastructure to enable these concepts. Our focus is making financing accessible to businesses.

What you will be doing:

  • Design/Launch Financial Services, building APIs via micro services, and tools
  • Develop high quality code while articulating your designs, decisions within team and engineering as a whole
  • Adapt to fast pace business by shipping products on time that affect bottomline
  • Collaborate within and other teams of Tradeshift engineering globallyLeverage technologies/frameworks like, Spring, Postgress, Redis, Akka and AWS platform services
  • Work on projects in Java and/or Scala
  • Independently operate with minimal oversight

About you:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience of at least 5 years
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages including Java
  • Experience in distributed software engineering including but not limited to Akka
  • Experience with debugging and troubleshooting complex operational problems involving more than one AWS availability zones
  • Proven skills in working with data persistence (schema design, optimization) in all forms (relational, noSQL, in-memory, COLUMNAR, etc.)
  • Understanding of developer pipeline (CI/CD, automated testing techniques, automated configuration management, etc.)

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • MS degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience with event-sourced services and architectures in the financial industry
Culture & Perks:
Tradeshift is a very special place. What makes and keeps us special is our people and how we work together. Our culture was formed from day one when three Danes poured their heart and soul into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their job at Tradeshift with the same amount of pride and passion and embody the Tradeshift culture that makes us the best company in history.

At the center of Tradeshift’s values is the belief that the single most important thing we do is continue to hire the best people and create a workplace where they can thrive. To reward our employees for the great work they’re doing we offer a number of perks and benefits, including:

• Ambitious international startup

• Career and professional development opportunities

• Flexible hours and vacation policy

• Supplemented cell phone plan

• Lunch provided daily from local SF eateries and snacks

• Fully paid 6 months maternity leave and 2 months fully paid paternity/partner leave

• A competitive compensation package + equity

• 100% covered medical, dental and vision benefits

• Life, short and long-term disability insurance

• 401k

• Wellness and Volunteer Programs

• Fun company events like happy hours, outings and much more

About Tradeshift

The Tradeshift story So three Danes walk into a garage... It began with a dream. In 2005, entrepreneurs Christian, Mikkel and Gert had a vision: to connect every business in the world. So when the Danish National IT & Telecom Agency asked them to create an e-invoice network, they saw an opportunity to create something bigger. First, they built EasyTrade, the world’s first open-source trade platform.* (Did they blow a few minds and break some rules along the way? You bet they did.) Then, the trio got to work again. This time, to realize their vision of an open business platform for the whole world, not just Europe. A platform that would transform the way businesses work together. From broken to efficient; from complicated to simple; from archaic to modern. And so, Tradeshift was born.

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