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Principal Software Engineer

Venmo, Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, Scottsdale, AZ

Simple and fun way to send and receive money between friends


As a Principal Software Engineer for Venmo Experience Engineering you will act as a technical leader and subject matter expert for the Engineering team. You will have the opportunity to work on one of the biggest payments platform that caters to 60 million active users and had a transaction volume of 37 billion dollars in Q2 2020 alone. And we have a YoY growth rate of 70%. Given all these fun challenges, we are a fast-paced organization going through rapid growth that is solving technical challenges at exponential scale. As an organization, we have a strong culture of committing to goals and delivering on timelines.

 

As a Principal Software Engineer for Venmo's Experience Engineering you will act as a technical leader and subject matter expert for the Engineering team. You will have the opportunity to work on one of the biggest payments platform that caters to 60 million active users and had a transaction volume of 37 billion dollars in Q2 2020 alone. And we have a YoY growth rate of 70%. Given all these fun challenges, we are a fast-paced organization going through rapid growth that is solving technical challenges at exponential scale. As an organization, we have a strong culture of committing to goals and delivering on timelines.  
 
We are looking for technologists with the highest levels of technical talent, programming, communication skills with a keen desire to deeply understand our product. 

Job Description: 

  • Lead multiple engineering efforts and take ownership of multiple larger project features, modules, or services.  

  • Provides technical leadership for a team with limited guidance from management or senior teammates.  

  • Design, estimate and implement new and refactored software services on the platform securely, reliably and at scale. Take ownership for quality of design and implementation of software components  

  • Deliver high quality code on time and follow our SDLC process  

  • Have an appetite to learn and contribute to complex projects alongside your colleagues   

  • Participate in code reviews   

  • Interact with various non-engineering teams such as product, support, finance operations, compliance and legal.  

  • Follow engineering best practices as well as propose new ones  

  • Break down monolithic backend systems down to distributed scalable, resilient services/systems.  

  • Scale our distributed services architecture to support growth while maintaining performance and reliability  

  • Collaborate with other engineers in software design and development best practices to significantly drive faster iteration and experimentation  

  • Strong, active advocacy for technical standards and quality across PayPal, Inc.  

  • Interface with the product and other functional teams and their leadership to deliver new features and services against the product roadmap. 

About Venmo

Venmo was founded in 2009 by two former college roommates who wanted a better way to pay each other back. What started off as a simple SMS platform to send and receive money has evolved into a social payments app allowing people to split bills, pay each other back for rent, and make purchases at approved merchants - all the while making these life stories more fun and less awkward. Venmo is owned by PayPal.

At Venmo, we're working to build a payment experience that's simple, delightful, and connected. Fueled by an abundance of snacks, locally sourced cold brew, and each other, our team solves exciting new challenges every day. Venmo's mission is to change people's relationships with money and each other. And it's working - people love using Venmo but we're not done yet. We want the magic of sending money with Venmo to be in every place you use it. There's still much more to do!

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