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Posted 15 days ago

Backend Software Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote

ABOUT US

LaterPay makes it as simple as possible for users to buy, contribute, and donate for digital goods and services. Whether it is with the LaterPay method – allowing users to commit to purchase with one or two clicks, without registering or paying in advance – or the Pay Now method; the company offers a flexible and customizable platform for onboarding casual users into paying customers at an extremely high rate as opposed to traditional methods. LaterPay generates incremental revenues, drives user acquisition, and helps to reduce churn.

ABOUT US

LaterPay makes it as simple as possible for users to buy, contribute, and donate for digital goods and services. Whether it is with the LaterPay method – allowing users to commit to purchase with one or two clicks, without registering or paying in advance – or the Pay Now method; the company offers a flexible and customizable platform for onboarding casual users into paying customers at an extremely high rate as opposed to traditional methods. LaterPay generates incremental revenues, drives user acquisition, and helps to reduce churn.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

LaterPay is looking for a full-time Backend Software Engineer to join our distributed tech team. You’ll work on various backend applications, building new features, as well as maintaining and fixing existing code.

We’re looking to hire an engineer at mid-level level or higher. We would expect the ideal candidate to be able to:

  • Translate ideas into projects with discrete tasks.
  • Give guidance & unblock others on their team/area.
  • Be sought out by others as a technical resource.
  • Provide mentorship to other members of the engineering team.
  • Seek design, architecture or specialized input when needed (and know when it’s needed).
  • Make good, informed decisions around technical debt and tradeoffs.
  • Communicate with non-technical team members to give technical advice.

YOUR TASKS

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Working within a cross functional team of Product Managers, UX designers, Engineering Managers and Frontend Engineers to understand the requirements and scope that drive the design of technical solutions.
  • You will potentially act as tech lead on one of our teams.
  • Contributing clean, functional and tested code.
  • Setting up and managing appropriate tooling.
  • Creating documentation for new features and maintaining documentation of existing ones.
  • Finding and addressing performance issues throughout the application.
  • Helping to identify and fix bugs and issues.

ABOUT YOU

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Experience with Python and its ecosystems.
  • Experience with or exposure to some other tools which exist in our projects: Django, Celery, PostgreSQL.
  • Be comfortable running as well as developing applications.
  • Experience with “zero downtime” deployments / migrations.
  • A good surface/contextual-level understanding of “the full web stack” and ability to collaborate with Frontend engineering teams.
  • A good command of English: written and verbal, producing and understanding.
  • As a distributed team, we primarily communicate via Slack, so the ability to clearly and completely communicate in written English is vital.
  • We also frequently hop on calls, both audio and video, so the ability to clearly speak and understand English is also vital.
  • Experience with team leadership

And a “nice-to-have”, but not a requirement: Interest in or basic knowledge of AWS services such as Lambda, API Gateway, Elastic Beanstalk.

HOW WE WORK

LaterPay has around 45 people spread over 12+ countries in time zones from UTC-8 to UTC+2. We’re a distributed team, though we have offices in Munich (DE) and New York (US).

We care more about the things you do than your presence at a chair at a desk at 9am every day. That said, most of us work Monday – Friday from 9ish UTC to 6ish UTC, and ideally you’ll overlap at least 4 hours with that. We try to be as asynchronous as possible, but still feel that we need some “synchronicity” to work well.

We value trust, ownership, collaboration, transparency, respect and inclusion. We’re proud to have employees from many different nationalities, genders, ages, backgrounds, educations, and races. We believe that intentionally assembling a diverse team is not only the right thing to do, but also necessary to build a product that works for and appeals to an audience that faithfully reflects our communities and our shared planet.

BENEFITS

  • Training budget
  • All Hands (semi-annual team event)
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid time off
  • Distributed, international team
  • Flexible work