Staff Developer - Backend

Mexico City, Mexico
Python Redis Kafka AWS GCP Azure Terraform
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What you need to know about the role At Venmo, we are creating a product that people love. We strive to create a delightful user experience while connecting the world and empowering people through payments. We are looking for intellectually curious people who want to be inspired and inspire others to change the world. Meet our team Engineering is a craft, and at Venmo we want the internals of our software to be as elegant as the end user experience we are designing. We spend our days scaling our payment backend services and building new features to meet and exceed our user’s needs and wants. We teach and learn from one another and push each other to be at our creative and analytical best. We work to push our technology forward with respect to functionality, performance, reliability and scalability.

Your way to impact

As a Staff software engineer for Venmo Payments Engineering you will act as a senior engineer and subject matter expert for the Payments Platform 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.

In your day-to-day role, you will:

  • Lead engineering effort(s) and takes ownership of multiple larger project features, modules, or services, 

  • Provides technical leadership for a small team with minimum 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.

  • Own the performance and availability of the services as well as participate in on call rotations.

  • 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. 

What do you need to bring

  • Bachelor’s and/or Masters in computer science, or a related field of study, or equivalent experience 

  • 6+years’ experience with Python or equivalent high-level programming language 

  • Advanced skills with RDBMS and NoSQL data stores, caching solutions (e.g. Redis, ElastiCache, Hazelcast) and messaging/queuing protocols/systems such as SQS/Kafka/RabbitMQ/Pulsar  

  • Ability to lead projects and mentor all levels of engineering staff, along with managing relationships with Product, Engineering Operations and non-technical business and support teams 

  • Expert with distributed services and backend systems 

  • Expertise with building services on public cloud – AWS, GCP, Azure 

  • Experience in managing infrastructure as code using Terraform 

Language requirement: 

·                Proficient (B2: Upper-Intermediate) in both written and spoken English. 

·                We kindly request that your resume be submitted in English, preferably. 


Workplace Model:  

·                Hybrid (recommended to be in-office three days a week)  


We're committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy at PayPal.  We offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health. 

o        Assistance Program, stress management, educational assistance program, and various time off 

o        One Month Christmas Bonus, 12 vacation days, 50% vacation bonus 

o        Expert Medical Opinion ​​- Employee Stock Purchase Plan 

o        Family Healthcare: Major Medical Insurance and Dental 

o        4-week sabbatical after five years of service  

·                Learning and training opportunities 

·                Food, Gas and Restaurant Tickets 

·                Life and Disability Insurance ​ 

·                Home Office Voucher 

**We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

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