Principal Software Engineer (Python/APIs) at Belvo Technologies () (allows remote)

Principal Software Engineer (Python/APIs) at Belvo Technologies () (allows remote)

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Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-09-02 05:00:05

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A little bit about us:

We are Belvo, a financial API platform with the bold vision of democratizing access to financial services in Latin America. We enable any company or developer to access and interpret their end-users’ financial information. We are turning the rich and diverse Latin American financial ecosystem into a set of developer-friendly tools and APIs.

We’re a highly-technical, passionate and driven team. We are currently 70 people, projected to be 100+ by the end of 2021. Our team currently represents 15 nationalities and we have offices in Barcelona, Mexico City, and São Paulo - while a large portion of us works remotely.

We are tackling a very challenging problem: connecting fintech innovators with legacy financial infrastructure. We strive to go beyond the limits of what is possible today and to do so in an elegant and developer-first way.

Since starting our adventure in May 2019, we have raised $56m from the leading VC investors globally.

You can read more about us and why we’re doing what we’re doing here and here.

About the team:

  • We work in cross-functional, autonomous teams. We follow continuous delivery best practices executed on top of a modern technology stack.
  • Our products are built for developers, by developers. Technological excellence is at the heart of what we do.
  • We are pragmatic and customer focused. We strive to find the right set of trade-offs in order to validate our hypothesis as early as possible, iterating on our products based on customer feedback.
  • We communicate transparently. We do weekly all hands where we get together to discuss company performance and goals.
  • We are a flexible international team focused on creating cool stuff. Some of us prefer to work together in one of our offices and others prefer remote. For us there's no difference as long as you have an excellent internet connection and are able to overlap with the team between 3pm and 6pm, CEST timezone.
  • Also we are backed by some of the leading investors in Silicon Valley and Latin America, including Founders Fund, Kaszek Ventures and YCombinator

Your challenge:

  • Lead the architecture, design and implementation of Backend services and APIs powering Belvo FinTech infrastructure.

  • Coordinate technical execution with other team members. Envision solutions collaboratively and coordinate their execution as a team, addressing technical and coordination issues.

  • Mentor other engineers and be a force multiplier.

  • Build excellent documentation, SDKs, client libraries. Continuously improve the “developer experience” of Belvo’s platform

  • Be customer-focused, think as a user of our APIs. Proactively tackle potential improvements and customer pain points.

  • Carefully manage API retro compatibility, document API changes and implement deprecation plans

  • Implement automated quality assurance and monitoring modules

You can be part of the gang if:

  • 8+ years of experience as a Software Engineer, of which 2+ as a Principal Engineer / Tech Lead
  • Strong experience designing and developing RESTful APIs

  • Strong professional experience with Python and Django.

  • Willingness to solve challenging problems

  • Empathy, a collaborative spirit, and the ability to work effectively with a team.

  • You appreciate good documentation, internal and external.

  • Attention to detail, especially around performance, reliability, and security.

  • Excellent spoken and written English

Amazing if:

  • Fintech and SaaS past experience

  • Relevant programming knowledge in other languages such as Javascript, Java, PHP, Ruby or Go

  • Experience building large-scale platforms with a global reach

Our tech stack:

  • We’re building our platform using modern technologies, putting the focus on reliability and long-term maintainability
  • We primarily use Python on the backend. We use battle-tested technologies such as Django, and we are heavy users of Python’s asyncio for some parts of our stack
  • We use Javascript, Vue.js and Sass on the frontend. We are developing and leveraging our own design system and component library
  • We run our infrastructure on top of Amazon Web Services, leveraging managed services. We tend to favor the use of managed services wherever possible, in order to focus on our business problems
  • We observe and monitor our services using Datadog
  • We follow Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery best practices

Our perks: Stock options (we are all owners and this is very important to us)

Flexible working hours

Remote friendly

Pet friendly

‍ Access to mental health service

‍ Health Insurance

Paid time off on your birthday

Work from any office twice per year

Renew your laptop every 2 years

Training Budget

Team building events

Bank holidays swap inside the same month

Fitness/ wellness stipends

Yearly offsite

Fresh fruit every week, all-you-can-drink tea and coffee

Friday happy hours after our weekly team meetings