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Senior Backend Engineer

São Paulo, Brazil · Engineering

In the Global Bank tribe, we aim to create a business account for SumUp customers (our merchants) across the globe that offers services and products that are accessible to all and are offered in a fair, transparent and honest way. We want to do banking differently from how it has been done until now. We are proud of using modern technologies, techniques and patterns, investing deeply in our product vision and execution to ensure we are delivering the best possible banking solution to our merchants.

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our backend team, which is responsible for providing a highly-available platform developed in Elixir and Golang that supports our banking ecosystem, involving money transfers, keys management, regulatory demands, and back office features. You will have the opportunity to evolve this platform through the design and implementation of new products and reorganisation of existent features.

What you'll do

  • Design, implement and iteratively create backend services

  • Participate in API design and implementation

  • Help your team to deliver business value by taking decisions related to backend and actively participating in the product discussions

  • Provide comprehensive documentation, good test coverage, and improve code quality

  • Collaborate with other software engineers, QA, Security and DevOps engineers to ensure smooth deployment, continuous integration, and support for the software that we deliver

  • Actively participate in code reviews with other software engineers

  • Coach and mentor other engineers to increase their abilities and productivity

You'll be great for this position if you

  • Are able to fluently communicate in English, both writing and speaking; 

  • Have experience developing distributed, highly-available, resilient and fault-tolerant systems;

  • Have a passion for clean, maintainable and testable code;

  • Understand fundamental system architecture, design principles, data modelling, and API design (RESTful and gRPC services);

  • Experience with Git, comprehension of design patterns, Docker containers, Kubernetes, and AWS ecosystem. Grafana and Honeycomb is a plus;

  • Experience with Continuous Deployment;

  • Have experience working with AWS features, like SNS/SQS and Lambda.

Any of the following is considered a plus

  • Experience in the fintech industry;

  • Knowledge of Kafka;

  • Knowledge of Elixir and Golang.

Why you should join SumUp

  • We're a truly global team of 3200+ people from 80+ countries, spread across 4 continents

  • A dedicated annual Learning & Development budget (up to BRL 10.000 per year) for attending conferences and/or advancing your career through further education

  • Enrollment onto our virtual stock ownership program - you will own a stake in SumUp's future success

  • The opportunity to work on large scale fintech products used by millions of businesses around the world

  • SulAmérica health insurance plan, private pension plan, Caju benefit, partnership for mental health activities with Zenklub, transport voucher, Gympass, life insurance and more

  • Access to the SumUp Sabbatical program

  • Attend global offsites and/or hackathons

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we create powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.

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