Lead Software Engineer, Backend - Financial Data Intelligence



Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance, Data Science
United States
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023
Dave is one of the leading US neobanks and a pioneer in financial services, using disruptive technology to provide best in class banking services to millions of members at a fraction of the cost compared to incumbents. The anchor of our banking value proposition, ExtraCash, provides up to $500 of short term, interest free advances to members within minutes of joining. The speed to value, access and pricing of ExtraCash compared to traditional overdraft sets us apart from incumbents and is a key to our strategy to efficiently acquire transacting Dave debit card members.
Dave is looking for a talented Lead Backend Engineer to continue building the foundation that empowers the engineers to build products that help millions of people improve their relationship with money. If you're excited to join a tight-knit collaborative team with a mission of helping others, we'd love to hear from you!

What You'll Do

  • Design, build, and maintain the backend code to support features used by our 8 million users
  • Strong experience in developing and maintaining high-traffic distributed backend systems
  • Regularly participate in code reviews and other team functions
  • Provide technical leadership and assist in guiding the team's overall technical direction
  • Offer mentorship and pair with other engineers regularly

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master's degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • 8+ Years of Software Engineering Experience with a focus on backend feature development
  • Strong CS fundamentals and problem-solving skills
  • Experience programming in one or more general-purpose programming languages, including but not limited to Java, JavaScript, Python, C/C++, or Go
  • Effective communication skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to give and receive constructive feedback

Nice to Haves

  • Mobile Front end experience
  • Experience with React and React native

Technologies we teach and use

  • Typescript
  • NodeJS
  • MySQL
  • Spanner
  • GCP
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • React and React Native
Don’t let imposter syndrome get in your way of an incredible opportunity. We’re looking for people who can help us achieve our mission and vision, not just check off the boxes. If you’re excited about this role, we encourage you to apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.
Why you’ll love working here:
At Dave, our people are just as important as our product. Our culture is a reflection of our values that guide who we are, how we work, and what we aspire to be. Daves are member centric, helpful, transparent, persistent, and better together. We strive to create an environment where all Daves feel valued, heard, and empowered to do their best work. As a virtual first company, team members can live and work anywhere in the United States, with the exception of Hawaii.
A few of our benefits & perks:
• Opportunity to tackle tough challenges, learn and grow from fellow top talent, and help millions of people reach their personal financial goals
• Flexible hours and virtual first work culture with a home office stipend
• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Generous paid parental and caregiver leave
• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
• Financial advisor and financial wellness support
• Flexible PTO and generous company holidays, including Juneteenth and Winter Break
• All-company in-person events once or twice a year and virtual events throughout to connect with your team members and leadership team
Dave Operating LLC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants and do not discriminate on any basis protected by federal, state, or local law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.