Marqeta is on a mission to change the way money moves. We’re one of the earliest enablers of embedded finance, a market opportunity sized up in the trillions. Our card issuing platform provides unprecedented flexibility and control for companies to issue cards, authorize transactions, and manage payment operations in real time.   Marqeta is powering the most well known brands in the new economy (Block, Cash App, Affirm, Instacart, Doordash, Uber, Walmart, etc). Today nearly 8 out of 10 Americans use a product powered by Marqeta every week. This is the opportunity of a lifetime to work with innovators around the world and unlock equitable financial access for all.

Marqeta is looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to deliver resilient and sustainable software projects from design to implementation and rollout. You will execute on defined projects to achieve team-level goals and work on and own minor features in support of larger features.  You will contribute heavily to test development and bug fixing and may mentor new hires, interns, or more junior engineers.

The Disputes Engineering Team is responsible for building automations, integrations and tools that support managing payments disputes at a massive scale. We have built an abstraction layer on top of the card networks (Visa, Mastercard & Pulse) to support operations teams managing disputes and are expanding into supporting all phases of the cardholder dispute lifecycle.  

We work Flexible First. This role can be performed remotely in either Toronto, ON or Vancouver, BC Canada. We’d love for you to join us! 

What You’ll Do

  • Design, build, test, and continually improve the services that support Marqeta’s Dispute management platform.
  • Define and deliver well-scoped milestones for projects and may be a technical lead for projects on your team. 
  • Actively keep customer needs in mind and leverage input from product stakeholders to determine the right technical solutions to deliver customer value quickly.
  • Actively level up less-experienced members of your team by helping them with their craft, providing guidance, and setting a good example. 
  • Independently write code that is clear with minimal bugs that captures the essential nature of the solution and is appropriately flexible, reusable, efficient, and adaptable to changing requirements. 
  • Identify gaps and propose plans towards addressing those gaps. 
  • Challenge the status quo and come up with innovative ideas.
  • Lead design for medium components/features and participate in design for larger components/features (moving from task level impact to medium-size project level impact).
  • Have significant ownership of a component/feature of the system.
  • Independently design software components in well scoped scenarios, with simplicity and maintenance as key considerations, ensuring components are testable, debuggable and have logical APIs that are not easily misused.
  • Participate in on-call coverage

What We’re Looking For

  • 5+ years of hands-on software engineering with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD. In lieu of a degree, 8+ years of relevant experience may suffice.
  • 3+ years of backend experience in Java
  • Experience in developing applications with modern Java backend stack using Spring Boot and Kubernetes on AWS.
  • Experience both building and consuming RESTful APIs
  • Experience with SQL, data modeling, and database technologies (MySQL preferred)
  • Experience developing scalable microservices on cloud platforms like AWS (preferred), Azure, or GCP
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a high attention to detail
  • Strong collaboration and communication (verbal and written) skills. Can effectively work cross-functionally and deliver a project.
  • Experience working in modern software engineering ecosystems that leverage frameworks, methodologies and technologies such as CI/CD, containerized apps, Agile (Scrum)
  • Ability to share relevant information including if difficult task-level trade-offs that impact the product need to be made
  • Ability to work with cross-functional stakeholders to identify technical blindspots and clarify ambiguity


  • Full stack/frontend experience
  • Experience with payments or the FinTech space

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Typical Process

  • Application submission
  • Recruiter phone call
  • Coding Interview
  • Hiring manager video call
  • Virtual “Onsite” consisting of 3-4 45 min calls
  • Offer!

Compensation and Benefits - Canada

Marqeta is a Flex First company which allows you to choose your best working environment, whether that be from home or at a company office. To support Flex First, we calibrate pay to a competitive value according to working location. 

When determining salaries, we consider several factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior experience, and work location. The new-hire base salary range for this position, reflected in CAD,  is: 103,00 - 137,000.

We also believe in recognizing the contributions of our people. That's why we award annual bonuses to eligible employees, rewarding both individual performance and the success of the entire company.

Along with monetary compensation, Marqeta offers

  • Multiple health insurance options
  • Flexible time off – take what you need
  • Retirement savings program with company contribution
  • Equity in a publicly-traded company 
  • Family-forming benefits, fertility support, and up to 20 weeks of Parental Leave
  • Free therapy sessions, financial and professional coaching, and legal advice
  • Monthly stipend to support our remote work model
  • Annual “development dollars” to support our people growth and development

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