We all love what we do, and we all love doing it together, because we demand the best people to make the best Venmo.
Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the foreboding walls of financial transactions to make them intuitive and even fun with friends. And it worked, people love sending money with Venmo.
But we’re not done. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place you use your money. We want to connect the people of the world with their money, in an intuitive way, then connect them with each other in a genuine way.
All that’s going to take a lot of figuring out. Let’s figure it out together.
Engineering at Venmo
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.
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 infrastructure 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 bests.
Backend Chief Software Engineer:
Software Engineers have the important role of working with the Engineering team to improve technical architecture, development processes, and drive technical best practices. The Chief Software Engineer is a senior, technical leadership role within the Venmo organization. This role is a thought leader and visionary for the backend organization, overseeing the architecture for our backend systems at Venmo, helps define the next steps in our technology direction, and drives tech innovation.
Things you'll do:
Create and implement architecture consistent with enterprise architecture standards, guidelines and principles and work with engineering to ensure that implementations are consistent with the spirit of these principles
Understand the broader business and contribute to technology direction
Develop architecture and influence implementation to gain measurable business improvements
Provide leadership to both junior and senior engineers
What we are looking for:
Bachelor's and/or Masters in computer science OR related field of study
12+ years experience in software development or a related field
Experience working on backend systems at scale, using technologies like mySQL, MongoDB, Python, etc.
Strong object-oriented programming skills
Experience mentoring and developing software engineers