Backend Engineer, Tools

November 6, 2019
New York City, NY
Job Type


Engineering at Venmo

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.

The Engineering Team at Venmo is a tightly-knit group of contributors, service owners, architects, managers, and operations. We spend our days scaling our platform and building features that are data-driven and human-centered. We teach and learn from one another, and push each other to be at our creative and analytical bests.

Backend Engineer

The Internal Tools team is responsible for the applications and services that are critical to Venmo’s operations, including Fraud and Venmo customer support. As a Backend Engineer, you will assist us in creating delightful user experiences for our internal customers. You will build innovative, problem-solving software from the ground up that will power our team that is growing rapidly in the US and internationally. The apps we build directly help our colleagues support and protect Venmo users.

What You’ll Do

    • Design and development of backend features and components for bespoke internal web applications
    • Work with Product and Design counterparts to bring features from conception to launch
    • Collaborate with other engineers in API design and development
    • Write clean, high-quality code and tests while keeping the user experience fast and reliable
    • Help triage bugs, track software defects, and ensure their timely resolution
    • Participate in development life cycle activities like design, coding, testing and production release.
    • Define and steward technical standards and quality with fellow Engineers
    • Conduct peer code reviews for pull requests


What We’re Looking For

  • 3+ 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
  • Bonus: Experience mentoring and developing software engineers
  • Strong desire to learn, think creatively, and share knowledge with others.

Company Description

At Venmo, we’re working to build a payment experience that's simple, delightful and connected. Since our founding in 2009, we’ve quickly grown from an idea hatched by two college roommates who wanted a better way to pay each other back to the go-to digital wallet that’s known and loved by millions. What started off as a simple SMS platform to send and receive money has evolved into a social payments app allowing people to pay, split and share their experiences.

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