Backend Engineer, Experience (Chicago)

| Chicago

About Us

Venmo was founded on the principles of breaking down the intimidating barriers around financial transactions to make them intuitive, friendly, and even fun. And it worked: people love sending money with Venmo, and we’re growing by leaps and bounds!

But we’re only just getting started. We want to take that magic of sending money with Venmo and cascade it into every place where people use money. That means connecting people to their money in the most intuitive and fun way possible, then connecting people with each other. Users already love Venmo, but we know there are lots of things we haven’t thought of to make the experience of using Venmo even more delightful and valuable. 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.

The Experience Team is responsible for enabling millions of Venmo users the ability to use their Venmo balance for purchasing goods online or in physical stores.

What 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
  • Build products that would drive the business for Venmo as a whole. For e.g. Venmo Card, Pay With Venmo etc.
  • Cross collaboration with multiple teams on building awesome commerce solutions.
  • 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’re Looking For

  • Bachelor's and/or Masters in computer science OR related field of study
  • 5+ years experience in software development or a related field
  • Experience working on backend systems at scale, using technologies like mySQL, MongoDB, Python, etc.
  • Experience working in Python and Django framework is a plus.
  • Strong object-oriented programming skills
  • Experience mentoring and developing software engineers

We know the confidence gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates. Please don't hesitate to apply.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • CassandraDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • BrazeAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • AmplitudeAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

River North is a lively neighborhood in the Near North Side. It boasts luxe shops and eateries, plus posh nightclubs and cocktail bars.

What are Venmo Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 4 days of paid sabbatical after their first 20 years of working at the company.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per week.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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