Lead Application Developer

Location: Remote – US

About our team

We are a team of seasoned software and fintech entrepreneurs who’ve come together to solve a big problem we have experienced first hand. We bet you have experienced it too. We value diversity of thought, principled thinking and can-do attitudes that keep up the pace needed to succeed in our market. We’re making a bold bet – and there is no better time than now to get on with it.

We are looking for an experienced Lead Application Developer to join Zenda Engineering team. The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled engineer who is passionate about taking personal accountability to drive application services. You will be working alongside experienced team members to help launch new products.

What you’ll do
  • Collaborating with the product and design team to create innovative app experiences
  • Work with front-end developers (iOS, Android and React/Web) to understand their unique constraints, propose design and APIs to achieve consistent implementation across backend stack
  • Drive technology and design decisions to deliver fast, usable and secure applications at scale
  • Proactively identify improvements to our front-end frameworks, performance, and development processes, then drive the implementation using code and APIs
  • Be an advocate on frontend best practices and adoption of new technologies
  • Ensure feature quality through extensive testing (unit, integration, functional, performance and regression) with a focus towards automation
  • Implement continuous integration and deployment, with a focus towards automation
  • Collaborate across teams on priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Perform code reviews and mentor junior developers
What you’ll bring
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 8+ years shipping software products with at least two years of experience developing API-first mission critical apps on AWS (or similar public cloud) infrastructure
  • Experience with user-interface design and developing front-end using modern frameworks and libraries (Nextjs/React, iOS, or Android)
  • Experience in designing and implementing REST APIs, preferably using Amazon AWS infrastructure
  • Experience with serverless design pattern, preferably using AWS Lambda and Step Functions
  • Deep understanding of Javascript data structures and design patterns
  • Deep understanding of web components (HTTP/2, JSON, HTML5, CSS3)
  • Deep understanding of backend components such as Nodejs, ORM frameworks, Caching and API Gateway
  • Track record of delivering applications that require high availability, security, concurrency, regulatory compliance and scalability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Nice to have: Infrastructure as a code (Terraform, CloudFormation), TypeScript and GraphQL
What you’ll get
  • Competitive salary and equity for all full time employees
  • Flexible PTO
  • Generous allowances for home office setup
  • Health insurance (of course!)
Please Mention These in Your Application
  • Links to online profile (GitHub, Gitlab, etc)
  • App Store links to apps you have published
  • Work history (LinkedIn or Blog URL)

Zenda is committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.