Principal Software Engineer, Backend (Salt Lake City, UT)

| Salt Lake City, UT
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Varo is an entirely new kind of bank. All digital, mission-driven, FDIC insured, and designed for the way our customers live their lives.
A bank for all of us.


As a Principal Software Engineer, Backend you'll...

  • Partner with the Chief Architect and engineering team to help design, build, and evolve the core banking/lending infrastructure for a bank for all of us
  • Design and build scalable distributed solutions that our customers can build their lives around
  • Work with product managers to understand business requirements to build the next-generation banking/lending platform
  • Lead large-scale projects from ideation to creation with a customer-first mindset
  • Identify areas of opportunity and innovation and take these projects to the finish line
  • Mentor engineers and help build a tech culture that makes magical products
  • Define technical strategy with a drive to improve products, infrastructure, processes, or organizations
  • Work cross-functionally with various engineering and product teams

You're a person who...

  • Loves mentoring and fostering a strong innovation culture in the organization
  • Is an experienced and driven engineer with a desire to play a key role in Varo’s banking and/or lending products and architecture
  • Loves solving and debugging problems big or small, i.e., major production issue or test issue
  • Loves making complicated things very simple and demonstrates thought leadership

You have the following required experience...

  • 15+ years of industry experience in software development leading large and strategic high-impact areas in business 
  • Technical leadership and ownership in bringing multiple engineering functions to production
  • Experience with scalable, distributed systems with a test-first approach
  • Deep understanding of microservices and event-driven architectures
  • Experience in strong consistency in a distributed environment, transactional databases, and caching systems
  • Deep understanding of the software security practices

Technologies we use...

  • Java, Kotlin
  • Spring, Spring Boot and Hibernate.
  • AWS - EKS, S3, SNS, SQS, KMS
  • PostgreSQL, Kafka, Airflow, Kubernetes, Istio
  • Gradle, Maven, Jenkins, Git
  • Jira, Confluence

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About Varo
Varo launched in 2017 with the vision to bring the best of fintech into the regulated banking system. We’re a new kind of bank – all digital, mission-driven, FDIC-insured, and designed around the modern American consumer. 

As the first consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter in 2020, we make financial inclusion and opportunity for all a reality by empowering everyone with the products, insights, and support they need to get ahead. Through our core product offerings and suite of customer-first features, we aim to address a broad range of consumer needs while profitably serving underserved communities that have been historically excluded from the traditional financial system.

We are growing quickly in our hub locations of San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte along with colleagues located across the country. We have been recognized among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes’ Fintech 50, and earned the No. 7 spot on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies across the country.

Varo. A bank for all of us.

Our Core Values
- Customers First
- Take Ownership
- Respect
- Stay Curious
- Make it Better


Varo is an equal opportunity employer. Varo embraces diversity and we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Learn more about Varo by following us:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/varomoney
Instagram - www.instagram.com/varobank
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/varobank
Twitter - https://twitter.com/varobank
Engineering Blog - https://medium.com/engineering-varo
SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/varobank

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