Staff Software Engineer, Banking (Backend)

Staff Software Engineer, Banking (Backend)

US Remote / Charlotte, NC / Salt Lake City, UT / San Francisco, CA

Technology CTO Office



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.

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.

The Banking Engineering Team at Varo Bank is small but is growing rapidly. Our team is responsible for building and maintaining engineering solutions that power Varos core banking, lending, authentication, risk, offers, and marketplaces to achieve our goal to disrupt the banking industry and build products that help improve the financial wellbeing of our customers.

This is a backend focused position that deals with reliability, load, and scale in every thing that we do. System design thinking, reliable and quality code, and extreme customer focus are what you bring to the table. Youll get to work in a fast-paced environment, with modern technology stacks, be part of a great and diverse workplace, and improve the financial lives of others.

What you’ll be doing

  • Design and build scalable distributed solutions that our customers can build their lives around
  • Evolve our core banking platform systems to support the latest financial services
  • Lead large-scale projects from ideation to creation with a customer-first mindset
  • Mentor engineers and help build a tech culture that makes magical products
  • Influence the technical strategy with a drive to improve products, infrastructure, processes, or organizations
  • Work cross-functionally with various engineering, product, and operations teams

You’ll bring the following required skills and experiences

  • 10+ 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

  • Kotlin, Java, Spring Boot
  • AWS – EKS, S3, SNS, SQS, KMS
  • PostgreSQL, Kafka, Airflow, Kubernetes, Istio

$180,000 – $200,000 a year

For cash compensation, we set standard ranges for all US-based roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Per applicable law, the salary range for this role is $180,000 – $200,000. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors as well as candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the identified range.

We recognize not everyone will have all of these requirements. If you meet most of the criteria above and youre excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, wed love to hear from you!

We are currently not accepting applicants for this role from CA, CO, WA, IL, or NY.

About Varo

Varo launched in 2017 with the vision to bring the best of fintech into the regulated banking system. Were 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 Companys Most Innovative Companies, Forbes Fintech 50, and earned the No. 7 spot on Inc. 5000s 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.

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