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 Backend Engineering Team at Varo Bank is small but is growing rapidly. The Backend engineering team is responsible for building and maintaining engineering solutions that power Varo’s 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. You will get to work with new technology stacks, be part of a great and diverse workplace, and improve the financial lives of others. In our Engineering team, we value personal growth, initiative and ownership, innovation, collaboration, and the importance of thinking like an engineer while building customer-first products. #MidSenior

What you’ll be doing

    • Partner with the 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
    • 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 and product 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

    • Java, Kotlin, Spring, Spring Boot and Hibernate
    • AWS – EKS, S3, SNS, SQS, KMS
    • PostgreSQL, Kafka, Airflow, Kubernetes, Istio
    • Gradle, Maven, Jenkins, Git
    • Jira, Confluence
We recognize not everyone will have all of these requirements. If you meet most of the criteria above and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you!
We are currently not accepting applicants for this role from CA, CO, WA, IL, or NY.
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