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💾Senior Software Engineer - Backend



Software Engineering
Remote · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Senior Software Engineer - Backend

San Francisco
Guava is a digital banking and community platform designed for and by Black small business owners. Guava is on a mission to close the racial wealth gap by facilitating the growth and resilience of Black small businesses with financial products designed to meet their needs.
Guava is a rapidly growing seed stage company based in New York City backed by Precursor Ventures, Backstage Capital, First Close Partners, Heron Capital, and other top angel and institutional investors.

About this role

In this position, you will serve as a critical team member focused on back end development and operations.  We are looking for someone who has proven their ability to build and operate backend technology systems and is excited to be a technical leader. The role will start out as a full time hands on engineering role with opportunities to take on broader management responsibilities as the team grows.
Lead the development of large features and new capabilities for the Guava platform
Help to manage the Ruby on Rails codebase and the AWS / Kubernetes infrastructure
Support the ongoing operations of the live system
Serve as a mentor and technical lead for other backend engineers
5+ years of software engineering experience
Experience developing RESTful APIs, preferably with Ruby on Rails
Experience working with AWS infrastructure
Proficient with relational databases
What we are looking for
Curiosity mixed with a healthy dose of Get Sh*t Done
High level of technical expertise along with the self-awareness and maturity to know what you don’t know and to make smart decisions based on that knowledge
Interest and willingness to dive in and help out in areas that are outside of your core responsibilities
Someone who will step up to put out a fire but more importantly understands how to minimize the chances of a fire ever starting

Want to join the team?

If you are excited about Guava, please email careers@joinguava.com with:
The role you’re applying to in the subject line e.g. “Full Stack Engineer”
A link to your LinkedIn, Github, or other relevant profiles
Please include a statement on why you’re excited about the opportunity to join Guava
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