Senior Software Founding Engineer
About PAISA: In Latam, over $100 billion in remittances are received in cash and in person by families who are overwhelmingly un/derbanked and who face financial stress.
We believe this is a huge, missed opportunity.
PAISA leverages these billions in remittances received in cash as the gateway to broader financial security, starting in Mexico. PAISA offers remittance-backed loans through an innovative WhatsApp bot, thus eliminating frictions andrevolutionizing access to financial services. We l aunched our MVP in October 2021 and have very positive traction to-date.
PAISA is a startup in Mexico backed by top VCs specialized in Latam fintech. Our founding team has decades of experience and passion in remittances, financial services, and financial inclusion.
The Position: We are growing and looking for a Sr Software Founding Engineer with a lot of creativity, energy and motivation to help achieve our vision.
We are looking for someone who is excited to build beautiful and scalable products from scratch, and who is ready to shape the culture of PAISA, how we operate, and how we make a meaningful impact in the financial inclusion and remittances space.
Highlights of the role: ● You will be a founding team member ● You will receive equity ● Your contributions will be transformational for the future of the business ● You will have lots of opportunities for professional growth
Our Ideal Candidate (has some but maybe not all) Core Skills: ● 3-5yrs experience in development (backend heavy) using: Node JS, Python, among others ● Experience building and integrating fast, well-organized, and user-friendly APIs ● Knowledge with Git and version control ● DevOps experience ● Experience in analysis, design and implementation of applications and services
Nice-to-have Skills: ● Experience in financial services, startup and/or fintech ● Experience in frontend development ● Experience developing chatbots via WhatsApp or other platforms ● Knowledge of agile methodologies such as SCRUM or others ● Proficient English
Characteristics: ● Scrappy, resourceful, and excited to problem-solve ● Proactive and entrepreneurial attitude, with a passion for a rapidly changing, startup environment ● Has experience taking a product from 0 to 1, iterating to find product-market fit, and scaling ● Is a self-starter and can work independently; can identify problems and deliver solutions with minimal oversight ● Loves to build solutions, iterate, and make a difference ● Interest in proposing ideas, having an impact, and constantly learning ● Attention to detail ● Has strong opinions on what makes for good, scalable code; can advocate for their opinion and rally around a decision once made ● Ability to communicate and collaborate with all areas of the company ● Wants to help create an inclusive culture and diverse organization that respects others and builds with the client at the center
Responsibilities: ● As a founding engineer, you will help define our culture, define and implement our technical roadmap, and build the future of remittance-linked financial security ● Working closely with the CEO and fellow teammates, you will turn ideas and vision into technical functionality. Each day you will be working cross-functionally, gathering requirements, shipping features, developing and testing functionality, resolving bugs and incidents, improving performance, perfecting user experience, and more ● You will be hands-on: leading and building to shape our future ● You will help us grow our engineering team by contributing to what we value, who we hire, how we grow, how we collaborate, and how we make a difference ● Contribute to the development and support of the system architecture and database in order to solve problems for our clients, build beautiful experiences, and demonstrate results ● Write high-quality code that is results-based, following best practices, and in pursuit of our vision ● Be close to the customer experience and help solve problems ● Continuous feedback and open communication with the rest of the team
What we offer: ● Competitive salary + yearly bonus ● Equity ● 100% Remote ● Unlimited vacation days ● Parental leave and other benefits ● Early stage opportunity with an amazing team set on achieving great things! ● Rapid professional growth
To apply: ● Send your 1-page CV to email@example.com with “Sr Software Founding Engineer” in the subject line of the email. ● Link to products or solutions you’ve created (Github repository or others)
At PAISA we seek and respect differences in experiences and ways of thinking, in addition to diversity of gender, age, socioeconomic class, race, color, sexual orientation, language and religion.