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Backend Software Engineer at Branch International

Branch International
Company

Branch International

Job Location

Bangalore

Requirement

Immediate

Work Experience

3 Years

Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology / M. Tech / Master of Engineering /

Job Description

Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in San Francisco, Lagos, Mexico City, Mumbai and Nairobi, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility.

Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets. Most recently, Branch announced our Series C and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms, including Andreessen Horowitz, Trinity Capital, Foundation Capital, Visa, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive working environment where human beings of all backgrounds can thrive.

Job Overview:

Branch launched in India in early 2019 and has seen rapid adoption and growth. In 2020 we are building out a full Engineering team in India to accelerate our success here. This team will work closely with our engineering team (based in the United States, Nigeria, and Kenya) to strengthen the capabilities of our existing product and build out new product lines for the company.

You will work closely with our Product and Data Science teams to design and maintain multiple technologies, including our API backend, credit scoring and underwriting systems, payments integrations, and operations tools. We face numerous interesting technical challenges ranging from maintaining complex financial systems to accessing and processing creative data sources for our algorithmic credit model.

As a company, we are passionate about our customers, fearless in the face of barriers, and driven by data. As an engineering team, we value bottom-up innovation and decentralized decision-making: We believe the best ideas can come from anyone in the company, and we are working hard to create an environment where everyone feels empowered to propose solutions to the challenges we face. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a fast-moving, innovative, and customer-focused setting.

Responsibilities:

  • Building out APIs and backend systems for our frontend clients, including our Android mobile app.
  • Integrating with various third-party systems, including payment systems, identity providers, and messaging platforms.
  • Help us build new financial products.
  • Scaling our backend services to ever-growing levels of traffic and complexity.

Qualifications:

  • You have strong experience (3+ years) of building backend software for web-based or mobile products.
  • You have strong knowledge of software development fundamentals, including relevant background in computer science fundamentals, distributed systems, data storage, and agile development methodologies.
  • You are pragmatic and combine a strong understanding of technology and product needs to arrive at the best solution for a given problem.
  • You are highly entrepreneurial and thrive in taking ownership of your own impact. You take the initiative to solve problems before they arise.
  • You are an excellent collaborator & communicator. You know that startups are a team sport. You listen to others, aren’t afraid to speak your mind and always try to ask the right questions.
  • You are excited by the prospect of working in a distributed team and company, working with teammates from all over the world.

Benefits of Joining:

  • Mission-driven and fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • Comprehensive private health insurance
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Weekly team meals

Location:

We are primarily looking for candidates in Mumbai or Bangalore, but are open to other locations in India for the right candidate.

Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law. And we’re looking for more that just qualifications -- so if you’re unsure that you meet the criteria, please do not hesitate to apply!

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