Senior Backend Engineer


We're looking for a Senior Backend Engineer. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Right Balance applies the latest technology and best engineering practices to help businesses grow. We’re in the top 50 companies to watch in LA.

Engagement Details

We're expanding financial access across the globe. Small businesses drive the economy. They deserve to own a piece of it. We give entrepreneurs anywhere in the world power to control their financial destiny. 💸

We provide blockchain-based financing and other flexible financial services to businesses in emerging markets and rewards them with ownership, enabling them to create wealth and prosperity for themselves and their communities, who have long been underserved or exploited by financial institutions. 🔑

We’re a fun-loving team split across LA, NYC, Nairobi, Manila, and Bangalore. We are backed by leading fintech and crypto investors including TCG Crypto, BlockTower Capital, Saison Capital, Draft Ventures, Hashed Emergent, Flori Ventures, Global Coin Research, and prominent angels like Packy McCormick, Anand Iyer, Kinjal Shah, and Jared Hecht. 🌏🌍🌎

Embrace a dynamic opportunity where you'll engage with a relatively new codebase and acquire valuable Web3 experience.. Be part of our rapid growth journey, collaborating with the latest tools, languages, and frameworks. Dive into a swiftly expanding pool of data, all within the context of a real reactive architecture.

As a senior backend engineer, you are responsible for designing, building, and maintaining the core backend infrastructure. You have a high degree of self-management and provide engineering solutions to open-ended problems.

What’s in it for you

1. Learn and evolve your skills using the latest and greatest technology tools in a rapidly growing company

2. Learn from the best engineers. We constantly challenge the status quo and invent new ways of building a great product.

3. Flexible hours. Just join daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings. Other than that you’re in control of your own schedule

4. 100% remote. Work anywhere, whether it is remotely in the comfort of your home, in a shared co-working space, in an RV on the beach, or while being a nomad in another country.

5. Work on challenging problems, innovate, impacting lots of people's lives for the better while having fun doing it.

Required Qualifications

  • Upper-intermediate to fluent spoken and written English for real-time conversation.

  • 4+ years of hands-on full-time Backend Engineering experience.

  • 4+ years of hands-on full-time experience with Scala or Java or Kotlin.

  • 2+ years of hands-on experience with at least one relational database such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MS SQL Server.

  • Strong experience in dealing with performance and scaling challenges.

  • Expert knowledge of REST API design.

  • Proficient with various software testing methodologies.

  • Unit testing experience.

Nice to haves

1. Experience building software in the Web3 space.

2. Experience with Frontend development frameworks such as Flutter.

3. Experience working with cloud computing platforms such as AWS.

4. Experience working with Kubernetes clusters and GitOps.

5. Experience refactoring legacy codebases.

6. Familiarity with event-driven architectures.

7. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent demonstrated ability.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your typical clients?

The majority of our clients are venture-backed startups at the growth stage. Usually, at this stage, the company already achieved a product-market fit and is looking to expand rapidly. That’s where we bring the best engineering practices, strong architecture, and the latest technologies to help companies scale.

What is the length of your engagements?

Most of our long-term full-time engagements last multiple years so you are able to evolve your career with the company you are currently working in.

What’s your company size?

The Right Balance team is 60+ engineers going to 100 by the end of the year. The current client size team is 20+ people. The timing is great to be a part of a rapidly growing team making meaningful contributions.

What happens if the engagement is completed?

Most of our engagements are long-term in nature. That said, if the current engagement is ramping down, we’ll present you with more long-term opportunities to transition into.

What are your core values?

Client First: we only win when our clients win. We treat client challenges as our own.

Ownership: we embrace responsibility, taking on challenges, getting them to completion, and enjoying getting things done.

Quality: we’re passionate about achieving quality outcomes by applying meticulous attention to detail.

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