Staff Software Engineer, Backend

Credit Karma is a mission-driven company, focused on championing financial progress for our more than 100 million members in the U.S., Canada and U.K.  While we're best known for pioneering free credit scores, our members turn to us for everything related to their financial goals, including helping them with improving their credit, identity monitoring, applying for credit cards, and shopping for loans (car, home and personal) -- all for free. Credit Karma has grown significantly through the years: we've added more than 70 million members in the last five years alone and now have more than 1,000 employees across our offices in San Francisco, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Leeds, London and soon Oakland.

Your role will be to own and lead our continued scaling in the U.K., and drive key decisions along the way that will influence our entire engineering organisation.

What You'll Do

  • Drive a technical vision for the engineering organisation around scaling internationally
  • Lead key efforts including build out of new product features, design & development of new microservices, and extending Credit Karma’s platform to new countries and markets
  • Take an active role in the technical growth of other team members, and the processes that support overall team growth
  • Scoping and planning work across multi-team efforts, working closely with business partners to define a product vision in technical terms, and plan implementation and delivery

What's Great About It

  • The autonomy, pace, and quick decisioning of a startup, with the stability of Credit Karma’s mature platform and business
  • Lots of opportunity to break new ground, discover and solve brand new challenges, and make key decisions impacting a large engineering organisation
  • Have the autonomy to achieve results without micromanagement

Experience We're Looking For

  • Professional experience developing large-scale, high-volume services
  • Significant professional experience in server-side development
  • Knowledge in microservice architectures, messaging patterns, deployment models, domain driven design
  • Professional experience across entire software development process, from development environment, to CI & CD, to production deployment, product and application performance measurement
  • Approaches problems with a pragmatic, analysis driven approach - understands well trade-offs between perfection and time, with an eye towards iterative delivery of product features, and utilizes this capacity to plan and deliver on product requirements
  • Confident articulating complex technical content to peers and partners
  • PHP experience a plus
  • React experience a plus
  • Node.js experience a plus
  • DevOps experience a plus, specifically Docker, Kubernetes, cloud services
  • Proven ability and interest in mentorship of junior engineers

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