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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Des Moines, IA, USA · United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024
👋 Hi, I’m Michael - Lead Software Engineer here at Dwolla. I’m looking for a talented Senior-level Software Engineer to join our fast-paced, collaborative, diverse Engineering team.
Here is what you can expect to work on in this critical role:
You will build systems with techniques like Test Driven Development and programming languages such as Scala, JavaScript, Java, C# and Python. You will also design and deploy solutions with containerized microservices using technologies like AWS, Docker, Lambda, ECS, Thrift and Finagle.
This means you’ll design and build the products and services that power the Dwolla Platform. From public APIs and user interfaces to internal operational systems and 3rd party integrations, the solutions you build will solve real customer problems.
How do our Senior Product Software Engineers spend their time? About 70% development(following an API-first approach to solving customer needs) and 30% team collaboration, mentoring and professional development. A typical day might include developing stories, unit testing, code reviewing, merging pull requests and participating in cadence meetings.
Our team values collaboration, a passion for learning and a desire to become a master of your craft. We thrive in asynchronous communication. You will have a lot of support from leadership when you communicate proactively with detailed information about any roadblocks you may encounter.
Qualities of Senior Software Engineers Who Thrive in This Role
🔥 You are a driven, self-starter type of person who isn’t afraid to dig for answers, stays up-to-date on developer trends and is always looking for ways to enhance your knowledge (yes, industry-related podcasts count! 🎧) .
🤝 You’ve served as a mentor for junior engineers and view influential and informal leadership as an exciting opportunity in any role.
🏆 Although the nature of this work is fairly individualist, the ability to collaborate with the team via code review and architecture discussions is vital (and we really love it when team members are active participants in our cadence meetings).
👀 Curious about how we create a great user experience? Peep these blog posts guiding our clients in the use of our platform.

What’s expected of a Senior Product Software Engineer at Dwolla?

  • Build systems with techniques like Test Driven Development and programming languages such as Scala, JavaScript, Java, C#, and Python (and we’re open to learning more)
  • Follow an API-first approach to solving customer needs
  • Design & deploy solutions with containerized microservices using technologies like AWS, Docker, Lambda, ECS, Thrift, Finagle
  • Help care for systems by keeping them up-to-date, adding features, refactoring code, and fixing bugs
  • Collaborate with the team via code reviews and architecture discussions
  • Participate in product planning using Agile methodologies - everyone’s voice matters

What are the preferred qualifications for this position?

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Developed applications using object oriented or functional programming languages such as Scala, JavaScript, Java, C#, Python, Go, Ruby, PHP, and/or Perl
  • Experience mentoring engineers who may be new to the profession
  • Knowledge of high scale performance and optimization techniques
  • Familiarity with and excited about Agile/XP software development practices for delivering projects
  • Experience collaborating and communicating with non-technical stakeholders
👉 Please note: Part of the application process for this position is the successful completion of a skills assessment. Only applicants who complete the assessment will be considered for this role.
When you join the Dwolla team, you get these great perks:
⭐ Unlimited Paid Time Off (with a mandatory PTO minimum of 5 days every 4 months 😎)
⭐ 12 weeks paid parental leave
⭐ Medical, dental and vision insurance (Health plan options include FSA & HSA options and more…)
⭐ Stock options
⭐ 401k (with 4% company match)
⭐ Long-term disability insurance
⭐ Life insurance
Our Remote-First Workspace
⭐ Our employees can work from anywhere in the US or from our Des Moines office.
⭐ You can move anywhere in the US and your compensation won’t change.
⭐ Combined with our unlimited PTO, you have the flexibility to enjoy the laptop lifestyle and balance work while traveling.
⭐ We actively support a healthy remote-first company culture by frequently providing both in-person and virtual opportunities for collaboration with co-workers.
⭐ We never miss a beat… by working both synchronously and asynchronously in our day-to-day interactions we’re able to stay full-steam ahead.
⭐ Remote-first home office stipend (and paid parking for our office-loving employees)
❗**Please note: While we support a remote-first work environment, we are currently only able to offer employment to candidates who live in the United States
**Some Fine Print**
At Dwolla, we value diversity and hold the core belief that the best teams are built by the inclusion of diverse ideas, experiences, and people. If you require a reasonable accommodation or assistance for any part of the interview and employment process, please contact Katie Spellman (Talent Recruiter) at and let us know the nature of your request. If offered this position, you will be asked to complete an employment and credit verification authorization form (which allows us to run a background check) as part of our employment process. By submitting this application, you agree that Dwolla may share applicant information with a third party for communication services.