Principal Software Engineer, Developer Productivity

US Remote / Charlotte, NC / Salt Lake City, UT / San Francisco, CA
Technology – Security Engineering & Operations /
Full-time /
Varo is an entirely new kind of bank. All digital, mission-driven, FDIC insured and designed for the way our customers live their lives. A bank for all of us.

The Developer Productivity Team at Varo Bank is small but is growing rapidly. The team is responsible for building and maintaining tooling solutions that power Varo’s engineering teams to achieve our goal to disrupt the banking industry and build products that help improve the financial wellbeing of our customers. You will get to work with new technology stacks, be part of a great and diverse workplace, and improve the financial lives of others. In our DevProd team we value personal growth, initiative and ownership, innovation, collaboration, and the importance of thinking like an engineer while supporting our engineering teams. 

What you'll be doing

    • Partner with the engineering team to help design, build and evolve the toolset engineers use to develop and maintain banking products
    • Work projects from ideation to creation with a customer-first mindset
    • Participate in code reviews to main code quality and distribute knowledge
    • Work on projects from ideation to delivery
    • Research industry best practices and share that knowledge with engineering teams
    • Be involved in the technical strategy and with a drive to improve products, infrastructure, processes, or organizations
    • Write well-designed, well-tested, readable and maintainable code
    • Mentor engineers and work cross-functionally with various engineering and product teams

You'll bring the following required skills and experiences

    • 15+ years of industry experience in software development leading large and strategic high-impact areas in business
    • Technical leadership and ownership in bringing multiple engineering functions to production
    • Experience with scalable, distributed systems with a test-first approach
    • Deep understanding of microservices and event-driven architectures
    • Experience in strong consistency in a distributed environment, transactional databases, and caching systems
    • Deep understanding of software security practices
    • Experience with testing methodologies including contract testing and testing in vendor environments

Technologies we use

    • Kotlin, Java, Spring Boot
    • AWS - EKS, S3, SNS, SQS, KMS
    • PostgreSQL, Kafka, Airflow, Kubernetes, Istio
    • Gitlab, Grafana, Loki
$200,000 - $240,000 a year
For cash compensation, we set standard ranges for all US-based roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies. Per applicable law, the salary range for this role is $200,000 - $240,000. Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors as well as candidate experience and expertise and may vary from the identified range.

We recognize not everyone will have all of these requirements. If you meet most of the criteria above and you’re excited about the opportunity and willing to learn, we’d love to hear from you!

About Varo
Varo launched in 2017 with the vision to bring the best of fintech into the regulated banking system. We’re a new kind of bank – all-digital, mission-driven, FDIC-insured, and designed around the modern American consumer. 

As the first consumer fintech to be granted a national bank charter in 2020, we make financial inclusion and opportunity for all a reality by empowering everyone with the products, insights, and support they need to get ahead. Through our core product offerings and suite of customer-first features, we aim to address a broad range of consumer needs while profitably serving underserved communities that have been historically excluded from the traditional financial system.

We are growing quickly in our hub locations of San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte along with colleagues located across the country. We have been recognized among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, Forbes’ Fintech 50, and earned the No. 7 spot on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies across the country.

Varo. A bank for all of us.

Our Core Values
- Customers First
- Take Ownership
- Respect
- Stay Curious
- Make it Better

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Varo is an equal opportunity employer. Varo embraces diversity and we are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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