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Founding Backend Engineer - Node.js (remote)



Software Engineering
Multiple locations · Pakistan · Iran · Thailand · Vietnam · Sri Lanka · India · Bangladesh · Indonesia · Malaysia · Philippines
Posted on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Peakflo is a B2B Fintech SaaS startup part of YCombinator W22, that just raised $4.1M in seed funding and was picked by Techcrunch as their top 10 favorites out of a cohort of 400 and also in a TechCrunch exclusive

🚀 What we’re building

  • Finance operations at any high growth SMB or startup is plagued with resource intensive customer collections and vendor payment processes. This culminates into hundreds of wasted finance manhours and thousands of dollars in payment fees!
  • Peakflo with its simple API and one-click accounting software integrations, allows businesses to streamline their customer collections and vendor payments. 187 finance team users, from early-stage startups to unicorns in SE Asia, use Peakflo each week to: ✅Save 100 hours/month on finance ops ⏳ ✅Get paid faster on customer invoices by 10-20 days 📈 ✅Streamline vendor payments and save 50-90% on fees 💰
  • Most importantly, we have begun building an environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, problem solving, and ownership. An environment that provides the support and mentorship needed to succeed, learn, and grow ❤️

⚙️ Engineering at Peakflo

We are looking for quick-thinking, problem-solving backend engineers to build the next generation of fintech products. Our SaaS product is built using typescript, node.js, java and react.

You should apply if you are interested and have experience in distributed backends, microservice architecture and integrations with external financial or payment systems; if you are looking to join a high-growth high-pace startup with great engineering culture; if you want to work in a passionate high-skilled team.

💪 What you’ll do

  • Work directly with the CTO & Founder to help shape our product and culture.
  • Design and build new features, simplify existing services, and scale our systems as we rapidly grow and evolve.
  • Build integrations with 3rd-party finance, payment and communication systems.
  • Write sustainable, testable, high-quality, high-performance code.
  • Write scalable, observable, and fault-tolerant features in a microservice system.
  • Support, maintain, and debug microservices in a complex distributed system.
  • Work with our technology stack: Typescript, firebase, elasticsearch, GCP, jest, github, github actions.
  • Collaborate with teammates through planning, pair programming, code review, and testing.
  • Partner with members of a cross-functional team and other stakeholders to contribute to setting the direction of our product: learn about our business problems, explore solutions, weigh design tradeoffs, write effective user stories, and prioritize them to deliver maximum value in a sustainable, incremental fashion.

🕵️‍♀️ Who we’re looking for

  • You are a highly knowledgeable and experienced backend engineer.
  • You have solid experience with distributed applications: deadletters, at-least-once, exactly-once, pubsubs should be the terms you use daily in your job.
  • You have experience in building complex integrations with 3rd party solutions using API. EXTRA points if have experience integrating with accounting or ERP systems.
  • You are excited about ensuring that all of our systems—software and human—scale smoothly.
  • You work transparently and collaboratively within a distributed team.

💻 What we’re Looking For:

  • 3+ years of full stack professional experience building and debugging distributed systems in production environments.
  • You enthusiastically approach everything from backend system architecture and API design to HTML/CSS with the same level of respect and intention. You don’t need to be an expert in everything; T-shaped folks with an emphasis on backend skills are ideal for this role.
  • You write code that’s easily readable, testable, and maintainable, with an eye towards baking observability in from the start.
  • You have good understanding of payment gateways or server-to-server integrations with 3rd party financial systems (Netsuite, xero, quickbooks, zoho etc is what we work with on a daily basis).
  • Experience using agile/lean development practices with a focus on incremental delivery and business value.
  • You’re good at navigating and shaping the dynamics of a rapidly-growing company with a remote-first culture: quickly adapting when priorities change and making conscious tradeoffs with incomplete information.
  • Experience mentoring and training more junior engineers
  • Solid coding practices including writing technical specifications, peer code review, and testing (e.g. unit, integration, end-to-end)
  • Again, strong knowledge in integrating third-party APIs and the ability to understand them in several formats (e.g. SOAP, REST, GraphQL)
  • Desire to architect and build scalable systems, libraries, and frameworks
  • Act in compliance with our infosec policies and as mandated by our Chief Information Security Officer

➕ We’re Particularly Interested In People Who:

  • Have experience with ERP, financial, accounting, or payments systems
  • Have experience working with distributed applications, high load, GCP, microservices.
  • Strive for continuous learning and improvement for themselves and their teams.
  • Are passionate about sharing knowledge
  • Favor regular, incremental delivery over perfection and have experience balancing high quality with incremental delivery.
  • Brings strong communication and teamwork skills.


🏡 Remote - We are building a remote friendly culture centered around trust and meritocracy

📈 Stock options - As repeat founders, we truly believe in building something valuable as a team with a strong sense of shared ownership