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Senior Backend Software Engineer - Rewards/Banking



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

About Us

Taekus is a fintech startup building a next generation premium financial services brand. We’re doing that by creating seamless and delightful experiences through our products, which includes building a new points infrastructure – a feat that involves both cutting-edge technology and bold new partnerships.
Here we are now — tackling a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity to push the first real innovation in the true super-premium market since the inception of rewards credit cards.

How We're Doing

We launched in early 2023— and already, we’re processing nearly $1 billion in yearly payments with our thousands of cardholders.
To get here, we’ve wrangled partnerships with Visa, multiple banks, and international airlines. We’ve raised two rounds of funding, with investors that include CRV and Brian Kelly of The Points Guy himself.
We are now 10 teammates strong and looking for our next team members. The startup is about to get really hectic really fast, and we're looking for an additional teammate to join us on this adventure.

The Role

As Taekus’s banking-back-end-focused engineer, you will be responsible for making sure Taekus’s financial-related operations run smoothly, from our ACHs to credit card transactions.
We care deeply about the reliability and usability of our platform -- that’s one of the key ways we stand out against the bigger banks with travel rewards.
We want to deliver a travel rewards credit card experience that is fitting for the premium market and what they expect. Because cardholder trust is so important in this industry, we believe that making sure the financial backend workings of our product is extremely critical and important to our business.
Your role will require you to:
Collaborate with designers & engineers to scope out features and product direction
Be responsible for setting the technical direction as well as for planning deliverables
Participate in code and design reviews to ensure quality and good architecture
Write maintainable, clear, well-architected code, tests, and documentation
Set architecture standards and patterns which will be adopted by others as we scale
Make direct technical contributions as well as provide guidance to team members


At least one year of experience with production-grade python within the last 5 years.
2+ years of professional software engineering experience, preferably at a startup or big tech company
Desire to join a small but mighty team that’s ready to take on this multi-trillion-dollar market by storm
Intrinsic motivation and the drive to solve difficult problems without guidance
Ability to ruthlessly prioritize in a chaotic and ambiguous environment
An open and growth mindset when giving and receiving feedback
Someone with 0 to 1 experience

Nice to Haves

A love of travel (hacking) and credit card rewards
Experience leading engineering teams and setting design standards and patterns in code
Experience with Django, Python
Experience writing code in a heavily regulated industry like financial services