About the job

At Alma, we aren't just building software. We shape the fintech landscape. We strive to serve and empower consumers and merchants by developing innovative solutions to redefine their purchase and payment experience.

We're currently looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer to work with our Foundation teams who are responsible for developing our payment systems. These teams deliver business-critical capabilities such as:

  • Estimate the risk of funding a consumer's purchase or dealing with a merchant
  • Manage the entire payment lifecycle from creation to post-purchase operations (such as paying early or delaying instalments)
  • Ensure the system's financial accuracy by tracking cashflows in real-time

About the mission

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer, your main missions in a nutshell are: 

  • Create APIs and backend components that enable payments for tens of thousands of merchants and millions of consumers
  • Write maintainable code that meets the highest quality, security, and performance standards expected for a regulated company processing billions of euros
  • Evolve the architecture to meet growing business needs in close collaboration with the product team and other technical leaders
  • Take the lead in production issues and performance troubleshooting, upgrading our product to achieve greater reliability in the long run

Our technical stack: Python, Docker, React, GCP, Kubernetes, Postgres, Redis, PubSub, Datadog

About you 

You will be the ideal candidate for the role if you have:

  • Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience with large-scale backend systems. We're open to all back-end programming languages for this role (however, as our product is built in Python on the back-end side, experience with Python is greatly appreciated!)
  • Languages: Fluent in French and a good level in English
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively within both a cross-functional team and between teams
  • Experience in building payment or financial solutions is a plus!

About the recruitment process

Our 👨‍🎨Engineering Interview Process Guide contains expectations and advice on the various phases:

  • Interview with Talent Acquisition (30 min)
  • Interview with Engineering Managers (60 min)
  • Take-home Coding test, following by a remote feedback session (30 min)
  • Live System Design interview (60 min)
  • Team Fit interview (60 min)


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