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 Staff Engineer to work with our Foundation and Experience teams, who are responsible for developing our payment systems and designing our customer interactions. These teams deliver business-critical capabilities such as:

  • Ensure the system's financial accuracy by tracking cashflows in real-time
  • Onboard new merchants and provide them with tools to get the best out of our product
  • Integrate with merchants’ websites and checkouts, as well as provide point-of-sale solutions
  • 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 installments)
  • Offer a frictionless purchase experience and put our consumers in control of their credit

About the mission

As a Staff Engineer, your main missions are to:

  • Contribute to the evolution of the Engineering department strategy by identifying the right technical projects and migrations in order to scale
  • Launch and lead these projects, acting as an owner and decision maker, as well as coordinating stakeholders and contributors
  • Establish and evangelize the best practices and standards across squads to mentor 50+ engineers and ensure the high level of quality required in our industry
  • Deep dive with teams on complex problems related to architecture or performance

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 8 years of relevant work experience with large-scale backend systems, and / including 2 years in a Staff Engineer role or equivalent cross-team Architect position. 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 with a cross-functional team and between teams
  • Experience in building payment or financial solutions is a plus!


About the recruitment process

  • 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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