Backend Engineer - Core (Remote)



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024
About Ottimate:
Ottimate is changing the way the hospitality industry manages their finances through life changing Accounts Payable automation. Our mission is to eliminate manual work from every aspect of business expenses and enable business operators to stay in control of their spending at all times.
The Role:
Ottimate's mission is to make accounts payables and payments effortless for businesses. We are looking for a Backend Engineer to contribute to our new product efforts and help us take ideas to market, specifically in fintech and payments. Our stack is based on Django, Angular, Postgres, and AWS. Expertise in Django is must. Planning, shipping, and learning are the most important traits we are looking for.
You will:
  • Discuss, plan, build and test new features.
  • Bring in learnings from your previous roles and experiences to help build exciting new fintech innovations for businesses everywhere
  • Collaborate with engineers, designers, product managers, and other stakeholders in defining the user experience.
  • Triage and fix bugs, often working directly with users.
  • Manage code reviews through Pull Requests and make sure we're moving fast while maintaining Unit Tests and quality.
  • Help migrate some of the modules into independent micro-services.
  • Work on product features that affect 10s of thousands of customers.
You have/are:
  • 3-5 years of professional experience working on web applications using modern software engineering processes.
  • Proficient in Python and Django.
  • Debugging complex database performance issues.
  • You think critically about your work and ask questions in order to improve the product, not only on its technical implementation but also on how well it’s serving the users' needs.
  • You have built performant and scalable backends, made pragmatic tradeoffs, and can point to your prior work.
  • You have strong communication skills and are able to explain complex technical topics to the entire team in a clear and concise way.
  • When things inevitably break, you eagerly jump in to diagnose and fix the core issues.
  • Experience working in an early-stage startup is a huge plus.
Nice to haves:
  • AWS Dev Ops
  • Product sense

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