Walnut Creek / Engineering
Principal Engineer - Trust and Safety
Developing innovative technologies to revolutionize the payments industry while helping customers transact in global marketplaces is not for the faint of heart. We have big goals and are looking for people to join our team who want to leave a legacy. Just as you are committing to do your best work, Tom our CEO, commits to making this the best place you’ve ever worked. It’s a partnership from the very beginning. If you are looking to step outside your comfort zone, learn new things, apply your skills, collaborate with brilliant people and have fun along the way, then you might be our next Yapster! We promise to provide you with an amazing journey along your career. At Yapstone, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees. Yapstone is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
We are seeking a Principal Engineer for development of next generation onboarding and risk platform. The ideal candidate has experience with KYC, Fraud, or integrating with third-party risk systems like Lexus Nexus, Kount, SiteX APIs. You must be willing to hit the ground running and help develop onboarding APIs. You eat, breath and sleep Java and have extensive experience in backend/web services solutions. You believe that quality starts with development, and thorough unit testing and code quality is an essential part of any code delivery. This is a high visibility, high impact role and an opportunity to work from ground up. In this role, you directly impact YapStone’s bottom-line, work on our customer interface and drive customer value by taking their payment experience to the next level.
Drive the design, development and implementation of the core of our Java / J2EE technology platform in on-boarding, risk and fraud platform.
Debug issues across multiple layers of the application stack
Drive code quality through unit testing and advocate test-driven development methodologies
Refactor and improve code quality, maintainability and scalability
Evaluate the adoption of new tools and technology
Interface with clients to discover, troubleshoot and resolve integration issues
Lead projects and exert technical influence with team members, increase productivity and effectiveness by sharing domain knowledge and experience
Take ownership of all tasks assigned to you and tasks assigned to engineers working on your projects
12+ years of software development experience in Java/Java EE.
Extensive engineering experience and a proven track record in e-commerce, enterprise, high performance, large scale web technologies including cloud based APIs and protocols (REST, JSON)
Thought leader, hands-on contributor, and decision maker known for solving difficult software engineering problems
Proficient in data structures, algorithms, design patterns and Object Oriented Programming.
Experience with one of the major relational databases (MSSQL, Oracle, Postgres)
Excellent Java and J2EE coding skills
Experience in payments or high transactional systems
Experience with Linux and other Unix-like operating systems
Excellent team player with good analytical, strategic planning and interpersonal and communication skills. Highly motivated, enthusiastic and self-starter
Experience with Kafka, Hadoop, NoSQL database is a plus
BSCS or equivalent, MS preferred
- We offer comprehensive health, dental, and vision wellness plans for you and your family with low employee premiums.
- You work hard every day to build the future of our company, so we’ll help you build your future with a 401(k) plan that features employer match.
- We encourage and support our teams to take time off to recharge and reboot because changing how the world pays is no easy task.
- We care about the community where we work. Through YapCares, you get 8 hours of paid volunteer time off each year to make a difference.
- Enjoy food, fun and camaraderie with breakfasts, dinners, snacks, social hours and events.
- A great location in the Easy Bay that is a reverse commute for many Yapsters, and we’re right across the street from BART.