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Senior Software Engineer - Trust and Safety

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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 Sr. Software 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.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive design, development and implementation of the on-boarding, risk and fraud platform.

  • Refactor and improve code quality to make the current implementation more scalable and maintainable.

  • Believe in test driven development and drive code quality through unit testing.

  • Own key architectural decisions and design considerations

  • Own the adoption of new tools and technology

  • Interface with clients to discover, troubleshoot and resolve issues and recommend product enhancements

  • Lead projects and exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience

  • Take ownership of all tasks assigned to you and tasks assigned to Software Engineers working on your projects.

  • Use data driven approach for all your technology selections and project recommendations, either through POCs or past experiences.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drive design, development and implementation of the on-boarding, risk and fraud platform.

  • Refactor and improve code quality to make the current implementation more scalable and maintainable.

  • Believe in test driven development and drive code quality through unit testing.

  • Own key architectural decisions and design considerations

  • Own the adoption of new tools and technology

  • Interface with clients to discover, troubleshoot and resolve issues and recommend product enhancements

  • Lead projects and exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience

  • Take ownership of all tasks assigned to you and tasks assigned to Software Engineers working on your projects.

  • Use data driven approach for all your technology selections and project recommendations, either through POCs or past experiences.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years 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

  • Significant experience managing, troubleshooting and working on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems

  • Experience mentoring / developing an engineering community on complex technical issues

  • Experience with third-party vendors for risk checks is a plus (KYC, OFAC or Sanctions)

  • Experience with Kafka, Hadoop, NoSQL database is a plus

  • BSCS or equivalent, MS preferred

Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years 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

  • Significant experience managing, troubleshooting and working on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems

  • Experience mentoring / developing an engineering community on complex technical issues

  • Experience with third-party vendors for risk checks is a plus (KYC, OFAC or Sanctions)

  • Experience with Kafka, Hadoop, NoSQL database is a plus

  • BSCS or equivalent, MS preferred

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Our Benefits

  • 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.