Senior Backend Engineer (Product Team)

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State: Accra, Ghana
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 10/05/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 4 Years
Career Level: Mid-level
Industry: ICT

Our mission
In 2019, immigrants worldwide sent over $550 billion home to family and friends, dwarfing foreign governmental aid. In the age of cheap, quick transfers through services like Paypal and Venmo, these people are trekking to stores to pay fees averaging over 7% for transfers that typically take 24 hours or more.

Sendwave’s mission is to change that by making sending money anywhere in the world easy and affordable. Since 2014, our app has allowed diaspora members from several African nations – and more recently Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, saving our users over 70% relative to Western Union and MoneyGram.

We are looking to rapidly expand around the world in the next year. That’s where you come in…

How you’ll help us achieve it
To achieve our mission, we need make sure our app is easy to use for every interaction from signup to sending to editing info to resetting your password. You’ll work closely with our Head of Product to fix highly impactful user problems and A/B test interface changes to make the experience even smoother and quicker. You’ll eventually be the primary code owner of our iOS app, and the go-to person for when someone else on the team has a hairy iOS problem they need help with, but it won’t be all iOS work though— you will need to work across client and server to solve problems end-to-end.

In your first few months, you’ll
Advise other engineers on iOS development questions and challenges
Assist with prioritizing efforts to refactor the existing code to use modern best-practices
Supervise and oversee technical aspects of development projects
Work with other teams within Sendwave to solve business problems
Streamline in-app signup and verification flows
Set up A/B tests to measure the impact of your work
Help us build a top-tier referral program to help users share their love of Sendwave with their friends
Key details
Location: Our company is 100% remote. We strongly prefer candidates who are within +/- 4 hours of UTC
This is a permanent position
Major benefits:
Subsidized health insurance and retirement contribution matching (both vary from country-to-country)
26 weeks fully paid parental leave and subsidized fertility assistance
Unlimited vacation with a 20-day minimum requirement
$10,000 annual charitable donation matching
6 – 10 years professional experience as a full stack or mobile engineer
Significant experience working with iOS — you don’t need to know every detail of the iOS environment off the top of your head, but you should have a strong enough foundation to figure out those details when needed
Familiarity with both Objective C and Swift
Work authorization in the country in which you intend to be based
You might be a good fit if you
Care about users and want to make their experience easier and better
Are more of a “get it done” type person than a perfectionist
Aren’t afraid to throw away code you wrote when after testing, a flow you built doesn’t work as well as another one
Can easily communicate with non-technical folks and translate their feedback into code
Are comfortable defaulting to over-communication and overreaching when it comes to coordination
Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions and cope effectively with complexity and change
Bonus points if you
Have worked on a growth team before
Possess hands-on experience with Python or Android
Our team
Our team of over 200 employees are fully distributed across the world— working from coffee shops, homes, and coworking spaces — making us one of the larger fully distributed growth-stage startups in the world.
We play in bands, teach dance classes, run Vipassana retreats, played semi-pro basketball, and built tools to help Doctors Without Borders respond to the Ebola crisis.
We collectively speak over twenty languages, including Akuapem, Amharic, Bengali, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Igbo, Kalenjin, Luganda, Oromo, Somali, Swahili and Wolof.
We’re backed by world-class investors including Khosla Ventures, Founders Fund, Y Combinator and the cofounders of PayPal.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If interested, please submit your resume & cover letter describing your interest in Wave below. Please also indicate the countries in which you have work authorization.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we’ll let you in on a secret: there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. Wave is a place where everyone can thrive. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to wake up everyday.

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