Senior Backend Engineer

About Us

MoneyLion is a digital financial platform on a mission to rewire a broken banking system that applies a one-size-fits-all approach to personal finance. Since our launch in 2013, we’ve engaged with over 8.5 million hard-working Americans, with a focus on empowering them to take control of their finances to achieve their life goals. Our award-winning platform delivers holistic banking, lending and investing solutions while surrounding each customer with personalized tools, content and advice relevant to their unique financial situation -- all in a single app.

We pride ourselves on being the most innovative team in Fintech, and all of our team members are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. We work fast, collaborate always and, above all else, we do it for our customers.

MoneyLion is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Sioux Falls, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and we also support remote team members around the globe.

About the Role

MoneyLion is looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our New York City engineering team to help build the future of financial technology. As a Backend Engineer, you will work with several teams to continue building out a world-class financial platform. This position involves the design, architecture, implementation, and operation of large scale cloud systems.
We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities, and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the stack as we continue to push financial technology forward

Key Responsibilities

  • Take a technical leadership role in scaling out our systems and team with our quickly growing product
  • Architect and implement event-driven backend systems that provide support for our core systems
  • Deliver high quality, scalable and heavily tested software across our stack
  • Participate in setting architectural strategy, roadmap, standards, policies, and procedures
  • Help steer technical decisions about software architecture
  • Be a critical voice in design and code reviews

About You

  • Strong experience with Java including idiomatic usage
  • Experience with Java, specifically JDK 8,9,10+ and use streaming and lambdas to keep your codebase concise
  • Experience with REST applications and services using open-source Java Frameworks - Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Spring Data
  • Analytical mindset and an ability to identify and weigh architectural design tradeoffs
  • Experience with AWS, Kubernetes, CI/CD systems
  • NoSQL and Relational databases (We use MongoDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with data modeling and persistence (sharding, knowing when to denormalize, separation of concerns, etc.)
  • Experience designing and developing platform level, reusable components, including event architectures, messaging and caching (JMS, ActiveMQ, Kinesis, Apache Kafka, etc)
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience building highly available critical systems
  • Proven experience in demonstrating architecture skills at a multi-system level
  • Strong soft-skills including working via influence and supporting a growth mindset for your peers

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


What We Value

We value growth-minded and collaborative people with high learning agility who embody our core values of teamwork, customer-first and innovation. Every member of the MoneyLion Pride is passionate about fintech and ready to give 100% in helping us achieve our mission..

Working At MoneyLion

At MoneyLion, we want you to be well and thrive. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary packages and bonuses
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
  • Equity based compensation
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Learning and Development resources

MoneyLion is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees. Inside our company, every decision we make regarding our employees is based on merit, competence, and performance, completely free of discrimination. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We realize the full promise of diversity and want you to bring your whole self to work every single day.