Senior Backend Engineer (R&D)

About Us

MoneyLion is America’s most powerful and rewarding financial membership, empowering people to take control of their finances to achieve their overall life goals.

Since its launch in 2013, MoneyLion has amassed more than 4 million members and has earned its customers trust with new banking and investments capabilities that offer a one-of-a-kind rewards program, no-fee checking account, overdraft protection, and loans funded in 15 seconds or less.

From a single application platform, users can get a holistic snapshot of their entire financial lives while having access to personalized and contextualized tips and tools to improve their credit and achieve everyday savings.

By rewarding financial responsibility, providing top-notch customer assistance and offering insightful financial education tips, we aim to positively impact our customers and enable them to better their financial health.

MoneyLion 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.

About the Role

The Kuala Lumpur office is the technology powerhouse of MoneyLion. We pride ourselves on innovative initiatives and thrive in a fast paced and challenging environment. Join our multicultural team of visionaries and industry rebels in disrupting the traditional finance industry!

The MoneyLion R&D team prides itself on innovative initiatives, and is eager to get hands-on with working on out-of-the-box ideas and prototypes. We’re looking for passionate developers who live for the excitement of a fast-paced environment with constant changes and find gratification in uncertainty and never-ending challenges to drive MoneyLion’s continuous technological innovation efforts. This role is for you if you love coding but find working on the same project for years mundane, love experimenting with new ideas and solving problems but find pure research boring. With higher variability in job scope and projects here, we promise that you will not have a chance to stop learning. Are you up for the challenge? Our tech stack includes Java/Spring, Nodejs, ES6, Typescript, ReactNative, relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL), MongoDB, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS.

Key Responsibilities

  • Architect and implement innovative software components that will allow for more efficient data gathering and better user experience for the specific project.
  • Enhance our security techniques to always stay one step ahead of fraudsters.
  • Work closely with our data science team and learn to use cutting edge data analysis techniques.
  • Present prototypes to the management to demonstrate capabilities, value proposition, and alignment to strategy.
  • Communicate the solution to the product engineering team.
  • Demonstrate keen awareness of current technology trends and emerging standards.
  • Coach junior engineers.

About You

It’d be great if you check most of the boxes below but if you are a fun and passionate individual who codes for your life, we can overlook some of them :)

  • Experience working with APIs of reasonable complexity.
  • You have experience working with non-relational databases such as MongoDB
  • Proficiency in languages such as Java, Python
  • You have the ability to share the strengths and weaknesses of a design choice.
  • It would be a bonus if you’re a full-stack engineer (Javascript, Typescript will be a plus).
  • You like to solve problems and build ground-up solutions.
  • Effective communication in resolving conflicts and building relationships with your team members.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3+ years of experience building and developing amazing technology platforms.

About the Perks

  • Work with one of the top tech teams in the country. We use a bunch of super cool tools and technologies that you can view here
  • Competitive salary (Ka-ching!)
  • Medical insurance for inpatient and outpatient treatment. We also provide dental and optical coverage.
  • L&D blocks because we want you to continuously learn.
  • Flexible working hours!
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off. Yes, you read that right.
  • Vacation Allowance. We pay you to take some time off.
  • Phone Allowance
  • Corporate Discounts with health clubs, airfare companies (applicable only when the pandemic ends), 5 star hotels in KL (wink wink) and coffee shops! (you wouldn’t want to miss this if you’re a coffee lover)
  • Endless company events (weekly sharing sessions, monthly book clubs, karaoke and even trivia days!)
  • Employment Pass & EPF for expatriates.
  • Be part of the most powerful financial membership in the world! We’re rewiring the banking system and we want you to join us. If not now, then when?

What's Next...

After you submit your application, you can expect the following steps in the recruitment process:

  1. Interview - Talent Acquisition Team (Virtual or face-to-face)
  2. Live Coding - solving fun programming challenge
  3. Interview - Interview by the Hiring Managers

*If you’ve already sent in your application for this position and were not selected, please re-apply after 6 months.*

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. Within that team, no one will feel more “other” than anyone else. We realize the full promise of diversity and want you to bring your whole self to work every single day.