Senior Software Engineer - Backend

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What Ramp is looking for in applicants

About the Role

Ramp is building the world's first finance automation platform designed to save businesses time and money. Ramp offers 5-in-1 software that consolidates corporate cards, expense management, bill payments, accounting, and reporting into one simple and free solution. More than 3,000 businesses are using Ramp to process billions in annualized transaction volume. Customers include some of the fastest growing startups and unicorns like Ro, DoNotPay, ClickUp, and Applied Intuition, as well as established businesses across the US such as Bristol Hospice, Walther Farms, Douglas Elliman, and Planned Parenthood.

Founded in 2019, Ramp is NYC's fastest growing startup, having achieved a unicorn valuation of $3.9 billion in just over 2 years. Ramp has raised $620 million in funding from investors including Founders Fund, Stripe, Goldman Sachs, Coatue Management, D1 Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Thrive Capital, as well as over 100 angel investors who were founders or executives of leading companies. Ramp is part of the Forbes Fintech 50 and Fast Company's Best Workplaces for Innovators program.

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What You’ll Do

  • As a Technical Lead you will own the architecture, set the technical vision, evolve the implementation and automate metrics, alerting and ongoing operations of Ramp’s industry changing products: Card, Spend Management, BillPay, Reimbursements, Lending, Savings, Travel, etc.
  • You will partner with Product, Design and stakeholders to advance the product vision, iterate on customer feedback and lead the expansion of Ramp into the new verticals.
  • You will scale Ramp’s innovative Risk and Finance platforms that are key to our renown product velocity and quality: Underwriting, Risk Management, Fraud detection and defences, Payments, Capital Engineering, Accounting and others.
  • You will be the voice of your product or platform pod. You will shape the roadmap, run the pod’s sprints, and effectively communicate the team's progress, objectives and key results throughout the company. You will promote the strong culture of ownership and will hold yourself and the team accountable for the successes and failures.
  • As a senior technical leader at Ramp, you will help establish and influence engineering processes, tools, and systems that will allow us to scale the code base, productivity, and accelerate product velocity.  You are expected to act locally, but think globally and proactively make notable contributions to the codebase and processes beyond your own team’s mandate. 
  • You will actively collaborate with other senior engineering leaders and drive attraction and conversion of the best engineering talent to Ramp. 

What You Need

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Track record of shipping high-quality products and features at scale
  • Ability to turn business and product ideas into engineering solutions
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment, continuously grow, and master your craft
  • Alignment with Ramp’s core values of enabling businesses to grow more by spending less

Nice to Haves

  • BS (or higher) in Computer Science or a related technical field, or equivalent technical experience
  • Familiarity with or desire to learn our tech stack which includes, but not limited to: Python, Elixir, AWS, RabbitMQ, PostgreSQL, Redshift and DBT
  • Passion for, or curiosity to learn, financial technology

About Our Teams

  • Product Engineering | Ramp’s Card and Spend Management Engineering team is responsible for shipping products with a singular focus on enhancing the finance team and cardholder experience. Current project areas include accounting, physical/virtual card management, mobile wallets, transactions, reimbursements, spend insights, and vendor/invoice management.
  • Platform Engineering | Ramp’s Risk and Finance Engineering team is pioneering how risk is evaluated and managed, and builds the infrastructure to scale to millions of businesses in the United States, and globally in the future. Current project areas include Underwriting and Ramp Application Experience, Risk Management, Fraud detection and defences, Payments and Lending, Capital Engineering, Authentication and MFA, Ramp API and partner integrations.

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