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Senior Software Engineer, Backend (Customer Identity, Risk, and Compliance)



Software Engineering, Customer Service, Legal
United States · Canada · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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What We're Doing

At Synctera, we’re powering the future of FinTech. We help companies create new revenue streams and enhance their value proposition with FinTech apps and embedded banking products. With APIs, compliance support, and bank partners in one end-to-end Banking as a Service platform, Synctera is the fastest and easiest way to build, launch, and scale bank accounts, debit cards, charge cards, lending, and more.

We are looking for interesting, curious, wickedly smart people who are ready to jump in and run with our fast-growing team. If you want to have fun at work, collaborate with some of the sharpest people in the industry, grow the FinTech and Banking as a Service ecosystem, and love to win, read on!

What We’re Looking For

As a backend software engineer you’ll join our Customer Identity, Risk, and Compliance team, continuing to reduce risk for our customers and ensure regulatory compliance. Your work will span critical areas of the platform including transaction monitoring (fraud and anti-money laundering), Know Your Customer (KYC), Know Your Business (KYB), suspicious activity reporting (SAR), account verification, as well as continuing to expand the scope of customer data within the platform.

Our ideal candidate is curious and enthusiastic about those areas as well as the broader FinTech ecosystem (but may not have worked in it before!) and takes a product and customer-minded approach to solving engineering challenges, particularly when working with those outside of product and engineering.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop application services in Go (Golang)
  • Work with the product team and other engineers to understand financial services challenges and develop solutions to address them
  • Be a leader on the ground and in the code
  • Keep learning, keep growing and help your team do the same
  • Determine process improvements, best practices, and develop new processes
  • Envision cleaner, simpler ways to solve problems
  • Keep learning, keep growing and help your team do the same
  • Work in close partnership with cross-functional teams
  • Mentor Software Engineers to allow for skill/knowledge development through advice, coaching, and training opportunities

What You’ll Bring

  • 8+ years of professional experience working as a Software Engineer
  • Prior experience with Go
  • Experience with PostgreSQL or other relational databases
  • Experience in using and creating RESTful APIs, which will be consumed by our frontend engineers and our customers

Our Stack

Our platform is built in Go (for backend services) and React with Typescript (for the Synctera Console, our frontend). We’re built on top of Google Cloud Platform and typically use Postgres (Cloud SQL, AlloyDB), Redis (Cloud Memorystore), and Pub/Sub as our core application stack, with OpenAPI specifications being used to both document our API and be the foundation for inter-service communication.

Our infrastructure is predominantly a mixture of Kubernetes (Google Kubernetes Engine) and Cloud Run (Google’s serverless compute platform), with Terraform orchestrating infrastructure, and tools like Argo facilitating deployments.

Diversity & Inclusion

Synctera is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity within the United States and Canada. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applications from candidates from underrepresented communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity, and all those who can provide different perspectives and contribute to the diversification of Synctera.


  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, and vision benefits for US and Canadian employees and dependents
  • Employer contribution to HSA for US employees
  • Annual HCSA and generous extended health care coverage for Canadian employees and dependents
  • 401(k) for US employees and RRSP for Canadian employees
  • Mental health resources available for all employees
  • Unlimited paid time off
  • Generous paid new parent leave program
  • Home office setup stipend
  • Stock options program for all employees
  • Growth potential and opportunity to have a significant impact at an early stage of our company's journey
  • Working with a team of rockstars

The salary range for this full-time position (USD: $160,000- $190,000, CAD: $145,000-$180,000) is determined by role, level, and location. The range informed in this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries across all US and Canadian locations. Within the range, individual pay will be determined by work location, job-related skills, experience, relevant training, and other factors.

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