Backend Engineer - Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico · Technology

Why is technology so important at Konfío?

By leveraging technology and big data analytics, Konfio complements traditional financial analysis and streamlines the loan application process, providing convenience and affordability to customers who are creditworthy but historically underserved by traditional banking.


What are some examples of problems a Backend Engineer will solve?

Shipping valuable features requires close coordination between devops, database, API, and frontend workstreams; Konfío engineers commonly pair and rotate focus between these responsibilities. We consistently work with new technologies, and thus value professionals who are open to learning new things, regardless of pre-existing comfort zones. Konfío software engineers might solve any of the following problems:

  • Transform into technology all business logic that flows through the Konfio models
  • Build, enhance and maintain communication channels with public and private data providers
  • Work closely with the back-end, front-end, and mobile teams in order to create a scalable architecture, code, testing processes and deployment processes
  • Introduce new tools, plugins and frameworks that increase development speed
  • Regularly perform critical analysis and code reviews of peer code


You will fit well if

  • You are results-oriented and enjoy shipping new features
  • You are hungry and enjoy being constantly challenged to learn and do more
  • You embrace conflict of ideas and like to question the status quo
  • You learn fast and easily adapt to changing situations and priorities
  • You believe in building great products and doing great work by international standards
  • You want to understand the big picture, to be held accountable and make a meaningful contribution with your work

We are excited to meet experienced coders as well as college seniors with various areas of technical focus - there is no single ideal profile. We all wear multiple hats and cannot be experts in everything at once.

Requirements

  • Software Engineering degree from a recognized institution
  • Performance and metrics-driven
  • Hunger to learn and contribute
  • Awesome communication skills
  • 3+ years of experience with software development
  • Experience working with Cloud Software providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud
  • Experience with backend development frameworks: PHP Hack / Laravel / Zend, Node.js
  • Very good understanding of software architecture
  • Dev Ops fluency (you need to understand why hiper-agile speed is key to a startup success)
  • Everything in life is object-oriented (programming)
  • Well versed in testing and continuous integration
  • Comfortable with Git branching models
  • Relational database experience
  • (plus) Experience with payment systems and financial services
  • Leadership, you want to be able to take on bigger challenges every day and empower your end users

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package, including opportunity to earn equity ownership in Konfío
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Yearly discretionary bonus
  • Groceries Allowance (Vales de Despensa)
  • You'll be part of a world-class FinTech team
  • Other Perks (24/7 snacks and caffeine)
About Konfío

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, yet have been completely disregarded by banks. Konfío was created in order to finally change this! Our mission is to fuel the growth of promising small businesses so they become strong and relevant in their field.

Konfío is an online lending platform for small businesses in Mexico, using alternative data for rapid credit assessment, allowing owners to focus on what’s important - growing their business.

We’ve had awesome traction and are venture-backed by QED Investors, Kaszek Ventures, Accion, and Jaguar Ventures. Considered one of the 5 Most Successful startups in Mexico according to El Financiero, we are building a world-class FinTech team in order to set the new standard.