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Principal Full-Stack Engineer



Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Job Overview:

The Principal Full-Stack Engineer with a strong focus on frontend will play a pivotal role in leading the development of our web applications, ensuring they are robust, scalable, and user-friendly. This role requires a deep understanding of both frontend and backend technologies, with a primary emphasis on frontend development. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, a technical expert, and a collaborative leader who can drive our engineering team to new heights.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead FE Development: Design, develop, and maintain high-performance web applications with a focus on user experience and responsive design.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical guidance and mentorship to a team of engineers, fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Full-Stack Expertise: Collaborate with BE developers to ensure seamless integration between FE and BE systems.
  • Architecture & Design: Contribute to architectural decisions and lead the development of new features and functionalities.
  • Code Quality: Ensure high standards of code quality, performance, and security through code reviews and testing.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with product managers, UX/UI designers, and other stakeholders to translate requirements into technical solutions.
  • Innovation: Stay current with the latest trends and technologies in web development, and advocate for their adoption when appropriate.
Must Have:
  • Experience: 8+ years of professional experience in Full Stack development with a focus on FE technologies.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Proficiency in JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and modern FE frameworks/libraries (React, Angular, Vue.js, etc.).
    • Experience with NodeJS or Java backend development.
    • Strong understanding of GraphQL, RESTful APIs and web services.
    • Familiarity with database technologies: SQL, NoSQL (MongoDB).
    • Experience with version control systems (Git).
    • Experience in building modern cloud services using microservices.
  • Leadership: Proven experience in leading and mentoring engineering teams.
  • Problem-Solving: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Communication: Have impeccable verbal and written communication skills (in English) for technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Agile Methodologies: Experience with Agile/Scrum development processes.
  • Experience in a fast-moving FinTech startup is a plus

About Papaya:

Papaya is a modern fintech platform that simplifies bill payments for American families. Using computer vision and automation, our app makes paying your bills as simple as taking a picture.

We started in 2016 with the mission to alleviate the frustration of paying bills. We are building technology to help address American families’ number one source of stress, finances, while also helping billers of all sizes and from all industries get paid faster and more often.

At Papaya, we love to celebrate our incredible group of hardworking employees - and it shows. We’re proud to say that we were voted one of Built In LA’s Best Small Companies to Work for in 2021, 2022, and 2023! We are proud to have 4.8 stars and over 100k reviews on the App Store, and are backed by investors that include Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and First Round Capital.

In order to provide greater transparency, we have included base pay ranges for all of our US-based job postings. Our pay ranges are based on the role's level and responsibilities, and benchmarked against similar stage growth companies in the fintech industry. We utilize multiple factors including skills and work experience to determine the final offer amount given to each candidate. The base pay range for this position is: $170,000-$200,000