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Stage 2 Capital

Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Washington, DC, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

At Ocrolus, we believe companies work best when they focus on their core business and let automation do the rest. We’re powering the digital lending ecosystem and help financial services firms make high-quality decisions with trusted data and unparalleled efficiency.

Ocrolus’ Human-in-the-Loop document automation software analyzes documents with over 99% accuracy. We're replacing legacy OCR vendors that cap out at 75-80% accuracy, and augmenting the robotic work that humans are prone to doing all too often – which can be expensive, error-prone, and slow. By empowering lenders to analyze diverse sources of financial data more efficiently, Ocrolus levels the playing field for every borrower, providing expanded access to credit at a lower cost.

We’ve raised over $100 million from blue-chip investors and are working with customers like PayPal, Brex, SoFi, Blend and Plaid. Join us as we build the future of fintech, and make an impact at an award-winning, high-growth startup that Forbes recently dubbed the “Next Billion-Dollar Startup”.

The Mortgage Engineering team is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Backend Engineer with a strong focus on microservices architecture to join our team. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Java, and possess in-depth knowledge of Kafka, SQS, Redis, Postgres, Grafana, and Kubernetes. You are an expert in working with and scaling event-driven systems, webhooks, RESTful APIs and solving challenges with concurrency and distributed systems. As a Senior Backend Engineer at Ocrolus, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining highly scalable and reliable backend systems. You will work closely with product managers, designers, and other engineers to ensure our services meet the highest standards of performance and reliability, specifically tailored to the needs of the mortgage industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain backend services and microservices architecture using Java.
  • Implement event-driven systems utilizing Kafka and AWS SQS for real-time data processing and messaging.
  • Optimize and manage in-memory data stores with Redis for high-speed caching and data retrieval.
  • Develop and maintain robust database solutions with Postgres, ensuring data integrity and performance with PgAnalyze.
  • Deploy, monitor, and manage containerized applications using Kubernetes and Terraform and ensure its scalability and resilience and our manage cloud infrastructure.
  • Collaborate closely with product managers and designers to understand requirements and deliver technical solutions that meet business needs.
  • Develop and maintain RESTful APIs and gRPC services to support seamless integration with frontend applications and third-party services.
  • Ensure secure and efficient authentication and authorization processes using OAuth.
  • Manage codebases in a monorepo environment using Bazel for build automation.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve client support issues in a timely manner, ensuring minimal disruption to service.
  • Continuously explore and implement new technologies and frameworks to improve system performance and efficiency.
  • Write and maintain technical documentation on Confluence to document technical plans and processes, and facilitate knowledge sharing across the team.
  • Mentor junior engineers and contribute to the overall growth and development of the engineering team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in backend development with a focus on microservices.
  • Proficiency in Java, with a strong preference for expertise in Java and the Spring framework.
  • Strong experience with Apache Kafka for building event-driven architectures.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS SQS for message queuing and processing.
  • Expertise in Redis for caching and in-memory data management.
  • Solid understanding of Postgres or other relational databases, including performance tuning, migrations, and optimization.
  • Proven experience with Kubernetes for container orchestration and management.
  • Proficiency in developing and consuming RESTful APIs and gRPC services.
  • Proficiency with command line and Git for version control and Github for code reviews.
  • Familiarity with OAuth for secure authentication and authorization.
  • Strong understanding of software development best practices, including version control, testing, and CI/CD automation.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the mortgage and fintech industries, with a deep understanding of domain-specific challenges and B2B SaSS requirements.
  • Experience managing codebases in a monorepo environment with Bazel for build automation.
  • Understanding of security best practices and implementation in microservices.
  • Experience with performance monitoring and logging tools such as Grafana, Sentry, PgAnalyze, Prometheus, and New Relic.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms such as AWS.
  • Familiarity with Python.
Life at Ocrolus
Come build the future of fintech with us. At Ocrolus, you will work with extraordinary people and receive benefits and development opportunities to empower you in and out of the office.

We take pride in our dynamic, diverse team, unified by shared values of Empathy, Curiosity, Humility and Ownership. We love what we do and the people we do it with, which is why we welcome every individual, provide them with equal opportunity irrespective of their race, gender, gender identity, age, disability, national origin or any other legally protected rights that one has.

We look forward to hearing from you!