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Senior Backend Developer

KOHO Financial

KOHO Financial

Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

About KOHO

KOHO’s purpose is to empower Canadians to build a great financial foundation with products that are radically transparent and easy to manage. We first launched in 2017, and we have since built a community of over 1 million users. Leading investors around the globe believe in our vision, and we’ve successfully raised over $320M to make our vision a reality.
Discover our culture here and get the inside scoop from our team here!

About the Role

As a Lead Backend Developer, Risk on KOHO’s Tech and Engineering team, you will be a strong contributor in the KOHO ecosystem and work with other developers to help define and implement processes. You will be working as part of a cross-functional team and driving our core risk features from start to finish.

Our teams have a large degree of autonomy and ownership and we’re looking for someone with a high level of initiative. This is a fast-paced outcome-oriented environment! We are looking for collaborative-oriented developers like you who are always eager to learn and take on a leadership role to help other developers grow. Excited yet?

Please Note: This is a remote position based in Canada that is available to those who are legally entitled to work in Canada.

What You’ll Do

  • You are an ambassador for KOHO and live the company’s five Values
  • You will guide the technical strategy for your direct team
  • You will be participating in rotating on-call duties, including incident management
  • You will create technical designs for KOHO’s new features
  • You will be mentoring and educating other developers on the team and accelerating their career growth
  • You will be owning the production operation, monitoring our system, and helping define SLAs

Who You Are:

  • You can lead a team of developers through complex work (but you don’t have direct reports)
  • You can challenge the status quo through research and introduce new tech to the team
  • You are solution-oriented - you identify problems, own them, and improve them!
  • You can communicate complex technical issues in a concise and effective manner
  • You thrive on collaborating within the tech team and other departments
  • You can work independently and effectively without clear requirements or supervision
  • You know how to find the balance between quality and speed
  • You know how to monitor and observe the performance of your system in a production environment
  • You understand microservices architecture and distributed systems

A bonus if you have experience or an interest in any of the following! -

  • Go
  • RESTful APIs, Docker, or AWS
  • Understanding of risk related software development including fraud detection, AML & KYC
  • Experience in a leadership role or any leadership training with a strong desire to lead a team of developers
  • Front-End development experience in React, Angular or mobile hybrid development is a benefit

At KOHO, we are dedicated to providing pay transparency to all candidates. Compensation at KOHO is determined through various factors including but not limited to: comparable salary market data within Canada, technical skill assessment, a holistic view of previous work history, and internal pay equity with other KOHO team members.

Target Base Salary Range
$145,000$175,000 CAD

What's In It For You?

We invest time and resources into making sure KOHO is as good as the people we hire. Here are some of the reasons we attract the best people:
🧘‍♂️ Balance Your Life - Company-wide summer wellness days, winter holiday closure, personal days, a wellness spending account, and maternity & parental leave top-up
💻 Remote First - Work from anywhere in Canada with a budget to set up your home office
🆙 Level Up - Access to an in-house certified performance coach and an annual training budget
🥅 Reach Your Goals - Salary assessments twice per year
🙌 The KOHO Culture - We have won 7 "Great Place to Work ®" awards since 2019
🤝 Be an Owner - Every KOHO employee gets a generous amount of equity with a 10 year exercise window
The KOHO culture is one of collaboration, creativity, and diverse perspectives. We are committed to building and fostering an inclusive, accessible environment for everyone. If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding accessibility needs, please contact and the People and Culture team will be happy to help.