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Principal Engineer - New Initiatives



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2023

Job Description:

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products and services on the planet. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard-earned money home. Today, we are reimagining international payments at scale and building new products to create deeper relationships with our customers and their loved ones across the globe. Join over 2,700 employees across 10 offices who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Principal Engineer to join our dynamic New Initiatives Team. As a Principal Engineer, you will help shape the future of our products, driving innovation, and leading the technical direction for our new initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about Remitly's mission. You'll report to the Engineering Manager for the New Initiatives team.

You Will:

  • Technical Leadership: use your depth and breadth of experience to lead complex, long-term, cross-team engineering efforts. In collaboration with other functional and engineering leaders, you will help create and evolve a technical strategy for new initiatives at Remitly

  • New Product Development: Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other partners to conceptualize and design new features and products that enhance our B2C customer experience. Guide the innovation process and ensure understanding of our goals.

  • Architecture & Design: Architect complex systems, ensuring they are efficient, maintainable, and scalable. Evaluate and select appropriate tools, and frameworks to achieve team goals.

  • Engineering Excellence: Lead by example, writing high-quality code, and providing code reviews to maintain the highest standards of software craftsmanship within the team. Promote best practices and improve software development processes.

  • Be a Cultural Leader: Be a role model in upholding Remitly's cultural values and use them as a framework to mentor other engineers across the company to achieve their full potential. You will help set and hire against a high-engineering talent bar for the team.

You Have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field or equivalent experience.

  • Expertise in one or more general-purpose programming languages such as Java, Go, or TypeScript.

  • 8+ years of overall software development experience including leading the development of reliable, available, and scalable distributed systems

  • Experience as a technical leader on complex engineering projects with multiple partners and working in partnership with Product, Design, and Data.

  • Experience driving and building long-term technical strategy across multiple engineering teams.

  • Experience mentoring engineers up to Senior levels. Inspire and motivate team members to achieve their full potential.

Our Benefits:

  • Flexible paid time off

  • Health, dental, and vision benefits + 401k plan with company matching

  • Company contributions to your HSA or FSA plan, if you choose one

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) available for eligible employees

  • Continuing education and corridor travel benefits

Remitly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Remitly. We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharged/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an E-Verify Employer

Compensation Details. The starting base salary range for this position is typically $187,000-$225,000. In the U.S., Remitly employees are shareholders in our Company and equity is part of our total compensation plan. Your recruiter can share more information about medical benefits offered, as well as other financial benefits and total compensation components offered with this role.

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.