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Staff Engineer - New Initiatives Team



Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Job Description:

Join a winning, innovation-driven team that plays an important role in promoting financial inclusion and equal opportunities for all. Remitly Israel (formerly Rewire) is on a mission to Transform lives with trusted financial services that transcend borders.

At Remitly, we push forward and aim for the stars. We hire top talents and invest in promoting their career by providing opportunities, challenges, and a great work environment that places an important emphasis on work-life balance.

As a Principal Engineer at Remitly Tel Aviv, you will have the opportunity to build innovative products that affect our customers’ lives directly, act as a technical lead and mentor to a team of talented engineers, and build top-notch consumer-facing applications for millions of users using the most advanced technologies.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Software Engineer to join our R&D team to build out our products and services to support new initiatives.

What you will get:

Scale and Challenge - Build a complex mobile app that is used by millions of customers globally, handling millions of transactions every month, while delivering quickly in high quality.

The Fintech industry - An opportunity to gain deep knowledge in the Fintech industry including payments, accounting, banking systems, fraud, compliance, and much more.

Sharpen your skills - Build your craftsmanship. You will design, build, and deploy complex features in an agile environment (we are investing in our scrum process) while getting mentored by our principal engineers and team leads.

Leadership and Craftsmanship - You will have the opportunity to lead hard technical decisions and raise the bar for multiple teams, by leading complex design sessions, selecting the relevant technologies that serve our goals and connect between the business needs and our features, as we believe that any line of code should impact our business and future goals.

Be part of an A-players team - The team you are going to join consists of strong engineers, hence you will be able to leverage and improve your technical skills and grow as an engineer. Providing the right environment for our team members to grow is a core value of ours.

Purpose - Feel rewarded for developing a product for real people that brings them one step forward to financial inclusion.


  • 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 distributed systems, ensuring they are efficient, maintainable, and scalable. Evaluate and select appropriate tools, and frameworks to achieve team goals, by building both client and server side applications.

  • 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.


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

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

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

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

  • Experience with multiple programming languages such as TypeScript, Go, Python, or Java. While having a deep understanding of concepts and design patterns such as DDD and TDD.

  • End to end experience on client-server applications, while taking into account user experience, performance and scalability. This includes understanding of both frontend and backend technologies.

  • Great online and offline communication skills, working in a multicultural environment.

  • Team player who is eager to work in a fast-paced and results-driven environment and solve complex problems.

  • A proactive person with a keen eye for details, who constantly wants to improve the system and grow

  • Enthusiastic about building consumer-facing products with great UX and UI.

  • Proved experience in building of modern distributed architecture, working with cloud services, message brokers and different database systems

  • Work well in ambiguous environments



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

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