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Backend Team lead - new initiatives team



Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Job Description:

Remitly’s vision is to transform lives with trusted financial services that transcend borders. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to people who send money around the world. Today, we are reimagining global financial services and building products that extend beyond traditional barriers to give customers access to more of the services they need, no matter where they call home. Join over 2,700 employees worldwide who are growing their careers with purpose and connection with our customers while having a positive impact on millions of people around the globe.
The team in Israel pushes forward and aims 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.

About the Role:

We are seeking for a highly motivated, experienced Software Team Lead with strong backend roots to join our R&D team. You will lead and mentor a team of distinguished backend-oriented full stack engineers, and design and build a global resilient system that manages cross border finances, creating top-notch consumer-facing applications using the best user experience techniques and serving millions of customers.

You will be working in a global team, collaborating closely with the product and BI and UX teams to constantly improve our service based on a data-driven approach along with direct feedback from our customers. The team is responsible for improving the Remitly service and building new experiences and services in order to change the industry.

As a Team lead, you will get from the role:

Scale and Challenge - Build a complex mobile app and financial services that is being 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 management skills - We believe in high delivery while developing our team members, therefore, this position has focus on building a high performing team while mentoring and growing the people in your team.

Leadership and Craftsmanship - You will have the opportunity to lead hard technical decisions and raise both code and product quality, 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.

Leading a team of A-players - The team you are going to lead consists of strong engineers, hence you will be able to leverage and improve your technical skills as well.

And most important purpose - Get rewarded by developing a product for real people who brings them one step forward to financial inclusion.

You Will:

  • Lead a team of accomplished software engineers building complex flows and business logic in highly available financial services, while taking into account high data integrity and security standards.
  • Take responsibility over a widely used product, running initiatives from planning, execution, and monitoring in production, and continuously improve the process, in order to create value for our customers.
  • Take a hands-on approach, contributing to the code and the product.
  • Define and track the KPIs of the team.
  • Work closely with different stakeholders, such as product managers, BI, tech support, finance team, and operations.
  • Work closely with the product team in order to consistently improve our service based on a data-driven approach as well as direct feedback from our customers.
  • Drive and maintain high engineering standards, for execution, code quality, and customer satisfaction.

You Have:

  • BSc. in computer science/software engineering from a high-end university or comparable experience
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience in building production-grade products
  • 3+ years of experience leading software development teams
  • Deep knowledge of several programming languages such as Python, Go, Java, Scala (preferably Javascript and Typescript)
  • Hands-on experience and acquired best practices with large-scale systems in production using backend frameworks (preferably Node.js), cloud services, and system architectures ( microservices and monolithic, event driven systems etc.)
  • Experience in running complex distributed workflows which involves multiple parties (both internal and external)
  • Great data engineering skills - working with multiple database systems, understanding the different trade offs, performance tweaks and have knowledge in relational databases, NoSQL databases, data warehouses, and distributed databases.
  • People person - being able to lead a team of engineers and mentor them to grow and fulfill their career goals
  • Being able to work in a multicultural environment, lead hard discussions for getting into decisions and drive them for execution.
  • Proactive mindset, pushing for team and personal excellence


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