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Lead Software Engineer

Talus Partners, LLC New York Full-Time
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Title: Lead Software Engineer

Location: New York, New York

Duration: Direct Hire-W2 Only

Candidates experienced as Sr Software Engineers please apply.

Job Description:

Ideal candidates for this position should possess a keen mind for solving tough problems with the ideal solution, partnering effectively with various team members along the way. They should be personable, efficient, flexible and communicative, possess a strong desire to implement change, growth, and maturity, and have a passion and love for what they do. This role comes with the opportunity to be a high performer within a department that’s fast-paced, dynamic, and quickly growing in all areas.


• Design, build, and iterate on our various financial products, helping shape the roadmap through iterative development cycles

• Lead by example for other members of the team as a dedicated, passionate, and flexible technologist who is constantly looking for the ideal solution to a problem

• Set and drive the architectural design and development objectives for our emerging suite of financial tools based on a flexible product roadmap

• Review and develop architecture plans based on product-driven goals for both internal and external teams, ensuring our department’s core engineering values remain a priority

• Be seen as “the person” by team members - leading by example as a dedicated, flexible technologist who is always looking for the ideal, elegant solution to a problem while still making sure to partner effectively with other areas of the department and company

• Help make critical software design decisions that will have a lasting impact on LeafLink Financial’s platform and products as well as leading and mentoring others to do the same

• Keep up to date on modern technologies and trends and advocate for their inclusion within products when it makes sense

• Analyze and evaluate existing solutions within the company and make decisions on whether to extend or refactor as needed

• Work collaboratively with multiple agile teams to help deliver end-to-end products and features, seeing them through from conception to delivery

• Be able to troubleshoot and diagnose issues quickly and effectively when they arise, bringing calm and rationality to tense situations and providing a clear path forward for team members across multiple areas of the department

• Provide technical leadership and help mentor engineering, QA, operations, and product staff to deliver the best possible solutions for the company

• Help define, document, evolve, and evangelize high engineering standards and best practices across multiple areas

• Move quickly and intelligently - seeing technical debt as your nemesis


• 3+ years working in the financial services or financial technology industry

• Expert-level experience and track record of architecting large-scale decoupled, service-oriented systems

• Extensive experience working on high-traffic, international systems

• Experience working in and advocating for agile environments

• Expert-level experience working with APIs / in an API-driven environment (REST, RPC, GraphQL)

• Proven track record of practical, thoughtful problem solving

• Expert-level experience working with one or more of the following: C++, Python, Node

• Extensive experience building applications and underlying systems that work within fully containerized environments (Docker, Kubernetes)

• Extensive experience working with relational and non-relational data structures and stores

• Advanced experience working in an environment that sees test-driven development as a core value and a path towards ensuring stability

• Experience working within environments that rely heavily on automation, CI, and CD concepts to rapidly deliver, measure, and iterate on products and features

• Experience working within cloud-based environments like AWS and GCP - specifically related to networking, compute, database, cache, and storage services

• Advanced knowledge of front-end technologies like Javascript (Vue, React), CSS (Sass, SCSS), templating engines (JSX, Twig, etc), and build systems (Gulp, Webpack)

• Experience working within a collaborative, pair programming-driven engineering environment

• An active member of the open source and New York tech community a plus

• Well-versed in version control systems (Git)

Direct Hire-W2 Only. No Visas.

Recommended skills

Coaching And Mentoring
Storage (Computing)
Technical Debt
Software Quality Assurance (Sqa)


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