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Leadership role, Senior Java Back End Engineer, Team Leader

Job ID: 7182

Job Title: Leadership role, Senior Java Back End Engineer, Team Leader Location: 100% Remote Job Type: Perm Full-Time Salary: Depending on Experience, $250K+

Job Description

SherlockTalent is looking for a Lead Engineer-Back End for a rapidly growing fintech team.


  • Help set the strategic direction and technical architecture roadmap across Consumer Lending
  • Build a world-class back-end engineering team by recruiting, onboarding and training new engineers
  • Lead back-end engineering team in the technical development of new products
  • Foster a culture of ownership, inclusiveness, urgency, and accountability
  • Ship exciting new products to benefit consumers in an accelerated timeline
  • Partner closely with cross functional stakeholders, including but not limited to Product, Data, Analytics, Marketing and other leaders to build and launch new products
  • Use strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills with data-driven approach to enable decision-making
  • Identify and break down complex business problems into solvable pieces that can be assigned to engineers and shipped modularly
  • Cultivate career and performance growth through engaging, continuous dialogue with direct reports
  • Track and monitor product performance against targets
  • Adhere to the Company’s Compliance Standards
  • Ensure a safe and secure work environment
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge/experience in back-end engineering at fintech (payments), ecommerce or marketplace at a fast-growing company
  • Experience architecting and designing secure and highly available systems at scale
  • Ability to create and execute against a product engineering roadmap driving significant business and consumer impact
  • Ability to work and communicate cross-functionally; collaborate & influence as part of a team
  • Collaborative in team environments but also able to act autonomously as a decision-maker
  • Analytical curiosity and experience using data to identify issues and determine actions
  • Ability to hire/manage to build out a team with a strong team culture
  • Ability to take “full ownership” of issues until they are completely resolved, and processes put in place to prevent recurrence.
  • Experience delivering products at scale in an agile manner
  • Expertise with Java (or JVM-based languages) and related frameworks
  • Experience with cloud architectures and tools (AWS preferred)
  • Ability to lead multiple teams and managers within a high-growth organization
  • 10+ years of hands-on engineering experience
  • 4+ years managing and growing back-end engineering teams

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