Hi! We're looking
for a Lead/Architect Software Engineer - API Designer
R2 enables platforms to offer flexible financing to their merchants in Latin America

These merchants are typically small and medium businesses (SMBs), which make up over 90% of companies in Latam yet face a trillion-dollar credit gap. At R2, we believe that SMBs are the productive engine of society.

R2 integrates with technology platforms in Latin America to embed tailored financial services that SMBs can then leverage. We are a tight-knit team backed by world-class investors such as General Catalyst and Y Combinator, among others.
About us
✨ Job Description
Skills: Go or Java, Microservices, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kubernetes, PostgreSQL

As a Lead/Architect Software Engineer, we're looking for a teammate who can design highly scalable systems and services, integrate our systems to various third-party platforms, promote a culture of technical learning, and push teammates to grow into excellent engineers.

What you'll work on
  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems across R2
  • Own the product and solution architecture
  • Ensure best practices and uptime
  • Contribute to company-wide standards and reliability
  • Ensure delivery of mission critical systems with tight deadlines
  • Increase the quality of the delivered code, towards a zero-bug policy
  • Research and invest in new tooling to improve services
  • Think about security throughout everything you do
  • Promote a culture that fosters learning, growth, risk taking, and accountability
  • Work with other teams to figure out how to build tools to make them more productive

Who you are
  • 5+ years of engineering experience building API-driven services, with an appetite to code on a daily basis.
  • Experience with distributed architecture patterns, in particular microservices.
  • Experience programming in Go, Java or Rust.
  • Experience in designing and implementing robust data models for production using relational databases (PostgreSQL, etc.) and/or NoSQL (MongoDB, DynamoDB, etc).
  • Experience in containers (Docker, Docker Compose, Kubernetes).
  • Experience in CI/CD pipelines (Gitlab CI, Spinnaker, Jenkins, GoCD, Concourse, etc.)

Bonus Points
  • Experience designing and implementing Event-Driven architectures.
  • Working experience with gRPC, Service Meshes (Istio, Linkerd, etc), API Gateways.
  • Familiar with UI technologies such as React, GraphQL, Server-side rendering, etc.
  • Experience building integrations with 3rd-party APIs/services is a big plus.
✋ Meet the team
  • Roger Larach
    Co-Founder and CEO of R2 Capital
    I'm currently the Co-Founder and CEO of R2 Capital (YC W21). Before that, I spent time with Latin American neobank, Ualá, launching operations in Mexico.

    Pior to Ualá, I was an investment banker focused on M&A and restructuring deals in Latin America.
  • Roger Teran
    Co-founder of R2 Capital
    Grew up in El Salvador. Early data scientist at WeWork, then led analytics at Reef, one of the largest networks of dark kitchens. Started my career helping SMBs in Central America find growth capital.
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