Software Engineer (Backend)

First Help Financial (FHF) is one of the fastest growing companies in the US. We help first-time buyers get a car by offering flexible financing options and native-language support. Our mission is to help overlooked consumers get access to financing and make smart financial decisions. Through flexible financing options and tri-lingual support, we offer consumers an easier way to finance their first car. From our Boston and Phoenix offices, we lend to and support our portfolio which has consistently grown 35% each year over the last five years. Our exponential growth also comes with financial stability as a company.

Here you will find hard-working coworkers that are experts in their jobs and dedicated to their customers. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism but also enjoy work with benefits that are geared towards making you successful in life and comfortable at work.

Your Title: Backend Software Engineer

Your Location: Remote/preferably the Greater Boston Area

You Report To: Engineering Manager

Schedule: Monday to Friday 9am – 5:30pm EST

Compensation: $120K + benefits

About the Opportunity:

First Help Financial, voted and certified as a “Great Place to Work” by our workforce for three years in a row, is adding a new partner to our Engineering department to accommodate our remarkable growth! This individual will work as a Backend Engineer for a Scrum team.

Learn more about our awesome  Engineering team

What you will do:

    • Design, develop, and implement backend services using strong programming fundamentals.
    • Be a self-starter with strong work ethic.
    • Collaborate with front-end developers to ensure seamless integration between the client-side and server-side applications.
    • Participate in the design and implementation of robust and scalable system architectures.
    • Write clean, maintainable, and well-documented code.
    • Develop and execute unit and integration tests to ensure code quality and functionality.
    • Troubleshoot and debug complex backend issues.
    • Participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback to colleagues.

What you bring:

    • 2+ years of experience as a Software Engineer with a focus on backend technologies.
    • 2+ years of experience in one or more backend programming languages (e.g., Java, Python).
    • Experience with relational databases such as MySQL or Oracle.
    • Experience with API design and development principles.
    • Ability to think about systems; their edge cases, failure modes, and lifecycles.
    • Experience with building and deploying applications in cloud environments (e.g., AWS) (a plus).
    • Strong understanding of design patterns and software development methodologies (e.g., Agile).
    • Excellent communication skills. You must be able to collaborate effectively with teams in a fully remote environment and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.
    • You are customer-focused, react well to changes, and able to multi-task on multiple products and projects.
    • A passion for building high-quality software.

FHF Benefits:

Great Perks – We offer generous salaries, competitive health, and welfare benefits, paid vacation, 401(k) match, tuition reimbursement, quarterly social outings, monthly lunches, robust employee recognition, and a training development program to enhance your career with us.

Culture – We are believers in maintaining a healthy work-life balance. While we work hard and care deeply about our customers and partners, we want you to have room for your family, friends, and yourself.

Growth – Company growth provides unprecedented career growth. FHF’s extraordinary year-over-year growth in revenue and new markets provides an opportunity for you to establish and develop your career growth. We engage each employee to build a career plan that benefits everyone and we have a proven record of investing in you.

Diversity and Inclusion:

FHF is committed to building a culture that respects and embraces all walks of life, inclusive of all genders, races, cultures, ages, sexual orientations, and other identities. We will make accommodations when interviewing anyone with special needs.