Senior Backend Python/PostgreSQL Engineer

Job Description

Senior Backend Python/PostgreSQL Engineer
As our Senior Backend Engineer, you will bring your exceptional engineering and security expertise to our ambitious, tight-knit team to drive our financial advice platform forward. If you love building new products nd product features, find deep satisfaction in exactness and thrive when your team can rely on your skilled contributions, this is a great role for you!
As a backend engineer youll be:
Architecting eloquent data schemas in PostgreSQL and Python
Developing new RESTful API endpoints with unit tests in Python 3
Writing SQL queries, functions and triggers in PostgreSQL
Implementing data analysis services in Python and SQL to power dashboard metrics
Developing integrations with third-party services
Performing both automated and manual quality assurance testing
Doing everything you do with a security-first mindset
Some skills we think youll need to succeed in this role:
Proven ability with Python 3 with an understanding of core asyncio principles
Expertise in RESTful Web APIs
Proficient in SQL and able/willing to work directly with PostgreSQL instead of through an ORM
Understanding of application security, threat models, and threat mitigation techniques
Familiarity with Docker
Comfortable working with git and GitHub or GitLab
Able to understand product objectives and translate them into technical requirements
Able to work independently and creatively while actively collaborating with front-end developers and product designers
A knack for solving problems and debugging
Excellent communication skills
Required Qualifications
Bachelors degree in computer science, information technology, mathematics, or equivalent
5+ years of operations or development experience in a production SaaS environment
Demonstrated skill with Python and SQL
Previous experience with Docker and container orchestration
Strong understanding of application security in a SaaS environment
Our backend tech stack:
Python 3 (aiohttp, asyncpg, pytest)
AWS (CloudFormation, ECS, EC2, RDS, S3, CloudFront)
About SAVVI Financial
We are MIT-trained, Ph.D. mathematicians, engineers and data scientists, specializing in quantitative finance, applied analytics, and robust optimization. For over 20 years, our core team has applied our skills to solve real-world problems in the areas of finance, healthcare, and transportation systems. At SAVVI, we focus our academic expertise, portfolio management experience, and major advancements in algorithmic models and computational processing to solve the complex challenge of personal financial decision-making.
Were on a mission to democratize financial advice, and we need your help to scale and grow our product.

Work in United States
Employment Options
Base Salary

120,000 - 180,000 USD

Hourly Rate

80 - 120 USD

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Company Name

SAVVI Financial


Brian Harrison

President, SAVVI Financial

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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