Jan 06, 2023

Senior Backend Engineer

$120,000 - $200,000 yearly
  • Taekus
  • Remote
Senior Backend

Job Description

About Taekus

Taekus is a fintech startup building the traveler’s dream credit card – and we’re doing that by creating a new points infrastructure – a feat that involves both cutting-edge technology and bold new partnerships.

It all began in 2019 when two avid travelers stumbled upon the strange world of credit cards and airline miles, learning how to book $24,000 first-class airline tickets for $1400 worth of points. We realized we could integrate our knowledge into a credit card with smart points that did the work for you — so anyone can travel more without needing to become a points-obsessed enthusiast.

Here we are now — tackling a multi-trillion-dollar opportunity to push the first real innovation in the true super-premium market since the inception of rewards credit cards.

We're always looking for talented humans who are interested in pioneering this new era of credit card rewards.

How We're Doing

We’re profitable 4 months after launching our private alpha product. In 2022, our customers are running hundreds of millions of dollars in transaction volume — and we’re still growing fast every month.

To get here, we’ve wrangled partnerships with Visa, multiple banks, and international airlines. We’ve raised a seed round from various angels, including The Points Guy himself.

We are now 5 teammates strong and looking for our next team members. The startup is about to get really hectic really fast, and we're looking for an additional teammate to join us on this adventure.

The Role

As Taekus’s banking-back-end-focused engineer, you will be responsible for making sure Taekus’s financial-related operations run smoothly, from our ACHs to credit card transactions.

We care deeply about the reliability and usability of our platform -- that’s one of the key ways we stand out against the bigger banks with travel rewards.

We want to deliver a travel rewards credit card experience that is fitting for the premium market and what they expect. Because cardholder trust is so important in this industry, we believe that making sure the financial backend workings of our product is extremely critical and important to our business.

Your role will require you to:

  • Collaborate with designers & engineers to scope out features and product direction
  • Be responsible for setting the technical direction as well as for planning deliverables
  • Participate in code and design reviews to ensure quality and good architecture
  • Write maintainable, clear, well-architected code, tests, and documentation
  • Set architecture standards and patterns which will be adopted by others as we scale
  • Make direct technical contributions as well as provide guidance to team members


  • At least one year of experience building production-grade software
  • 2+ years of professional software engineering experience, preferably at a startup or big tech company
  • Desire to join a small but mighty team that’s ready to take on this multi-trillion-dollar market by storm
  • Intrinsic motivation and the drive to solve difficult problems without guidance
  • Ability to ruthlessly prioritize in a chaotic and ambiguous environment
  • An open and growth mindset when giving and receiving feedback

Nice to Haves

  • A love of travel (hacking) and credit card rewards
  • Experience leading engineering teams and setting design standards and patterns in code
  • Experience with Django, Python
  • Experience writing code in a heavily regulated industry like financial services


  • Opportunity to be a part of a brand that is creating a new standard of financial services and entering at the ground floor of a fast-growing, mission-driven company.
  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, and vision insurance)
  • Competitive salary and stock options
  • Generous PTO / sick leave
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Access to so many BR points that you'll never fly economy again

Tech Stack

Python, Django

Min Years Of Experience




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