Software Developer

Taptap Send
Remote (New York)
Job Type
Full time
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
Please apply on our website
Where to Apply

About Taptap Send
Taptap Send is VC-backed (including by Reid Hoffman), rapidly growing and a great place for those looking for both impact and a fast-paced tech startup environment. Read more about the journey in Reid Hoffman’s words.

Their product is an app-based solution that lets immigrants send money back home to emerging markets instantly and at very low prices. Since launching in summer 2018, they’ve already moved tens of millions of dollars and reached tens of thousands of customers. They’re live in seven European countries, and they support payments into Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Bangladesh; with lots more countries launching soon.

Global remittances account for over $500 billion annually, most of which moves back into developing countries. But the market is dominated by traditional services that are expensive, can take days to arrive, and have limited reach in rural areas. They’re helping people to send that money instantly and securely at a fraction of the cost.

In addition to Reid Hoffman, they are backed by Canaan, Flourish Ventures, Helios and others. Their team is based across London, New York, Paris and Brussels and they pride ourselves on hiring exceptional talent — their team members come from a wide variety of top-tier tech companies, professional services firms, and industry leaders, including Twitter, Yahoo, Amazon, Google, McKinsey, Bain & Co, KPMG, Cravath, and Vodafone.

To continue Taptap Send’s rapid growth, they’re looking to bring on people who are passionate about our mission and excited to work in a small start-up environment. They have competitive salary and stock options and great benefits, and they were recently rated one of the best companies to escape to by Escape the City’s “Escape 100”.

The Role
Taptap Send is looking for a Software Engineer to join their small but growing engineering team to define, build and iterate on features for their consumer-facing product! You will work closely with Product, Operations, Customer Support and other functions to build a reliable, intuitive, and simple experience for their users. As an early member of the team, we hope you will also have a lot of impact on their team culture, processes and norms.

Taptap Send is a cross-platform mobile app developed with React Native and Flow, which talks to a backend service written in Kotlin and backed by a PostgreSQL database, all of which runs on AWS and is managed via Terraform and Ansible. This is a frontend-focused role, but you will have plenty of opportunities to work on all parts of their tech stack.

They’re excited to grow the team in order to tackle their upcoming challenges, which include scaling up to handle increased volume, improving UI and UX to drive growth and retention, handling increasingly sophisticated fraud attacks, building internal tools for their customer support and acquisition efforts, and much more.

You are
Excited to join a small, growing team, working across all parts of the stack and collaborating on product decisions
Great at balancing speed of execution with writing clean, well-designed code
A clear communicator who believes in communicating kindly but candidly
Passionate about using your engineering skills to make the world a better place
Excited to be a part of an inclusive culture where everyone brings their whole selves to work

5+ years of full-time software development experience, or equivalent
Proficiency with React or React Native
Experience owning user-facing features end-to-end, from conception to launch
Experience developing software in a collaborative, cross-functional, and fast-paced team environment

Nice to have but not required
Experience with Flow or TypeScript
Experience working on a multi-platform mobile app with a significant volume of traffic
Experience creating design mocks or other kinds of UX work
Experience working on systems that have real-world performance and reliability constraints

Competitive salary (based on experience)
Medical, vision, and dental insurance
Unlimited leave
Flexible hours
Regular team events
Weekly team lunch and free drinks in the office
Professional development opportunities (e.g. language lessons, trainings, etc.)
Buy whatever tech equipment you need

Taptap Send’s Values
Impact first.
Team next.
Accept reality, propose solutions.
Win with grit.
Be proactively candid, with yourself and others.
Love the particular.
Own it.
Create positive energy. Maybe, even have fun.