Senior Software Engineer, Backend (NodeJS)

  • Location
    • Madrid
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 29, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Fintech

Our story:

Every year millions of people are either filing their taxes in fear or giving up on their tax refund altogether. We’re working on fixing that. Our intuitive app enables anyone, regardless of education or background, to file their taxes with newfound confidence.

Spread across Berlin and Madrid, Team Taxfix is a compassionate group of solution-finders. We speak our minds openly, and with 350+ professionals from 45+ different nationalities, we’re rich in ideas and voices. In four years, we’ve raised over 100 million euros in funding and helped people reclaim more than 900 million euros.

Your team:

We believe in Internal Open Source because it cultivates a strong spirit of collaboration and fast evolution while maintaining a high standard of quality. This way of working is made possible by using the universal language JavaScript, specifically, React, React Native and NodeJS. We also utilise Elixir in the reasoning engine used to write our tax logic. Everything runs in Docker—orchestrated by Kubernetes and powered by Google Cloud Platform.

Our cross-functional team structure gives developers a broad scope of our stack. We’re passionate about decentralised, end-to-end ownership and deep collaboration. We live our development values by learning from one another through internal meetups, hackathons, and close collaboration

Your responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with the team and taking direction from the PM, continue the design and redesign of the Taxfix product with a user-centric focus.
  • Contribute to technical decisions and strategy to further the long-term product vision.
  • Work on back-end services with minimal supervision, offering support/mentorship to more junior members of the team.
  • Be part of the cross functional product team,  working with React/ React Native and Node.JS.
  • Be involved in key product decisions and work closely with the whole team to create intuitive and reliable apps.
  • Collaborating with different teams across the business.

Our team is looking for someone who is pragmatic, applies the best software engineering principles to build simple abstractions for complex problems, and who enjoys working in an agile environment.

Your profile:

  • +2 years experience with JavaScript (NodeJS)
  • Experience building solid backend services as well as some experience or understanding of front-end applications
  • Experience with integrating with diverse APIs
  • Familiarity with Docker is a plus
  • Passionate about writing maintainable and elegant code.
  • Been working with Git, GitHub/Gitlab, and TDD.
  • A pragmatic person with a strong positive attitude.
  • Somebody who can work autonomously and overcome challenges with passion.
  • Demonstrate curiosity and passion to continue learning.

Why Taxfix?

  • A chance to do meaningful, people-centric work with an international team of passionate professionals.
  • Holistic wellbeing with mental health coaching sessions, a discounted membership to Urban Sports Club, and supplemental child care support.
  • Employee stock options for all employees—because everyone deserves to benefit from the success they help to create.
  • The freedom to work from home or our modern office—plus healthy drinks and snacks when you do come in.
  • 27 annual vacation days and flexible working hours.
  • Plenty of opportunities to socialise as a team. In addition to internal tech meetups, our international team hosts regular get-togethers—virtually and in person when possible.
  • Excited? So are we. Learn more about Team Taxfix on our blog and get a glimpse of our culture below:

At Taxfix, we believe that incredible things happen when you have a wealth of perspectives and experiences. We’re proudly committed to equal employment and development opportunities no matter your gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, colour, disability, or place of origin. To help mitigate any potential unconscious biases, we ask that you refrain from including your picture, age, or marital status on your CV. Let your experiences speak for themselves.

Not sure if you meet all the requirements for this role? Please apply anyways. You might bring something special to the team that we hadn’t previously considered.