India's first learning-focused neobank for teenagers

Senior Software Developer - Backend at Akudo

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3+ years
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Lavika Aggarwal
Lavika Aggarwal

About the role

We’re looking for smart, entrepreneurial, and curious individuals to join our tech team here at Akudo. We’re building a first of its kind, learning first neo-bank for teenagers. If you’re an analytical problem solver with a penchant to visualize and actualize large and complex systems and an ambition to solve tough and challenging puzzles that can lead to a paradigm shift in how entire generations bank, we have a perfect job for you. We’re grappling with new and exciting product and engineering challenges every day as we go along this journey to realize our vision.

You will be responsible for building the server-side of the application, designing the application logic, and maintain the databases. You will strive to achieve and maintain high performance and responsiveness, prioritizing the responsiveness to request from the front-end above all else. While the front-end elements will be developed by your coworkers from another team, you will be responsible for their integration into the overall project. Therefore, you need to have a basic understanding of front-end technologies.


  • Design and implement highly scalable, interactive web applications with high usability
  • Develop the back-end software, maintain and update the existing code;
  • Follow the Scrum workflow and complete tasks from the team backlog;
  • Assist with creation and development of feature requirements;
  • Report issues with the code and improve upon them.
  • Implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Report progress and status of assigned tasks to project teams and managers
  • Provide technical leadership and motivation to junior developers

Skills And Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of programming experience;
  • Atleast 2+ years of JavaScript and Node.js experience;
  • Proficient with Git, REST, WebSocket, MySQL/PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, queues like Rabbitmq or Kafka or nats;
  • Experience with Docker and AWS Infrastructure;
  • Proficiency in building modular applications
  • Knowledgeable of security principles(OWASP)
  • Knowledgeable on Microservices and/or Service-Oriented Architecture
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies
  • Understanding of asynchronous development and data security principles;
  • Ability to write readable, well-documented code;
  • Self-motivation, goal-oriented approach;
  • Intermediate (or higher) English skills.
  • Team management skills

Why Join us:

We are a team of data nerds, who are obsessed with analyzing user behavior data to generate insights, understanding our customers, and further identifying the broader market trends before anyone else. As a part of the team, you’ll get to work with exciting financial stacks to solve the puzzles and challenges these insights present to us. You’ll be exposed to exciting and emerging technological tools, like Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Spark, and data science algorithms.

Why you should join Akudo

Akudo is a digital bank for teenagers in India that gets them their own sleek, personalized debit card that they can use independently, helps them save money and gives them exciting rewards under a gamified setup when they're good at their personal finance.
We are crafting the concept of "Learning-first Banking" where financial learning is seamlessly intertwined with full scale banking.