Levers

Automated accounting & financial dashboard for startups in MENA

Founding Software Engineer (Backend)

$70k - $150k
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
1+ years
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Abdullah Alkharashi
Abdullah Alkharashi
Founder

About the role

We’re looking for an entrepreneurial, founding software engineer (backend) to join our 5-person team.

Technology

Python, FastAPI, Postgres, Docker, AWS

How you will add value

Automating accounting requires building a lot of functions, and we’re still early in our journey. Reconciling bank transactions is the initial step in our automation journey, but there is a lot more to be done

Examples of features and tasks you will work on in the next few months:

  • Further automating sales order recording across various POS systems.
  • Integrating with more payment gateway systems and payroll software
  • Giving founders insights into the financial performance of their business.

You'll be responsible for many infrastructure and server-side decisions in this role and have ownership over the entire backend. You will partner with the founding team to prioritize what to build first.

As a founding member, you will be expected to contribute to planning the product roadmap and our go-to-market strategy. Outside of engineering, you will pave your own path, from hiring, managing an engineering team, launching new products, or expanding to other markets. Additionally, you will build the company culture from the ground up alongside the founding team.

Must have

  • You are an expert at "hacking" the system and identifying undocumented problems
  • You understand that shipping early and learning quickly is more important than perfecting a feature. You know when to take shortcuts and when to dive deep.
  • You are excited about the problem, mission, and the tech challenges
  • Back-end experience developing complex systems
  • You can see the big picture, prioritize, estimate well, and foresee risks.
  • You are obsessed with creating readable and maintainable code.
  • You are passionate about creating an elegant developer experience internally and externally
  • Team-first mindset. Take initiative, pitch in when the team needs help, and play the long-term game with the founding team.

Nice to have

  • Prior experience building tech products in a startup environment
  • Experience with ETL / Reverse ETLs
  • Experience in building front-end user interfaces using React.

Why you should join Levers

Running your accounting as a founder is hard. It requires manual data collection and laborious payments reconciliation, leading to inaccurate financials and potentially hefty tax fines.

We help founders put their accounting on auto-pilot with uncompromising accuracy at a fraction of the cost. Levers automates accounting and business metrics tracking for startups and small businesses in the MENA region ($25B market opportunity). We do this by unifying the company’s financial data in a single platform via integrations and providing a dedicated accounting team backed by Levers’ internal tools and automations.

Who we are

We’re a team of builders with backgrounds from Yale and Stanford and with extensive experience in accounting, fintech infrastructure development, and SaaS products. Our technical cofounder was a founding engineer at a Sequoia-funded startup. We are backed by top investors who funded leading companies such as Mercury, Pilot, Careem, and Jasper.

Levers
Founded:2022
Team Size:5
Location:Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Founders
Abdullah Alkharashi
Abdullah Alkharashi
Founder
Ammar Alkhouli
Ammar Alkhouli
Founder
Motasim Zawawi
Motasim Zawawi
Founder