Palenca

Payroll API for LatAm

Backend Engineer (Python/API) at Palenca

$40k - $80k / 0.00% - 1.00%
Location
Mexico City / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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José Carlos Aguilar
José Carlos Aguilar
Founder

About the role

About Us Palenca (YC S21) is the only Payroll API in LatAm. We make it possible for any worker to share their employment records and for businesses to use those records. Like Plaid, but for Payroll. We are on a mission to allow the 300m formal workers in LatAm to be able to share their employment records to access a service (e.g: Lending, Recruitment, Rental). We are starting with the Gig Economy, which represents 50m people in LatAm. Palenca is based in Mexico City and operates in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Brazil.

Responsibilities

  • Develop our client-facing APIs, especially as we add data sources, endpoints or a new product altogether
  • Increase our Coverage by building new connexions with payroll systems (e.g: Walmart, Starbucks)
  • Improve the Quality of the data that we provide (accurate, standardized, exhaustive)
  • Build out great Data Engineering processes (e.g: refreshing data, checking data)
  • Provide an easy-to-use Developers Documentation
  • Help our client with the Data we provide (e.g: Scoring for each end-user)

Skills & Experience

This position may be for you if you can demonstrate:

  • 4+ years of experience as a Software Engineer
  • Advanced programming skills with Python
  • Strong experience designing and developing RESTful APIs
  • Full proficiency in Spanish, French or Portuguese
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Bonus points if you have:

  • Fintech and SaaS past experience
  • Relevant knowledge of the FastAPI framework and front-end languages
  • Understanding of techniques and tools to inspect and manipulate HTTP requests
  • Experience building large-scale platforms with a global reach

Our Values

We are looking for people sharing these traits:

  • Hacker: You snoop and you have a lot of computer knowledge
  • Coachable: You listen and can learn from others
  • Proactivity: You don't wait for instructions/permission to contribute
  • Communication: You can clearly share and explain the work that you've done

Perks 🚀 Stock options ⌚️ Flexible working hours 👨🏽‍💻 Remote friendly 😷 Health Insurance 🏝 Yearly offsite

Why you should join Palenca

Palenca is a Payroll API for Latin America. We make it possible for any worker to share their employment data. Like Plaid, but for Payroll. We want to allow all 300m formal workers in LatAm to be able to share their employment records to access a service (e.g: Lending, Recruitment, Rental, Insurance, Banking). We are starting with the Gig Economy, which represents 50m people in LatAm.