Senior Founding Engineer at Swadesh
About the role
Swadesh Bank is building India's first digital bank for Non Resident Indians. We’re replacing the broken infrastructure and banking experience for the largest expat population in the world to enable greater capital flow back to India.
Who We Are 👋
We're a team of 🇮🇳 lovers who believe passionately about the cross border financial technology opportunity to connect India & USA more closely. We understand the pain, the sleepless nights, and the sheer luck that it takes to build better lives for our families abroad.
We have first hand experienced the broken banking and investing experience in India as Non Resident Indians. We care about giving back, and want to do this by building better financial systems to allow us to generate more wealth for all Indians at home and abroad.
What You’ll Do
- Responsible for setting the product direction, being part of all major architecture decisions, and building the backend infrastructure, internal ledger etc.
- Iterating directly with founders to scope product and features to build the best solution.
- Setting up and maintaining engineering processes as the company scales.
- Hiring, cultivating, and mentoring new engineers (and other team members) as they join the team.
- 2-7 years of experience as an individual contributor with a modern programming language like Java, Python, Go, etc.
- 1-4 years of experience as an individual contributor with modern front-end frameworks like React, Angular, Elm, Vue, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to work in an engineering lead capacity in terms of scope of responsibilities undertaken etc.
- Have a strong demonstrated ability to ship high-quality products, both at work and outside of work. We love engineers that build side-projects or contribute to open-source repos
Nice to Haves
- Previous founding or startup experience
- Experience working at a fintech company or on a financial product related team.
Why you should join Swadesh
Why are we building Swadesh? 🇮🇳
Our goal is to build the best place for Non Resident Indians (NRIs) to save, invest, and transfer money. We firmly believe that the outdated and opaque banking infrastructure in India makes it much harder, much riskier, and much less reliable to send or invest money back - especially for NRIs. This means we're leaving billions of dollars on the table. Billions that could help the economy, GDP growth, and job creation back home. Now more than ever it's time we amped up the flow of capital back.
We're doing this by using technology to help accelerate India's next 50 year growth story, and we're starting by building a better bank 🇮🇳It's time for all of us to play our part, so others like us don't need to leave.
Swadesh Bank is a US & India focused financial technology company re-imagining the Indian banking & investing experience for Non Resident Indians. We're backed by Y-Combinator and marquee silicon valley venture capital firms.