Senior Backend Engineer (Remote) at AutoFi | Powderkeg

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Full Time

Team: Engineering

About AutoFi

AutoFi is the leading commerce platform for end-to-end digital automotive sales and financing, powering billions of dollars in transactions every year through a network of top lenders. Our cloud-based pricing platform and APIs offer customizable solutions to power prequalification and financing for the largest automotive brands in the industry.

We are funded for years of future growth and backed by investors including Crosslink Capital, Santander Holdings USA, SVB Financial Group, Ford, BMW iVentures and Mouro Capital. AutoFi recently raised an $85 million dollar financing at a nearly $700 million valuation to double down on our mission to bring joy and trust to the automotive market. You can read more about our recent financing [here]( Closes-85-Million-in-Funding-to-Accelerate-Growth).

After producing four consecutive years of 100% revenue growth, the AutoFi team in 2021 more than doubled in headcount, while our platform processed more than one million automotive financing requests that resulted in more than $3 billion in vehicle sales. Our recent round of funding will fuel continued growth, enabling us to keep innovating on behalf of our dealer, OEM, lender and enterprise clients.

Our team is diverse - spread out across the U.S. and Canada, we have backgrounds from finance and technology as well as deep experience in all areas of the auto space. We’re empathetic, gritty, curious, and humble owners of this business and are supported by some of the biggest names in the auto and financial industries as commercial partners. We’ve never been more excited about the opportunity in front of us to help transition the auto industry from offline to online. If changing a trillion-dollar industry sounds exciting, we’d love to hear from you. Read more about joining us here.

About the Role

Autofi’s Platform Team is looking for a detail oriented person to supplement their fin-tech, back-end team. Platform’s responsibilities range from technical infrastructure support of the autofi ecosystem, detailed understanding of autofi’s business logic and practices to working with Product to weigh design trade-offs and scalability concerns. We are continuously extending our back-end services to support new products and features as well as integrate with new third party services while maintaining our existing integrations. The Platform team also continues to innovate development and iterative efforts to test and scale the capabilities of autofi’s platform. Finally, the Platform team is constantly evolving its best practices, conventions, protocols and engineering standards, serving as a thought leader for engineering practices at the company as a whole. Grammar, however, is optional.


Lead development of new products, features, APIs, and user experiences.

Build robust infrastructure to support new services and products.

Contribute to engineering best-practices.

Work with product and design to inform trade-offs and scalability concerns.

Required Qualifications

● 6+ years of relevant, Software engineering experience with majority in Backend Engineering.

● Industry experience building data-driven applications with Javascript, Node.js, (async/promise), noSQL(mongo/mongoose), elastic search, RMQ (AMPQ), Jest, mocha, docker, chai/chai-http, typescript, babel, ts-migrate, SQL (mysql)

● Understanding Protocols: SOAP, REST, XML, JSON

● Tools: Heroku, redis, postman, vscode, Robo3T

● Nice to have: React (for tools and views), nextjs, pug, handlebars, moustache, bootstrap

● Comfortable in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Preferred Qualifications

● Prior Automotive or Fin Tech experience

● Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

● Excellent communication skills

● Comfortable in a start-up environment.

● Prior Automotive or Fin Tech experience – Preferred

● Degree in computer science or related field - Preferred

AutoFi is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Backend Engineer (Remote)
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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