Senior Software Engineer-Backend/API 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 provides a public facing API that allows enterprise partners to build their own experience on top of the AutoFi platform. A senior software engineer on the API team is responsible for making the API easy to consume while keeping it scalable for high volume traffic. A candidate for this role is expected to know and apply best practices for REST and GraphQL API design and implementation with a keen focus on quality. Leadership and willingness to mentor others makes up another important aspect of this role. A candidate applying for this should have extensive experience working with public facing APIs and the technologies used to build and test them.

Who Are We Looking For

  • You are a customer-minded engineer who is passionate about delivering value through well thought out backend APIs.
  • You are proficient in building software and care deeply about the craft.
  • You are experienced designing and building client-focused GraphQL and REST APIs
  • You are familiar with current web frameworks such as Node.js, Typescript, NoSQL databases, and modern container-based architecture.
  • You thrive in an agile team, working closely with business, product, and design to deliver a high-quality product.


  • Design and implement GraphQL and REST APIs for internal and external clients. - Lead development of new features that integrate with existing products.
  • Build robust infrastructure to support new services and products.
  • Work with product and design to inform trade-offs and scalability concerns.
  • Establish and encourage best practices through documentation, mentoring and thoughtful code reviews.

Required Qualifications

  • 6+ years of relevant, post-academic Software engineering experience.
  • Industry experience designing and building GraphQL and REST APIs.
  • Industry experience building data-driven applications with GraphQL, REST, Javascript, Node.js, MongoDB, Redis, React, Docker, or equivalent.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced start-up environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in computer science or related field
  • Experience mentoring developers and providing technical thought leadership
  • Prior Automotive or Fin Tech experience

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 Software Engineer-Backend/API
  • Company
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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