Backend Engineer, API Platform


Payor is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world, and we’re scaling in every dimension: users, revenue, people, technology, processes, and more. Product and Partner Platform is the team enabling Payor’s expansion of products and growth of users; our organization is responsible for developer, partner and end user experience across Payor.

The API Platform teams are building the systems that support Payor’s API. We’re looking for people passionate about distilling complexity across a breadth of problems, and while it’s often written as a cliche, we mean it when we say we’re out to lead the industry with what we do. We are major contributors to the latency and reliability of Payor’s API, and you’ll be responsible for ensuring we maintain a reliable and secure platform.

API Platform is a unique environment where you’ll be working across all of Payor’s products, and truly steering the future of Payor’s APIs, Developer, and User Experiences, and working with world class engineers.

You will:

  • Build amazing end-to-end API and developer experiences
  • Build Payor’s public API infrastructure and tooling
  • Ensure our APIs are secure, reliable, and performant
  • Solve product problems and build delightful API and developer experiences for our users

You may be a fit for this role if:

  • 3+ years of industry experience building high quality code and infrastructure
  • Experience shipping high-quality products from start to finish
  • A passion for API design and amazing developer experiences
  • An ability to collaborate with designers, product managers, and other Payor product teams to come up with high-impact ways of quickly solving our users’ problems
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment involving different functions, stakeholders, and subject matter experts
  • Experience shipping high-quality products from start to finish
  • A desire to work closely with developers who depend on your libraries to deliver customer value
  • Attention to detail, especially around performance, accessibility, reliability, and security

Projects you may work on:

  • Building the future of the Payor API
  • Building and scaling Payor’s API Infrastructure
  • Working with product teams to extend the capabilities of our APIs

What’s it like to work at Payor?

Payor is helping the internet fulfill its potential as a platform for economic progress by building software tools that accelerate global economic access and technological development. Payor makes it easy to start, run, and scale an internet business from anywhere in the world.

We look at Payor as a constant work in progress and the same is true of our people; for all of us, we believe the best is yet to come. We’re here to support each other in our curiosity and creativity – which we pursue through thoughtful discussion and knowledge-sharing among a diverse set of peers and colleagues.

We want to work in a company of warm, inclusive people who treat their colleagues exceptionally well. The kind of people who are committed to going out of their way to help other Payor’s in the short-term and pushing them to improve over the long-term (by helping them to get better at what they do).

We’re a highly cross-functional organization and view that as part of the fun: we design our space to encourage as much collaboration as possible. We have long tables in the kitchen for a reason (to enable everyone to meet new people and learn from them). We also have a culture of transparency that we carry through to email communication, ensuring that Payor’s all around the world have the information they need to make good local decisions.

In both our products and our people, we aim to reflect, represent and advocate for all of our users, globally. Our users transcend geography, culture and language; what we share, collectively, is a drive to create a fairer, more economically interconnected world.