Backend Engineer, Terminal APAC


Payor was founded to make it easier for developers to accept payments. We’ve solved a small part of that problem, but our ambition is to go much further. For businesses, it’s still too hard to collect payments in every language, currency, payment method, and tax system.

Payor Terminal helps our users extend their online presence to the physical world. The Terminal team’s mission is to make it as easy for businesses to accept in-person payments as the Payor API has done for online payments. With Terminal, businesses can unlock in-person payments use cases that are right for their business model—whether it’s creating a superb retail experience, extending their website to a pop-up store, or enabling a mobile point-of-sale at their next event. Backend engineers on the Terminal Global team will build out local payment method support for Payor Terminal in international regions like APAC and EMEA to continue Terminal’s global expansion. Some examples of those local payment methods include eftpos in Australia, Girocard in EMEA, and RuPay in India.

You will:

  • Design, build, and maintain local payment method support and Terminal experience to unlock Terminal’s new and existing global markets
  • Build backend and API features for core in-person payments and certify Terminal readers for use across the globe with local payment methods
  • Work with engineers, product managers, designers, and stakeholders across the company to bring new features and products to Payor Terminal users
  • Collaborate with backend and frontend developers who work on Payor’s client apps and SDKs to set best practices for API development across the company
  • Work with user research and product design to understand users and address their needs

Sample backend projects:

  • Build Payor Terminal support for eftpos to expand our Australian market
  • Implement features that unlock the ability for merchants to operate globally, such as local debit card improvements
  • Build out and maintain QR code based payment methods

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • A strong technical background, with 5+ years of experience in backend and API development. Ideally, you’re comfortable working with Ruby, Java, or Go with experience in full-stack environments.
  • Experience or excitement about the payments industry
  • Experience or interest in developing backends, APIs, libraries, and SDKs
  • The ability to listen well and internalize the best ideas from all over the organization while also setting a vision that others are excited to get behind
  • A preference for simple solutions and designs over complex ones, and good intuition for what is lasting and scalable
  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts
  • The ability to put yourself in the shoes of your users and be a steward of crafting great developer and consumer experiences

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.

Payor is, at its heart, an engineering company. To provide a missing pillar of core internet infrastructure, we hire people with a broad set of technical skills (and from a wide variety of backgrounds) who are ready to take on some of the most challenging problems in the industry – from reliably handling 100M API requests per day, to building adaptive machine learning as a result of years of data science and infrastructure work, and enabling entrepreneurs worldwide to start a global internet business.

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 encourage all engineers to transition teams once every year and a half and also take on short-term projects with other teams across Payor. This enables engineers to learn how different parts of Payorwork while also establishing stronger ties and cross-pollination between groups.

We contribute to existing open-source projects and the people working on them, and we release several tools as open-source.

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.