Core Services – Senior Staff Software Engineer

Full Time - Texas or Remote

Favor’s mission is ‘Anything Delivered’. Our engineers make high-touch logistics happen. The Favor technology platform is the engine behind the business enabling millions of Favors. Our technology efficiently manages the real-time assignment of Runners to Favors, facilitates communication between customers, Runners, and support, keeps thousands of customer and Runner mobile applications in sync, and more. 

Do you get a thrill when you make an impact on hundreds of thousands of users? Do you want to work for a purpose and value driven company in a high growth environment? Our engineers create the tools and applications necessary to connect our customers, Runners, merchants, and support teams. You will work closely with our product and engineering teams to understand user needs, build simple solutions to complex problems, and deliver delightful experiences to all our users. 

At Favor, we are committed to building a world class team that shares a passion for modern, clean code and products that make a difference. We need engineers like you to help us achieve our mission of ‘Anything Delivered’. As a Senior Staff Engineer – Core Services at Favor you will be responsible for all phases of development, testing, and deployment of our applications. 


  • Defining functional, non-functional and security requirements for critical backend systems.
  • Creating solution architectures to include evaluation, selection and integration of technical components.
  • Collaboration with other technical leads and engineers across all disciplines to design unified cross-squad solutions, define technical strategy, and help manage the technical debt roadmap.
  • Understanding and solving complex business problems, by presenting various solutions and technical concepts in a comprehensible manner and then being able to break them down into manageable iterations for a smooth product flow.
  • Coding critical core services, such as authentication, API gateways, ordering service, fraud detection, and third party integrations.
  • Leading and participation in troubleshooting application incidents, resolving deployment issues, integration failures, mining  the logs, coordinating cross functional triage and providing long term implementation guidance.
  • Eliminating barriers to scale through technology and process and providing building blocks of applications and distributed services.
  • Understanding company and engineering goals, and developing the technical solutions, vision, and strategy to advance those priorities.
  • Challenging the status quo and bringing your experiences to look at things differently and Identify new technologies, strategies and processes that can help Favor engineering better provide business value.
  • Defining and contributing to standards that improve developer workflows, recommending best practices, and helping mentor junior engineers on the team to grow their technical expertise.
  • Advocating for devops solutions, automation and maintaining our CI/CD pipelines.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has experience or familiarity with one or more of the following technologies: Java, Kotlin, Scala, PHP, MySQL, Postgres, DynamoDB, DocumentDB/MongoDB, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS, Elasticsearch
  • Understands lean and agile principles of software development and helps uplevel the entire engineering team in these areasIs an expert at defining and evangelizing technical solutions and strategiesIs a force multiplier who can move an engineering team forward through direct contributions and influencing others.
  • Loves to write clean, well-tested code - test first or TDD approaches a plus.
  • Enjoys working with other engineers in a collaborative and iterative environment.
  • Has experience scaling systems and teams in a high-growth startup/medium size company.
  • Communicates well with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Is a true full stack engineer who can navigate and advise in all areas of the software lifecycle including: design, development, deployment, debugging, monitoring and support

Skills & Qualifications

  • A related degree or comparable formal training, certification, or work experience.
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience.
  • Ability to get hands on and write clean, well-structured code but also be able take a step back to focus on engineering strategy and execution.
  • Ability to lead larger initiatives working with the Backend, DevOps, and Security Engineering teams. 
  • Strong understanding of a broad range of software engineering dimensions including test automation techniques, data engineering, security and devops. 
  • Ability to gather and define software requirements considering multiple patterns and strategies to build efficient solutions. 
  • Knowledge of how different parts of a system architecture will work together and can diagnose issues within the system. 
  • Ability to communicate difficult technical concepts in precise, concise, and unambiguous terms. 
  • Ability to interact with Vendors and external Partners to evaluate tooling, products and integration solutions meeting technical and security standards.
At Favor, we believe that to Run Texas, we need to represent Texas. By putting Community First, we honor the diversity of our backgrounds and experiences through sharing our unique voices. Our community grows when we challenge ourselves to learn and see the world from another’s view. We are committed to growing a team with different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.   
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