Lead Software Development Engineer - Backend

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Job Summary

โ‚น67,222 - โ‚น100,000 / Monthly EST

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Years of Experience
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Tech Stacks
openstack MySQL PostgreSQL SQL Java Azure ELK Google Cloud Spring play AWS

Job Description

About Zeta

Zeta is a Next-Gen Banking Tech company that empowers banks and fintechs to launch banking products for the future. It was founded by Bhavin Turakhia and Ramki Gaddipati in 2015.

Our flagship processing platform - Zeta Tachyon - is the industryโ€™s first modern, cloud-native, and fully API-enabled stack that brings together issuance, processing, lending, core banking, fraud & risk, and many more capabilities as a single-vendor stack. 20M+ cards have been issued on our platform globally.

Zeta is actively working with the largest Banks and Fintechs in multiple global markets transforming customer experience for multi-million card portfolios.

Zeta has over 1700+ employees - with over 70% roles in R&D - across locations in the US , EMEA , and Asia . We raised $280 million at a $1.5 billion valuation from Softbank, Mastercard, and other investors in 2021.

Learn more @ www.zeta.tech , careers.zeta.tech , Linkedin , Twitter

About The Role

As a Lead Software Developer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the architecture, implementing best practices, and driving the technical direction of our backend development efforts.


  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership to the development team. Guide and mentor junior developers.
  • Project Management: Lead the planning, execution, and delivery of software projects. Work closely with project managers and stakeholders to define project scope, goals, and deliverables.
  • Architecture and Design: Define and implement software architecture. Make high-level design choices and dictate technical standards. Collaborate with other team members on design and implementation decisions.
  • Coding and Development: Participate actively in coding and development activities. Ensure code quality through code reviews and best practices. Debug and resolve complex technical issues.
  • Team Collaboration: Foster a collaborative and positive team environment. Coordinate with cross-functional teams, including product management, quality assurance, and operations.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement and drive the implementation of best practices. Continuously evaluate and improve development processes.
  • Technology Stack: Have a strong understanding and experience with the relevant technology stack. Evaluate and introduce new technologies that enhance the development process.
  • Code Reviews and Standards: Enforce coding standards and conduct regular code reviews. Ensure that code is well-documented and maintainable.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate technical risks. Anticipate issues and proactively address them.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively with team members, management, and stakeholders. Provide regular updates on project status, challenges, and successes.
  • Strategic Planning: Contribute to the strategic planning of software development initiatives. Align development efforts with overall business goals.
  • Quality Assurance: Collaborate with QA teams to ensure the delivery of high-quality software. Participate in the creation and execution of test plans.
  • Documentation: Ensure thorough documentation of software architecture, design, and processes.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor and optimize the performance of applications. Address scalability and performance issues.
  • Customer Focus: Understand and prioritize customer needs. Ensure that software solutions meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Training and Development: Facilitate the continuous learning and development of team members. Stay informed about industry advancements and encourage skill development within the team.


  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to a team of backend developers. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define technical strategies and solutions.
  • System Architecture: Design, implement, and maintain scalable and high-performance backend architectures.
  • Backend Development: Lead the development of backend services, APIs, and business logic. Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code to meet business requirements.
  • Code Reviews and Quality Assurance: Conduct code reviews to ensure adherence to coding standards and best practices. Implement and enforce quality assurance processes to deliver high-quality software.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate closely with frontend developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to deliver end-to-end solutions. Foster a collaborative and innovative development environment.
  • Performance Optimization: Identify and address performance bottlenecks in the backend systems. Optimize code and database queries for improved system efficiency.
  • Security: Implement and enforce security best practices in backend development. Stay informed about the latest security threats and ensure the application is protected against potential vulnerabilities.
  • Documentation: Create and maintain comprehensive technical documentation for backend systems. Ensure documentation is up-to-date and accessible to the development team.

Experience And Qualifications

  • Strong computer science background with an engineering degree in computer science. with 7+ years of experience in software development and delivery.
  • Experience in working on Java, Spring, REST, SQL (PostgreSQL or MYSQL) Messaging systems, ELK stack, microservices is required.
  • Great design and problem solving skills with a strong basis for architecting performance, scalability, security and reliability.
  • Deep understanding of OOAD, efficient data structures and algorithms.
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies like AWS/Google Cloud, Azure, OpenStack.

Equal Opportunity

  • Zeta is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, cultures, and communities to apply and believe that a diverse workforce is key to our success

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