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Sr. Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

minka_ is an open network for publishing money.

We are a lean, purposely small, well funded startup that is playing the long game. We are selective and take care of our (dream) team, so you will be well compensated. We value highly-motivated, somewhat crazy, and creative individuals that believe in our mission.

Our vision is to improve the way people interact with money.


Senior Software Engineer is the key resource that is actually building the minka platform. It is an internal role within our engine team, working closely with CTO, technical product managers, engineering managers and other engineers.

The Senior Software Engineer should have high-level managerial skills, in-depth knowledge of how computer systems work, programming languages, and outstanding knowledge of the agile process.

This is an individual contributor role, working closely with other senior individual contributors, who are driven by showing results as a team, rather than managing others to make things happen.

Be an owner

  • Follow team software development methodologies
  • Performing code reviews, providing constructive feedback
  • Make sure you constantly improve and learn about the internet, bitcoin and money.
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Positive, motivated attitude, with an emphasis on excellent teamwork.

Be a solver

  • Help your team members do things in better ways and improve their skills
  • Evaluating end-to-end designs for strengths and weaknesses (e.g., complexity, scalability, performance, security, etc.
  • Get stuff done attitude and make your voice heard when necessary.
  • Suggest improvements to technical solutions
  • Be responsible for your own resources, suggest, interview and hire your own team members

Write it down

  • Design and develop high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems
  • Writing code for medium to large features independently
  • Join design sprints to work on product designs and prototypes
  • Share knowledge on components you implemented with level 3 support teams

Required Skills

  • Know what is a bit and what is bitcoin.
  • 7+ years of experience working in software development, preferably with backend technologies such as NodeJS or Typescript
  • Passionate about technology and about improving financial services.
  • Have mentored junior software developers on design patterns, development best practices and DevOps trade-offs
  • Creativity in solving problems in very ambiguous environments
  • Understand organizational goals, competitive landscape and technology trends to deliver best technical solutions possible
  • Strong cross functional team leadership skills, including crafting aggressive but achievable objectives, managing team performance, and developing people.
  • Good understanding of blockchain concepts and implementations
  • Hand-on experience with infrastructure scaling to support increases in usage
  • Proven experience implementing and monitoring large-scale systems
  • Bachelors, Masters University Degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Seen Mr. Robot tv show.

minka's Culture

We believe in innovating the way we work to impact the financial ecosystem in the long term. We are located between Latam, US and Europe and work remotely, with different roles assigned per person, depending on their skillset.

This allow us to bring value with a senior team, who also enjoys being hands-on, strategic as individual contributors.

In this role, you will work with our team of senior engineers and technical product managers in a fast-paced startup environment. We are building a new infrastructure for money and we are becoming a customer centric company, to focus on revenue generation, to create new revenue streams and be profitable in the short term.

We value highly-motivated, somewhat crazy, and creative individuals on a mission to improve the way people interact with money.

At minka_, we're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.