Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

at Pillow

Bangalore, India
61 d. ago
About the Job

Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

Bangalore, Karnataka /
Technology – Engineering /
/ On-site

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Inclusive Finance for Emerging Markets.

Pillow exists to accelerate economic opportunities in emerging and frontier markets.

Nearly 3B users across Africa, LatAm, and South East Asia are deprived of foundational financial services that are taken for granted in North America, EU, and India/China. In addition, many of these markets struggle with complex socioeconomic and policy challenges, ranging from inflation and devaluation to third/unregulated markets for securities and forex, which further accentuates the need for access to global economic opportunities.

Our mission is to become the default platform for access to global assets across emerging and frontier markets. We develop and distribute financial services, for these markets by leveraging both trad-fi and digital asset technology rails, collaborating with globally accredited financial institutions, and building highly engaged local communities around financial literacy.

This mission has enabled us to solve real financial challenges in markets such as Nigeria for thousands of people.

Pillow is backed and trusted by reputed investors including Accel, Elevation Capital, Quona, Jump Capital, and others, who have collectively invested over $21 mn across our Seed and Series A rounds, additionally bringing expertise in fintech, digital assets, and consumer product building.

Pillow’s stellar team members operate on a high degree of freedom and ownership. We believe in setting a fair, transparent, performance-driven culture that incentivizes you to be your best.

About the Role
You will be responsible for developing and maintaining infrastructure that will enable seamless interactions of Pillow users with DeFi protocols while ensuring security, scalability, and consistency.


    • Ideate, design, and build backend infrastructure including but not limited to APIs, data infrastructure, analytics, security, and deployment pipelines
    • Design and develop seamless interactions with multiple blockchain networks including Ethereum, Bitcoin, Layer-2s etc
    • Choose and work with leading enterprise blockchain service providers and manage their integrations
    • Identify and evolve Pillow's technology stack to keep up with key developments in the DeFi ecosystem


    • Hire the best backend engineers and build a team capable of shipping high-quality software in lean teams
    • Develop and execute strategies that continuously up-skill engineers, keep them motivated, and ensure they have meaningful career progressions
    • Represent Pillow's vision and mission to the engineering team and beyond, and be the voice of the customer
At Pillow, we’re looking for highly adaptable individuals with passion and ownership of their roles. We recommend you try your hand and apply for this position even if your experience doesn’t match the entirety of the description. Your skills will stand out and set you apart from the rest if you’ve had your share of twists and turns that challenge the norms. Join us!
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