546 day(s) ago

Senior Backend Engineer vacancy at Fonoa Technologies

Negotiable salary

Remote worker location: Worldwide
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 5+ years
Employment: Full-time

Fonoa Technologies

If you want to launch a business today, there are plenty of products out there to help you get going - from Stripe for payments to Twilio for customer engagement.

How come figuring taxes is so hard? Why isn’t there an easy to implement and use solution to handle taxes on products and services sold worldwide?

Enter Fonoa, where we automate taxes for platforms, marketplaces, digital service providers, and e-commerce globally.

With our software, we help our clients reduce manual workload, cost of operations and compliance, and increase the take rate.

Thanks to Fonoa, taxes are being solved and removed from the everyday business of digital-native companies.

Our product suite enables determining indirect tax rates on any sales transaction, creating localized compliant receipts & invoices, and reporting them to tax authorities.

Fonoa is serving small and large companies worldwide and helps their developer, tax, and operations teams handle the tax complexities quickly, in an easy to implement and use way. Our clients range from world-leading marketplaces, e-commerce, delivery to household-name mobility companies.

Fonoa is a technology startup founded at the end of 2018 which launched its SaaS product in mid-2019. We already have paying customers, a healthy pipeline, and backing from one of the world’s most well known VC funds and business angels from Europe and the US.

We are a remote-first team working across 9 countries (and we will continue to do so well after Covid). We focus on building best in class products based on observed customer needs and previous industry experience. Our team has an excellent track record of solving challenging problems at companies such as Uber, McKinsey, Trivago, Rocket Internet, and EY.

Please have a look at our available roles and consider joining us!

General overview of the role

As a Senior Backend Software Engineer at Fonoa, your task will be to own several private and public-facing microservices products.

You will have a direct and immediate impact on everything we ship to our clients.
In your role, you will be in charge of product delivery from the very beginning. You will work closely with your product counterpart on designing the product, defining the specs, working on the code, ensuring it's properly tested and deployed.

We are solving one of the largest yet unsolved problems in global e-commerce and looking for developers with a hunger for a new challenge and drive to solve a ubiquitous problem for companies selling globally. Our clients range from world-leading marketplaces, e-commerce, delivery to household-name mobility companies.


Design, develop and deploy efficient and effective microservices for our products
Build reliable and easy to use REST APIs
Generate impeccable API documentation for the micro-services you are responsible for
Work on integrating our products with 3rd parties (e.g. payment processing companies, accounting tools, enterprise resources planning software, etc.)
Test the software you are building
Internalize and understand customers’ needs and propose ideas and discuss solutions collaborating with the team on engineering, product & design
Implement best practices in terms of performance, scalability and security


You are the right fit if you
Full professional proficiency in English, written and spoken
At least 5 years experience in software development, with at least 3 of them designing and working on high-scale environments, ideally in C# or NodeJS alternatively. If you meet other requirements, but are proficient in a different language, that's completely fine. We look at languages as a tool - what's more important are your problem-solving skills.
Extensive experience with building modern web applications using microservices architecture principles
Experience with big-data processing and high volume queues
Experience in building and documenting REST APIs
Experience with SQL databases
Experience with the full development lifecycle, including understanding customers’ needs, architecture, design, coding, testing, and delivery
Hands-on experience with unit, integration and functional testing

Skills considered as a good plus

Experience with Agile development practices
Experience with Docker and CI/CD
Cloud experience, ideally Azure
Having worked remotely
Having worked in a dynamic start-up environment

Perks & Benefits

A very competitive compensation package including equity
Ability to work from any place in the world
A budget to purchase any equipment you need to do your job properly or access to a co-working space
An annual, expenses paid global meetup of the Fonoa team somewhere fun in the world (post-Covid)
A place on a rocketship backed by best-in-class VCs and operators innovating in an overlooked and unsexy area and doing it profitably and sustainably
A community and culture of builders and problem solvers

Other information

Remote but has to be between UTC-1 and UTC+3. Please don’t apply if you can’t fit your long-term schedule during those working hours. However, we will soon be expanding our preferred time zones, so stay tuned!
We only accept applications from individuals. We are not looking for outsourcing agencies. Any request or application from companies will not be processed.

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