Staff Software Engineer

Engineering Salt Lake City, Utah Seattle, Washington


Who we are

Welcoming, collaborative and having the opportunity to make an impact - is how our employees describe working here.  Galileo is a financial technology company that provides innovative and revolutionary software products and services that power some of the world's largest Fintechs. We are the only payments innovator that applies tech and engineering capabilities to empower Fintechs and financial institutions to unleash their full creativity to achieve their most inspired goals. Galileo leads its industry with superior fraud detection, security, decision-making analytics and regulatory compliance functionality combined with customized, responsive and flexible programs to accelerate the success of all payments companies and solve tomorrow's payments challenges today. We hire energetic and creative employees while providing them the opportunity to excel in their careers and make a difference for our clients. Learn more about us and why we work here at  

What you'll be doing:

You’ll be extending and maintaining the financial backend that powers our clients. This includes the software that processes card transactions and bank transfers, as well as the underlying infrastructure.

A Typical Day:

  • Extending and redesigning our backend processes (financial or infrastructural)

  • Debugging and fixing bugs in our backend processes

  • Building new backend processes

  • Interfacing with the rest of the company (both technical and non-technical divisions)

  • Continuously striving to be a better engineer and steward of our platform

  • Mentor other engineers, support the technical culture and help grow the team

  • Interact with customers for demos, trainings, integration of the solution and/or product(s) into customer's solution, architect solutions for customers and resolve customer's problems

  • Generate, enhance and promote ideas for useful new projects and technologies


  • You obsess about details: financial, performance, implementation (regardless of whether we wrote the software). When needed, you roll up your sleeves and pull apart low-level details and complicated business logic.

  • You use the right tool for the job.

  • You can switch contexts easily. You actually like discussing financial edge cases with the Finance department, debating the merits of how Python implements associative arrays with another engineer, and advising our clients on the feasibility of new features (this is a normal day for our backend engineers).

  • You write code and documentation to be reread.

  • You’re involved in all stages of the software lifecycle: From inception and requirements gathering, to development and testing, to deployment and maintenance.

What you will need:

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent. (“Equivalent” typically means at least a bachelors in a technical field with significant programming experience.)

  • 6+ years of software development experience.

  • Strong understanding of a modern programming language

  • At least 2 out of 4: (Due to the fast-paced nature of Galileo, this is a hard requirement.)

    • Ability to develop in Python

    • Ability to develop in C or C++

    • Ability to both design schema and query data in a full-featured implementation of SQL

    • Ability to develop software in Linux

  • Algorithms and Data Structures

  • Software engineering skills like source control, testing, triage, etc

  • Bonus knowledge in these technologies and areas:

    • Concurrency

    • Cryptography

    • Database Query Optimization

    • Linux internals

    • NoSQL Databases

    • Oracle PL/SQL

    • Message Brokers like Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, and ZeroMQ

Why you’ll love working here

Galileo offers market competitive salaries, covers 100% of your family's medical premiums and provides a true work/life balance.  Each employee receives a generous bank of PTO each year as well as 11 paid holidays.  Additionally, Galileo offers humanitarian PTO to each employee to participate in global volunteer projects as part of The Galileo Foundation. Did we mention reimbursement for applicable professional development including tuition and certifications?  If you are looking for a leading edge technology environment with a positive and rewarding culture, join the Fintech revolution.  Join Galileo!

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Galileo Financial Technologies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, breastfeeding, and conditions related to breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), physical or medical disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and/or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state or federal law