Senior Backend Engineer - Core Team

Papaya Global

Herzliya, IL
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 03/18/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 1460 Broadway, Suite 7033, New York, New York 10036, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Papaya Global

Papaya Global is reinventing global payroll, payments, and workforce management. Our automated platform helps companies hire, onboard, manage, and pay people in more than 160 countries. The cloud-based solution is easy to use and scale, ensures full compliance and provides industry-leading BI and analytics.

Job Description

Papaya Global is an established B2B tech unicorn in hypergrowth. We are on a mission to reimagine the payroll category with a game-changing, disruptive technology. Papaya Global is reinventing workforce management, global payroll and payroll payments to remove the friction of complexity and regulation create. Our automated platform helps companies hire, onboard, manage, and pay people in more than 160 countries. We don’t just cover the globe with our solution; we are global. We are comprised of people from different countries, different cultures, and different backgrounds. Diversity is our secret weapon.

We’re looking for a strong backend developer to join our growing team. You’ll be working closely with an amazing group of developers and will be responsible for the server side of our web applications.

We use Node.js & Java to develop our backend and use the latest AWS services for development and production environments.

The team:

Papaya's Core team is responsible for the main business flows in the platform. Responsibilities include handling most of the payroll cycle aspects, onboarding employees with various integration options, overseeing employees cost plan and specific cycle updates calculations, payslips validation and publishing, and more. 

As part of the team, you will design new features with the Architecture and Product teams, planning and executing features critical to Papaya's business flow. On the backend, you will use Java with Spring Boot, NodeJS with Typescript, Micro-services, REST & GraphQL, messages queues, relational and no-SQL databases, and more. And on the FE, you will use Angular, React, Redux, Apollo GraphQL, Styled components, SCSS, and more. 

You will use SOLID and clean code principles while testing your code with unit, component, integration, and e2e tests. 

You will:

  • Develop the tools and infrastructure that power Papaya’s backend infrastructure.
  • Ensure high quality of backend code, including rigorous automated testing and code reviews
  • Take an active role in code reviews & pull requests, get your own code reviewed by the team and become a better developer overall
  • Keep up to date on the latest techniques in development and testing
  • Learn new stuff and enrich other team members
  • Work cross teams to developer an e2e features (Product, Architectures, DevOps, other R&D teams).


  • 5+ years of experience in at least one of the following NodeJS & Java
  • Experience in Agile development, including continuous integration, continuous deployment, and coding for automated testing
  • Experience in core database systems (SQL, NoSQL, Redis, etc).
  • Experience in deploying and maintaining in an AWS environment
  • A passion for improving software quality through self-learning
  • A get-things-done mentality
  • To be a team player

Nice to have

  • Experience with message brokers such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, etc.
  • Experience in breaking monoliths into microservices architecture
  • Ability to describe development process via flow charts or sequence diagrams 

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