San Francisco | California | United States
Upwork ($UPWK) is the world's largest freelancing website. Each year $1.7 billion of work happens through Upwork, allowing businesses to get more done and helping professionals break free of traditional time and place boundaries and work anytime, anywhere on projects they love. At Upwork, you'll help build on this momentum. Together, we'll create economic and social value on a global scale, providing a trusted online workplace for businesses to connect with extraordinary talent and work without limits.
The Payments team at Upwork oversees over $1 billion in payments and payouts per year in 180 countries. Our payment system is a strategic business differentiator and an essential part of our business.
Lead the research and definition of your teams' technical roadmap.
Establish and enforce architectural principles, define interface guidelines, identify the state of the art technologies and patterns to use, and increase the talent density of the team.
Lead the implementation of select technical projects including modernization of the Payments backend.
Partner with Upwork’s infrastructure teams and evangelize technical methodologies within the payments and freelancer services teams.
15+ years of development experience, 5+ years of Java and web technology experience.
Proven ability to work with a range of steak-holders and communicate effectively with all levels of an organization.
Deep understanding of Web technologies, Microservices, and databases.
Phenomenal software design principles; make thoughtful system design decisions that will impact long term maintainability of our codebase.
Employment history at both start-ups as well as at least one job at a recognizable consumer Internet company.
Strong focus on the customer as well as the business, coupled with an ability to learn, respond to feedback and grow. We’re looking for people who thrive on learning new technologies and don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions.
A track record advocating and winning support for technological initiatives.
You will have strong communication skills. Our teams are widely distributed, and you'll need to interact with technical team members across different cultures and time zones.
Desire to roll up the sleeves and write code for critical company projects.