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This is a very exciting opportunity to work alongside the founding members of an organization to establish and scale a truly innovative Digital Affordable-Housing Green Mortgage Bank, that strives to become the benchmark of how to galvanize social development and transform societies within a short period of time. 

Background

  • Pakistan is faced with a housing shortage of 10 million currently growing by 1 million every year.
  • The population, 80% without a bank account, has been starved off house financing solutions for years.
  • Pakistan’s housing finance-GDP ratio is one of the lowest in the world – 0.25% (South Asia: 3%, Bangladesh: 3%, India: 11%). 
  • Trellis’ mission is to fill this gap by providing affordable green mortgage solutions to low and middle income groups in Pakistan.
  • This is expected to significantly boost financial inclusion, home ownership and economic activity in the country.
  • The senior management team has a combined experience of over 50 years in international banking, hedge funds, capital markets and financial technology.
  • As a new company, we need self-motivated, driven generalists with senior-level experience.
  • For driven individuals, this role provides a unique opportunity to grow rapidly and work with many types of technologies.
  • We will heavily rely on cloud-native, open source technologies with the intent to give back and make a difference.
  • In addition to supporting our business needs, you will have the chance to have a public impact on multiple open source communities making technology more accessible to all.

Primary Responsibilities

  • As one of the first members of our software engineering team, you will be laying the groundwork for long term success.
  • You will partner with our business analysts, operations team, and risk team to operationally data pipelines and machine learning models, automate manual tasks, and integrate with third-party APIs.
  • As we get set up, you will also assist with CI/CD from git to AWS.
  • As we grow, there will be opportunities to specialize and/or to move into leadership roles.
  • Assist risk and operations team with data modeling and database integrations
  • Assist operations team with the configuration of AWS Lambda functions and AWS Step Functions
  • Assist operations team with automating CI/CD pipelines from git to Docker repo
  • Integrate with government and partner institutions through REST API calls
  • Create scripts and services to automate manual tasks (e.g. document generation)
  • Create automated unit and integration tests to ensure quality
  • Define monitoring parameters to ensure visibility into production performance

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years of experience as a software engineer focused on python
  • Automated testing with pytest
  • Version control with git or equivalent including pull requests and gated check-ins
  • JSON REST API integrations
  • Interfacing with databases such as MySQL
  • Strong written, verbal and organizational skills (English)
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Docker containers
  • Cloud/serverless development (e.g. AWS Lambda, Step Functions, S3)
  • Machine learning
  • Data visualization
  • Knowledge of CRM systems
  • Proficiency with Java, JavaScript, or PHP
  • Desire to contribute to open source and a company engineering blog

Compensation

  • Trellis offers a competitive compensation scheme as well as an opportunity for quick progression subject to performance
  • Provident fund, Gratuity & Health Insurance covered
  • Trellis is proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer & highly encourages applications from all facets of society.
  • We respect and seek to empower individuals and support diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.
  • Employment is decided solely based on qualifications, merit and business need.
  • We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation.
  •   If you’re looking to build your career as part of a team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you.

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelors
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
2 Years
Apply Before:
Aug 31, 2020
Posting Date:
Aug 02, 2020
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Trellis Financial

Banking/Financial Services · 11-50 employees - Karachi

This is a very exciting opportunity to work alongside the founding members of an organisation to establish and scale a truly innovative Digital Affordable-Housing Green Mortgage HFC, that strives to become the benchmark of how to galvanize social development and transform societies within a short pe ...Read More

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