Scala Developer



Software Engineering
Lisbon, Portugal
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024

About Us

Riskified empowers businesses to unleash ecommerce growth by taking risk off the table. Many of the world’s biggest brands and publicly traded companies selling online rely on Riskified for guaranteed protection against chargebacks, to fight fraud and policy abuse at scale, and to improve customer retention. Developed and managed by the largest team of ecommerce risk analysts, data scientists and researchers, Riskified’s AI-powered fraud and risk intelligence platform analyzes the individual behind each interaction to provide real-time decisions and robust identity-based insights. Riskified is proud to work with incredible companies in virtually all industries including Wayfair, Acer, Gucci, Lorna Jane, GoPro, and many more.

We thrive in a collaborative work setting, alongside great people, to build and enhance products that matter. Abundant opportunities to create and contribute provide us with a sense of purpose that extends beyond ourselves, leaving a lasting impact. These sentiments capture why we choose Riskified every day.

About the Role

Join Riskified’s dynamic payment fraud group as a Scala Developer and contribute to our innovative and rapidly expanding department. In this role, you’ll thrive in an Agile setting, utilizing cutting-edge technologies to build impactful FinTech products. You’ll play a crucial role in expanding Riskified’s ecosystem, collaborating with both clients and internal teams to make a daily difference to our business.

At Riskified, we uphold the belief that developers should exercise complete ownership over their work. This responsibility covers everything from the initial phase of planning features, where collaboration occurs with Product and Design teams, to carefully choosing suitable technologies, designing code and architecture, conducting pull request reviews, and reaching the final step of deployment within a CI/CD setup. Additionally, overseeing post-deployment monitoring is also part of your duties.

Whether you enjoy writing complex business logic in the backend, take pleasure in writing clean and high-quality code, or tweaking the servers and infrastructure to perform well at scale, we encourage you to get your hands dirty end-to-end.

Our Technology Stack: Scala, Ruby on Rails, Node.js, AWS, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, Spark, Aerospike

*** A third party will recruit, hire, and employ this position.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Conceptualize and develop highly scalable architectures for our machine learning systems and platforms.
  • Engage with large-scale projects encompassing real-time and batch jobs, working across a spectrum of programming languages (Scala, Node.js) and technologies (Apache Spark, Kafka, Kubernetes, Docker, etc.).
  • Execute daily code deployments to production, leveraging our advanced CI/CD tools.
  • Play an important role in the end-to-end development of products that significantly enhance Riskified’s core offerings.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering and product management teams to ideate, design, and implement new features across the product landscape.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or a related technical field.
  • Over 5 years of demonstrated hands-on experience in server-side coding.
  • Possess a self-directed learning approach to software development.
  • Dedication to crafting clean, SOLID, and resilient code.
  • Proficiency in Scala/Java/Cotlin, supported by practical work experience.
  • Proficiency in database technologies (SQL/noSQL).
  • Familiarity with stream applications is advantageous.
  • A collaborative team player with exceptional communication skills and the capacity to work autonomously.

Join us in shaping the future of Riskified’s innovative FinTech solutions, contributing to our cutting-edge environment while honing your skills as a Backend Developer. If you’re ready to take on impactful challenges and excel in a collaborative, forward-thinking team, we encourage you to apply.

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Riskified is deeply committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all individuals. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.