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Senior Backend Engineer with Database Exp

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Thunes mission is to unlock opportunities for Emerging Markets. We interconnect mobile wallet operators, corporates, merchants, money transfer operators, payment service providers and banks to unlock opportunities for businesses and individuals alike to participate in the global economy.

Providing unparalleled emerging market coverage and smarter transfer solutions for cross border payments, we enable financial inclusivity for those who need it most.

Our Mission

1.7 billion adults worldwide are still excluded from the global economy lacking access to any financial service. We make financial services global and accessible to everyone with our interoperable network supporting local and relevant payment and transfer methods.

Our Solutions

We act as a trusted, neutral aggregator in a deeply fragmented industry. Without a trusted, neutral and interoperable aggregator, the partners of a payment transaction would waste time and costly resources developing their connections to multiple systems. Multiple connections would also mean that these actors have to charge higher prices, which could prohibit financial inclusion and the spread of digital financial services.

We offer key payment solutions to tackle the speed, cost-efficiency and accessibility challenges for emerging markets:

 P2P remittance processing

 Corporate mass payouts

 Digital payment services

 International Trade Invoice Payments



We’re looking for a Senior Data Engineer, who's passionate about the Fintech industry, wants to work in a disruptive, fast-growing and exciting environment. As part of the Engineering team, based in Singapore, this role will bring you great opportunities to work on various projects, technologies, with a diverse range of teams.


The Engineering team is responsible for developing our core business products and getting them to production in the most efficient and fastest way possible. We architect solutions, tools and platforms to solve business needs and tools around provisioning, configuration, CICD, monitoring, SLA, performance and uptime. Our team is passionate about the details and we work very closely with a wide range of stakeholders. Processing millions of transactions per month and interconnecting hundreds of partners from all around the world, Thunes is continuously growing its coverage and footprint in the industry. A career with Thunes provides invaluable experience in an exciting and rapidly expanding market and an opportunity to be part of a truly global company with various offices worldwide and a workforce that includes dozens of different nationalities.



  • Works with infrastructure team for monitoring day to day PostgreSQL and or other OLTP database systems in terms of operations and management

  • Assists and helps in the implementation of better reporting system, ETL pipelines

  • Performs database capacity planning and maintenance, monitoring and performance tuning

  • Participates in the architecture design, implementation and shipping of new functionalities on our core platform, as well as new products,

  • Assists in the evaluation of new technologies and initiatives for our data management

  • Advises and assists engineering team and operations teams on data issues



At Thunes to ensure we set out clear expectations for the business and you to succeed, it is equally important for us in defining not only the nature of the role responsibilities but that the cultural fit in working style and approach is a match! So please read carefully below before putting yourself forward


  • Bachelor in Information Technology, Engineering, Computer Science or related fields



  • Deep understanding and real passion for relational database theory and database fundamentals

  • Deep understanding on databases and best engineering practices - include handling and logging errors, monitoring the system, building human-fault-tolerant pipelines, understanding how to scale up, addressing continuous integration, knowledge of database administration, maintaining data cleaning and ensuring a deterministic pipeline

  • Experience with AWS RDS / ElasticCache / other AWS Database Services or experience with management of databases in AWS environment will a strong plus

  • Experience in one or several of the following programming/scripting languages: Perl, Golang, Python,

  • Good English communication skills

  • Interest in the Fintech Industry and market innovations

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