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Synchrony Senior Backend Engineer - Loop Commerce in STAMFORD, Connecticut

Job Description:

About Loop Commerce

Acquired by Synchrony in June 2018, GiftNow is a transformative force in the +$500 billion Gift-Commerce category. Based in the San Francisco Bay area, we are leading a revolution in the US gift giving market. Our Gift Experience Management Platform (GXM) is being leveraged by many leading brands (Michael Kors, Uniqlo, Coach, Kate Spade and more), and we are continuing our growth by partnering with influential retailers, platforms, and solution providers to change the way gifting is done by turning online gifts into memorable experiences.

Companies that leverage our GXM platform have learned that gift experiences can transform critical business activities like sales, employee engagement and incentives, trade shows, events and more. Whether they are sending a gift to one employee or 5000 customers, our GXM solutions can help create a gifting campaign that generates goodwill and loyalty. With our expanded gift card capability, we help businesses create a modern and elegant gift experience with personalization and design options to delight gift card customers and improve gift card redemption. Our GXM platform also delivers our patented product gifting experience, GiftNow®. This digital gifting experience makes virtually any product giftable and the contactless digital exchange capability ensures receipt of the perfect gift every time.

We define our vibrant culture as being a family-like and fun-loving atmosphere, agile, and focused on defining the leading edge of something meaningful for millions of people. And now, while maintaining our start-up culture and fast-pace innovation, we have the backing and support of Synchrony to fuel and accelerate our growth and success".

This position is remote, where you have the option to work from home. On occasion we may request for you to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. To ensure the safety of our colleagues and communities, we require employees who come together in-person to be fully vaccinated. We’re proud to offer you choice and flexibility.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work on architecture, design and development of server-side layers of our platform.

  • Architecting, implementing and deploying scalable, high-availability and high-performance server infrastructure.

  • Contribute to overall culture of engineering excellence and best practices

  • Participate and contribute to architecture, design and code reviews for producing quality code

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Related technical field

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience with scalable database design and deployment

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with software architecture, modular and object-oriented design of large applications.

  • A minimum of 3 years' experience with AWS and cloud infrastructure, and large-scale SaaS systems using Java/C# or other similar programming languages.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Master’s degree

  • Experience with Java/C# or other similar programming languages

  • Experience with e-commerce platforms.

  • Start-up experience

  • Strong analytical skills – ability to understand the constraints of a problem and identify the tradeoffs.

  • Outstanding ability to analyze, troubleshoot and solve complex problems.

  • Passion for opportunities Loop has to offer its customers, retailers & partners

  • Outstanding communications, relationship building, and collaboration skills.

  • Proven ability to partner and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Strong analytical skills (ability to understand the constraints of a design problem and identify the tradeoffs)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

  • You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

  • New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months’ time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months’ time in position before they can post. All internal employees must consistently meet performance expectations and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don’t meet the time in position or performance expectations).

Our Commitment

When you join us, you’ll be part of a diverse, inclusive culture where your skills, experience, and voice are not only heard—but valued. We celebrate the differences in all of us and believe that our individual, unique perspectives is what makes Synchrony truly a great place to work. Together, we’re building a future where we can all belong, connect and turn ideals into action. Through the power of our 8 Diversity Networks+ ( , with more than 60% of our workforce engaged, you’ll find community to connect with and opportunity to go beyond your passions.

This starts when you choose to apply for a role at Synchrony. We ensure all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

  • Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

  • If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 85,000.00 - 170,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 11

Job Family Group:

Information Technology