Job Board/Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack at Propel

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emoji of a money mouthBrooklyn, New Yorkemoji of a pushpin$150,000 - $160,000emoji of an envelopeursula@joinpropel.comemoji of a clockTue Mar 31 2020
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At Propel, our mission is to build modern, respectful, and effective financial tools for low-income Americans. Over 2 million people use our first product, Fresh EBT, to manage government benefits on their EBT card, save money, and earn income. Read more about the impact of Fresh EBT here, here, and here. This year we are expanding further into the financial services space with the aim of building new products that help our users manage the other aspects of their financial lives

You'll be the 8th full-time engineer at a critical time as we scale our user base and build systems to deliver more value to our users. The code you write will reach people in need across the country and you'll have an opportunity to meaningfully impact users’ lives. You'll apply your skills and intuition toward fighting poverty with technology.

Propel is a for-profit software company that holds its social mission at its core. Our investors include Andreessen Horowitz, the Omidyar Network, Kevin Durant, Serena Williams, and Nas.

What we offer:

  • First hand experience scaling large systems

  • Immediate opportunity to make an impact

  • A get-stuff-done and fun and caring culture

  • Meaningful work and a strong shared sense of mission

  • Competitive compensation (including equity) and excellent benefits

  • A dog-friendly office based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

What you will do:

  • Build software systems used by millions of Americans in their moments of financial need

  • Work on:

    • core app products (Vue, TypeScript), analytics (Amplitude, AppsFlyer)
    • database scaling (PostgreSQL, Athena, Glue), base AWS infrastructure (Fargate, ECS, EC2, Terraform)
    • deployments (Ansible), build pipeline (Jenkins), and more!
  • Participate in weekly product sprints

  • Effectively communicate with team members during code reviews

  • Build the culture and processes of a growing engineering team

  • Work with our design team to define and create a world-class user experience

What you have:

  • 3+ years of full-stack development experience. We're looking for someone who has deep experience in inventing, building, shipping, and maintaining complex full-stack software

  • Experience building and shipping something significant in a startup environment (either an actual startup, or an entrepreneurial situation within a larger organization)

  • Ability to step into other technical roles (dev ops, data science, web dev) as the situation dictates

  • Computer science degree, or strong enough fundamentals learned elsewhere that you could fool us

  • Fluent in Python and JavaScript

  • Experience with or knowledge of government services, particularly safety net services like SNAP, WIC, TANF, SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Section 8 is not required but nice to have

  • Passion for making a difference in the lives of our users

We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural team, and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds, including those with direct experience with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

What is your Interview process like?

  1. Introductory phone call with the Hiring Manager for this role.
  2. An hour long technical phone interview with one of our senior software engineers. Over coder pad, you'll work on a data / algorithms problem with the desired outcome being a working solution.
  3. An in office interview. Our in office interviews are from 9 - 3pm with lunch in the middle. We recognize that it's a long day, but we want to minimize the number of steps it takes to get someone onsite!

What efforts are you making in terms of increasing diversity & inclusion within your company?

If you identify with a group that is traditionally underrepresented in tech, you should consider Propel because we know that the work of inclusivity is never done. In balancing this fact with our desire to be better, we are able to make meaningful strides in becoming a more inclusive and welcoming space for folks of various identities.

These meaningful strides include, but are not limited to the following: a parental leave policy and a beautiful nursing corner, working with construction to find a solution to the gendered bathrooms we currently have, bringing in professionals to talk us through racial inequality and bias training, revamping our healthcare offerings and making our Propel contributions more inclusive, a strong onboarding program to support those without startup experience, lunch and learns to amplify the unique interests and experiences we all have, and more.

So join us and be a part of an organization that constantly strives to be better for our teams and the communities we serve.

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