Backend Engineer

| San Francisco, CA, USA | Hybrid
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About the role

Chime is looking for engineers to join our multifaceted and fast growing team, where you will work on APIs that power our member facing products and iterate on our banking platform. You will own projects from end-to-end by influencing architecture, implementing APIs and maintaining the ongoing health of the code.

The base salary offered for this role and level of experience will begin at $119,000 and up to $232,200. Full-time employees are also eligible for a bonus, competitive equity package, and benefits. The actual base salary offered may be higher, depending on your location, skills, qualifications, and experience.

In this role, you can expect to

  • Design, develop, test, refactor and scale backend implementations of new and existing consumer product features
  • Work with the mobile team to design and build strong, resilient APIs that propel our mobile app
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to understand member struggles and come up with creative solutions
  • Proactively find opportunities for improving the reliability and scalability of our systems
  • Work across the engineering team to improve and uphold high technical standards

To thrive in this role, you have

  • 2+ years developing software in a production environment at scale
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails or comparable frameworks
  • Experience working with transactional databases and caching systems
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications
  • An appreciation of maintainable and well-tested code
  • A desire to learn and dive into the deepest levels of how things work
  • Start-up experience as an added plus

A little about us
At Chime, we believe that everyone can achieve financial progress. We’re passionate about developing solutions and services to empower people to succeed. Every day, we start with empathy for our members and stay motivated by our desire to support them in ways that make a meaningful difference. 
We created Chime—a financial technology company, not a bank*-- founded on the premise that basic banking services should be helpful, transparent, and fair. Chime helps unlock the access and ability our members need to overcome the systemic barriers that block them from moving forward. By providing members with access to liquidity, rewards, and credit building, our easy-to-use tools and intuitive platforms give members the ability to have more control over their money and to take action toward achieving their financial ambitions.
So far, we’re well-loved by our members and proud to have helped millions of people unlock financial progress, whether they started a savings account, bought their first car or home, opened a business, or went to college. Every day, we’re inspired by our members’ dreams and successes, big and small. 
We’re uniting everyday people to unlock their financial progress—will you join us? 
*Chime partners with The Bancorp Bank and Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC, that power the bank accounts used by Chime Members.
What we offer

  • 🏢 A thoughtful hybrid work policy that combines in-office days and trips to team and company-wide events depending on location to ensure you stay connected to your work and teammates, whether you’re local to one of our offices or remote
  • 💻 Hybrid work perks, like UrbanSitter and Kinside for backup child, elder and/or pet care, as well as a subsidized commuter benefit
  • 💰 Competitive salary based on experience
  • ✨ 401k or RRSP match plus great medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • 🏝 Generous vacation policy and company-wide Take Care of Yourself Days 
  • 🫂 1% of your time off to support local community organizations of your choice
  • 🧠 Mental health support with therapy and coaching through Modern Health
  • 👶 16 weeks of paid parental leave for all parents and an additional 6-8 weeks for birthing parents
  • 👪 Access to Maven, a family planning tool, with up to $10k in reimbursement for egg freezing, fertility treatments, adoption, and more.\
  • 🎉 In-person and virtual events to connect with your fellow Chimers—think cooking classes, guided meditations, music festivals, mixology classes, paint nights, etc., and delicious snack boxes, too!
  • 💚 A challenging and fulfilling opportunity to join one of the most experienced teams in FinTech and help millions unlock financial progress

We know that great work can’t be done without a diverse team and inclusive environment. That’s why we specifically look for individuals of varying strengths, skills, backgrounds, and ideas to join our team. We believe this gives us a competitive advantage to better serve our members and helps us all grow as Chimers and individuals.
We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. Chime is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Cook County Ordinance, and consistent with Canadian provincial and federal laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 
To learn more about how Chime collects and uses your personal information during the application process, please see the Chime Applicant Privacy Notice.

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Location

San Francisco, CA 94108

What are Chime Perks + Benefits

Chime Benefits Overview

Our benefits philosophy is guided by supporting Chimers’ wellbeing in four key areas - physical, emotional, financial, and social. This encompasses everything from physical and mental health services for you and your family to a matching 401k plan with access to financial advisors and legal advice. We team up to offer inclusive events where Chimers can connect and grow, thoughtfully choose food vendors and office accommodations (including a flexible work model), and schedule company-wide Take Care of Yourself Days that give all Chimers at least one extra paid day off each month. We continuously add and enhance these benefits year-round.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Chimers volunteer their time, talent, and energy to support causes they care about using our volunteer portal. Activities are also organized through our Chimer Resource Group Program.
Partners with nonprofits
Chime supports nonprofits year-round, focusing on financial literacy, economic empowerment, social justice, and disaster relief. Chimer Resource Groups also partner with nonprofits that matter to them
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Chime provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
We partner with ReadySet for company-wide equity training, with a focus on allyship and anti-racism.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity employee resource groups
CRGs (Chimer Resource Groups) include AfroChime, PacifiChime, Chimigos, ChimeHers, Chimmigrants, OutChime, and DiversiChime. Chimers are compensated for their work as leads of these CRGs!
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Recruiting team members and hiring managers complete training on inclusive hiring practices with ModelExpand.
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Chime employees can contribute annually to their FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Join Chimers in a daily plank challenge! Chimers also ride together on Peloton and have Slack channels to coordinate rides and other workouts.
Mental health benefits
Chime is partnering with ModernHealth to provide Chimers with mental and behavioral health resources.
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Chime also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Chime offers both adoption and fertility assistance through Maven, reimbursing Chimers up to $10k each year.
Restricted work hours
Almost every month, Chime provides Chimers with a day off to take care of themselves.
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Home-office stipend for remote employees
$500 when you initially start with Chime, and $250 per quarter after.
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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