Senior Software Engineer, Backend

| San Francisco, CA, USA | Hybrid
Employer Provided Salary: 180,000-200,000 Annually
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About Finch
We are on a mission to empower innovators to access the global employment ecosystem and connect the world's employers under a single API. To do this, we're looking for individuals who think about problems holistically and in-depth, who are relentlessly curious, self-starters, and determined to drive ideas from inception through to completion.
Finch is a Series B company backed by a fantastic set of firms, angels, and our developers including General Catalyst, Menlo Ventures, Homebrew, BoxGroup, YCombinator, Charley (1st business hire at Plaid), Sima (ex-Head of Biz Dev at Plaid), Henrique + Pedro (co-CEOs at Brex), Jeff + Wayne (co-CEOs at Digits), Immad (CEO at Mercury), Sam (CEO at Vouch Insurance), Karim (CTO at Ramp), and more.
About Our Team
We're a team of problem solvers who aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. We value velocity, curiosity, empathy, and diverse perspectives. Everyone on the team is excited about the scope of the problems we address and the potential impact our work can have on the global workforce. We realize that the value we provide comes with great responsibilities, and therefore make security and privacy our highest priorities.
We come from a diverse set of backgrounds and each member brings different skills to the group. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and potential will stand out-and set you apart-especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns.
About You
You love breaking down complex problems to deliver elegant experiences to customers. You possess a balance of technology and people skills with a high degree of empathy. You thrive on cutting through areas of high ambiguity, narrowing down high-level problems into engineering solutions. You're able to coordinate across product, engineering, and support teams to ensure that you're delivering the right solution for the right problem and that all parties are aligned. You value your customers and your peers and want to succeed as a team. You're comfortable wearing many hats and aren't afraid to execute. You're excited by working on an API product that powers many of the world's most impactful applications but that end users may never know exists.
What You'll Do

    • Live by and champion our values: empathy, execution, humility, curiosity.
    • Design, build, and maintain powerful services to enable Finch's data presentation layer.
    • Lead the charge on product expansion initiatives, including horizontal expansion of existing integrations to increase data coverage and depth as well as greenfield development in entirely new product verticals.
    • Develop, test, and maintain integrations to meet security, scalability, and performance requirements to ensure that our services run reliably and efficiently at scale.
    • Lead large product initiatives that may span across multiple teams, including activities ranging from problem definition to engineering scoping to execution to ensure the successful and smooth delivery of valuable and impactful solutions for our customers.
    • Deploy code daily.
    • Understand roadmap priorities and write code focused on scalability, testability, and maintainability.
    • Quickly debug issues throughout our stack using modern observability tooling and your solid foundation of engineering knowledge.


What You'll Bring

    • 7+ years of relevant backend development experience in a start-up environment.
    • Track record of executing and delivering on large projects with high ambiguity.
    • Detail-oriented approach to challenges and the ability to drive initiatives to completion.
    • Exposure to high-growth start-ups.
    • Knowledge of agile best practices and how to leverage them to release faster.
    • Technical understanding of the software development process.
    • Excellent written and oral business communication and people skills, with the ability to influence stakeholders, including technical leaders and executive management.
    • Experience working cross-functionality across multiple teams to deliver high-quality products.
    • Experience working in a remote-friendly environment.


Skills

    • Deep experience working with APIs and back end technologies.
    • Strong system-design skills and experience working with distributed systems.
    • Experience working with NodeJS, PostgreSQL, Redis.
    • Experience using Git in a professional environment.
    • Familiar with various API authentication and authorization methods; particularly OAuth.
    • Experience using a cloud provider. AWS is a bonus.
    • Experience using a distributed messaging system.
    • Strong knowledge of testing best practices. TDD is a bonus.


What we offer

    • Work from home budget
    • Flexible monthly stipend
    • 100% Health/Dental/Vision coverage and 85% dependent coverage
    • Unlimited vacation policy (with 3 weeks minimum)
    • Parental leave
    • 401(k)
    • Offsite company trips
    • Offices in SF & NYC


$180,000 - $200,000 a year
Finch's compensation package includes a competitive base salary benchmarked against real-time market data, as well as equity for all full-time roles. We want all full time employees to be invested in Finch and to be able to take advantage of that investment, so our equity grants include a 10-year exercise window. We also offer exceptional benefits, and, for applicable roles, commissions plans. Our minimum salary range for this role is:
$180,000 - $200,000
Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on geography, candidate experience and expertise, and other factors.
Finch is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • TypeScriptLanguages
    • PandasLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • JestFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgresSQLDatabases
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services)Services
    • AWSServices
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • FigmaDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • Google DriveManagement
    • Google DocsManagement
    • Google SlidesManagement
    • NotionManagement
    • DocuSignCRM
    • HubSpotCRM
    • IntercomCRM
    • LinkedIn SalesNavigatorCRM
    • OutreachCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • RewatchCRM
    • ApolloLead Gen

Location

Our San Francisco office is downtown in the middle of the Financial district, right next to the Montgomery BART station.

An Insider's view of Finch

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our SF office is compact, dynamic, and located in FIDI near Montgomery Bart. We have plenty of natural light, tasty snacks, and 8-10 team members that come in twice a week. But the real excitement comes from our new SOCIAL CALENDAR, with monthly events like trendy happy hours and fun offsites. We're a team that works hard and plays hard!

Michelle

Partnerships Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

In engineering, work is very open-ended; it requires creative solutions. I don't always have a roadmap for the product so I have to dig and consider edge cases. The challenge is how you scope it down and identify the needs of the customer and then figure out how that all fits together. It’s the hard part but also the fun part.

Alex

Software Engineer, Team Lead

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

In less than a year and a half at Finch, I have experienced remarkable career growth, recently advancing to my third role. This speaks to leadership’s commitment to fostering growth from within and allowing employees like myself to continually challenge and elevate our capabilities while contributing meaningfully to the company’s evolving success.

Ryan

Account Executive

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Visibility and accessibility are crucial in a remote-first culture. We have a virtual office in Gather where team members can walk by my desk and strike up a conversation, we use an "urgent" slack channel filled with high priority requests that is reviewed daily, and I set aside time every evening to tie up threads others have looped me in on.

Ansel Parikh

Co-Founder

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Finch is a universal employment API that interacts with systems that are really old and clunky. I come in and build integrations against legacy software. I love problem-solving, so, to me, finding solutions feels like an itch that needs to be scratched. I love working here because there's always a new set of challenges. It’s really dynamic.

John

Software Engineer

What are Finch Perks + Benefits

Finch Benefits Overview

We care about each individual's well-being because life and work should fit together. Employee experience goes beyond benefits and perks - but they matter! Our perks include daily lunches, covering 100% of health insurance plans for you and your dependents, encouraging folks to vacation their own way, and more! Our offerings change depending on the needs and stage of the team.

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
In-person revenue kickoff
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring practices that promote diversity
We don't have all the answers! However, from dedicated sourcing sessions to streamlining referral / source-a-thon programs. we're always open to additional ideas.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Dental insurance
Health, Dental, and Vision premiums are 100% covered.
Vision insurance
Health, Dental, and Vision premiums are 100% covered.
Health insurance
Health, Dental, and Vision premiums are 100% covered.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Finch offers a 401(k) plan with a range of retirement portfolio options that helps team members plan for the long-term.
Company equity
Finch provides stock options with 4 year vesting and a 1 year cliff and a 10-year expiration so everyone that contributes to our journey sees upside beyond their time at the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Finch offers unlimited PTO with a minimum of 15 days so team members take time to recharge and relax,
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Finch provides monthly stipends for meals and groceries so everyone can access healthy food when working remotely.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend

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