Backend Engineer - Fintech Start Up - Remote

  • Location

    New York

  • Sector:

    Software Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Contact:

    Joshua Miller

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:


  • Consultant:

    Joshua Miller

Our client is building a fairer financial system by unlocking API access to payroll systems, and is in need of top Backend Engineers to join their Engineering Team.


Overview of Company: 

78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and more than half have a poor credit score or no score at all. Without access to affordable financial products, they resort to predatory products like payday loans, high-interest rate credit cards, and overdraft fees to make ends meet. After the short-term relief, these predatory products ultimately push people further into deeper cycles of debt.


They are building a fairer financial system by unlocking API access to payroll systems. Most people’s money can be traced back to a payroll system (e.g. ADP, Paychex, Gusto, etc). This makes payroll systems incredibly powerful because they 1) harbor valuable income and employment data and 2) sit at the top of the financial stack, with the controls that determine where your paycheck goes and how it gets split up before anyone else has a say.


Key opportunity highlights:

  • They are building our platform from the ground up and as an early engineer, you will have a lot of influence over the tech architecture of the platform

  • Founding team has decades of leadership experience at leading tech firms like Google, Zynga & Groupon, and a successful track record at startups like Luxe & Zocdoc

  • Team of 17 & growing rapidly 

  • NYC HQ but remote okay


  • Collaborate and work closely with other engineers to build out core platform that integrates with thousands of third-party payroll systems

  • Build new software tools and technology to reduce the effort and increase efficiency to integrate with a larger number of third-party systems

  • Implement observability for your coding processes and manage, maintain, and optimize over time

  • Help with new improvements and implementations for the platform overtime with Engineering Managers and Product Managers


  • 2+ years of experience building and scaling Backend Software Systems

  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages, but a strong understanding of Python is preferred

  • Familiarity with developing systems in AWS or similar cloud systems

  • FinTech, Payments, or API experience is a plus, but not required