Backend Software Engineer, Money Platform (Seattle)

Seattle, Washington
Engineering /
Full Time /
About us
Today’s financial system is built to favor those with money. Grid’s mission is to level that playing field by building financial products that help users better manage their financial future. The Grid app lets users access cash, build credit, spend money, optimize their taxes, and lots, lots more.

Grid is a fast-growing team that’s deeply passionate about making a difference in the lives of millions. We’re solving huge problems and believe that every team member has a big role to play. Come join our growing team in Seattle!

The role
We’re adding a Backend Engineer to our team to build and scale our FinTech core. You'll work closely with business operations and the product engineering team to deliver a money mover backend that just works. The work will include automating ledger reconciliation systems, managing payment processor integrations and implementing our in-house banking core.

This is a high growth opportunity with the possibility of evolving Principal Engineer and engineering management responsibilities in the future.

As a software engineer, you'll have the opportunity to design, develop and operate Grid's most mission-critical systems at scale. Unlocking scale and getting our customers one step closer to financial freedom, your work "behind the scenes" will be at the forefront of Grid's ongoing success and growth.

The Tech Stack
Our tech stack is GCP, Go, protobufs and MySQL. We have native mobile apps, an event-driven architecture on the backend and data infrastructure for streaming analytics and ML. Despite a complex domain and data model, most new hires get productive on our stack within a couple days.

What you’ll do:

    • Design, develop and operate core ledger systems
    • Build and maintain integrations with payment processors
    • Operate and scale our internal treasury management APIs
    • Debug, quantify and minimize exceptions
    • Set up sustainable best practices for DevOps and FinOps, including monitoring and analytics
    • Collaborate with and mentor fellow engineers
    • Champion new practices to improve customer experience and enable exponential growth
    • Lead and own projects end to end

What we're looking for:

    • 5+ years experience building and deploying software at scale
    • 5+ years of experience in FinTech, payments or related financial systems
    • Experience with our tech stack (or willingness to learn quickly/independently)
    • Data-driven approach, fluency in SQL as well as Go
    • Have deep experience with modern cloud technologies
    • Motivated, entrepreneurially minded individuals who thrive in an environment with minimal structure, high ownership and technically challenging problems
    • Ability to understand complex business requirements and translate them into pragmatic technical plans
    • An efficient approach to software development that drives accuracy and user experience