Senior Backend Engineer — Python

Remote /
Engineering /
Mission
Finances are one of the major sources of stress in American households, and nine out of ten Americans say nothing would make them feel more confident than having their personal finances in order. At Monarch we are building the most comprehensive personal finance platform to help people improve their financial lives and achieve their goals.

The Company
Monarch came out of private beta in early 2021. Since that time we have quickly became one of the premier ways to manage your financial life. Customers love the product and we have seen rapid, organic growth.
Our founding team consists of product-driven, serial entrepreneurs with multiple exits. Additionally, our CEO was one of the original creators of Mint.com and has a unique perspective on what is needed to meet consumers' needs in this market.
We are passionate about building a company, product and brand that both customers and employees love. We are well funded by top venture firms and angel investors.
We founded the company as a fully-remote team (pre Covid!) and are open to applicants that live within a 5 hour time zone difference of US Pacific Time.


Your Contribution

    • As one of our first backend engineers, you will play a critical role in architecting, growing, and scaling our current backend system (Python/Django) to hundreds of thousands (or millions) of users.
    • You will be more than just a software craftsperson; you will also be a thought partner in building a product, company, and culture we are proud of.
    • You will have significant input into the processes, rituals, and tools we use in order to create a high performing engineering team.

Skills

    • You consider yourself a "product-centric" engineer and take pride in building something people love. You are opinionated about the user experience.
    • 3+ years experience in full-stack development with Python.
    • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
    • Familiar with best practices in engineering, architecture, security, and design for both web and mobile apps.
    • Familiar with best practices around architecture and designing fault-tolerant, scalable systems.
    • Experience with early-stage company best practices including rapid iteration with robust metrics and qualitative user feedback.
    • Nice to have: Experience working in a financial technology company (accounting, investing, banking, etc)
    • Nice to have: Experience working in a remote-first culture


Benefits
- Work wherever you want! As a fully remote company with no central office, we want you to work wherever you are happiest and most productive. Whether that’s out of your home, a co-working space, or elsewhere you will not be treated as a second class citizen because you’re not “in the office”.
- Competitive cash and equity compensation in a hyper growth, early stage company 🚀
- Stipend to set-up your ideal working environment
- Medical, dental and vision benefits (US only)
- 401k (US only)
- Unlimited PTO
- 3 day weekend every month! We take off the “First Friday” every month to focus on rest, recuperation, or just having fun!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.