Backend Engineer

San Francisco / Boston, MA
Neighborly is a fast-growing, venture-backed public finance startup headquartered in downtown San Francisco, with offices in New York and Kansas City. Positioned at the intersection of technology, finance and government, we develop exceptional technologies to radically modernize public finance, the $1 billion per day, 200 year-old market that powers vital public projects like schools, parks, and next-generation infrastructure. Our solutions positively impact the operational efficiency of public finance, how our communities evolve, and how citizens participate in their democracy. We all come from different backgrounds and ways of thinking but share a passion for using our skills to improve our communities.

What You'll Do

    • Our core web application that powers the auction platform and marketplace between borrowers and lenders.
    • ETL and data visualization solutions that transform disparate sources of market and municipal data into actionable insights.
    • Machine learning on market data to accurately price municipal bonds.
    • Natural language processing and artificial intelligence systems that allow us to quickly cluster, understand, and generate legal documents.


    • You’re a full-stack generalist engineer with CS training and strong appreciation for fundamentals. You learn fast and love to learn.
    • You want to solve extremely hard problems in the realms of full-stack web development, data engineering, and artificial intelligence. 
    • We don't expect that you already have experience in our stack (Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, Apache Spark, AWS, NoSQL), but we do require that you are able to pick up them quickly.
    • University degree from a top university in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Symbolic Systems, or similar strongly preferred.
Neighborly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.