Back End Engineer

New York /
Engineering /
About Tenet
Tenet's mission is to build the financial system for a climate positive world. Our climate home financing marketplace lets customers save money while saving the climate, starting with Electric Vehicle financing. We provide easy, fast, and innovative financing to let people nationwide achieve their climate goals. This way, we make the sustainable choice the economic one for consumers and provide scalable access to high quality ESG assets for institutional investors.

Backed by leading investors, we have previously worked at world-class companies including Amazon, Avant, Capital One, BCG, DocuSign, Facebook, Google, McKinsey, Tesla, and Vista Equity. We are hiring across multiple roles and looking for exceptionally smart and mission-driven people to join our growing team.

Help to create and maintain a welcoming online experience for Tenet’s customers. This includes backend work to support mobile- and web-based loan applications, account portals, and electronic communications, with opportunities to contribute to internal facing data workflows, security practices, and DevOps. An ideal candidate will have an interest in electric vehicles and sustainability; thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven, startup environment; and adapt quickly to fill in gaps as we grow.


    • Collaborate with our leadership team and outside contractors on our initial product launch (“beta”) and upcoming product launch (“MVP”)
    • Take ownership of backend maintenance and feature requests following launch
    • Debug user-facing issues and work with front end engineering, community, and customer support teams to ensure a best in class user experience
    • Contribute to building internal facing tools and backend features to support technical and marketing teams
    • Review existing infrastructure and implement security best practices to guard customer data, follow lender compliance policies, and minimize risk to operations


    • 5+ years of relevant professional experience
    • Strong experience in FinTech, payments technology, and/or consumer finance
    • Experienced with building web applications and keep up with the latest developments in the space; you help us be at the cutting edge of the modern webYou take end-to-end ownership of your work and are comfortable making code improvements across the stack when needed
    • You can collaborate with non-engineering stakeholders to unblock yourself and make sure you're satisfying customer and business needs
    • Strong competency in backend development with Typescript & Javascript (Node, Express, Prisma) and with Python (FastAPI, SQLAlchemy, Alembic)
    • Strong competency in databases - SQL (Postgres), NoSQL (e.g. Dynamo, Mongo)
    • Strong competency in API Design and Implementation - REST, GraphQL
    • Experience with Version control (git), CI/CD, DevOps
    • Experience with serverless (AWS Lambda)
    • You have a keen sense for subtle details and help us build beautiful products that are a joy to use
    • You put users first and empathize with how they'll use our products; your work reflects this
    • Strong competency in React, Redux
    • You are interested in the intersection of FinTech and Climate Tech

Our Values

    • Sustainability Driven: A more sustainable future is a more economically empowered future. We strive to make the sustainable choice the most economic one for our customers. We reimagine mission-driven financial technology from the ground up to unlock new opportunities.
    • Customer First: We start with the customer and work backward. We work vigorously to earn and keep customer trust. We strive for clarity and transparency with our users. Although we assess competition, we focus on our customers.
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit: We are strategic self-starters that bring a high degree of innovation, energy, and dedication. We identify new opportunities and take action to bring them to market in the simplest possible way. We can build from the ground up, however, are externally aware and look for new ideas from everywhere.
    • Communication: We listen attentively, speak candidly, and are succinct. We exhibit a strong presence and deliver with confidence to our internal and external stakeholders. We can clearly articulate complex ideas and information in a compelling narrative to a diverse set of audiences across levels and functional areas.
    • Owners are Accountable: We are accountable because we are owners. We think long-term and don’t sacrifice long-term value for short-term results. We act on behalf of the entire company, beyond just our team, role, and job description.
    • Results-Oriented: We focus on the key inputs for our business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion to achieve our business goals.  Despite setbacks, we always rise to the occasion and never settle. We meet our commitments.
    • Intellectual Curiosity: We consider ourselves to be hyper-curious and always push the boundaries to do things better (or differently) versus just reverting to what is known (status-quo). We are consistently seeking to learn new things and come up the learning curve extremely quickly.
    • Obligation to Dissent: We have strong opinions and will debate in an informed and respectful way. We are willing to raise our hands and force difficult conversations (even when uncomfortable) when things are going wrong or could be done better. We do not seek social cohesion. Once we align, we are fully committed.
    • Analytically Rigorous: We are data-driven decision-makers. We seek precision and information to support beliefs but can make tradeoffs and do not see the world in terms of black and white. We remain well-informed in terms of customer preferences and perspectives. We audit frequently and are skeptical when metrics and anecdotes are inconsistent. We are not afraid to change our minds.
    • Velocity: Speed and direction matter in business. Many decisions and actions are reversible and do not need extensive study. We value calculated risk-taking and consistently execute with precision.
    • Business Acumen & Judgment: We exhibit strong judgment and good instincts and are more often right than wrong. We seek diverse perspectives and work to disconfirm our beliefs.
    • Foster Talent: We raise the performance bar with every hire and promotion. We recognize exceptional talent and willingly move them throughout the organization. We develop leaders and take their role in coaching others seriously.  We work on behalf of our people to invent mechanisms for their development.
    • Always deliver the best: We have unreasonably high standards and we continually raise the bar and drive our teams to deliver high-quality products, services, and processes.  We ensure that defects do not get sent down the line and that problems are fixed so they stay fixed.
    • Think beyond: Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy. We create and communicate a bold direction that inspires results.  We think differently and open up better ways to serve customers. As we innovate, we accept that we may be misunderstood for long periods. 
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Please note that we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, background, religion, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status or disability. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please feel free to let us know.