Front-End Engineer

Palo Alto, CA

Who We Are

Step is a next-generation financial services company building the best banking experience to help teens and young adults achieve financial independence and knowledge at an earlier age.  Step’s mission is to create a bank that gives you the tools to become smarter with your money and reward you along your financial journey. Step is a well-funded Series A company focused on disrupting banking through differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.  The founding team has extensive background in FinTech and building successful consumer products and brands. If you’re looking to join a fast-growing company with a strong mission and vision that puts people first, we want to meet you.


Step is looking for a Front-End Software Engineer. We’re looking for a Front-end Engineer who is passionate about building applications to help families manage their finances. Our cross-platform mobile and web apps are built using React, Mobx, Kotlin, GCP, and many other popular modern technologies.


  • Own features throughout their life cycle, from inception to production.
  • See your contributions make a weekly impact on an evolving product.
  • Proactively look for feedback and opportunities to improve the product and optimize workflows via face-to-face collaboration with the Customer Support, Risk, and Growth teams.
  • Work in a small, tight-knit, cross-functional, world-class engineering team.

About You

  • 2+ years of industry experience
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • Passion for software quality
  • Proven track record of delivering React web or mobile apps based


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Expert in React or React Native
  • Typescript proficiency
  • Native Android and/or iOS development experience 

Working at Step

  • Competitive salary based on experience, with full medical and dental benefits.
  • Stock in an early-stage startup that is growing.
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy.
  • Free daily lunches.
  • Free snacks & drinks. 
  • Monthly stipend for commuter benefits and card testing.
  • Office right next to Caltrain.

The team

Step was founded by financial industry veterans CJ MacDonald and Alexey Kalinichenko to provide teens and their families with financial tools for today’s modern-day banking needs and to promote financial literacy for the future. The founding team has 50+ years in combined financial technology experience across companies like Gyft, First Data, Square and Google.

About the team