Front-End Engineer (Mid, Sr)

Palo Alto, CA

Step is a next-generation financial services company building a better banking experience to help teens and young adults achieve financial independence and knowledge at an earlier age.

We’re on a mission to improve the financial future of the next generation and empower teens to start their financial journey. Step is a well-funded Series C company that has raised more than $175M, focused on disrupting banking through a differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.

We eclipsed 1.5 million customers just four months after launch. 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.

The role

Step is looking for Front-End Software Engineers of all levels, who are passionate about finances and financial literacy and wants to build 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.
  • Contribute to the design and development of the existing projects and features at all tiers - DB, backend services, libraries and front-end applications.
  • See your contributions make a weekly impact on the 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 💸
  • High potential for growth 📈
  • Stock in an early-stage startup 🤩
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy 🏝
  • Employee referral program 👯‍♀️👯
  • Monthly stipend for Step Card testing ☕️
  • 401K plan 💪🏻

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