Software Engineer, Backend

Palo Alto, CA

Gen Z is the generation of the side hustle. 💪🏻 They’re creators. 👩‍🎤 They’re freelancers. 🧑‍💻 They’re investors. 👩‍💼 And they’re not afraid to take on challenges, especially when it comes to their finances - and we’re here for it.

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 today. Step is a well-funded Series C company that has raised more than $175M, focused on disrupting the banking industry through a differentiated mobile-first consumer experience.

Teens and families love our product. We eclipsed 1 million customers in just four months after launch and have now crossed 2 million customers after less than 9 months on the market. 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!

Role

Step is looking for a Backend Software Engineer. As part of the team you’ll be at the forefront of developing new core banking features and helping us deliver our first product to the public.

Responsibilities 

  • Own features throughout their life cycle, from inception to production
  • Improve existing and develop new Kotlin services
  • Prioritize maintainable code and test all the things
  • Work in a small, tight knit cross-functional team
  • See your contributions make a weekly impact to an evolving product

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field
  • 3+ years experience in backend development
  • Strong Computer Science fundamentals
  • Passion for software quality

Core technologies we use

  • Kotlin, Java
  • gRPC, Protocol Buffers, jOOQ, Dagger, Swagger
  • PostgreSQL
  • Google Kubernetes Engine

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