Software Engineer, Web Developer

Palo Alto, CA or Remote

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 by empowering 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 in our first 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!

The Role

Step is looking for a Software Engineer who will be our first web engineer focused on full-stack development of our Step website. As part of the team you’ll be at the forefront of developing our web-based content platform as well as the animations, styling, & library of components for our public website. 


  • Build and maintain the library of components used for our public Step website. 
  • Create and implement styling and animations to bring our web designs to life. 
  • Manage our content platform, server-side rendering, site generation, and migrating functionality from the mobile app to web.
  • Partner cross-functionally with product, design, and growth teams to build new web functionality.
  • As the first and only member focused on web, we expect this person to be able to navigate decisions, without too much guidance.


  • Working knowledge and hands-on experience building public facing websites with React (or a similar framework).
  • Strong portfolio of complex web designs (animations, 3D, micro-interactions, etc).
  • Advanced knowledge of CSS, animation frameworks (e.g. D3, Three.js, etc).
  • 5+ years overall experience working on front-end development.

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