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 2.5 million customers in our first year 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 fullstack 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.

What you'll do

  • 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.

What we're looking for

  • 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).
  • 4+ 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