Staff Backend Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Self Financial is a venture-backed, high-growth FinTech company with a mission to increase economic inclusion and financial resilience by empowering people to build credit and build savings.

We're looking for people who share our passion and are driven to tackle challenges, find solutions and make the financial space better for the communities we serve.

Our team is passionate about challenging the status quo of the credit industry by providing people accessible tools to take control of their credit. Executing on our mission requires deep collaboration across our teams to ensure our products reach the people who can benefit from them the most, particularly the 100 million+ Americans who have no or low credit.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

About the role

As a Staff Backend Software Engineer on our Consumer Verticals Card Team, you will be working to provide our builders with an equitable credit card experience, one that caters to their specific needs and will continue to grow with them on their credit-building journey.

Most of your time will be spent on writing clean and effective code which you will manage from inception through deployment. You will collaborate directly with our Lead Engineers, Architecture, and Product Manager and work alongside our amazing team of Professional Engineers.

Teams that make a difference; individuals that matter:

At Self Financial, we love to put challenges into the hands of talented individuals to solve. Our teams are composed of skilled software engineers who participate in all areas of our creation process including systems design, solution architecture, planning, and execution. At Self, we welcome and celebrate team members who show initiative, creativity, and drive and encourage individuals to make a direct impact on our mission.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop capabilities that support our credit building products and banking core systems
  • Develop services and infrastructure that provide essential functions at a massive scale
  • Work closely with Product Managers to build tools and systems required for us to service our financial products to our large customer base
  • Report to an Engineering Manager and work with our amazing team of Professional Engineers

What you’ll bring:

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Solid understanding and application of computer science fundamentals: data structures, algorithms, and design patterns
  • Fluency with the development of Python/Flask/FastAPI code in a production environment
  • Extensive experience building and consuming REST APIs to work with other services
  • Proficiency with SQL and relational databases such as PostgreSQL
  • Experience in the container space such as Docker
  • Experience with common software engineering tools such as Git (or other VCS), Jira, Confluence, and similar platforms
  • Experience with AWS and other related cloud architectures/services

And these skills are a bonus:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline
  • Experience with GraphQL

Our interview process at Self is designed to let you get to know us as much as for us to get to know you!

  • You’ll meet with someone from our Recruiting team so we can learn more about you and answer some of your questions.
  • You’ll meet with the Hiring Manager to learn more about the team, and the role, and get to tell us more about what you’d bring to the team
  • You’ll meet team members who will be your peers to help you get a feel for a “real day in the life” at Self.

Base salary range: $168,000-205,000 annually. Individual pay is based on factors unique to each candidate, including skill set, experience, and other job-related reasons.

Benefits and Perks:

We have the compensation and benefits you expect. But there's one thing that Self Financial can offer that many companies cannot: we can positively change the world, while making a profit. We are a team of Builders, empowering our customers to build their dreams. We have a Do the Right Thing ethos in all that we do, and we hope you value that approach, too.

Our perks include:

  • Company Equity in the form of Stock Options
  • Quarterly performance-based bonuses
  • Generous employer-paid health, vision and dental insurance coverage
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Educational assistance
  • Free gym membership
  • Casual dress code
  • Team building events and activities
  • Remote work arrangements/ flexible work schedule
  • Paid parental leave

Self Financial requires all employees hired to successfully pass a background check.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.