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Guideline 401(k). Modern, simple, affordable.

Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack

$130k – $160k • No equity
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We're looking for an experienced engineer that strives for simplicity but builds with the future in mind. Our company is scaling quickly and we want engineers that understand how to enable that accelerated growth without sacrificing quality.

The Ruby portion of our stack is a Rails 4.2+ application. The Ruby stack provides APIs to our React application(s), manages all background processing, interaction with external clients, record keeping, compliance, and internal tooling.

The Team

Engineering is a lean team of 15 building and supporting a multi-million dollar product with thousands of customers. We are spread between three offices: San Mateo, CA / Austin, TX / Portland, ME.

We value strong work ethics and true technologists. Even though we’ve accomplished a lot in just a few years, Guideline is just getting started. Engineering is tasked with solving the outdated world of retirement finance with modern technology. Some notable elements in our current application stack:
Service Objects
Rails for providing an API
Google Cloud Platform
Required Qualifications

2+ years of experience with Ruby, Python, Java, or a similar language
Experience architecting scalable solutions
Experience with distributed systems a plus
Fundamental DB knowledge and understanding of performance characteristics
Ability to pass background and credit check for employment
What is Guideline?

At Guideline, we’re helping people save for a better future. Guideline is the only 401(k) provider that doesn’t charge participants any fees on investments, regardless of the value of their assets or retirement account balance. And for employers, Guideline charges a low, flat rate fee per participant, in contrast to the asset-based fee model predominant in the industry.

With over 6,000 clients and hundreds of millions of dollars in assets under management, in just a couple of years of operations, we’re well on our way to making smart retirement planning easy for everyone.

We have raised $59M to date with top-tier investors.

Employee Benefits
Flexible Vacation Policy
401(k) Matching
100% coverage of Health / Vision / Dental
Generous parental leave policy
Daily lunch
Commuter benefit