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401(k) for small business designed to create a retirement Americans can look forward to

Senior Backend Software Engineer

$100k – $140k AngelList Est.
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Guideline is looking for an experienced and motivated software developer who strives for simplicity but builds with the future in mind.

Our first commercial product – Guideline 401(k) – has been doing remarkably well in the marketplace. Following a $80 mil funding round, we work to expand the functionality of the existing 401(k) offering as well as invest into new products.

What will you be working on?

Increasing the functional depth of the existing product and building new products will consume a good part of your typical day.

You will find our setup well thought through, pragmatic, with efficient, maintainable, testable codebase. A simple baseline toolset enables business-focused architecture decisions. Even as a senior engineer, there will still be a great deal of best practices and creative solutions to learn from.

Our Ruby stack delivers the APIs for web and mobile applications, manages all background processing, provides record keeping for all financial assets, facilitates compliance and other core business logic, interfaces with external clients, and supports internal tooling.

We use MySQL and BigQuery for persistence. You will encounter Sidekiq, Redis, Service Objects for RoR, Capybara and Minitest frameworks.

Our web applications are React-based. Redux and Babel are the only additional frameworks worth mentioning. We like it simple and clean.

Our software stack runs atop GCP, managed by GKE and leveraging modern platform engineering tools and practices.

The Team

Engineering is a fast growing team – more than doubling in size this year – in charge of building and supporting a product for our rapidly expanding customer base. We are distributed across the three US locations: San Mateo, CA / Austin, TX / Portland, ME.

We value strong work ethics and passionate technologists. We’ve accomplished a lot in just a few short years, but Guideline is just getting started. We are thrilled to build a modern technology solution to the outdated world of retirement finance.

Required qualifications

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience building commercial software products.
  • 4+ years of experience with Ruby, Python, Java, or a similar language.
  • Fundamental RDBMS knowledge, incl. performance and scaling.
  • Understanding of application security lifecycle and security best practices.
  • Being interested and able to understand what we are aiming to achieve from the business perspective and why.
  • BCS or equivalent experience.

Desirable, but not required qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Ruby.
  • Experience designing and supporting API’s for mobile applications.
  • Understanding of the modern software operational environments, including GCP/AWS, Kubernetes, Docker.
  • Knowledge of distributed systems.
  • Background in financial systems, preferably at a new generation fin-tech company.

Feel overqualified? We are hiring aggressively on all levels. Come talk to us. We will find you a role commensurable with your aspirations and experience.

More about 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 10,000 clients and billions 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 $144M to date with top-tier investors.

Employee Benefits

  • Flexible Vacation Policy
  • 401(k) Matching
  • 100% coverage of Health / Vision / Dental
  • Generous parental leave policy

Guideline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Tina Nguyen

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Guideline at a glance

401(k) for small business designed to create a retirement Americans can look forward to

Guideline focuses on Financial Services, Finance, Small and Medium Businesses, Finance Technology, and Retirement. Their company has offices in Austin, Portland, San Mateo, and Portland. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Guideline has raised $59M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2018.

You can view their website at https://www.guideline.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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