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A financial wellness platform for savings, retirement and insurance

Frontend Engineer (React.js, Typescript)

$40k – $70k • 0.05% – 0.1%
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# 1. Why should I work at Origin?

Before we bore you with the details, let’s cut to the chase: the top reason to work at Origin is that you want to write great code at an industry-changing company.

You will work on a legacy-free codebase, build state-of-the-art products from scratch and have an outsized impact on our technical decisions. You will be part of a small team reporting directly to Origin’s Head of Technology, who has 7+ years of experience as co-founder and CTO at a Y Combinator-backed company.

And Origin is not your standard startup. It’s backed by some of the world’s best investors and its founding team is comprised of serial entrepreneurs who have done it before and want to do it better. This is a unique opportunity to work at a promising Silicon Valley company and experience its culture while staying in Brazil, close to your friends and family.

If that sounds like music to your ears, keep reading!

# 2. What does Origin do?

Origin is a financial wellness platform that allows companies to help their collaborators put their financial lives on track. We’re the only platform in which employees can easily manage their savings, 401k, insurance, and student loans.

We believe that protecting your assets, family, and future shouldn’t require a Ph.D. in finance. Origin leverages technology and financial expertise to build a benefits platform that has the users' best interests in mind. No middlemen. No confusing terms. No complicated jargon. Just simplicity.

# 3. How will my day to day be?

You will be writing code 70% of your time. We have several products to create, software to expand and only so many hands, so expect to get yours dirty soon and often.

20% of your time will be dedicated to keeping (and raising) the technical bar inside Origin. You will do code reviews, take part in architecture discussions, recommend books & articles to your colleagues (and read their recommendations), interview candidates and raise engineering problems before those happen.

The rest of your time will (unfortunately) be taken by meetings. You will join us for our daily standups, weekly all-hands, and sprint plannings, plus an individual one on one (a16z.com/2012/08/30/one-on-one) with our Head of Technology every other week.

Origin’s culture is unlike most startups (and next-to-all big companies) in Brazil. We give, receive and act on feedback all the time, holding no grudges and keeping no filter (brandonb.cc/no-filter-the-meanest-thing-paul-graham-said-to-a-startup) – all of us are aligned around the same mission and have the same objectives. We value work-life balance, so we do not track hours and have an open vacation policy. We know knowledge workers like yourself need to rest and take breaks (twitter.com/naval/status/873624849230385152), so we expect your time in the office to be time working so your time away can belong entirely to you. We keep a quiet environment and avoid interrupting each other. We usually have lunch together and do game-nights semi-regularly. We go straight to the point and talk about problems when we see it.

# 4. What else will I love about Origin?

- Competitive salary
- Meaningful equity package
- Health, vision and dental insurance reimbursement
- Mental and physical health annual stipend
- English tuition
- Office at the best Wework in the city (wework.com/buildings/paulista-2537--sao-paulo)
- New Apple gear
- Open vacation policy
- Flexible hours
- Regular off sites

# 5. Who is Origin looking for?

Remember when we said you should work here so you could write great code? Now you know why: we have no other option. We are building multiple consumer-facing products in a regulated fault-intolerant industry. This hasn’t been accomplished before for a reason, and we will succeed only if we create flexible, reliable and reusable software that allows us to move fast without breaking anything.

So, while you don’t need to know the technologies we are currently using (React, Typescript) beforehand, you need to be a great engineer who also is:

- Relentlessly resourceful (paulgraham.com/relres.html);
- Feedback-driven;
- Detail-oriented;
- A good English speaker; and,
- Willing to live in the biggest city of the Southern Hemisphere, São Paulo.

# 6. How do I apply?

Interested? Just apply here or email our Head of Technology at joao@useorigin.com – you won’t ever have to talk to a recruiter and we promise we will get back to you quickly.

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João de Paula

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Entrepreneur, Product Manager & Engineer. Previously Co-Founder & CTO at @Glio (@Y Combinator S13).
Founder @orign-financial • Founder @Indio • Capital Markets @Citigroup Global Markets • Johns Hopkins University

Matheus Poleza

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