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Student loan payment platform that uses predictive algorithms to reduce default rates.

Backend Engineer

$110k – $150k • 0.1% – 5.0%
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About Us:

Piecewise is a student debt payment platform that universities and financial institutions use to lower student loan default rates. We’re student debt borrowers ourselves that are dedicated to designing products around the financial realities of millions of Americans. We’re driven by the 1 in 5 American households with zero or negative net worth and are using powerful product design and data to remove barriers to accretive wealth.

We’ve built the first API that programmatically connects to student loan servicers and we’re doing pioneering work with variable income data. We’re post-launch and post-revenue. We’ve nailed product-market fit and are hiring to keep up with the demand. We’re VC-backed and growing quickly.

Interested in being a part of the solution? Apply on AngelList or email us at madeleine@piecewise.co.

The Role:

At Piecewise, we’re redesigning the student loan repayment experience. We’re looking for a back-end engineer. You should be proficient in node.js and have experience in AWS and MongoDB. The ideal candidate should also have experience writing unit and integration tests. Experience in express.js is a plus but not a requirement.

What you’ll do:

-Collaborate with the team on our product roadmap
-Build new features and expand our REST API
-Work with the team to build an efficient and organized backend
-Maintain our AWS servers and MongoDB database
-Collaborate with our frontend engineer to develop a continuous integration and deployment pipeline for staging and production environments

What we’re looking for:

-At least 3 years of professional engineering experience
-Natural curiosity around improving systems and efficiency
-Experience in node.js and AWS is required
-Experience with express.js, noSQL databases, and DevOps a plus

Qualities we value:

-Going the extra mile
-Willingness to learn
-Intellectual curiosity about the problems we’re solving
-Flexibility to work across teams and initiatives
-Ability to communicate and effectively organize ideas

Why us?

-Fast-growing startup backed by leading venture capital firms
-Exciting product in a huge market
-Mission-driven culture passionate about improving student debt repayment outcomes
-Competitive salary and equity compensation package
-Flexible work hours, unlimited vacation and sick days
-Great office in the heart of NYC
-Awesome team with great camaraderie-- we work hard, collaborate a lot, and have tons of fun!

-Full medical, dental, and optical coverage ($0 deductible, Piecewise pays 100% of costs)
-401k plan
-Student loan repayment contribution

To apply, include your resume, a link to your portfolio or work samples, and a brief introduction. Links to your Github are a plus. We’ve closed over $1M in venture funding and are oversubscribed for our current round. We’re based in Midtown Manhattan.

We’d love to hear from you at madeleine@piecewise.co.

Note: We are not interested in hearing from recruiters. Thank you.

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Stanford BS Symbolic Systems '17, MA Philosophy '18. SWE at Piecewise, helping people manage their student loans.

Deokjae Jeon

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University of Miami CS, Fullstack Developer - Skilled in React, Redux, MEAN stack, JS. Invested in UI & Frontend. Web Dev Intern at Protobrand, 2018 Summer