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We're making America's safety net more user-friendly

Software Engineer, Full Stack

$110k – $160k • 0.4% – 0.8%
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At Propel, our mission is to build modern, respectful, and effective financial tools for low-income Americans. Over 4 million people use our first product, Fresh EBT, to manage government benefits on their EBT card, save money, and earn income. Read more about the impact of Fresh EBT here, here, and here. This year we are expanding further into the financial services space with the aim of building new products that help our users manage the other aspects of their financial lives.

You'll be the 11th full-time engineer at a critical time as we scale our user base and build systems to deliver more value to our users. The code you write will reach people in need across the country and you'll have an opportunity to meaningfully impact users’ lives. You'll apply your skills and intuition toward fighting poverty with technology.

Propel is a for-profit software company that holds its social mission at its core. Our investors include Andreessen Horowitz, the Omidyar Network, Kevin Durant, Serena Williams, and Nas.

What we offer:

  • First hand experience scaling large systems
  • Immediate opportunity to make an impact
  • A get-stuff-done and fun and caring culture
  • Meaningful work and a strong shared sense of mission
  • Competitive compensation (including equity) and excellent benefits
  • A dog-friendly office based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

What you will do:

  • Build software systems used by millions of Americans in their moments of financial need
  • Work on:
    • core app products (Vue, TypeScript), analytics (Amplitude, AppsFlyer)
    • database scaling (PostgreSQL, Athena, Glue), base AWS infrastructure (Fargate, ECS, EC2, Terraform)
    • deployments (Ansible), build pipeline (Jenkins), and more!
  • Participate in weekly product sprints
  • Effectively communicate with team members during code reviews
  • Build the culture and processes of a growing engineering team
  • Work with our design team to define and create a world-class user experience

What you have:

  • We're looking for someone who has deep experience in inventing, building, shipping, and maintaining complex full-stack software
  • Experience building and shipping something significant in a startup environment (either an actual startup, or an entrepreneurial situation within a larger organization)
  • Ability to step into other technical roles (dev ops, data science, web dev) as the situation dictates
  • Computer science degree, or strong enough fundamentals learned elsewhere that you could fool us
  • Fluent in Python and JavaScript
  • Experience with or knowledge of government services, particularly safety net services like SNAP, WIC, TANF, SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Section 8 is not required but nice to have
  • Passion for making a difference in the lives of our users

We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural team, and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds, including those with direct experience with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Healthcare and a 401k

We've got your medical, dental, vision


We match your 401k up to 5%.

12 week parental leave.

You can take them flexibly over the first year (in collaboration with manager).

Generous vacation policy.

20 vacation days. These days are meant for trips, vacations, time with family, etc. You have our support to be off the map, unconnected and unavailable.

Dog friendly.

Bring your dog to work! Here at Propel, dogs are more than welcome as long as they aren’t disruptive to the work environment.

Unlimited sick days.

Life happens. These days are reserved to give you the energy to bounce back when you need it the most.

New tech gadgets.

All new employees get a laptop computer. After two years, the computer is yours and your budget replenishes

Propel at a glance

We're making America's safety net more user-friendly

Propel focuses on Mobile, Internet, Financial Services, Governments, and Groceries. Their company has offices in New York and Brooklyn. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Propel has raised $18.225M of funding; their latest round was closed on December 2018.

You can view their website at http://joinpropel.com/ or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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