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Transforming your financial life

Tech Lead

$130k – $165k estimated
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Trim is a venture backed fintech startup based in San Francisco. Founded with the mission of making people financially healthy at scale, we have saved our users over 25 million dollars since our founding 4 years ago and are on a clear path to profitability.

We are a tight knit team who comes to work everyday because we enjoy working with each other. We prioritize team culture as much as we do our customer and product.

We are looking for a Lead Software Engineer to take ownership of technical projects through planning, architecture, implementation, testing and deployment. This person will teach and mentor a growing engineering team of 6 (Mid-Sr level). There’s also opportunity, if you wish, to grow into an Engineering Manager as we hire more engineers. 

Your work will directly improve the financial health of our ½ million + users. You will leverage a strong drive and desire to get things done in a fast-paced environment while supporting and elevating your peers across the engineering team. 

This position is based in San Francisco at 544 Market Street.


What will you do?
* Lead technical projects from idea through planning, architecture, implementation, testing, and deployment into production, in collaboration with a team of high-performing software engineers.
* Spend the majority of your time on hands-on technical architecture, design, and implementation.
* Work closely with the product, design, growth, and marketing teams to solve complex business problems and be a strong advocate for product and engineering excellence.
* Use data-driven development and decision making to improve the performance, robustness, and scalability of our systems.
* Invest in tools and automation to scale the team’s impact and productivity.
* Teach and mentor other engineers, helping them grow to reach their career goals.
* Support a culture of code quality, documentation, and thoughtful design tradeoffs.

Technologies we use
* Client: ES6, React, Redux
* Server: Ruby on Rails, Python
* Infrastructure: PostgreSQL, AWS (RDS, ECS, EC2, RDS, S3, Lambda, and others), Convox, Docker

What we look for
* History of technical ownership for significant engineering projects
* 8+ years of full time, full-stack web application development experience across frontend, backend, and infrastructure
* 5+ years of experience building client-side JavaScript and single-page applications
* 5+ years of experience building backend services and APIs with frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Django, Node.js, or similar
* Solid understanding of relational database modeling, design, and performance analysis
* Entrepreneurial, persistent, with a strong desire to go into the details
* Comfortable working in a high-growth, early-stage startup with the ability to earn trust across the team
* A keen eye for product and user experience
* Ability to think critically and independently

Why work at Trim?
* Work with our high-performing, upbeat, and highly-collaborative team.
* Move quickly and gain significant ownership over your results.
* Commute easily to our office at 544 Market Street (right off Montgomery BART).
* Competitive salary and equity compensation.
* Full benefits, including top-tier medical, dental, and vision insurance.
* Free lunches, delicious snacks, and a variety of succulents.
* Quarterly team outings (past have been Tahoe, white wafter rafting) and monthly random event generator!

We are committed to a workplace that reflects the users we serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.

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