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Backend Engineer

Chime
Full-time
Remote friendly (San Francisco, CA, USA)
United States
$119,000 - $23,200 USD yearly
About the role
Chime is looking for engineers to join our multifaceted and fast growing team, where you will work on APIs that power our member facing products and iterate on our banking platform. You will own projects from end-to-end by influencing architecture, implementing APIs and maintaining the ongoing health of the code.
The base salary offered for this role and level of experience will begin at $119,000 and up to $232,200. Full-time employees are also eligible for a bonus, competitive equity package, and benefits. The actual base salary offered may be higher, depending on your location, skills, qualifications, and experience. 
In this role, you can expect to
  • Design, develop, test, refactor and scale backend implementations of new and existing consumer product features
  • Work with the mobile team to design and build strong, resilient APIs that propel our mobile app
  • Collaborate with multi-functional teams to understand member struggles and come up with creative solutions
  • Proactively find opportunities for improving the reliability and scalability of our systems
  • Work across the engineering team to improve and uphold high technical standards
To thrive in this role, you have
  • 2+ years developing software in a production environment at scale
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails or comparable frameworks
  • Experience working with transactional databases and caching systems
  • Exposure to architectural patterns of large, high-scale web applications
  • An appreciation of maintainable and well-tested code
  • A desire to learn and dive into the deepest levels of how things work
  • Start-up experience as an added plus
A little about us

At Chime, we believe that everyone can achieve financial progress. We’re passionate about developing solutions and services to empower people to succeed. Every day, we start with empathy for our members and stay motivated by our desire to support them in ways that make a meaningful difference.

We created Chime—a financial technology company, not a bank*-- founded on the premise that basic banking services should be helpful, transparent, and fair. Chime helps unlock the access and ability our members need to overcome the systemic barriers that block them from moving forward. By providing members with access to liquidity, rewards, and credit building, our easy-to-use tools and intuitive platforms give members the ability to have more control over their money and to take action toward achieving their financial ambitions.

So far, we’re well-loved by our members and proud to have helped millions of people unlock financial progress, whether they started a savings account, bought their first car or home, opened a business, or went to college. Every day, we’re inspired by our members’ dreams and successes, big and small.

We’re uniting everyday people to unlock their financial progress—will you join us?

*Chime partners with The Bancorp Bank and Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC, that power the bank accounts used by Chime Members.

What we offer
  • 🏢 A thoughtful hybrid work policy that combines in-office days and trips to team and company-wide events depending on location to ensure you stay connected to your work and teammates, whether you’re local to one of our offices or remote
  • 💻 Hybrid work perks, like UrbanSitter and Kinside for backup child, elder and/or pet care, as well as a subsidized commuter benefit
  • 💰 Competitive salary based on experience
  • ✨ 401k or RRSP match plus great medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • 🏝 Generous vacation policy and company-wide Take Care of Yourself Days 
  • 🫂 1% of your time off to support local community organizations of your choice
  • 🧠 Mental health support with therapy and coaching through Modern Health
  • 👶 16 weeks of paid parental leave for all parents and an additional 6-8 weeks for birthing parents
  • 👪 Access to Maven, a family planning tool, with up to $10k in reimbursement for egg freezing, fertility treatments, adoption, and more.\
  • 🎉 In-person and virtual events to connect with your fellow Chimers—think cooking classes, guided meditations, music festivals, mixology classes, paint nights, etc., and delicious snack boxes, too!
  • 💚 A challenging and fulfilling opportunity to join one of the most experienced teams in FinTech and help millions unlock financial progress
We know that great work can’t be done without a diverse team and inclusive environment. That’s why we specifically look for individuals of varying strengths, skills, backgrounds, and ideas to join our team. We believe this gives us a competitive advantage to better serve our members and helps us all grow as Chimers and individuals.

We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. Chime is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Cook County Ordinance, and consistent with Canadian provincial and federal laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

To learn more about how Chime collects and uses your personal information during the application process, please see the Chime Applicant Privacy Notice.