Lead Software Engineer

Job description

We exist to provide quality financial services for all: from protecting grandma’s money from scammers to providing supplemental financial tools that support veterans with disabilities. We are exclusively looking for engineers who can also be passionate about our mission and enjoy the fact that each line of code we push is helping someone who normally is overlooked by financial services, and in many cases, all of society.

Who are we looking for?

We’d love to chat if you:

  • Have 5+ years of software engineering experience, preferably with Ruby on Rails
  • Have managed small teams of engineers and enjoyed doing it
  • Understand that you are constantly setting an example for the more junior developers in the code but even more so in the way you help build a high-performing and humane workplace
  • Enjoy exploring implementation options and collaborating with product folks
  • Can improve the codebase without being rude, judgmental, or arrogant about it
  • Would describe themselves as more of a "session musician" (i.e., Carol Kaye) than a "rockstar"
  • Truly care about diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Love cupcakes, hearing about coworkers passion projects, and team lunches

What’s it like being an engineer at True Link?

Since our customers depend on our products for their immediate (today's groceries) and long-term (retirement investments) financial needs, our team works to meet high standards of usability, security, and availability. So we move fast, but we can't be cavalier about breaking things. ‍We also get to experiment and build cool things: We've used Twilio to craft a useful and constantly-improving IVR for customer service, and we help make our customers and operations folks happy by processing inquiries via SMS.

While we are a financial services company, we are also still a startup. This means that we need engineers who can make a difference at each layer of the tech stack. Maybe you’re feeling confined by only working on one module or microservice and want to broaden your skills? This could be the right role for you!

We don’t ever worry about our engineers being bored or unchallenged. Our entire development team is constantly taking on new challenges for themselves and taking on higher levels of ownership than they have in previous roles .. and they love it. Hopefully you will too. FWIW, 90% of our work is in React and Rails, 5% is in Java, and about 5% is DevOps—AWS.  And if you’ve worked on other fintech products (ie robo-advising), please call us right now. Yes, now.

This role is full-time and based in San Francisco. For people who are parents or caregivers, we know that’s truly your most important priority and will make sure you have a schedule that works for you. Our engineering team is striving for true inclusion, since we know what it's like to be underrepresented in tech. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We’re offering a competitive salary and benefits, a meaningful equity stake, lunches and snacks, and the unique opportunity to work with a high-performing, compassionate, and mission-driven team.

This role can be local or remote.


About True Link

We are a mission-driven, venture-backed startup growing quickly into a large financial enterprise. We solve complex, life-changing problems for older adults, who are often neglected by the financial services industry but make up a large and fast-growing percentage of the population.

It is an honor to wake up in the morning knowing that we have a profound impact on our customers’ lives, whether it’s our True Link Prepaid Visa Card saving a retiree from losing thousands of dollars of his savings to scams and fraud or our best-in-class Trust Solutions platform helping a guardian manage her client’s disbursements and long-term spending plan.

If you are a high-performing person who wants to join a diverse, inclusive team and use your skills to make a real impact in people’s lives, we invite you to apply to join our San Francisco-based team. (TL DR: No bozos, no jerks.)

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The Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Early-stage equity
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Free catered lunch
  • Annual team retreat and fun team outings
  • Parent-friendly
  • Flexible hours and great vacation benefits
  • Nap room and stocked kitchen
  • Flat org structure
  • Dog-friendly office!