Principal Backend Engineer

Albert (View all Jobs)

Los Angeles

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Interview Process

1. Discussion with senior engineer 2. Practical pair programming related to your experience + the position

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, Ruby, Java

Who we are
Albert is a new type of financial service that uses powerful technology to automate your finances, with a team of human experts to guide you. Albert saves and invests automatically for you, helps you avoid overdrafts, finds savings you’re missing, identifies bills you’re overpaying, and much more. Text Albert a financial question, and our geniuses won’t just offer guidance — they’ll help you take action.

We're an LA-based startup with a proven business model, backed by top-tier institutional investors and with over 11 million users who have trusted Albert to help them achieve their financial goals. We're on a mission to democratize money management through our simple, beautifully designed product, and we're looking for thoughtful, talented people to join us on our journey.

About the role
Our Principal Platform Engineers help us deliver on our mission by producing high-quality code and finely tuned platform components. As a key member of our team, you’ll own projects and products from ideation to rollout, and beyond.
Things You're Good At
  • Ownership: Dive in and take ownership of the platform components and develop scalable, distributed systems that you are proud of every day.
  • Architecture: Completing tasks is important. Completing tasks in a way that anticipates the scope of our ambitions is equally important.
  • Organization: Work across various layers of our company in an inspired, efficient way.
  • Prioritization: Prioritize initiatives to demonstrate alignment with our business strategy and value propositions. Communicate priorities and drive consensus on the path forward.
  • Collaboration: We bring out the best in each other. We're looking for people who will bring out the best in all of us.
  • Responsibilities
  • Primarily responsible for our backend infrastructure, service communication, frameworks, asynchronous tasking
  • Produce high quality, clean, tested, well-documented, and maintainable code that allows our services to scale
  • Improve, optimize, troubleshoot, test, and maintain our codebase 
  • Work on new features and projects
  • Follow and help improve our engineering processes and standards
  • Work cross-functionally to support the successful implementation of all features
  • Monitor and fine-tune our systems for optimal performance
  • Requirements
  • 8+ years of full-stack or backend engineering—preferably in technology startups
  • Bachelor's Degree; Graduate Degree a plus
  • Versed in OOP languages (such as Python, Java, or Ruby, etc), Django, Celery, Postgres, Redis, RabbitMQ, Heroku, AWS, Linux
  • Understanding of event or domain-driven design is plus
  • Benefits
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • Health, vision and dental insurance
  • Meals provided
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • 401k match
  • #BI-Remote 

    Note to applicants: Remote in the US is ok. We are not currently hiring in CO.

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