Principal Scala Engineer at Even Financial

| Greater NYC Area
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Founded in 2014, Even Financial is a B2B fintech company that is transforming the way financial institutions find and connect with consumers. As the leading search, comparison, and recommendation engine for financial services, Even seamlessly bridges financial institutions (including American Express, Goldman Sachs, and SoFi) and channel partners (such as TransUnion and MoneyLion) via its simple yet robust API and embeddable marketplaces. Even turns any consumer touchpoint into an ROI-driven, fully customizable, programmatic acquisition source with full compliance and security at scale. Even’s investors are leading financial services firms and VCs, including American Express Ventures, Canaan Partners, Citi Ventures, F-Prime Capital (Fidelity), Greatpoint Ventures, Goldman Sachs, LendingClub, and MassMutual Ventures. Even placed in the Top 50 of the 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, awarded to the fastest growing tech companies in the world, and has originated over $3B in credit to date.

We are looking for a Principal Engineer to lead large architecture initiatives. In this position, you will leverage your deep understanding of public facing APIs and backend microservices to ensure that Even's API continues to lead the industry for search and recommendation of financial products, backed by well-designed architecture that enables maximum developer impact.

Day to day:

  • Lead complex initiatives like introducing API versioning with a framework for backwards compatibility
  • Make our API a breeze for partners to integrate with through well-designed interface and autogenerated SDKs
  • Identify and spearhead opportunities for design improvements in our infrastructure and services
  • Ensure Even's systems are built to scale in a way that can handle growing traffic and new functionality
  • Make it easy for devs to deliver robust software by understanding our SDLC and making improvements
  • Review new architecture proposals across our teams by participating in our RFC process and design sessions
  • Mentor engineers directly and spread knowledge through things like interactive teaching sessions in a group setting
  • Analyze and debug complex system-level issues
  • Keep users and the product in mind while developing highly effective technical solutions
  • Recommend new technologies to improve developer impact, code quality, and our product offerings

You may be a fit if you have:

  • 10+ years software engineer experience or a strong academic background in computer science
  • 2+ years proven success as a principal or staff engineer, preferably in a high growth, tech start-up environment
  • Expertise in Scala, including libraries like Scalaz or Cats
  • Expertise in public-facing APIs and web application frameworks like Play
  • Deep knowledge of infrastructure built in the AWS ecosystem
  • Pragmatic approach to delivering results and achieving goals
  • Ability orchestrate complex changes across multiple teams and codebases
  • Meticulous attention to detail, in both your own work and when reviewing others'
  • Desire to teach and mentor engineers

Full time employees are eligible for the following benefits:
Comprehensive medical/dental/vision packages + life and disability insurance
401K retirement plans
Stock options
Company paid holidays
Uncapped paid time off (PTO)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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We’re located in and will return to “Silicon Alley”, in the Flatiron/Chelsea district of NYC—a neighborhood booming with tech, great food, and dogs!

What are Even Financial Perks + Benefits

Even Financial Benefits Overview

Even has a “Work From Anywhere” policy. While we maintain a beautiful office space in NYC and we encourage on-site collaboration, we know that a distributed workforce can be just as productive and highly engaged. Even offers it's employees a wealth of perks and benes! Medical, dental, vision, stock options, flexible PTO, personal holiday once a month, 401k, virtual yoga, employee recognition program - just to name a few!

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Even has a “Work From Anywhere” policy. We encourage onsite collaboration but realize that distributed workforce can be just as productive and engaged.
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
We love getting together as a company as well as with our teams - team happy hours, game nights, DnD, trivia, ping pong events - we do it all!
Pet Friendly
Even loves it's four legged dog friends and allows them to work with us in the office (accompanied by their Human, of course)
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer all employees $200 towards their home office.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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