Senior Backend Engineer

| Greater NYC Area
About Us
We're Brigit, a financial health app for the everyday American. By using cash flow data to automate finances, not only do we help people today, but also empower them to start saving for tomorrow and permanently transform their financial future. Brigit analyzes data from billions of individual bank transactions and formulates a deep understanding of each member’s cash-flow mismatches and spending habits. Using that data, we're able to send no-fee predictive advances and help millions of Americans avoid late payment fees, predatory overdraft fees, and interest rates. Our initial product is focused on disrupting the predatory $44 Billion payday loan and overdraft market and our future products will continue to empower and improve the lives of over 100M underserved Americans!
The Role
Brigit is looking for a backend engineer to help us scale our next-gen consumer finance platform to millions of users in the next year. Our product has tremendous traction helping low income Americans make ends meet and now is the time to scale. We’ve built a stack of Java microservices in Google Cloud which has served us well thus far, but we need help in making it even better.
Our team has two main goals:
1) Feature development supporting numerous external and internal applications. The next generation of our product may look nothing like what it does today - and we welcome that! The degree to which we implement new User flows, compute our proprietary algorithms, integrate with 3rd party APIs, store data, and serve traffic will make or break our success.
2) Scalability of our customer facing applications. Growing from 100k users to 10 million presents unique technical challenges. Because we’re growing so quickly, the efficiency and reliability of both our customer facing and internal tools needs to improve. We have fun Data Engineering tasks, automation procedures, CICD enhancements, and availability/monitoring problems to tackle. 
Our team is small and nimble; you'll get an extraordinary amount of autonomy and ownership. More importantly, you have a large say in the direction of the company -- both in terms of our technology and our product. Recent accomplishments of our team are:
* Building a Payments API platform that moves millions of dollars on a daily basis
* Implementing the advanced mathematical processes behind our proprietary risk algorithm
* Normalizing relational database schema to optimize for performance for over 1 million users.
* End to end User notification (via SMS, Email, Push) capabilities
* Building internal tools that enable our Customer Support Specialists to help our customers ASAP
One of our greatest strengths is the speed with which we can move. If you want to propose a new way of doing things, we are all ears. If you have an idea for a new feature, we'll be open to it. A new design paradigm? Bring it on.
At Brigit you can enjoy a mature CICD platform with automated deployment processes, an easy-to-use local/staging/production development environment, and teammates willing to fill in the gaps. We automate manual things so we can focus on thinking and building something that helps people.

What You Have

  • 4+ years of industry Java experience in full time or internship roles
  • REST and RPC API development experience 
  • Experience with SQL databases, constructing schemas, performing migrations, writing analytical queries
  • You are a self-starter, self-motivated, and able to work independently and manage multiple projects under minimal supervision
  • Kubernetes, Docker or other container system experience is a plus
  • Google Cloud experience is a plus
  • Some quantitative skills, knowledge or experience in finance is a plus

Some things you may work on

  • Reinventing the APIs supporting User flows to ensure a great user experience
  • Optimizing queries and relational database schema to ensure speedy response times
  • Implementing algorithms related to monetary transaction evaluation, risk management, income verification, and other predictive models
  • Converting some of our existing services to the next level by being highly available
  • Integrating with new 3rd party APIs to serve millions of customers
  • Decreasing our customer service workload by building improvements to the product or improving our internal automations

We're backed by leading VC's, including DCM, Canaan Partners, NYCA, and a number of the world's most influential social impact investors. If autonomy, ownership and having a meaningful say in the direction of the Company you work for is important to you, then come join our growing team!
Our Benefits & Team
Competitive compensation package with stock options at a high-growth startup
Day 1 benefit coverage for health, dental, and vision
401k participation
Offer competitive paid parental leave policy
Flexible PTO
Dog friendly office
Employee wellness initiatives
Monthly phone/internet reimbursements
At Brigit, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Location

Our office is located steps from Madison Square Park and just two blocks from the N/Q/R/W/4/6 trains.

An Insider's view of Brigit

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is unique. However, it is not simply the walls of the office that make it so. Every Brigiteer helps construct a fantastic workplace. Whether it be a co-founder taking time to teach us how to make an espresso, or collaborating across teams to add that special touch to our app. We see each other not just as coworkers, but as a family.

Jahmal

Customer Experience Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

You can write anywhere in the office. Walls, desks, windows…..really wherever you come up with an idea, there's always a marker close by to jot your best ideas down. It’s a very collaborative group and we work best when we can express ourselves visually.

Shruti

Growth Strategist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We recognize each other's successes and reward our efforts through encouragement, empowerment, and engagement. Through shared trust and appreciation, we motivate each other to achieve both our individual and team aspirations while maintaining Brigit's mission and core values.

Vicky

Software Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Everyone at Brigit does a great job of promoting and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It's important that work doesn't add any more stress to handling personal situations! Everyone has individuality in how they schedule their workload to meet deadlines. Any and all suggestions on how to keep a sustainable balance are considered team-wide.

Jack

Software Engineer

What are Brigit Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch on Thursday!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion
Pet Friendly
Brigit's pet policy is dog friendly daily
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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