Staff Software Engineer at Bread

| Greater NYC Area
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Bread is a technology company that aims to transform the way the world shops online. We build tools, technologies and APIs that allow e-commerce merchants to integrate installment loan financing and other alternative payment products anywhere in their customers’ shopping journey. Bread was started in 2014 by financial technology veterans, and has experienced explosive growth to date. We’re backed by top investors including Menlo Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Kinnevik, among others.

Bread has a talented and driven engineering team. We have difficult problems to solve up and down the stack, from providing a seamless user experience that works on hundreds of merchants' websites in the most critical part of their flow, to making real time credit decisions to scaling to support millions of dollars in transactions per day in a system that is being used around the clock. Our engineering team is seasoned, talented, agile, and quickly growing.

We are looking for a Staff Engineer to join our product engineering team. This engineer will be a partner to the Senior Director of Engineering and CTO and will guide the technical approach and strategy of Bread's engineering team.

Your role at Bread:

  • Mentor and be a resource for every member of the team
  • Design, Lead, Implement, and Ship new product features and architectural frameworks
  • Partner with senior engineering leadership to review and curate all aspects of our technical architecture and approach, from the code base to the database, to infrastructure, to our development process
  • Be involved in significant technical decisions
  • Design and Develop strategies for scaling Bread's platform to support billions of dollars in transactions
  • Write tools and introduce approaches and frameworks that will ensure the team continues to get faster over time

What we are looking for:

  • Expertise building scalable and reliable distributed systems on time
  • Something to offer every member of the team and a passion for sharing and collaboration. You're happiest when you're in front of a whiteboard working out a problem with your colleagues.
  • Expert knowledge of server-side languages and data stores (our system is built with Go and PostgreSQL, but we’re also happy to speak with those that have strong backend experience with other languages, including JVM languages like Java or Scala; Python; or C++)
  • Experience with cloud deployments (AWS, k8s, docker, EKS, CI/CD)
  • Experience with public web APIs
  • A passion for the craft of engineering
  • A passion for enabling team successes

Engineers at Bread also get the opportunity to participate in “20%” time through Working Groups! Working Groups are quarterly teams of 4 to 6 engineers who set out to tackle a specific engineering initiative outside of their core engineering team. Working Groups have included ones for Logging Architecture, Internal Authentication, Community & Blogs, Testing Infrastructure, and Monitoring. Groups meet every Friday to plan and own their roadmap and implement their features. All engineers get a chance to be in one of these groups and over time potentially lead a group for that quarter. It's another opportunity as an engineer at Bread to have impact across the entire organization!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • FluxLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • Heap AnalyticsAnalytics
    • LookerAnalytics
    • PythonAnalytics
    • RAnalytics
    • RedshiftAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • UsertestingDesign
    • FigmaDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • DatanyzeLead Gen

Location

In the heart of the Flatiron district in between both Madison Square Park and Union Square Park.

An Insider's view of Bread

What are some social events your company does?

We love celebrating all that we can from our monthly happy hours, DI&B events to our summer/winter holiday parties. Our team is extremely thoughtful about how we gather together to ensure everyone is excited about and included in all we do. It fosters collaboration in a more strategic yet relaxed way which helps build relationships.

Britney

Head of Employee Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

A typical day at Bread is different depending on the engineer. While some engineers enjoy more autonomy, I enjoy collaborating on projects with other engineers and coming up with great solutions together. We strike a balance between stability and innovation through code reviews and guest lectures. I feel supported in my career growth here at Bread.

John

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Bread encourages us to empower ourselves from the very start of our careers by offering every employee a stipend to seek educational resources and support. If you envision a role we don’t currently offer, or aspire to transition internally, we aim to give you the tools needed to meet your goal.

Gaby

Recruiting Coordinator

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

One of the great things about working at Bread is the cross-functional collaboration with other teams. As an integrations engineer, I have not only learned how to intentionally build a product in a thoughtful manner from the Engineering and Product teams, but also how to be effective in a client facing role from our Sales and Success teams.

Wei

Integrations Engineer

What are Bread Perks + Benefits

Bread Benefits Overview

100% Paid Health, Dental & Vision
Stock Options
Flexible Vacation Policy
Team Events
Weekly Lunches
Learning & Development stipend
Bi-monthly Yoga
Bi-monthly chair massage
Life events and milestone celebrations

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
We have in office yoga once a week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Bread sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Friday.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Bread offers employees professional development opportunities like annual individual budget for training, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Bread hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $$$ annually for continuing education.
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