Principal Software Engineer


About the job

My client is building a modern charge card for young professionals that unlocks access to unique experiences. With their sleek design, cutting-edge tech, and world-class support, theyโ€™re changing how the new generation of professionals spend. Theyโ€™re are backed by Peter Thielโ€™s Valar Ventures and Y Combinator โ€” with over $50mm in funding.

My client is a small team of experienced engineers from a number of high-performance teams at startups, Facebook, Shopify, and Apple.

Theyโ€™re looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join them to help build their Charge Card platform.

Who Iโ€™m looking for

This unique company is making a high performance, high availability, fault tolerant stack for modern finance applications. Principal Software Engineers are expected to provide technical leadership-by-example and implementation guidance that sets the tone for the entire engineering team.

In this role, you will

  • Set standards, levels, and best practices for Engineering as a whole
  • Guide your team members in navigating technical issues
  • Design, architect and implement large chunks of their stackโ€™s technology
  • Provide technical guidance to business, design, and other nontechnical teams
  • Advocate for technologies, systems, and ways of working to better empower their whole engineering organization


  • 8+ years experience developing client/server software in a dynamically-typed languages (Node, Ruby, Python), statically-typed languages (Java, C, C++), or other modern environments (Go, Rust, Elixir, etc).
  • 5+ years experience developing cloud-based software on AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.
  • Strong experience optimizing & performance profiling server-side applications
  • Strong knowledge of SQL and production-facing relational databases
  • Good collaboration skills & the ability to work well with product, design, or other cross-functional teams

Bonus Points

  • Fintech or cryptocurrency experience, especially at a venture-backed startup
  • Experience with data privacy & implementing application security best practices
  • Experience using Java Spring Boot Framework

Compensation information - Base $200-250k + Bonus + Strong Equity

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