Who are we?

Human Interest is a Y Combinator-backed company that offers an easy and affordable 401(k) retirement plan for the modern workforce. We're a Series A company disrupting a massive but broken industry through empowering businesses of any size to safeguard the financial futures of their employees -- something that only 14% are able to do today.  We believe that all individuals deserve the opportunity for a secure financial future. We want idealistic and talented people to join our team of doers and builders.

Current 401(k) solutions for small businesses are built on legacy software, involve physical paper forms, and are sold with kickbacks to financial advisors whose interests are misaligned with the financial well-being of their clients.  We've built an automated, paperless 401(k) that makes it possible for small businesses to offer a 401(k) benefit to their employees, and we’re proud to be working with over a thousand businesses across the country!

Why Engineering @ Human Interest?

As an engineer on the team, you will get to help build our financial engine. You will collaborate with domain experts to design, build, test, and own systems and processes for servicing 401(k) plans and making our customers happy. As reliability is key to earning our customers’ trust, you will build robust systems that are observable, maintainable, and scalable.

What You Get To Do Every Day:

  • Build and maintain business-critical software to look after our clients’ retirement savings

  • Make engineering tradeoffs, and own the decisions you make

  • Think about processes and systems and how to automate work done manually

  • Share knowledge across the team through documentation, talks, etc.

  • Advocate for and delight internal and external customers

  • Work with a range of technologies - you might encounter Node, TypeScript, React, Heroku, AWS, PostgreSQL, and various legacy systems (but don’t need to have prior experience with them)

What You Bring To The Role:

  • 3+ years of experience building and maintaining software in production.  

  • Desire to work with the following technologies:  Node, TypeScript, React, Heroku, AWS, PostgreSQL.

  • Top notch communication skills. You can communicate well with engineers and non-engineers alike.

  • Strong desire to learn new skills and grow.

  • Past experience working in startups and/or fintech.

  • Proactive and empathetic mindset - you love to roll up your sleeves to fix problems for our customers

Please apply if you don't match everything above! We are more interested in talent and trajectory than qualifications or knowledge.  

Human Interest is proud to provide amazing benefits and perks including:

  • A great 401(k) plan: our own! Our 401(k) includes a dollar-for-dollar employer match up to 4% of compensation.

  • Top-of-the-line health insurance plans, as well as dental and vision insurance, with premiums fully paid for by the company.

  • Flexible PTO policy.

  • An annual membership to One Medical Group, with membership fees paid by Human Interest.

  • Commuter benefits.

  • FSA with an employer contribution of $250 per year.

  • Dollar-for-dollar match of employee donations to non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, up to $500 per year.

  • Healthy snacks and drinks available at our office.

  • Team retreats and outings.

Diversity and inclusion help us do better as a business, and we deliberately build processes to create a workplace where all are welcome and accepted. We're proactive and purposeful in prioritizing diversity and inclusion internally not only because it's the right thing to do, but also because we believe it's the only way to effectively create products and services that can be truly helpful to all people.

Human Interest is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran or military status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

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