Who we are

Northstar is a fintech company that enables employers to offer financial wellness, compensation, and benefits advice as a benefit. Northstar supports employees' key financial decisions through 1-on-1 CFPs® and innovative financial management tools.

Role overview

We're looking for talented software engineers, who are excited about our vision and mission of democratizing financial wellness, and passionate about building quality user experiences. Our team is very collaborative, and we prioritize quality engineering as well as an amazing product experience.

Skills & Experience - The right candidate:

  • Has at least 5 years of professional experience developing production-quality product.
  • Is an expert with Ruby on Rails and its associated ecosystem of technologies
  • Has 2+ years experience with our associated ecosystem of technologies: GraphQL, TypeScript, React, Postgres, & Heroku
  • Has a strong focus on backend development, including APIs, maintainable systems design, and code architecture
  • Is also able to contribute to full-stack and frontend development in (Rails + React)
  • Writes well-structured, tested, and secure code with little feedback or guidance.
  • Is able to break down large projects into concrete objectives and then ship daily to achieve them

What you'll do:

  • Take full ownership for engineering features across all levels of the stack, from end to end, idea to production.
  • Code quickly and test thoroughly, balancing velocity and code health. Write well-documented, clean, testable code.
  • Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary Northstar team, from other engineers to designers, marketers, sales, and financial advising. We do our best work when we all work together to come up with the solution.
  • Work with the team to reveal user needs and develop feature requirements. Work closely with the design team to define and build product, adapting to customer feedback, and making decisions around tradeoffs.

Example engineering challenges at Northstar:

  • Multi-Platform Consumer Product: With our fintech expertise, we're building a best-in-class experience to manage your finances. We focus on ease of use, and understand through behavioral psychology frameworks what methods are most effective in motivating behavior change.
  • Banking Infrastructure & Automation: We are in a golden age of banking infrastructure and APIs. We are combining the latest banking APIs in a unique way to demystify finances and support our advisors.
  • Future of Financial Advisory Tools: Empower financial advisors to do their best work and scale their time.
  • B2B Tools: We have 2 customers: individuals employers. Employers have a unique set of needs and problems, so you'll have the opportunity to build for a varied range of customers.

About You

  • You are passionate about our mission and the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.
  • You enjoy being a generalist, ready to learn and build with the right tools for each problem. You focus on the problem, rather than on the tool.
  • You are highly autonomous, but thrive with collaboration with a team.
  • When faced with open-ended problems, 
  • You are a life-long learner, humble, and constantly looking to improve.
  • Clarity of communication is important to you, both spoken and written.
  • You are highly empathetic to teammates, customers – everyone.
  • You love working with and learning from teammates across functions.
  • You you build trust through transparently & proactively distributing information about your choices, actions, and status.
  • You enjoy thinking about tradeoffs and helping to drive smart and balanced decisions.

Why you might be excited about us

  • We've hit an inflection point with product-market fit. We have passionate, paying customers, and are scaling quickly.
  • Our cross-functional team is uniquely suited to solve this problem. Titles are fluid, when everyone contributes to solving a problem in their unique ways.
  • The types of product and engineering problems we're solving have both breadth and depth, and for several different personas.
  • We're mission-driven. We founded Northstar on the belief that every person deserves the best objective, personalized, and affordable financial management. We don't make money from secret referrals fees, and are completely aligned with the customer.
  • We invest in the personal and professional growth of every team member.
  • Competitive salary, equity, and benefits to support your whole life.
  • Flexible vacation and time off policy, and work-life balance.

All About Northstar

Through Northstar, you can get a financial plan, work with your own financial advisor, automate and optimize your finances through automated transfers, and achieve your goals like paying off debt, saving, and investing. By combining the empathy and insights of human advisors with the convenience of automation, Northstar democratizes the best financial guidance for everyone.

We have raised more than $10M from M13, Foundation Capital, Workday Ventures, Parade Ventures, and top founders and executives at NerdWallet, Plaid, Adobe, Amazon, SunRun, and Yelp. Northstar's vision is at the intersection of fintech, HR tech, financial advising, enterprise sales, and consumer product.

We've built a lovable and highly engaging product, and our customers include leading employers like Zoom, ServiceTitan, Thumbtack, Invitae, and Medium.

You'll join a multidisciplinary team of senior engineers, designers, marketers, and financial advisors. Our team was early at Facebook, Pinterest, and others, and have built products for hundreds of millions of users. In addition, our co-founder and CEO has deep fintech experience, having invested in companies like Coinbase, Guideline, Even, Jetty, Oscar, and more.

This is a permanent full-time position based in the US.  Please note that authorization to work in the US is a precondition of employment at Northstar - visa sponsorship (including H-1B) is not available at this time.

 

Apply for this Job

* Required
  
  


Voluntary Self-Identification

For government reporting purposes, we ask candidates to respond to the below self-identification survey. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

As set forth in Northstar’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Form CC-305

OMB Control Number 1250-0005

Expires 05/31/2023

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years.

Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, or HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or hard of hearing
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual disability
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Nervous system condition for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Psychiatric condition, for example, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, or major depression

1Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.