Principal Software Engineer JD

We are creating the spending platform of the future — starting by building a modern charge card for young professionals that unlocks access to unique experiences. With our sleek design, cutting-edge tech, and world-class support, we’re changing how the new generation of professionals spend. We are backed by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Y Combinator — with over $50mm in funding.

We’re a small team of experienced engineers from a number of high-performance teams at startups, Facebook, Shopify, and Apple. We run a low-process high output team with few barriers between your work and our customers' delight. If you are passionate about design, fintech, and building - we'd love to hear from you!

We’re looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join us working on our Charge Card platform. If this sounds interesting, please reach out!

Who we're looking for

Here at Point, we are 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

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

Requirements

  • 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 knowledge of SQL and production-facing relational databases
  • Strong experience optimizing & performance profiling server-side applications
  • 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 using Java Spring Boot Framework
  • Experience with data privacy & implementing application security best practices

Point Perks

  • Join a fast-growing brand that is building thoughtful spending products.
  • Competitive salary, stock options, and 401K.
  • Full health benefits (medical, dental, and vision insurance).
  • Unlimited vacation policy, paid company holidays, and WFH flexible. We shut down the office at the end of the year for a winter holiday.

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