At Propel, our mission is to build modern, respectful, and effective financial tools for low-income Americans. Over 5 million people use our app, Providers, to manage the benefits they use to keep their family well-fed and healthy, stay up to date on critical government programs, save money and earn income. Read more about the impact of Providers here. Now we’ve expanded further into the financial services space, offering the best banking option for low-income Americans.

Our engineering team is currently 20+ people distributed across the United States. Our team is composed of humble and smart people who repeatedly jump in to support one-another. We've a collaborative culture exemplified in our brainstorming, reviewing teammates’ PRs, and hackathons. We communicate in multiple ways, including Slack for daily async communication, Notion for documentation, and project management software for backlog and task tracking.

As a Web Engineer, you’ll be joining our benefits integrations squad! In this role, you'll be responsible for building the services that enable our users to retrieve their benefit balance and transaction information in the Providers app. In addition to the maintenance and evolution of our benefits portal integrations, the squad also undertakes larger initiatives to improve the overall benefits user experience and pairs with other product squads on new product initiatives. 

Propel is a for-profit software company that holds its social mission at its core. Our investors include Andreessen Horowitz, the Omidyar Network, Kevin Durant, Serena Williams, and Nas. 

What we offer:

  • An engineering culture that is humble, motivated, and collaborative 
  • Consistent knowledge sharing through projects or bugs, demos, Lunch & Learn presentations, and documentation
  • A people first approach to management where we value engineers’ voices, support career development, and offer opportunities for technical growth that interest you
  • Meaningful work and a strong shared sense of mission
  • A remote first work environment with a dog-friendly office in Downtown Brooklyn and satellite offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake City. The team meets quarterly in-person for optional retreats and on-sites.
  • 20 Days of PTO
  • 4% 401K match
  • $10k lifetime spend towards Carrot Fertility
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision options
  • Free access to Ginger mental health, Gympass, Headspace, One Medical, Rightway, Sofi, and Spring Health
  • Fair, equitable, and competitive salaries. Propel believes that everyone should be compensated fairly and equitably. We set our salary ranges using compensation data from hundreds of NYC based startups at our stage. Additionally, pay is not determined based on location. The salary range for this position is $174,000 - $223,000 depending on experience and interview performance. Equity and excellent benefits come with this position as well!

What you will do:

  • Build software systems used by millions of low-income Americans, helping to put dollars back in their pockets
  • Build iOS and Android apps using Vue + TypeScript + Capacitor
  • Develop significant server-side software using Python and Flask, backed by Postgres and Redis; leverage AWS offerings as well as other open source technologies
  • Create software that is reliable, scalable, and maintainable
  • Effectively communicate with team members during projects, code review, etc.
  • Contribute to building our eng culture and processes as we continue to scale
  • Collaborate on deciding on the right projects, building great solutions, and helping your team succeed
  • Work with our Product and Design team to scope projects and execute on innovative products
  • Participate in our on-call rotation

What you have:

  • Deep experience designing, building, shipping, and maintaining complex full-stack software
  • Experience with a startup environment or the ability to operate effectively when faced with ambiguity
  • Excitement to dive deep into our codebase and product ecosystem to contribute to large and impactful projects
  • Strong communication skills across technical and non-technical audiences and topics
  • Eagerness to learn and actively contribute to team discussions, design doc reviews, and code reviews
  • Computer science degree or equivalent fundamentals learned elsewhere
  • Fluency in Python and JavaScript
  • Passion for making a difference in the lives of our users
  • Nice to have: Experience with or knowledge of government services, particularly safety net services like SNAP, WIC, TANF, SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Section 8

We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural team, and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds, including those with direct experience with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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At Propel, we believe that an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable drives us towards the best product and business decisions that allow us to effectively and consciously serve our mission and our users. As a social enterprise, we also recognize that caring about DEI is quite simply the right thing to do. 

The people that use our products are diverse in many ways - gender, age, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability status, and more. We explicitly aim to reflect that with our team composition, though we aren’t there yet. That’s why we are actively working to make sure our job descriptions are inclusive, our sourcing nets are widely cast, and our interview process is equitable and fair to all.

We particularly value those with lived experiences around financial hardship and safety net programs. While people from all backgrounds can contribute to Propel’s mission, we know that those who come from the communities we serve have an incredibly powerful and unique perspective.

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