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Senior Staff Engineer, Core Experiences



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023

About the role

Chime is looking for a senior technologist to provide broad guidance and technology strategy across the Core Experiences Organization, while supporting teams and having broad impact mostly through influence (rather than through direct people management).

The base salary offered for this role and level of experience will begin at $216,800.00 and up to $307,100.00 . Full-time employees are also eligible for a bonus, competitive equity package, and benefits. The actual base salary offered may be higher, depending on your location, skills, qualifications, and experience.

In this role, you can expect to

  • Drive long-term Architecture/Technology roadmap, shaping organizational strategy with long-term considerations for technical architecture. Articulates a coherent future vision for systems that span teams, or many systems across teams. Helps define the model of what good & appropriate technical visions comprise.
  • Work closely with our engineering leaders to identify bottlenecks in our existing software infrastructure and guide the team through a path forward to improve and scale it. Ensure that technical decisions support our quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and security goals.
  • Design and lead implementation of complete distributed systems to meet all business needs, including service level objectives, scaling and performance requirements, anticipating common failure patterns and designing for resiliency of the overall system.
  • Implement distributed system components to meet service level objectives, provide scalability vs performance tradeoffs of subcomponents, and make design recommendations for the areas you own.
  • Deliver software features with exceptional quality, meeting designated release plans and delivery commitments.
  • Be the trusted 'drop in' resource that can absorb new business and/or technical concepts quickly and implement POCs to validate business and/or technical hypotheses.
  • Follow software engineering best practices in code, architecture, and testing.
  • Consider and propose new programming language & platform choices for the organization.
  • Make the organization more effective through smart & pragmatic application of useful code tools & patterns.
  • Works with organizational leaders to improve project accountability across many or all teams.
  • Serves as a role model for mentorship within the engineering organization.
  • Encourage innovation and foster an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Work closely with our engineering leaders to identify bottlenecks in our existing software infrastructure and guide the team through a path forward to improve and scale it. Ensure that technical decisions support our quality, performance, scalability, reliability, availability, and security goals.
  • Contribute to overall engineering initiatives as a member of Chime’s engineering leadership team.

To thrive in this role, you have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years working in software development teams.
  • A comfort level guiding teams using our technology. That stack includes: Ruby on Rails, AWS, GoLang, React, React Native, and Service Oriented Architectures.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing distributed system components
  • Strong troubleshooting and root cause analysis abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player as well as an independent performer.
  • Aptitude and interest to quickly learn new technologies.
  • A knack for collaborating and sharing knowledge within a self-organizing dev team.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguous requirements through communication and iteration, creating clarity for yourself and those around you
  • Ability to work well with others, learn on the job, and thrive in a dynamic work environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

A little about us

We created Chime because we believe everyone deserves financial peace of mind. By eliminating unnecessary fees and helping people grow their savings automatically, we’ve empowered millions of Americans to take control of their finances.

Chime is the largest and fastest-growing U.S. player in the challenger-banking space. Through our banking partners, we offer access to bank accounts with fee-free overdraft, provide members the chance to receive early access to their paychecks, help them improve their credit, and more!

We’ve built one of the most experienced leadership teams in Fintech and were recently valued at over $25.5B. We’ve raised over $1.7B in funding from leading investors including Sequoia Capital Global Equities, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, General Atlantic, Tiger Global, Dragoneer, DST, Coatue, Iconiq, Menlo Ventures and others.

What we offer

  • 💰 Competitive salary based on experience
  • ✨ 401k match plus the usual medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • 🏝 Generous vacation policy and company-wide Take Care of Yourself Days
  • 🖥 Virtual events to connect with your fellow Chimers- think cooking classes, music festivals, mixology classes, paint nights, etc., and delicious snack boxes, too!
  • 💚 A challenging and fulfilling opportunity to join one of the most experienced teams in FinTech and help create a completely new kind of banking service

We know that great work comes from great, and inclusive teams. At Chime, we specifically look for individuals of varying strengths, skills, backgrounds, and ideas. We believe this gives us a competitive advantage to better serve our members and helps us all grow as Chimers and individuals.

We hire candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, Veteran status, and any other status. Chime is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. To learn more about how Chime collects and uses your personal information during the application process, please see the Chime Applicant Privacy Notice.