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Senior Software Engineer, Messaging Platform



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 31, 2023

About the role

We’re looking for a strong engineer who has a passion for building scalable systems and who can help drive and innovate on the future of messaging at Chime! In this role, you would be developing fullstack, from building out the backend infrastructure, to defining the messaging interface for our members. As a foundational member of this team, you would drive key architectural changes to the layer that powers messaging for millions of members.

The Messaging Platform team aims to provide a high quality platform to help our members work towards better financial health, while accelerating development velocity within Chime. As a small and nimble team, each person has a profound impact on the experience of each of our millions of users.

The base salary offered for this role and level of experience will begin at $119,000 and up to $232,200. 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

  • Design, develop, test, release, and scale changes to our mobile and backend architecture
  • Work closely with both mobile and backend engineers to help accelerate development velocity
  • Collaborate effectively with other technology teams and architects to solve complex problems spanning their respective areas
  • Develop thoroughly tested code and conduct quality assurance on all new code
  • Work in a team as well as independently to deliver on goals to accelerate development velocity while delivering the best experience to our members

To thrive in this role, you have

  • A minimum of 4 years experience of fullstack development
  • Experience with Ruby, GraphQL, TypeScript (Bonus: graphql-ruby and React Native)
  • Experience leading execution of complex projects involving multiple engineers
  • Experience building with traffic at scale. Ability to architect, refactor, and debug without disrupting and introducing regressions to millions of users.
  • A passion for learning and sharing knowledge alongside teammates, with self-motivation and keen attention to detail
  • A strong empathy for the users of the products you create

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.