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Software Engineer, Ledger & Payments



Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2023

At Level, we believe using your benefits should be as easy as buying a cup of coffee. We’re unlocking the full value of compensation by rebuilding benefits as a simple payments experience — fast, flexible, and transparent. Our mission is to empower people to build better financial futures, and we’re accomplishing that by transforming the status quo of benefits.

Level is a B2B2C fintech company comprised of a diverse team from industry-leading companies like Square, Oscar, Google, Uber, and Airbnb. Together, we’re creating a new payments tech stack to help employers offer more accessible and personalized benefits for their teams — and this is just the beginning.

At Level, collaboration is our superpower. By leveraging each other’s strengths and curiosity, we’ve been able to build a best-in-class product, culture, and business. Plus, our employee benefits are so awesome that we let our customers buy them too.

What You'll Do:

  • Transaction is at the core of Level’s business. You will be responsible for building the mission critical engine that manages all of the transactions that flow through Level from card transactions to reimbursement requests and payout to the member.
  • Build latency sensitive transaction processing systems and manage latency requirements across multiple real time systems
  • Ensure high reliability, availability, and accuracy in managing the funds and transactions through Level
  • Work with banking and FinTech partners to enable the Level product in order to empower or employers to give benefits and our members to use benefits
  • Directly contribute to and help define core interface code between our financial systems and our core product
  • Be a role model for software design and scalable systems architecture by developing, sharing, and setting the quality bar for Level as a whole
  • Develop platforms and services that are configurable and scalable. You will partner with many functions at Level, with the opportunity to both work on infrastructure/platform systems, and produce direct user-facing growth
  • Scope and lead large technical projects with enormous impact across many teams at Level

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of Software Engineering experience
  • You prefer simple solutions and designs over complex ones, and have an understanding about what is lasting, scalable, and maintainable
  • You bias towards action and bring clarity to complexity.
  • You've worked with teams that shipped and operated important infrastructure
  • You enjoy learning and diving into the nuts-and-bolts of how things work — in this role, you'll learn a ton about global money movement rails, currency conversion, inter-company flows, finance and accounting, and many more topics
  • You work well with teams and can think rigorously and make hard decisions and tradeoffs
  • You value a high level of autonomy and responsibility
  • Understanding and practice of working with confidential information

Our Technologies:

These are some of the technologies we use today. You don’t need to be familiar with all of these—many people on our team learned them with us. During our interview process, you’re welcome to use any language you’re most comfortable with.

  • Go, Python
  • Kubernetes, ElasticSearch, Kafka
  • Protocol Buffers, gRPC
  • PostgresDB
  • AWS

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Remote first, with an office in NYC as an option to come in
  • 100% paid medical for you and 80% for your dependents, 100% covered dental and vision through Level for you and your dependents
  • Flexible paid time off: take the time you need when you need it! Plus, get up to 10 days of paid sick leave per year
  • Fully paid parental leave: up to 14 weeks for primary and 8 weeks for secondary caregivers
  • Wellbeing and Office funds via our own Level product
  • Quarterly company sponsored events
  • Internal learning and development programs
  • Have the chance to work at a leading innovator and trailblazer in the world of benefits and payment

This position has a minimum base salary of $170,000 and a midpoint base salary of $185,000. The base pay may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards.

Level is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Please apply to this role if you feel you are a good fit, regardless of your race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other perceived limiting factor. We welcome applicants from all walks of life.

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