Senior Software Engineer - Backend

Maxwell was founded in 2015 by homebuyers who were shocked by the complexity and inefficiencies of the mortgage process for borrowers and lending teams alike. We’ve created a platform that has not only streamlined the process and made it more efficient - closing loans 45%+ faster - but has made mortgages more accessible in the process. Our mission is clear: democratize mortgage by helping lenders work more efficiently and stay compliant while eliminating the barrier to entry and the stress for the borrower.

We are a company focused on a supportive, diverse, and inclusive culture - live through our values of Rigor, Ownership, Curiosity, Kindness, and "Straight Up" - to bring equality to the mortgage process and spread financial empowerment. Intrigued? Read on and say hello!

As the Senior Software Engineer, you’ll help lead the effort to build and operate our backend software systems while also contributing to the decisions that will steer the product’s future. You’re incredibly comfortable in a role that requires working cross-functionally and helping to provide strategic vision to ensure goals are met. Maxwell prioritizes diversity and creating an environment of equality and belonging, and this is something important to this person when it comes to working as a team and being a part of hiring decisions for this team. 

You need to be comfortable with deployment environments, writing database queries, building out backend services, and implementing APIs. We integrate with many third party services, so experience with a variety of third party APIs is a plus. In the past you have built and managed scaled platforms which enable many different users and use cases.


Build and manage scaled platforms that enable many different types of use cases. 
Create key systems and lay the foundation for our mortgage platform. 
Leverage your education and experience to inform our engineering process and decisions. 
Build new features, enhance existing functionality, and ensure the availability of the entire platform. 
Work cross-functionally to complete sprints in a timely manner while keeping the end-user or customer in mind. 
Mentor our team of talented technologists and work closely with the product team. Grow yourself and others.
Be an active learner. We focus on training our engineers to be experts, mentors and leaders.
Lead technical projects and initiatives by providing guidance to the team on architecture decisions, best practices and coding standards.


Prior experience within a SaaS company, FinTech or Mortgage tech preferred
Career focus on Backend development with Ruby/Rails or similar framework. 
Experience building and managing scaled platforms which enable many different users and use cases. 
Background as a technical lead delivering complex projects in a Ruby/Rails environment or similar MVC framework
Senior level knowledge and experience with Ruby/Rails and backend development
Comfortable with deployment environments, writing database queries, building backend services, and implementing APIs.
Working knowledge of implementing and integrating APIs 
Can deliver solutions needed today (APIs, SaaS Mortgages, Integrations, Cloud Tech) and tomorrow (ML, Big Data).

Not sure you meet all of our ideals? We're a company focused on capabilities and would still love to hear from you, so please apply!
Compensation Range: minimum base of $128,000 + benefits + equity

An opportunity to be part of an agile team of thinkers and doers who are driven, collaborative, and authentic. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employees are our greatest asset, and you play a key role in shaping our incredible company and culture. Some of our benefits include:

- Competitive pay and meaningful equity as an employee at a fast-growing, venture-backed software company. We want you to participate and make decisions as an owner with our future in mind
- Dedication to your physical and mental health - flexible vacation time, 2 paid days off to volunteer at the charity of your choice, and strong benefits packages to best suit your needs
- Not only do we give you a WFH Stipend to be comfortable, we also give you a Development Stipend and TIME during the workweek to dedicate to your growth and continued learning!!
- An "Even Merrier Holidays" where Maxwell closes down the office to make sure employees spend time with family and friends or doing what they love most!
- A people-centric culture: we care about our employees and foster an inclusive environment to ensure everyone feels valued and has equal opportunities for career progression

At Maxwell, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. We're looking for candidates with great experience and alignment with our core values. Maxwell is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require further accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility of our roles, please reach out to [email protected] All employment decisions at Maxwell are based on a person's merit, business needs, and role requirements.