Backend Engineer

Remote - UK Full Time
£56.1K - £79.2K

Published on January 05, 2024

Stash is on a mission to provide financial opportunity to all. We want to give every American the tools, guidance, and confidence required to grow personal wealth and live a better life. Beyond our mission, we have an incredibly fun and engaging culture, where people and encouraged to speak up and can see the impact of their work.

Too many people in the U.S. continue to be left behind by traditional financial services institutions. At Stash, an investing app for more than 2 million active subscribers, we’re on a mission to address that reality by empowering people to invest and build better lives. We’re turning money into a source of hope and opportunity and giving our customers the confidence to take charge of their money and financial future.
It’s an exciting time to be a Stasher! Bolstered by a new slate of world-class leaders and a fresh round of financing, we’re headed into our next phase of growth with momentum. We’ve implemented product enhancements that make it easier for individuals to start their financial journey with us, and operational changes to help us deliver for and support our customers with optimal speed, rigor, and transparency. Also in the past year, Stash launched its groundbreaking back-end infrastructure, Stash Core, allowing the company to exceed 70% in gross margin as it marches towards profitability.
Get to Know User Eligibility at Stash
The User Eligibility team is at the forefront of the Stash Business Model. The team has been newly established, being split out from another team, to own the Subscriptions Domain. Joining this team, you will have the opportunity to drive meaningful and important change to the business.
The team is responsible for owning the different Subscription Levels we offer and what parts of our product offering align with those levels. Applications and other services depend on us to understand if a User has access to a feature. Data will also rely on us to understand the split of users across levels.
The team is also responsible for implementing automation that moves the User through these Subscription Levels where a user cancels a subscription, or upgrades/downgrades into different Subscription Levels. We’ll hold key business logic and reach out to different domains and services.
What You’ll Do
  • As a Backend Engineer in the User Eligibility team you will be responsible for operating the Subscription Domain at Stash as described
  • You’ll work with our team to build a strong perspective on what our subscription data model looks like, merging models and working on fostering reliable, quality APIs that other services can rely on
  • Alongside this, you’ll work deprecating legacy Rails functionality and building new capabilities into Go gRPC Services
  • You’ll work in our Platform Org, focusing on developing APIs to feed other Platform Services as well as Applications in our PX Organisation
  • You’ll need to be a strong collaborator and communicator — comprehending downstream APIs and upstream application behaviour
  • You’ll need to support services in Production by utilising Monitoring & Alerting, use initiative to investigate potential issues and be confident raising those to the wider team
  • We use DataDog for Logging and Monitoring, Terraform for managing infrastructure, Github Actions for managing CI/CD and ArgoCD for managing Kubernetes Clusters (EKS)
  • We are a remote company, but if you want to go into the office you can. We host quarterly get-togethers for the UK team
Who We’re Looking For
  • 1-2 Years Go Experience
  • Experience developing APIs
  • Experience collaborating with other engineering teams
  • Proficient with Monitoring Tools like DataDog
  • Proficient with CI/CD Tools like ArgoCD, GitHub Actions or Circle CI
  • Proficient with Postgres or similar DB management technology
Gold Stars
  • Previous experience working with a Subscription Model
  • Previous experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Previous experience with gRPC
  • Previous experience with AWS Infrastructure
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We proudly celebrate the unique qualities that make you you, 365 days a year, and not just because it’s the right thing to do or good for business. We embed the principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into all that we do to prioritize people, a Stash core value, and to ensure Stashers of all backgrounds and experiences can be their authentic selves. 
We are also proud to be the first and only venture-backed fintech to join the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, and as an Equal Opportunity Employer, Stash is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds.
If you require any reasonable accommodations to make your application process more accessible, please reach out to [email protected].
Helping You Invest In Yourself
  • Comprehensive total rewards package, comprising compensation (base salary, equity, and depending on level and performance, an annual bonus) and health care benefits
  • People First - Hybrid Model: Live and work where you feel the most productive, whether that is in your home, in an office (including our NYC and London offices), or a combination of both, anywhere in the US or UK                 
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Group personal pension plan (3% employer contributions)
  • Optional subsidized private medical care
  • £1,000 Educational Stipend to invest in your career, growth, and development
  • £412.09 Work-From-Home Stipend to set up your ergonomically-friendly remote workspace + £23 monthly Internet reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
External Recognition for Stash
  • Benzinga’s 2023 Best Brokerage for Beginners and Best Robo-Advisor Awards
  • Qorus-Accenture’s 2023 Banking Innovation Awards
  • USA Today and Statista’s 2023 Top 500 Best Financial Advisory Firms
  • Comparably's Best Company Awards: Best Places to Work, Best Company Outlook, and Best Engineering Team for Diversity, Women, Culture, and more! (2023)
  • Fintech Breakthrough Award: Best Personal Finance App (2023)
  • BuiltIn’s Best Places to Work (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Forbes Fintech 50 (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • Best Digital Bank, Finovate Awards (2020)
  • Tearsheet Challenge Awards, Best Banking Card Product - Stock-Back® Card, 2020
  • LendIt Fintech Innovator of the Year (2020, 2019)
Salary Range: £56,100.00 - £79,200.00
The base salary range represents the reasonably anticipated low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, experience and competencies, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data for companies of our size and industry.
**No recruiters, please**