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Software Architect, Backend


You’re a highly ambitious architect with demonstrated success leading the development of world-class software, from conception to launch. Dealing with distributed systems, financial transactions, security, computer vision, and machine learning means your job will be as exciting as it is fulfilling. You’ll be joining a team with proven experience building startups and products at large consumer web companies that is transforming the banking industry.


  • Architecting and leading development work on the core banking platform that powers our Level product, amobile-focused banking experience
  • Working with stakeholders inside and outside the company to define problems and codify requirements.
  • Designing and implementing software in collaboration with the rest of the engineering team
  • Building systems that perform, scale, can't be compromised, and manage themselves using DevOps
  • Taking pride in building reliable and scalable product whileworking with great colleagues, tools and frameworks


  • Determining how to perform banking operations with reliability, speed, scalability, and security
  • Determining customer eligibility and preventing fraud
  • Predicting customers' future balances based on past income, expenses and spending trends
  • Performing threat analysis for attempted intrusion breaches as well as fraudsters


  • Computer Science degree (or equivalent), or certification in relevant backend-related technologies
  • 5+ years experience in programming, including mastery of object-oriented languages and ecosystems, and mastery of object-oriented principles and patterns (there's Python and Java here, and there may be more)
  • Expert knowledge of the technological fundamentals of developing applications for the Internet, including Unix/Linux, relational databases, HTTP and REST
  • Fluency in extreme programming practices and agile development, ruthless in testing, and eager to deliver as early and often as possible
  • Experience building distributed systems and working in a microservice-oriented infrastructure
  • Enthusiastic collaborator and clear and precise communicator in speech and writing inside and outside of Engineering
  • A track record of leading successful, substantial projects


  • Technical experience related to credit cards, banking or other areas of FinTech
  • Expertise in information security
  • Facility with front-end web development
  • Experience with AWS, GCE, Docker, Kubernetes, and DevOps (automation-centric systems administration)


  • We pay 100% of your medical, dental, and vision premiums
  • We’ll provide whatever equipment you need to succeed
  • Work-from-home indefinitely during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond