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Full Stack Engineer, Scale



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Alloy is where you belong!

Alloy solves the identity risk problem for companies that offer financial products by enabling them to outpace fraud and confidently serve more people around the world. Banks and Fintechs turn to Alloy to take control of fraud, credit, and compliance risk, and grow with the clearest picture of their customers.

Through our values: Be Bold, Get Scrappy, Collaborate, and Celebrate Our Differences, we are creating a workplace where you can grow, thrive, and belong. See how we’ve been continuously recognized and named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces, Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers, Best Fintech to Work for by American Banker, year after year.

Check out our investors and read more about us here.

About the Team

We are looking for a curious and experienced Fullstack Engineer to join our Scale - Platform team. We believe that engineers shouldn’t need to choose between being productive and delivering business impact.

The Platform team is the backbone of our organization, driving the expansion and optimization of our platform to accommodate our growing user base. In the Engineering Enablement function, your role serves as a catalyst for empowering our engineering teams to innovate and excel. Our team plays a pivotal role in enabling our engineers to streamline their workflows, expedite product delivery, and foster a culture of continuous improvement & engineering excellence. By implementing best practices and open source standards, and facilitating knowledge sharing initiatives, the Engineering Enablement team empowers our engineers to tackle complex challenges with confidence and efficiency, ultimately driving the success and scalability of our platform.

What you’ll do

  • Stay curious: Always on the lookout to keep our tech stack updated with current standards.
  • Drive roadmap execution: translate our internal tools and engineering enablement vision into a concrete roadmap for development and implementation.
  • Build world-class technical tools: architect, develop, test, and deploy extensively used internal tools and pipelines using technologies tailored to our organization's needs. Our tech stack includes JavaScript (ES6/React), Python (Django), Node.js/TypeScript, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, and AWS.
  • Leave it better than you found it: ship high-impact high-quality, and thoroughly tested code. Recognize and address bottlenecks swiftly through iterative improvements, and uphold a high standard of quality through meticulous code reviews.
  • Embrace Ownership: Take full ownership of areas you own or contribute to from start to finish. We own everything from day-day development CLIs, CI/CD pipelines, monitoring, debugging, testing and telemetry tools.
  • Be a team player: Collaborate with teams on planning and designing scalable systems that are secure and reliable. Provide technical mentorship and guidance to fellow engineers, fostering a positive and inclusive culture of continuous learning and improvement.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a Fullstack Engineer to join our Engineering Enablement team in Platform Engineering. In this role, you’ll have the agency to improve engineering challenges while working with a team of missionary builders.

  • You enjoy being a strong generalist and are not tied down to a specific programming language or function of our code repo.
  • You appreciate and value clear, frequent and quality communication
  • You’re experience in architecting, developing and shipping complex, high quality tooling that has a direct impact to the engineering experience
  • You’re a driver of foundations and standards for engineering solutions across Alloy products and infrastructure
  • You’re an autonomous and supportive engineer for teammates who are faced with new challenges
  • You like working across a breadth of developer stack, system architectures and technologies, cross collaborating with teams, and growing professionally
  • You are ready to dive into problems, and own key systems and deliver on quality scalable solutions
  • You appreciate the value of analyzing, benchmarking and optimizing tools using data and direct feedback from engineers.
  • You love solving for and collaborating with developers and engineering teams.

You have:

  • 3+ years of experience in a productionalized environment as a software engineer, preferably in hyper-growth startups or fast-paced companies.
  • Strong understanding of system design and architecture principles, with the ability to drive technical projects from conception to implementation.
  • Experience leading full-stack technical projects and building internal tools, with a focus on prioritizing developer experience and facilitating technical decisions across engineering teams
  • Comfortable learning new languages to solve problems, with proficiency in Node.js (primary language), React/Django/Python framework (for Alloy dashboard stack), PostgreSQL/Elasticsearch (data stores), AWS (basic understanding), Docker (container management), Python and shell scripting (console tools).
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively on engineering teams, with strong adaptability to meet the needs of a rapidly-evolving product and growth-oriented environment.

Nice to have:

  • Experience in Fintech or the financial services industry, providing additional context for relevant domain knowledge.
  • Familiarity with open-source development tools, showcasing a broader understanding of industry standards and best practices.
  • Bonus points for previous experience in owning or maintaining test infrastructures, highlighting a commitment to ensuring code quality and reliability.

At Alloy, we strive to attract & retain talent by providing compensation that is competitive with other organizations of our size & stage. We are committed to ensuring each candidate has what they need to be successful in their role with a balanced range of compensation, equity, perks & benefits. We actively share our compensation philosophy with employees, with the goal of fostering open and honest dialogue. Finally, we work to administer our philosophy and drive consistency in order to promote equity and monitor the fairness of each outcome.

The following range is based on the scoped level within the organization and only for NYC: 125-150k

Benefits and Perks

  • Unlimited PTO and flexible work policy
  • Medical, dental, vision plans with HSA (monthly employer contribution) and FSA options
  • 401k with 100% match up to 4% of annual employee compensation with immediate eligibility and vesting
  • Eligible new parents receive 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Home office stipend for new employees
  • Health & wellness monthly stipend
  • $1,000 learning & development annual stipend
  • Well-being benefits include access to OneMedical and Headspace

We're a lean team, so your impact will be felt immediately. If this all sounds like a good fit for you, why not join us?

How to Apply

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Alloy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and employer. We’re committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status. We are committed to an inclusive interview experience and provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with visible and invisible disabilities. We encourage applicants to share needed accommodations with their recruiter.