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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024


As one of the first pioneers of earned wage access, our passion at EarnIn is building products that deliver real-time financial flexibility for those with the unique needs of living paycheck to paycheck. Our community members access their earnings as they earn them, with options to spend, save, and grow their money without mandatory fees, interest rates, or credit checks. Since our founding, our app has been downloaded over 13M times and we have provided access to over $15 billion in earnings.

We’re fortunate to have an incredibly experienced leadership team, combined with world-class funding partners like A16Z, Matrix Partners, DST, Ribbit Capital, and a very healthy core business with a tremendous runway. We’re growing fast and are excited to continue bringing world-class talent onboard to help shape the next chapter of our growth journey.


We are looking for an experienced, passionate, and resourceful software engineer to join our Core Services org. In our team, you’ll work cross-functionally with various teams and contribute to the design and development of key platform services. This person will need to be strong in JVM programming languages and event-driven architecture on top of AWS. This position is a hybrid position and requires in-person work from our Palo Alto HQ office 2-3 days a week. The Palo Alto base salary range for this full-time position is $166,500 - $203,500 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location.


  • Drive the design & implementation of new features - break down complex problems into their bare essentials, translate this complexity into elegant design, and create high-quality, clean code
  • Make a meaningful impact in the lives of our community members
  • Collaborate and mentor other engineers while providing thoughtful guidance using code, design, and architecture reviews
  • Contribute to defining technical direction, planning the roadmap, escalating issues, and synthesizing feedback to ensure team success
  • Care passionately about producing high-quality, efficient designs and code
  • Constantly learning about new technologies and industry standards


  • 3+ years of development experience in Software Engineering
  • Bachelor's, Master’s, or PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline or equivalent industry experience.
  • Proficient in at least one JVM programming language such as Java, Kotlin, Scala
  • Hands-on experience working with SQL databases like Postgres or MySQL
  • Hands-on experience with data technologies such as Kafka, AWS SNS/SQS, AWS Kinesis
  • Experience with continuous integration and delivery tools.
  • Experienced in developing and executing functional and integration tests.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have a bias towards action and results.
  • Experience with Kubernetes and microservice architecture is a strong plus.

At EarnIn, we believe that the best way to build a financial system that works for everyday people is by hiring a team that represents our diverse community. Our team is diverse not only in background and experience but also in perspective. We celebrate our diversity and strive to create a culture of belonging. EarnIn does not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. EarnIn is an E-Verify participant.

EarnIn does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team