Astra

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$1M - $2M Funding
Pre-Series A

Astra helps make your financial life simpler, by empowering you with automated money management tools. Whether you are a consumer or small business, you get to spend less time managing your finances and put more money to work because we help put your cash flow on autopilot.


Why join us?
  • Funded by awesome, well-known investors (Slow Ventures; Hustle Fund; Alumni Ventures Group). Funded by angel investors with deep operational and founding experience (Jake Gibson, Nerdwallet; Louis Beryl, Earnest; Johnny Ayers, Socure; and more from Stripe, etc.)

  • We have an ambitious mission that will drive impact. We are empowering anyone with a bank account and striving to make the financial system more efficient overall!

  • You'll be starting on the ground floor with our small, but effective team. You'll own large swaths of our platform but you get to build an existing product with a ton of room for growth.


Engineering at Astra
Engineering team and processes

Our team is small and nimble, and each of us wears many hats. Our engineering team sets priorities monthly, we typically work on two-week sprint cadence, and utilize agile dev processes (daily standups, Slack, and Zenhub kanban boards).

Technical Challenges

Automation is our key value offered to users, so we get to conceive and implement a wide range of Triggers, monitor data sources for events, then initiate Actions on behalf of our users. Our platform is meant to work universally with all 12,000 banks and credit unions, so we have significant challenges around long-tail data sources and maintaining near real-time accuracy across all connections. We also enable inter-bank transfers that require user identity matching.

Projects you might work on
  • You would get to lead development efforts for all Back End endpoint design, automated routines, and internal monitoring.

  • You would build a web version of our app from scratch in React, using our React Native codebase as baseline business logic.

  • You would build internal monitoring (KPIs and Fraud monitoring) dashboards from scratch, including new endpoints for our Back End.

Tech stack
Python
Google Cloud
Google App Engine
CircleCI
React Native
React
Redux
iOS Development
Android
Twilio
JavaScript
Plaid
Dwolla

Working at Astra

We are a small team of focused, ambitious founders. We empower engineers on our team to contribute to the full spectrum of product development, from strategy to shipping, operations, and beyond. And we are a remote-first company (with structure) offering significant flexibility to how w work as we build Astra!

Generous Vacation

21 days a year

Flexible Hours

We have core hours for work days with flexibility around desired work schedule

Health Insurance

100% cost coverage from company

Work from Home

We are a remote-first company, with flexibility on work location

Travel

We have regular team meetings in person in Los Angeles, San Francisco

Maternal/Paternal Leave

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