Java Backend Engineer

New York, NY, United States • $110k - $150k


Role Location

  • New York, NY, United States


$110k - $150k


26 - 50 people


838 Avenue Of The Americas Fl 6
New York, NY, 10001, US

Tech Stack

  • Java
  • React Native
  • TypeScript
  • Google Cloud
  • Kubernetes
  • React

Role Description

Brigit is looking for a backend engineer to help us scale our next-gen consumer finance platform to millions of users in the next year. Our product has tremendous traction helping low income Americans make ends meet and now is the time to scale. We’ve built a stack of Java microservices in Google Cloud which has served us well thus far, but we need help in making it even better.

Our team has two main goals:

  1. Feature development supporting numerous external and internal applications. The next generation of our product may look nothing like what it does today - and we welcome that! The degree to which we implement new User flows, compute our proprietary algorithms, integrate with 3rd party APIs, store data, and serve traffic will make or break our success.
  2. Scalability of our customer facing applications. Growing from 100k users to 10 million presents unique technical challenges. Because we’re growing so quickly, the efficiency and reliability of both our customer facing and internal tools needs to improve. We have fun Data Engineering tasks, automation procedures, CICD enhancements, and availability/monitoring problems to tackle.

Our team is small and nimble; you'll get an extraordinary amount of autonomy and ownership. More importantly, you have a large say in the direction of the company -- both in terms of our technology and our product. Recent accomplishments of our team are:

  • Building a Payments API platform that moves millions of dollars on a daily basis
  • Implementing the advanced mathematical processes behind our proprietary risk algorithm
  • Normalizing relational database schema to optimize for performance for over 1 million users.
  • End to end User notification (via SMS, Email, Push) capabilities
  • Building internal tools that enable our Customer Support Specialists to help our customers ASAP

One of our greatest strengths is the speed with which we can move. If you want to propose a new way of doing things, we are all ears. If you have an idea for a new feature, we'll be open to it. A new design paradigm? Bring it on.

At Brigit you can enjoy a mature CICD platform with automated deployment processes, an easy-to-use local/staging/production development environment, and teammates willing to fill in the gaps. We automate manual things so we can focus on thinking and building something that helps people.

Your qualifications

  • 2+ years of industry Java experience in full time or internship roles
  • REST and RPC API development experience
  • Experience with SQL databases, constructing schemas, performing migrations, writing analytical queries
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, able to work independently and manage multiple projects under minimal supervision
  • Kubernetes, Docker or other container system experience is a plus
  • Google Cloud experience is a plus
  • Some quantitative skills, knowledge or experience in finance is a plus

Some things you may work on:

  • Reinventing the APIs supporting User flows to ensure a great user experience
  • Optimizing queries and relational database schema to ensure speedy response times
  • Implementing algorithms related to monetary transaction evaluation, risk management, income verification, and other predictive models
  • Converting some of our existing services to the next level by being highly available
  • Integrating with new 3rd party APIs to serve millions of customers
  • Decreasing our customer service workload by building improvements to the product or improving our internal automations

The team at Brigit has an extensive background in finance, tech & data, with previous experience at Palantir, Deutsche Bank, and Two Sigma. The company is backed by leading equity investors including DCM, Canaan Partners, and NYCA, as well as a host of celebrities and other individual investors.

About Brigit

Brigit is a next-generation consumer finance company focused on helping underserved consumers by leveraging data to provide credit in previously unexplored ways.

Our initial use case is disrupting the huge $33B overdraft market with 5,000%+ APRs and the exploitative $10B payday loan market, through a user-centric application with an effective design and innovative feature set.

Our team consists of results-driven innovators who have managed successful products and businesses at Amazon, Deutsche Bank, Palantir, Two Sigma, and Credit Suisse, and have a strong desire to improve the financial lives of underserved Americans.

We are funded by top tier Silicon Valley and New York venture capital firms and advised by influential luminaries from the finance and tech industries who you’ll be able to learn from.

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