collegebacker.com

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

We're a mission-driven, San Francisco-based financial technology company making saving for college simple, smart, and social. With CollegeBacker, any parent can start investing in a tax-advantaged 529 College Savings Plan in just a few minutes, invite family and friends to contribute, and qualify for matching contributions from their employer or school.


Why join us?
  • Our user base has grown 5x over the last 6 months and we're currently growing 29% MoM.

  • We're attacking a society-level problem – the spiraling cost of college and the $1.5 trillion student debt crisis – by empowering families to save smarter with help from their family and friends.

  • We're backed by leading Silicon Valley funds (Ulu Ventures, Reach Capital, 500 Startups) and individuals (SoFi founder Dan Macklin, LendingHome founder Matt Humphrey, Patreon founder Sam Yam, among others).


Engineering at collegebacker.com
Engineering team and processes

Our entire CB team is extremely nimble, with engineering following a roughly two-week sprint cycle. Ahead of each sprint, engineers meet with product owners (often the CEO) and designers to define upcoming features and assign time estimates. Engineers typically work individually on a prioritized backlog of features and submit pull requests on GitHub to conduct code reviews, but they also play a key role in forming company strategy. Most team members are involved in testing, and all engineers are empowered to push code to production, which we often do multiple times a day.

Technical Challenges

• Building and maintaining a robust, scalable payments infrastructure • Creating beautiful frontend components to visualize investment performance • Executing, in a data-driven way, against a long roadmap of virality-enhancing social features • Maintaining and extending a suite of high-value admin/automation tasks • Upgrading our devops infrastructure to keep pace with rapid user growth • Building for iOS and Android targets with React Native

Projects you might work on
  • You'll get to own implementation of a beautiful v2 frontend design created by one of our investors, Daniel Scrivner, Apple alum and former head of design at Square.

Tech stack
React
Node.js
Express
PostgreSQL
Docker
JavaScript
ES6

Working at collegebacker.com

We're a small, high-energy team laser focused on helping more families afford college. We care about results, not hours or location or face time, and always celebrate our wins. We're undaunted by setbacks, resourceful in overcoming the inevitable challenges all startups face, and extremely ambitious in how we think about our long-term opportunity.

Generous Vacation
Company Retreats
Pet Friendly
Workshops/Conferences
Flexible Hours
Team Activities
Work from Home

Interested in this company?
Skip straight to final-round interviews by applying through Triplebyte.

Apply