east_bay, la, ny, remote, seattle, sf, silicon_valley
26 - 50 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

Hello there!

The world is moving towards more standardized, open, and interconnected data systems. However, employment infrastructure remains complex, closed, and fragmented.

Our mission is to democratize access to the infrastructure that underpins the employment sector, unlock much-needed innovations, and create tremendous economic activities for employers and employees. We are building technology to allow programmatic access (read and write) to employment systems like HR, payroll, and benefits.

Company Size: Series A ($18.6 million raised), 35 employees (and growing quickly!)

Investors: General Catalyst, Menlo Ventures, Homebrew, BoxGroup + many more!

Angels: Henrique + Pedro (co-CEOs at Brex), Jeff + Wayne (co-CEOs at Digits) + many more!

Tech stack: React, Node, Typescript, AWS, Postgres, Redis (Though we don’t require prior experience in any of these!)

Growth/traction: We already serve 100+ customers including Carta, Betterment, & Mainstreet.

We are looking to bring on awesome engineers (like yourself!) who will help build the core pieces of our infrastructure. This is an opportunity to work on large systems (containing millions of employee records) and has tremendous design ownership.

We're excited to build with you!

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Why join us?

  • We’re on a mission to unify employer systems such as HR, payroll, benefits, and employee identity under a single API. This is an untapped opportunity! We are already supporting well over 100 customers.

  • We take pride in building a high-ownership culture. You’ll take part in major decision-making conversations across our organization. We value ongoing feedback, constructive debates, commitment, and above all — honesty!

  • We are a Series A Y-Combinator company backed by top investors like General Catalyst, Menlo Ventures, BoxGroup, and angel investors from companies like Plaid, Brex, Digits, Ramp, and Mercury. We have well-known clients building on top of our infrastructure and more along to come.

    Since our launch in December 2020, our team has 4x in size, and we’re looking to 3x within the next few months due to the traction that we’re gaining.

Engineering at Finch

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team is divided into Platform, Experience, and Integration tracks that run on two-week agile sprints. Engineers own everything from design to implementation to release to maintenance and rapidly ship features leveraging our continuous delivery system to deploy code multiple times a day

Experience— Owning the end-to-end developer experience (Developer Dashboard, Documentation, Logging, Billing, SDKs, etc.)

Platform— API infrastructure and API experience (Caching, Webhooks, Rate Limiters, Compute Infrastructure, etc.)

Integration-- Building and maintaining connectors to employment systems (Internal tooling and frameworks, monitoring systems, etc.)

Technical Challenges

Finch is building mission-critical software that connects thousands of discrete, isolated, and outdated employment systems. Building highly reliable and low latency APIs on top of these systems pose numerous greenfield technical challenges to our engineering team who work on building extensible abstractions, standardized data models, clever caching strategies, scalable compute infrastructure, novel monitoring systems, and so much more to support the ever-growing needs of our customers.

Projects you might work on
  • Experience — Building a developer dashboard to allow seamless self-service onboarding of new developers with a focus on reducing the time to production integration.

  • Platform — Designing and implementing a scalable webhooks system to immediately notify our developers of any changes in the employment systems — a problem made difficult by the nature of the outdated underlying infrastructure.

  • Integration — Developing and iterating on the internal tooling and frameworks that allow us to release connectors to employment systems at a faster cadence.

Tech stack

Working at Finch

We're a team of problem solvers. We value velocity, curiosity, empathy, and diverse perspectives. Everyone on the team is excited about the scope of the problems we address and our work's potential impact on the global workforce. We realize that the value we provide comes with significant responsibilities, making security and privacy our highest priorities. We come from a diverse set of backgrounds, and each member brings different skills to the group. We're passionate about our crafts, the hobbies we keep, and the relationships that we build. With all this said, our culture will evolve (for the better!) as we continue to grow within the next few months!

Diversity and Inclusion

Our team is committed to building and maintaining diverse teams through thoughtfully executed recruiting strategies. These strategies include implementing DEI-specific sourcing sessions and our interview processes are highly structured to reduce unconscious bias. We would love to hear your take on building and fostering inclusive teams!

We understand that it isn’t enough just to have a “seat” at the table. At Finch, we’ve divided this thought process into three parts - “value in-put”, “taking action”, and “maintaining open communication channels”.

Our teams are encouraged to challenge each other and not just adhere to the status quo. We’re actively listening to each other’s ideas, whether it’s through an open forum or anonymous employee engagement surveys. Since we’re a remote-first organization, we’re sensitive to time spent in internal meetings and lead structured sessions to stay on track. We would love to show you our virtual office!

Overall, forming an inclusive culture is an iterative process, and we’re excited for what’s to come. We’re committed to celebrating our differences and similarities inside and outside of work!

Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Generous Vacation
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Hours
  • Work from Home
  • Dedicated Human Resources team
  • Transportation
  • Team Activities
  • Minority-led company
  • Free Food
  • Gym/Fitness
  • Company Retreats
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
Our Team by the Numbers

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