Guideline

51 - 100 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series B

At Guideline, we’re helping people save for a better future. Guideline is the only 401(k) provider that doesn’t make money off participant savings. We only charge a low fee per participant to the Employers, in contrast to the asset-based fee model predominant in the industry, which eat away at participant savings.

By offering a full-stack solution that automates plan administration and compliance, the Guideline team is combatting what’s unfortunately become the retirement industry status quo — legacy providers have put profit over the interests of employees, abandoning the goal of the program in the first place: to give employees the opportunity to save as much as possible for retirement.


Why join us?
  • Founded by serial successful entrepreneurs.

  • 4X'd our business for multiple years in a row.

  • Generating real revenue.


Engineering at Guideline
Technical Challenges

Managing the ebb and flow of hundreds of millions of dollars. Scaling data stores and designing schemas to enable long-term and timely access. Integrating with many payroll partners, financial partners, and the IRS. Designing and managing internal tools and in-product workflows. Taking a complex and confusing subject matter (401k) and making it simple for our end users.

Projects you might work on
  • [backend heavy] Provide improved visibility into the breakdown of ACH activity to plan administrators. Expand existing ach activity reports to show the breakdown and reasons for off-cycle ACH activity.

  • [backend heavy] Create a contribution limit calculator that aligns with IRS requirements. Calculations should be relative to the IRS limits and defintions for the relevant calendar year.

  • [backend heavy] Track changes of all major resources in the system and provide an audit trail of all record changes, who or what caused the changes, etc.

  • [backend heavy] Create an extensible authorization utility that wraps all our internal tooling and can be reported to our compliance team.

  • [mix] Create an interactive TODO framework that allows specific or generic tasks to be managed by plan administrators. Tasks should auto-close when they are no longer relevant (data changes auto-close related tasks).

  • [frontend heavy] Create a flow for onboarding conversion 401k plans (think turbotax flows). The flow must take in conversion details of the existing plan, report to our API, and present compatability with Guideline.

Tech stack
Ruby
rails
react
sidekiq
redis
memcache
MySQL
node
Python
Scala

Working at Guideline

Hi-performance, no BS. Don't come here for the Silicon Valley nonscense, you won't find it.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited Vacation, 10 day away mandatory policy for data access users

Beautiful Office

Class A office space

Company Retreats

twice a year, company retreats/outings. This year we took the entire company to Cabo.

Health Insurance

100% for employee, 60% for dependants

401(k) Contribution

The best in the business.

Maternal/Paternal Leave

12 weeks, full coverage.


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