Pinwheel

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

Did you know that less than 15% of NYC commuters utilize commuter benefits? This means they're leaving an average of $600/yr of free money on the table!

It's no surprise why: pre-tax benefits are inherently confusing, current providers make it impossible to sign up, and the digital tools they provide, suck.

Pinwheel solves these problems by automating commuter benefits. Instead of setting aside money each month, Pinwheel lets employees use their everyday debit/credit cards on commuting expenses by detecting and reimbursing eligible ones and then adding the tax savings directly to their paycheck.

With Pinwheel, there's no more annoying commuter benefit cards, clunky digital experiences, or missed savings. Just sign up, connect your cards, and start saving.

Active Roles
Why join us?
  • Our company is small but well-funded, meaning you get the upside of starting on the bottom floor with minimal risk.

  • You will have an active hand in molding the company culture and being a part of the entrepreneurial journey.

  • The benefits market is huge ($215B+) and is full of large dinosaurs, meaning it’s ripe for disruption!

  • Few companies give you a chance to put more money back into the pockets of the people you care about. We do.


Engineering at Pinwheel
Engineering team and processes

We are a small and nimble engineering team. Coming in at the ground floor, you will have the opportunity to define the core architecture of many of our systems.

The team operates on week-long sprints. Each sprint begins with sprint planning and ends with a retrospective where engineers get to demo the work. We encourage test driven development, execute code reviews via pull request, and every engineer has the ability to push code to production.

Technical Challenges

A core feature of our platform is the ability to integrate with 3rd party payroll systems. Many of these systems do not offer clearly defined APIs. We are taking a micro-services approach and creating a facade API to allow our core application to interface with these 3rd party systems.

Projects you might work on
  • You will be working with the product designer to implement the frontend for a new financial product offering.

  • You will be building an automated bot in node.js to read and write data to a legacy system.

  • You will be building out the backend graphQL API in python for a new product offering.

Tech stack
Django
React
Heroku
PostgreSQL
Redshift
GraphQL

Working at Pinwheel

We are a mission driven startup that prides itself with being small and scrappy. Every member of team is entrepreneurial at heart and are valued as founding members.

Generous Vacation

Pinwheel has an unlimited vacation policy. We work hard, but also believe that it's important to take the time to recharge.

Health Insurance

We provide full medical, dental, and vision coverage.

Relocation

We cover the cost of relocation to New York.


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