Puzzl

sf
11 - 25 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

Puzzl helps platforms to build their own embedded payroll products.

Ex: Shopify has access to 1M Small Businesses. Puzzl would help Shopify to build their own payroll product to sell to small businesses. Small businesses love this offering because they can consolidate their back-office operations. Puzzl helps platforms to build highly individualized financial products w/ seamless UI for their target user group.

Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We help hardworking employees get paid. Put it simply—if our system goes down, people don't get paid. Working at Puzzl is really fulfilling because of how impactful our engine is in having a real impact on everyday American lives.

  • We're pioneering a new area in the (super hot) embedded fintech space. We will enable the world's greatest platforms to build highly individualized financial products.

  • Our mission is to be the backend tax/payment logic that touches every paycheck in the United States. We are rebuilding 50% of the IRS and have access to tax data that even they don't have.

  • We have core staff engineers with over 10+ years of eng experience + staff eng IC experience. You will get great mentorship from humble and incredibly talented engineers.

  • Payroll is an $8 Trillion Market and payroll taxes comprise a good portion of American GDP. The market is huge.

  • We're backed by amazing fintech investors like Spark Capital + Box Group and experienced angels such as the founders of Marqeta, Namely, Robinhood!


Engineering at Puzzl

Engineering team and processes

We work on 2-week cycles. Every sprint starts with a sprint planning session (time estimates, prioritization, etc) and ends with a sprint retro (were our estimates accurate, what can we do better, etc).

We conduct backlog grooming in the middle of every sprint to update tickets and estimates based on new information or shifting of priorities. We also conduct a quick “mini-standup” in Slack everyday to allow the team to express what they’re working on and any blockers they’re facing.

We primarily use Github to conduct code reviews (led by our Staff Engineers) and use Jenkins to deploy to our various environments. We hide features behind feature flags, empowering us to push code everyday!

Technical Challenges

We architect our tax engine to adapt to 11,000+ local tax jurisdictions across all 50 states while still servicing accurate tax calculations to our customers.

As a payments company, we want to ensure that our processes are accurate and traceable.

Handling compliance and payment edge cases (ACH reversals, tax complications, etc) is a challenge in itself.

Projects you might work on
  • You would help revamp our API documentation to make integration with Puzzl an enjoyable experience and possibly lead Developer Relations!

  • You would help our Taxes and Payments team build out more of the payroll infra stack and handle payment risk and edge cases.

  • You would get to work on our white label components, which are pre-built frontend elements that help our customers build a payroll product in the matter of a few hours!

  • Payroll is the launch pad for the next 5+ financial products for our customers (ie insurance, lending, tax credits, etc). You would lead our suite of financial products built on top of payroll!

Tech stack
TypeScript
React
Node.js
AWS

Working at Puzzl

As an infrastructure company, robustness of our service is of utmost importance. We follow best practices in both our architecture/infra, but also our codebase to ensure that our customers are not impacted by lapses in service.

We also highly value cross-communication between teams. Growth, Product, Design, Compliance, Legal, Operations and Engineering all work together in harmony.

Diversity and Inclusion

We highly encourage mentorship and pair programming in our Engineering team. We expect our senior engineers to prioritize engineer growth and have designed our office to encourage collaboration.

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
  • Beautiful Office

    We're located in the heart of SoMa, just a quick bike ride to the Embarcadero!

  • Work from Home

    We let our entire team work from home every Wednesday to encourage deep-work time

  • Women-led company
  • Minority-led company
  • Health Insurance

    We provide full Employer-sponsored health insurance.

  • Team Activities

    We have cocktail night every Friday! Our team also loves to play Catan and go on hikes together.

  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Free Food

    Fully stocked pantry (I am a big fan of the espresso machine)!


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