Unit21

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

Unit21 provides detection and investigations software for companies to combat money laundering.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • We're solving a fundamental problem that tackles broken incentive structures surrounding financial regulation for combating crime.

  • Our stock grants are in the 99th percentile of the market: Unit21's first 10 hires will own 10% of the company.

  • We are backed by top tier VCs such as Google's AI venture arm, and some of the most knowledgable thinkers and operators in the fintech and regulatory space are huge proponents of Unit21.


Engineering at Unit21
Engineering team and processes

We are a team of generalist engineers with an intensive work culture. We live and breathe agile development, and get real-time customer feedback on new deployments from being in the same slack channels as them. We review all major code changes through pull requests and are constantly pushing ourselves to do better. We iterate quickly and deploy to production several times a day.

Technical Challenges

We're building products that abstract complex concepts and minimize cognitive overhead for our users. This requires careful thought, high creativity, and a deep understanding of data processing at scale. Our stack is React, GraphQL, Python, Kubernetes, Terraform, and PostgreSQL, but we don't require prior experience with any of them. We're looking for people with high integrity, low ego, and an insatiable drive to learn.

Projects you might work on
  • Develop machine learning models for detecting money-laundering and fraud in critical financial systems, using graph algorithms and data structures to uncover complex criminal schemes that would otherwise be missed.

  • Build real-time data processing pipelines using Apache Spark or comparable platforms to handle complex logic on web-scale transaction volumes.

  • Craft visualizations with ReactJS and charting libraries that can help distill complex financial fraud into easy-to-understand diagrams to enable quick decision-making.

Tech stack
TypeScript
JavaScript
Python
AWS
Terraform
PostgreSQL

Working at Unit21

When engineers pick companies to work at, the most important but also most frequently overlooked aspect is mission alignment. Unit21's mission is to suppress organized crime by combating money laundering on financial platforms. This materializes today as anti-money laundering operations software used by teams of risk analysts across a variety of companies.

Generous Vacation

Unlimited vacation policy - everyone we hire is granted a great deal of autonomy and trust.

Health Insurance

We provide full medical and dental coverage.

Team Activities
Company Retreats
Flexible Hours
Relocation

We offer a generous relocation stipend if you're moving to the Bay Area.

Free Food

We just want you to do great work — we'll take care of the rest, including food!

401(k) Contribution

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