About Alice

In a world where globally women own only 40% of wealth, we are building Alice to close the wealth gap one woman at a time. Our vision is focused on tailored and jargon-free financial education and intuitive tools to help women achieve their saving and investing goals. We get up every morning with a clear mission - change the world by building long-term wealth for our female users.

Started in the spring of 2020, we just closed our first round of funding with well-known angels (90% female!) and VCs. We will use these resources to deliver the first minimum lovable product, build the foundation of our consumer finance brand and build up our marketing machine.

If you are excited about our mission, building a company with positive societal impact from the early days, and you bring passion for building the foundation of our platform, this opportunity for a Senior Backend Engineer (w/m/x) is for you.

Diversity and inclusion

At the core, our diversity and inclusion philosophy is simple - we are committed to hiring humans

But to us inclusion does not mean being blind to differences. Instead, it means having full clarity on and embracing how every human is unique. Whatever shape, colour, identification, preferences, disabilities, views, or anything else - each is significant and relevant to make our team, culture, and company richer and stronger.

This is how we will hire humans who will bring a fresh perspective to the existing team. And this is how we will hire humans who have been underrepresented in finance and technology. Because we want to build a company where every and any human has a voice.

Who we are dreaming of

  • We are dreaming of a Senior Backend Engineer (w/m/x) to build the groundwork of our saving and investing platform. You will be responsible for building and maintaining our APIs, as well as optimizing our code for security, performance, and scalability. You will also build the foundation for our data ingestion and enrichment platform that will serve as a backbone for holistic financial advice for our users.
  • Most importantly, as a human, you are value-driven and bring a sense of ownership and responsibility to building the foundation of our platform. You appreciate the state of uncertainty that is early-stage startups and take full responsibility for your work. You are an independent mind and the expression "strong opinions loosely held" is your daily mode.

What you will do

  • Decide on appropriate API providers in close collaboration with the product and business teams
  • Build and maintain highly stable and performant integrations with various API providers
  • Develop backend logic and relevant APIs to support frontend feature development
  • Brainstorm features with the product and design team and guide decisions based on your knowledge of the codebase
  • Decide on overall architecture and pick technologies that best fit our goals
  • Assist in triaging bugs and solving issues in production, as necessary
  • Be involved in all steps of the project including design, architecture, implementation, automated tests development and monitoring the health of the systems in production
  • Be a mentor to the less experienced members of the team.

What you bring

  • Heart that is beating for our users, connection with our core values and the way we work
  • 5+ years of experience, preferably in fintech and/or pre-product startup stage
  • A product mindset, always viewing the specs through a user lens
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into technical requirements
  • Experience designing, building, and orchestrating a microservice based architecture
  • Security mindset and care for data privacy from day 1
  • Practical experience in DevOps and supporting development workflows
  • Commitment to writing and running your own initial tests
  • Experience conducting load and disaster recovery testing
  • Proven record of quickly choosing the right technologies for the task at hand
  • Experience making pragmatic tradeoffs between speed of iteration and QA
  • Interest in supporting less experienced members of the team.

What you get

In the near future you will read a list of benefits here so amazing that you will probably want to cry. Maybe it will be fancy catered lunches stylish offices or monthly coaching. Who knows.

But the truth is that we are a startup with the first round of funding behind us and we are starting to hire the first inspiring humans for our team. So, the biggest benefit we can offer you at the moment is being part of the team that will set the foundation for this company. Being part of the team that will start closing the wealth gap one woman at a time. And so we will learn, grow, fail, and succeed together.

Until then we promise to pay you an appropriate salary and offer 27 days of vacation. A healthy work-life balance is as important to us as it is to you. That's a promise!

And when the time comes we promise to provide you with the best benefits we can. The details - drinks, snacks, gyms, coaching, and the rest - we will figure out together as soon as possible. Deal?

No perfect candidate

We strongly encourage you to apply, especially if you think you're not "a perfect candidate." Honestly, perfect candidates don't exist. So, we would much rather hear from you and talk to you to make sure we're a match.

Then together we can figure out how to best support you with further professional growth and development. Because, who takes resumes seriously anyway?




About Alice


In a world where globally women own only 40% of wealth, we are building Alice to close the wealth gap one woman at a time. Our vision is focused on tailored and jargon-free financial education and intuitive tools to help women achieve their saving and investing goals. We get up every morning with a clear mission - change the world by building long-term wealth for our female users. Started in the spring of 2020, we just closed our first round of funding with well-known angels (90% female! 💪) and VCs. We will use these resources to deliver the first minimum lovable product, build the foundation of our consumer finance brand and build up our marketing machine.
 



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