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Software Engineer (Platform Foundation)



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Saturday, May 6, 2023

Blend is a diverse team of problem solvers who believe that the world’s financial resources should be more accessible. Our cloud banking platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and over 330 other financial services firms to acquire more customers, increase productivity, and deliver end-to-end digital experiences. Our software enables our customers to process an average of more than $5 billion in loans per day, making it possible for consumers to reach their financial goals faster and lead better lives. Come do work that matters.

The Platform Foundation Team is one of the core platform teams that provide foundational components for the entirety of Blend engineering. We build the core pieces of functionality that power experiences across all of our product lines.
The Platform Foundation Team provides frameworks that other engineering teams can utilize to build business solutions. This includes diverse offerings like the public api, our event broadcasting system, and search - powering external and internal integrations across the company, enabling new service-to-service communication paradigms, and delivering lightning-fast lookups of denormalized data for our end-users. We are evangelists for bringing cutting-edge technology into Blend to solve business problems in new and inventive ways. Our goal is to build a solid foundation for Blend to create a scalable and resilient ecosystem.
The challenges we face are both highly technical and highly impactful, providing a lever for all of engineering to deliver value to our customers faster and better! We are looking for engineers who are passionate about distributed systems design, software architecture, scalability, and building intuitive products for their users. We are looking for a strong collaborator who is willing to work with feature development teams to understand their needs from the platform, to design solutions that fulfill their immediate needs but that also establish good patterns for the long-term scalability and maintainability of our products.
Note: This is NOT an entry-level role. You must have a minimum of 5 years of actual professional end-to-end software development to be considered for this role. Only candidates located in the United States will be considered for the role.

How you'll contribute:

  • Design and build distributed systems for long-term scalability and maintainability
  • Collaborate with feature development teams to understand their needs from the platform
  • Architect solutions that establish good patterns and fulfill development team needs
  • Build tools to enable developer productivity
  • Monitor production systems for issues

Who you are:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant industry experience
  • Coding experience with any major language, like Java, Python, etc.
  • Experience working enterprise grade production systems
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills for collaborating with other teams
  • Solid experience and understanding of maintainable distributed systems
  • Ability and willingness to help others succeed and be productive

Bonus Points!

  • Experience working with Go, TypeScript, Node.js
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Experience with AWS
  • Experience with migration from monolith to microservices
  • Experience working on horizontal platform teams

To comply with local legislation, as well as to provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base pay ranges on all job postings regardless of desired hiring location.

For full time hires, the hiring base pay range for this position is between $165,000 and $207,000. Beyond base pay, Blend benefits and perks are described below.

Final base pay offer amounts will vary depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to function, level, geographic location, job related knowledge, skills, and experience. Base pay will be adjusted for part-time roles to reflect scheduled hours.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, gym memberships, fitness classes and more
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Work from home office set up stipend and internet stipend during COVID-19
  • Bi-Weekly remote all hands
Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable laws.