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Software Engineering, Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Pinwheel - Helping banks win primacy with frictionless account activation solutions

Pinwheel helps banks win primacy by making switching direct deposits easy. Through exclusive and first-of-its-kind partnerships with payroll providers, Pinwheel can instantly authenticate consumers without credentials. This new product provides best-in-class conversion, greater security, better insights, and a seamless UX for switching direct deposits at the world's leading financial institutions.

Pinwheel's platform has enterprise-grade security protocols to power connections to over 1,800 platforms (covering up to 100% of US workers paid via direct deposit) and over 1.5 million employers. From that point of connectivity, leading fintechs and financial institutions (such as Block's Cash App, Citizens Bank, Acorns, Credit Karma, and more) leverage us to power direct deposit switching, earned wage access, income & employment verification, and build innovative new products.

Pinwheel is trusted and funded with $77M by top-tier investors such as GGV, Coatue, First Round Capital, and more.

Who are we looking for?

Pinwheel is looking for an infrastructure engineer with expertise in and a passion for solving difficult problems in distributed systems, cloud native technologies, application security, devops and highly available services. As a member of our small infrastructure team, you will design, build, and scale the infrastructure that powers Pinwheel's product. You will work with engineers to ensure our systems and data meet robust security requirements. Additionally, you will contribute to leveling up the engineering team through mentorship and improvements across tooling, processes, and engineering standards.

What will you be doing?

  • Provisioning and managing cloud infrastructure in AWS using infrastructure as code (Terraform, Helm Charts, Ansible).
  • Maintaining, extending and scaling Kubernetes (EKS) clusters.
  • Ensuring application performance, uptime, and scale, maintaining high standards of code quality and thoughtful design.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, implement, and maintain robust CI/CD pipelines via CircleCI, ensuring efficient and reliable software delivery.
  • Building and maintaining robust security measures for our infrastructure and applications
  • Trouble-shooting incidents, identifying root causes, fixing and documenting problems, and implementing preventative measures.

What experience, skills, and qualifications are necessary?

  • 3+ years of experience across Infrastructure Engineering, Software Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering, or similar roles.
  • Experience using an infrastructure as code technology (i.e. Terraform, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, etc.) to build and manage cloud infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and related tools (e.g., CircleCI, Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD) to automate software delivery processes and enable rapid iteration.
  • Experience developing and maintaining infrastructure and automation solutions in an always up, always available environment.
  • Experience with Kubernetes or other containerized workloads.
  • Strong understanding of network security and data encryption
  • Proficiency in object oriented development in a language such as Python, Java, C++, etc.

Why join Pinwheel?

Best time to join - Our company is small but well-funded, meaning you are joining at a time where you can impact and shape the company.

Be a cultural builder - You will have an active hand in molding the company culture and being a part of the entrepreneurial journey.

Build Something Revolutionary - Help build the consumer data infrastructure of the future.

Belong - Join a community that is passionate and relentless about building fairer financial systems for all.

Benefits included

  • Excellent compensation & equity packages
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Life & short-term disability insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K for retirement planning
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Free Citibike membership
  • Pet-friendly offices and Zoom spaces

At Pinwheel, total compensation is made up of salary + equity + benefits. We recruit motivated and high performing talent, and work to compensate people in line with the value they can bring to the organization in delivering outsized results. The talent market is competitive, and maintaining our ability to recruit and retain the best team possible is a top priority for Pinwheel. When creating an offer, we consider interview performance, candidate experience, external market competitiveness, and internal equity in thoughtfully assessing compensation. The expected cash salary range for this role is $144,000 to $190,000.

Diversity & Inclusion at Pinwheel

At Pinwheel, we are committed to building an environment that is diverse and inclusive. We believe that having people across different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives enables us not only to build the best financial products, but to help us realize the best versions of ourselves. Pinwheel is an equal opportunity employer, and we aim to be an open and supportive place to work.

As part of our commitment to health and safety, Pinwheel requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as permitted under applicable law.