San Francisco, CA or Remote

Back End Engineer (Security)

NerdWallet is looking for a Back End Engineer who can put together OSS technologies and custom code to build a real-time engine that will collect data from various sources to feed into a policy engine, and return a suspected fraud / abuse score. The engineer will have a passion for efficient data model design and designing a system that executes the above with low latencies.


  • Investigate industry best-practices for Fraud engine architectures
  • Work with stakeholders to define requirements
  • Prototype various design alternatives / toolchain choices to make intelligent architectural recommendations
  • Implement/maintain fraud engine

Your experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science
  • Expert level experience developing in Python or Kotlin
  • Worked with very large databases (SQL/NOSQL) - Schema design and Query design  
  • Experienced in System Design, Algorithms, Caching and Memory Management for massive scale in distributed environments
  • Experience designing systems that can efficiently parallelize multiple sub-tasks to achieve low overall latency  
  • Passionate about well­ written and well­ tested code including unit and integration tests
  • Experience influencing strategy within their working group, proactively identifying and resolving technical issues before escalation is required
  • Expert in representing project status and communicating with product and technology leadership

What we offer: 

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 401(k) with company match
  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employee and their dependents
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Commuter, gym and cell phone stipend
  • $500 enrichment stipend towards learning and development for your role
  • Catered lunches daily, free dinner, and kitchens stocked full of snacks 
  • Onsite coffee bar with baristas
  • Company happy hours, social events and outings
  • Generous, flexible vacation
  • Remote: co-working space subsidy
  • Remote: ergonomic desk, chair and/or keyboard subsidy

NerdWallet is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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