Staff Platform Engineer

*Based in San Francisco, CA or 100% Remote (based in the U.S.)*

NerdWallet is seeking a Staff Platform Engineer to help us optimize performance and scale our systems to handle the ever-increasing traffic and complexities across our web and mobile applications. At its core, our Platform Engineering team powers NerdWallet’s personalized experiences via user profiles, recommendations, and cross-platform communications.

Our User Platform team is building, maintaining, and scaling NerdWallet's core identity and data services. You will play a key role in enabling other teams to build rich services and apps that are at the heart of NerdWallet’s commitment to provide clarity for all of life’s financial decisions on top of our user accounts, auth, and data platforms at scale. Members of the team frequently collaborate across engineering and other functions, build high-leverage systems with a breadth of clients, and push the company forward with problems of scale.

Where you can make an impact:

  • Build easy to use systems, services, and tools that will be utilized across our product, engineering, and design organizations
  • Technical freedom to guide the architecture for top-notch performance and reusability while communicating trade-offs between technical debt, quality, and speed
  • You will be a crucial member of our engineering team and help design, build, and maintain systems necessary to continue our rapid growth

You are:

  • An engineer with experience in writing high-quality code. Our main backend languages are Python and Go, but experience with these is not required
  • Someone who can define complex projects and deliver them with larger groups (3+) of other engineers
  • An expert in representing project status and communicating with product and technology leadership
  • Committed to soliciting input and feedback from others and identifying appropriate stakeholders
  • Collaborative and dedicated to up-leveling the engineers around you

Your experience:

  • Have held a Senior, Staff, Principal, or above engineering title
  • 8+ years of engineering experience with system architecture and service design
  • Experience influencing strategy within their working group, proactively identifying and resolving technical issues before escalation is required
  • An engineer with hands-on experience with users systems at scale (e.g. 10M+ users) a plus

What we offer:

Work hard, stay balanced (Life’s a series of balancing acts, eh?)

  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental and vision for employees and their dependents
  • Rejuvenation Policy – Flexible Time Off + 12 holidays
  • New Parent Leave for employees with a newborn child or a child placed with them for adoption or foster care
  • Mental health support through 
  • Paid sabbatical for Nerds to recharge, gain knowledge and pursue their interests
  • Health and Dependent Care FSA and HSA with monthly NerdWallet contribution
  • Weekly Virtual Bootcamp, Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation sessions
  • Monthly Wellness Stipend and Cell Phone Stipend

Have some fun! (Nerds are fun, too)

  • Nerd-led group initiatives – Intramural Sports, Employee Resource Groups for Parents, Diversity and Inclusion, Womxn, LGBTQIA, and other communities
  • Hackathons, Happy Hours and team bonding across all teams and departments
  • Company-wide events like Little Nerds Day (aka bring your kids to work day, even if you're remote!) and our annual Charity Auction 

Lifestyle (Be your best self - we’ll take care of the details)

  • Our Nerds love to make an impact by paying it forward – Donate to your favorite causes with a company match
  • Work from home equipment stipend and co-working space subsidy 
  • Commuting stipend and catered breakfast, lunch and onsite barista for SF based Nerds
  • Anniversary recognition program – choose from different items and experiences

Plan for your future (And when you retire on your island, remember the little people)

  • 401K with company match
  • Annual Enrichment Stipend for learning and development
  • Be the first to test and benefit from our new financial products and tools
  • Access to Rocket Lawyer for online legal support and resources 

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. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.



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