Staff Software Engineer in Charlotte, NC

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Credit Karma   •  

Charlotte, NC 28202

Industry: Finance & Insurance


8 - 10 years

Posted 31 days ago

Credit Karma is a multinational mission-driven company, focused on championing financial progress for our more than 100 million members in the U.S., Canada and U.K. We pride ourselves for championing free credit scores and from that our members have turned to us for everything related to their financial goals, including improving their credit, identity monitoring, applying for credit cards, doing their taxes and shopping for loans (car, home and personal) -- all for free. Credit Karma has grown significantly through the years: we've added more than 70 million members in the last five years alone and now have more than 1,200 employees across our offices in San Francisco, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Leeds, London and soon Oakland.

Our work directly impacts the lives of our users and the success of our business. As an engineer on our team, you will face some of the most difficult challenges in modern software engineering. The scale at which our systems must operate will require not only producing and using highly-performant algorithms and data structures, but also solving complex problems involving distributed systems and emergent behavior of service-oriented architecture.

You will have the opportunity to work on and build highly-scaled distributed systems. Our infrastructure receives millions of requests per day, all with an uptime in excess of 99.9%. You and your fellow engineers will power the core of a system relied on everyday by millions of people.

What the job entails

  • Build and maintain high-performance, fault-tolerant, scalable distributed software systems in the context of Credit Karma's service-oriented architecture.
  • Write code that is performant, maintainable, clear, and concise.
  • Improve the reliability and efficiency of Credit Karma's core systems.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot complex distributed problems and develop solutions that have a significant impact at our massive scale.
  • Provide architectural blueprints and technical leadership to our product, security, network and platform software engineering teams.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • 8+ years in the industry as a FullStack technical contributor.
  • 5+ years in the industry as a Solutions Technical Architect.
  • Has experience working in an Agile Development environment.
  • Strong algorithms and data structures background.
  • Solid analytical experience and working with RDBS/Big Query.
  • Experience with React, Angular, Vue, or Node js.
  • Experience working with decoupled systems using Pub/Sub, Kafka or RabbitMQ.
  • Expertise in Scala, Java, Clojure, and/or any functional language. We code primarily in Scala so you'll be excited to either ramp up on those languages or continue building awesome things with them.
  • Experience with software engineering patterns and best practices (e.g. SOLID, CQRS, hexagonal architecture, domain driven design, test driven development, design documentation, code reviews).
  • BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with web infrastructure, distributed systems, performance analysis, and/or large-scale data processing.
  • Development experience on the JVM, including asynchronous I/O, concurrency, and the Java memory model.
  • A history of open-source contribution and a passion for development of elegant, well-designed frameworks.
  • Experience with using terraform to automate GCP/AWS or AZURE infrastructure.
  • Experienced with Application Performance Management (APM).
  • Experience building services that integrate with Identify providers such as Okta and AuthO.

Credit Karma is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that such an environment advances long-term professional growth, creates a robust business, and supports our mission of championing financial progress for everyone. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye single to fostering an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions of all. We've worked hard to build an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and the opportunity for professional growth. As part of the Credit Karma team, your voice will be heard, your contributions will matter, and your unique background and experiences will be celebrated.

Valid Through: 2019-11-12