Software Engineer

| Chicago
Take your career to new heights working with an amazing company doing next level work in the FinTech industry. At Amount we have a thriving culture and possess a truly entrepreneurial spirit. We value innovation and individual voices, we are committed to active inclusion and diversity, and we support each other's growth. Most importantly, we’re always ready to hustle!
About Us
Amount is a technology company focused on accelerating the world’s transition to digital financial services. We create technology experiences that help financial institutions better understand their customers while enabling them to live their best financial lives. We aim to make it easier for financial institutions to provide greater access and smarter tools, so everyone has the opportunity to tackle the financial challenges they face. Our technology is shaping the future of financial services by enabling our partners to better understand and serve their customers, and we are looking for talented team members to join us on the journey.
Amount is seeking Software Engineers to write, test, and deploy code safely and automatically to production. We work mostly in Ruby and Javascript, (Typescript, React, and GraphQL) along with some Python, R, and Elixir but many employees come from other areas. We want strong programmers and our interview process is unbiased and language agnostic.
If you’re ready to thrive in a fast-paced environment, come join an organization with visionary leadership and FinTech disruptors. With your help, we will continue to reinvent banking by helping our Amount platform partners innovate and digitize their banking products and services!

What you'll work on:

  • Work with other engineers and technical product managers to write, test, and deploy your code safely and automatically to production. We deploy multiple times a day.
  • We work mostly in Ruby and Javascript, (Typescript, React, and GraphQL) along with some Python, R, and Elixir.
  • Be a part of a strong culture of ownership, pragmatism, and testing.
  • Contribute to tooling as well as our technology architecture and direction.
  • We have a culture that treats engineers as both teachers and students, and encourage this by presenting weekly Lunch and Learns, hosting hackathons, and attending conferences.

What you might own at Amount:

  • Onboard several bank partners onto our white label lending platform by providing APIs and configurability
  • Power our credit decisioning, credit pricing, fraud prevention, customer verification, and credit reports
  • Accounting system, process ACH and credit card payments, and enable scale on our ability to collateralize and sell loans
  • Create workflows and the backend that powers internal service tools and provide external visibility to our partners
  • Improve the customer experience and automation on our web app and mobile app through self service

Who you are:

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • You’re a pragmatic generalist programmer who will not only help execute, but also will provide a strong voice for technological direction of systems at Amount
  • You are excited about refactoring and system design as we migrate to a service-based architecture and prepare for scaling and increasing data flow
  • You’re entrepreneurial, self-driven, and takes pride in improving our customers’ experiences
  • You have strong knowledge of computer science fundamentals and coding/testing best practices
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts and enjoys working with a diverse group of people with different expertise
  • You like communicating directly with business units from all over the company to ensure you understand and can best handle the pain points and the wide range of stakeholders needs

Our values:
Optimistic: We believe technology has the power to improve the financial lives of everyone. 
Teamwork: We make the best technology work for our clients by working together. 
Risk Aware: We understand the impacts of each and every decision we make in our high risk industry. 
Integrity: We work honestly and undivided in our commitment to make more possible. 
Eager: We are self-starters, fully engaged and committed to pushing great ideas forward quickly and responsibly.
Respectful: We honor diversity, value inclusion, and create an environment of belonging for people of all backgrounds. 
Committed: We are dedicated to the highest standard for our partners, their customers, and our people. 
Curious: We seek to understand the core of each problem, enabling us to find the right solution. 
Benefits and Perks:
-Take the time you need when you need it through our Flexible PTO with open vacation policy.
-Enjoy a daily lunch subsidy through our Fooda partnership, and healthy snacks!
-We also offer monthly treats, wine and beer on tap, and more! 
-Some days it can be difficult to commute into the office, we are happy to offer work from home flexibility with sign off from your manager. 
-Stay active by taking advantage of our onsite gym membership
-We offer medical, dental, and vision - we also have an Employee Assistance Program and commuter benefits.
-We are proud to offer meaningful equity and a competitive 401k plan.
-Short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance are options too!

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Technology we use

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    • MySQLDatabases

Location

While our team transitioned to a fully-remote environment in early 2020, our two floor office is located on Chicago’s scenic riverwalk.

An Insider's view of Amount

What are some social events your company does?

The whole Chicago office holds demo days every other Thursday where we have drinks and watch presentations. These are always a fun way to take a break from work and meet new people.

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What are some things you learned at the company?

Working at Amount, I learned more about retail banking, working effectively with different teams, and taking on responsibilities to get the job done.

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How does your team reward individual success?

Hard work does not go unnoticed here. Managers regularly provide positive feedback to their teams and the company comes together each quarter for a town hall where employees are recognized for their achievements.

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What are Amount Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love being in Chicago! We'll run donation drives for local schools, pack lunches for city shelters, host events for young people interested in fintech, and whatever else comes up!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Like the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and the Fun Committee, to name a few.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Amount also provides 10 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Amount provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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