Backend Software Developer (Remote)

Job Locations CA-Remote
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Position: Canada (Remote) - Canadian Applicants Only 


Feather is a high-growth, venture backed startup. We are fortunate to have great investors like Y Combinator, Twenty Two VC, Vibe VC and several more 🚀


We are building an employee financial benefits platform starting with our flagship product, 401(K). We are innovating in the Retirement Fintech space, and our long term vision is to upend this industry by offering a modern, intuitive and technically supercharged platform for a holistic benefits experience covering 401(K), HSA, FSA and other products.


We are looking to grow our engineering team by onboarding an experienced backend engineer. At the core of our business is backend system that keeps detailed records of the activity of an employee including per pay-period contributions, distributions and securities. We are looking to hire a passionate backend engineer who can take the lead on building these systems, and driving the decisions around them.

What you’ll be working on

  • Micro-service for integrating with our custodian business partner, so that we can
    • Automate trades
    • Debit & Credit money
    • Be compliant
  • APIs to support internal services and our UI
  • Integrating with payroll providers through APIs

Who you’ll be working with

  • Saurabh: I am a co-founder @ Feather. I am passionate about helping consumers eliminate financial anxiety by empowering them to build retirement savings. Previously, I worked as a tech lead on Cash App's payment team powering cashing out over ACH and debit rails. Before that, I worked as a senior engineer at Apple, Bloomberg and Google. I graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Computer Engineer and Video Game programming ✌🏼
  • Aahan: I am a co-founder @ Feather. Previously, I have worked at Goldman Sachs on equities derivatives trading desk. And most recently, I was a Staff Engineer leading Voice platform team at outreach, responsible for over 1.2 million calls happening every month. I studied CS and Finance at University of Texas at Dallas

We are experts in Fintech, Engineering and Retirement!!

Your skillset

  • 2+ years backend experience in any of Java, Kotlin, Python. Language skills can be learned, but core backend skills are foundational
  • Comfortable in building a service from the ground up, as well as working across micro-services
  • Plus:
    • AWS Infrastructure

Tech Stack

  • Kotlin / Java / Python
  • AWS Dynamo
  • AWS Lambda
  • Terraform
  • Event-driven architecture

Interview Process

  • Recruiter Call (15 mins): To answer any burning questions you may have, tell you about the opportunity and kick-start the process 🌱
  • Technical Interview with Saurabh (45 mins): Data structures and algorithms. No Leetcode hard!! We want to assess you based on your logical thinking, and not trap you into convoluted puzzles
  • System Design with Saurabh (45 mins): Backend system design covering APIs, data modeling and communication. Hopefully you are excited about big systems and their various components
  • API Design with Aahan (45 mins): Your opportunity to have a conversation with Aahan about both technical and non-technical topics.

Your personality

  • A high achiever who wants higher reward for more challenging work
  • Likes to work at their own schedule and is transparent about their work
  • Speaks up during meetings rather than quietly joining them
  • Isn’t afraid to take lead on things and prove themselves
  • Wants to work with an amazing team, grow with us, and be a part of something big

Come join us at Feather and change the future of retirement fintech 🚀

About applying with us:

At Harvest Builders, we elevate innovation across the globe. We’re a team of world-class builders, operators, and investors who have started companies from a napkin, grown to millions of users, raised capital, and successfully scaled companies towards exit.


We are excited to meet with and hire top talent. When you apply to a job through the Harvest Job Network, our People Team may reach out to you about other possible opportunities that you may be a fit for. 


Harvest is an equal opportunity employer. We appreciate your interest in working with us and our partner companies; however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Successful candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening, including a criminal records check and a credit check. 


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