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Principal Web Engineer



Other Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Millions in the U.S. continue to be underserved or ignored by traditional financial institutions. At Stash, an investing app for more than 2 million active subscribers, we are addressing that reality by giving everyday Americans the confidence to take charge of their money and financial future. Our plans—starting at just $3 a month—provide easy and affordable access to a suite of products including investing, banking, education, and advice. Stashers are 18% more financially literate than the average American, and customers rely on Stash’s unique tools, guardrails, and content to learn about money and build wealth for the long-term.

In 2022, we made tremendous steps forward in the Stash customer experience, through the launches of Stash Core, a new banking account experience featuring access to an upgraded Stock-Back® Debit Mastercard®, enhanced customer support, and refreshed benefits, including increased rewards; and expanded access to cryptocurrency through a separate crypto account offering.

Our Talented Team

We are proud to attract phenomenal individuals who share our commitment to unlocking financial opportunity for a new generation of investors. Their unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences have helped create a thriving and inclusive culture based on the notion of “Prioritizing People,” a Stash core value.

Let’s solve complex problems and tackle wealth inequality.

We are looking for a Principal Web Engineer to spearhead the architecture of the Stash web product. We are a full stack team that utilizes NodeJS / TypeScript / ReactJS for Web and GoLang for backend services. Our ideal candidate would be proficient in multiple areas. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be responsible for building reliable, scalable, and performant software to power the Stash experience. You will be part of leading the overall software architecture by working closely with our Product managers, Designers, and the rest of the development team to ensure that our apps meet the highest standards of quality, reliability, scalability, and performance.
What You Will Do:
  • Be a technical leader in driving the architecture vision of the Web product. Drive adoption of modern software architecture principles and best practices
  • Be customer-obsessed. Recognizing and staying ahead of our customer's requirements in an evolving business and technological environment is of utmost importance
  • Partner with the product team to evolve the product aligned with the vision for the product
  • Own the end-to-end delivery of software components from inception to production
  • Scale software infrastructure for a quickly growing user base
  • Define coding standards and best practices. Review code and process periodically to ensure the standards are being followed
  • Create production readiness plans for all software releases
  • Mentor and grow engineers
What we are looking for:
  • 15+ years of work experience in software development
  • 10+ years of experience working in front-end technologies
  • An experienced engineer who can turn ideas into reliable code that others find easy to understand and modify
  • Experience in front-end and back-end technologies like NodeJS, Typescript, ReactJS, and GoLang or related technologies
  • Experience architecting large-scale enterprise systems
  • Creative problem solver with an affinity for testing, debugging, and overall code quality
  • Data-driven decision maker, willing to take risks, fail fast and iterate quickly
Gold stars:
  • Experience building an application at scale
  • Experience with event-based architectures
  • Familiarity with or interest in our stack Sidekiq, Postgres, Redis, Kafka, AWS
  • Experience being a mentor


At Stash it is our mission to help everyday Americans invest and build wealth. That includes people of all races, genders, and abilities, so it is important to us to acknowledge and address the issues of inequality in financial services head on.

Diversity and inclusion are essential to living our values, promoting innovation, and building the best products. Our success is directly related to our employees and we believe that our team should reflect the diversity of the customers that we serve. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Stash is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds.

Helping You Invest in Yourself

  • Comprehensive total rewards package, comprising compensation (base salary, equity, and depending on level, an annual bonus) and health care benefits
  • Complimentary subscription to Stash+ account
  • Remote-first work policy – Live and work where you feel the most productive, whether that is in your home, in an office (including our NYC and London offices), or a combination of both. Anywhere in the US or UK.
  • Equity & Stash Accounts [Invest, Retire, Custodial, Bank]
  • Flexible PTO
  • Annual education reimbursement benefit Learning & Development Fund
  • Work from home equipment stipends
  • Paid Parental Leave ([offerings for birth giving and non-birth giving parents) Primary & Secondary]
  • Enhanced wellness benefits through Gympass, Headspace, Ginger, and Maven Health
  • Stash Gives donation and volunteerism program through Millie, with an annual company match

External Recognition for Stash

  • Comparably's Best Company Awards: Best Places to Work, Best Company Outlook, and Best Engineering Teamfor Diversity, Women, Culture, and more! (20232)
  • Fintech Breakthrough Award: Best Personal Finance App (2023)
  • BuiltIn’s Best Places to Work (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Forbes Fintech 50 (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Best Digital Bank, Finovate Awards (2020)
  • Tearsheet Challenge Awards, Best Banking Card Product - Stock-Back® Card, 2020
  • LendIt Fintech Innovator of the Year (2019 & 2020)
Salary Range: $180,400 - $270,600
The base salary range represents the reasonably anticipated low and high end of the salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various factors, such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, experience and competencies, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data for companies of our size and industry.

**No recruiters, please**