Catch (W19)
Benefits for independent workers.

Senior Software Engineer, Platform

Boston
Full-time
About Catch

Catch is building the future of financial infrastructure for the independent workforce. As the first personal, portable benefits platforms, we help freelancers, contractors, and gig workers build an automated safety net. We do tax withholding, retirement investment, and health insurance enrollment. We move money, create investments, and integrate with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to be able to take action for those with volatile income. We believe the future of work mandates a new system to manage benefits, and the 80M Americans who lack employer plans certainly agree.

About the role

Catch has built the first portable benefits platform offering tax withholding, retirement, and health insurance for those without access to employer-sponsored benefits. More than 57M Americans work freelance, part-time, contract, or non-traditional jobs that make it difficult to build wealth and protect against emergency.

Our tech-first approach makes it easy to create an automated paycheck setting aside for savings, investing for the future, and managing health insurance no matter how many different income sources exist, or how frequently income is received. We serve people — not businesses — and arm them with the ability to build a custom and flexible safety net for their family.

You'll work on:

  • Building scalable services and infrastructure to support new features and offerings
  • Contributing to the architecture for core Catch components, including money movement, Guide, People, health insurance, and more.
  • Tuning the infrastructure as needed
  • Collaborating with the frontend team to use and refine the graphQL schema and API

Some skills we're looking for in our Senior Backend Engineer:

  • A strong proficiency in building scalable services with tools like Python, Go, Mongo, gRPC, GraphQL, and AWS
  • Experience building modern SaaS architecture
  • A passion for performance, scalability, and great testing coverage
  • An ability to think through requirements to come up with high-impact ways of quickly solving problems
  • Experience in financial or insurance areas is a plus

Working at Catch

Reinventing the core benefits system and safety net that’s been in place for the last 70 years isn’t an easy task– and it’s certainly not something that gets solved overnight. But the time is now. Income is more volatile, inequality is growing, and the foundation of employer-sponsored benefits is showing its age. At Catch, we’re working to reinvent the tax, retirement, and health insurance systems to work for everyone.

This takes focus, ingenuity, and collaboration– you’ll work with a team dedicated to the cause and equipped to solve it. We value a diverse, inclusive, and ego-free environment and you should too.

Catch is backed by some of the best investors and advisors in the industry, including Khosla Ventures, NYCA Partners, and Kindred Ventures.

 

Benefits

We believe that a safety net is critical, so we’ve invested in making ours great:

  • Competitive salary and equity

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • Life insurance and disability benefits

  • 401k w/matching

  • Apple equipment

  • Commuter subsidies

  • Flexible time off

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Technology

React, React Native, GraphQL, Go, Python, gRPC, Mongo, AWS

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