Senior Backend Engineer at Chariot (S22)
$150K - $200K  •  
A payment network connecting nonprofits to the $229B in DAFs
New York, NY
3+ years
About Chariot

Chariot is a payment network for the $229B+ in Donor Advised Funds. We build the financial infrastructure that connects these complex charitable assets to nonprofits. Chariot is doing for charitable transactions what Visa did for the entire banking industry in the 1950s. Every line of code pushed helps move millions of dollars to charity.

We are currently backed by Y Combinator, Spark Capital, SV Angel, and top-tier angel investors like Adam Grant, Adam Nash, and Angela Duckworth.

DAFs hold $229B+ in charitable assets and are the fastest-growing vehicle in philanthropy. However, millions of DAF users are stuck behind archaic login portals, emails, or even phone calls to make a donation.

Imagine you had to send a wire transfer to Nike every time you wanted to buy a pair of new shoes. How much less likely would you be to get those sneakers? Today, that’s what it’s like to donate with a DAF. It is estimated that this current friction represents $395B in unrealized donations over the next decade. Chariot’s easy-to-use payment option reduces the DAF donation process to just a few clicks.

If what we're doing speaks to you, we’d be thrilled to meet. Come join our core team and build the future of philanthropy.

About the role
Skills: TypeScript, Docker, Protobuf, Go, Node.js, PostgreSQL

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Chariot, you will lead the evolution of our banking and DAF product and technology strategy, while continuing to help us build our team. Reporting directly to the CEO, you’ll work closely with a dedicated team of founding engineers to build a product that can scale to service all of the existing and upcoming contracts in our pipeline. The ideal candidate is both forward-thinking and hands-on, has a strong sense of ownership and drive for delivery, loves mentorship and values collaboration. At Chariot, you’ll have the unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact for nonprofits around the world.

  • Manage and build out the backend server applications and components that comprise the Chariot platform that power our various product offerings.
  • Contribute to the architecture and design of our APIs, backend systems, and applications and help define team standards and best practices.
  • Generate ideas for new initiatives and technologies.
  • Improve real-time and analytical monitoring and alerting capabilities for us to better understand our user behaviors and iterate on our product.
  • Communicate effectively with founders, product managers, and other software developers.
  • Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments within an Agile/Scrum environment.

Frontend - Vue.js and Next.js with Typescript using Tailwind CSS.
Backend - Node.Js application written in Typescript and built on Kubernetes (AWS). Our database is built on Postgress using Prisma as an abstraction layer.

We use Notion and Slack for communication and project management.

Interview Process

Intro chat with Recruiter to share what we are building and learn about your interests. We are searching for creativity, enthusiasm, and ownership. (30 mins)

Meeting with CEO (45-60 mins)

Two technical interviews with members of the team (45-60 mins each)

Meet the team in our NYC office in Midtown (60 mins)

Offer decision time!

The typical interview process takes 2-4 weeks from start to finish. This tends to be mostly based on our eng team’s availability. That said, we have moved more quickly and look to accommodate candidates who might have a short timeline or competing offers. The more information you can share about your situation and where you are in the process, the more we can either attempt to expedite/match, or save you time if we cannot.

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