Backend Engineer, Current - She Runs It

Backend Engineer, Current

By She Runs It

Backend Engineer

Company: Current
Location: New York

At Current, we’re on a mission to enable our members to create better financial outcomes for themselves. Headquartered in NYC, we’re a leading U.S. fintech and one of the fastest growing companies with over 3 million members. No matter your title, we’re a team that collaborates on building great products and making an impact together.

Current’s Engineering team is dedicated to building our products and infrastructure. With our applications running on Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine, we support a proprietary banking core that can scale to handle millions of transactions a day. We use a variety of databases, including MongoDB, Neo4j, and Postgres. Our services are written in Java and TypeScript. 

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to join our team in New York. You will work to deliver on key business initiatives, improve existing architecture and services, and design large-scale data-intensive applications. The ideal candidate should have a background in backend development and experience working with cloud-hosted services. This person should also be a motivated self-starter who is able to feel at ease working in a fast-paced environment.


  • Owning the end-to-end delivery of key business initiatives from product discovery, to system design, and all the way to feature launch
  • Learning and apply distributed system optimization patterns
  • A strong culture of code and architecture review
  • Designing and delivering large-scale data-intensive applications with cutting edge techniques in:
    • Real-time transaction decisioning
    • Stream-processing
    • Machine learning
  • Evolving the company standards for engineering excellence by helping to improve architecture, testing, and monitoring practices
  • Helping Current’s users access new decentralized financial systems for wealth creation


  • Significant professional backend development experience
  • Production experience with a JVM language 
  • Experience with cloud-hosted services, like AWS or GCP
  • Proficiency in both RDBMS and NoSQL databases
  • A good grasp of concurrency and multi-threading
  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent


  • Competitive salary 
  • Stock options 
  • 401(k) savings plan with company matching
  • Discretionary performance bonus program 
  • Biannual performance reviews
  • Medical, Dental and Vision premiums covered at 100% for you and your dependents 
  • Unlimited time off and paid holidays 
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Healthcare and Dependent care FSA benefit 
  • Employee Assistance Programs focused on mental health 
  • Healthcare advocacy program for all employees 
  • Access to mental health apps 
  • Team building activities
  • Our modern Chelsea-based office with open floor plan, stocked kitchen, and catered lunches
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