Senior Backend Engineer

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Branch · Minneapolis, MN/Remote (USA)

Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Posted 2 weeks ago

User Experience Design (UX)
Product Management

Branch is on a mission to help working Americans grow financially. We do this by helping companies accelerate payments and empower working Americans with accessible, fee-free financial services. We’re committed to building and delivering more inclusive and transparent financial products.

Come join our team as we develop new ways to improve the lives of working Americans. Our mission starts with empowering our own employees. Have a great idea? Share it today and it might just get implemented tomorrow. As a team member at Branch, your voice and creativity can directly impact the product and company. We not only attract great talent from across the country, but also build teams to help that talent to thrive. That means valuing a diversity of opinions and working styles, while creating a shared belief in innovation, initiative, and winning together.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Design and develop critical distributed systems in Java, focusing on security, stability and scalability
  • Design, implement, and improve large scale relational databases
  • Measure and optimize the performance, scalability, and uptime of backend services
  • Enhance a fully automated CI/CD environment using Docker, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Build
  • Be a key contributor to architectural decisions
  • Demonstrate and promote a culture of engineering excellence
  • Conduct design and code reviews and raise the bar on engineering rigor and standards
  • Collaborate with executives, product management, UX, customer success, and engineering 
  • Attention to detail and passion for doing great work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • 5+ years of experience in designing and building clean, well architected, distributed, and scalable software
  • Strong computer science fundamentals, with deep knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and software design
  • Strong understanding of Java internals, multithreading, concurrency, and memory management
  • In-depth development experience with RESTful API design and development
  • Design and implementation of relational database schemas running on PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, or equivalent
  • Experience with non-relational databases such as: Elasticsearch, Redis, Cassandra, Neo4J, MongoDB
  • Fluent with unit / integration testing concepts and tools including JUnit / Mockito, or equivalent
  • Experience building software for cloud based infrastructures, e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent program



  • Work from anywhere 
  • Branch-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Equity
  • 401k
  • Flexible time off
  • Paid company holidays
  • Paid parental leave


Working at Branch

Headquartered in Minneapolis but with employees located all throughout the US, Branch emphasizes transparency, accountability, and trust to create a collaborative environment where our product, engineering, marketing, customer support, customer success, and sales teams can all thrive together.

Our teamwork has enabled us to become an award-winning fintech company, with Branch’s innovation and workplace recognized across industries. Branch has been honored by the Webby Awards, Benzinga Fintech Awards, Fintech Breakthrough Awards, the Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Heartland, among others.  

Learn more about our culture, approach, technology, and people here: 

Branch is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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