Propel is seeking an experienced software developer to join us on our mission to modernize America’s safety net.

We build Fresh EBT, a free app that helps low-income families manage their benefits from programs like food stamps. Fresh EBT is used by over 800,000 people across the country each month. Our business is focused on introducing our users to valuable products and services - current customers include grocery stores, brands, healthcare companies, and nonprofits.

Propel is a high growth for-profit software company that holds its social mission at its core. Our investors include Andreessen Horowitz, the Omidyar Network, Kevin Durant, Max Levchin, and Nas.

You'll be the 3rd full-time engineer (and 9th employee) at a critical time as we scale our user base and build systems to deliver more value to our users. Your code will reach people in need around the country, and you'll have an opportunity to meaningfully impact users' lives. You'll apply your skills and intuition toward fighting poverty with technology.

We're looking for a strong individual contributor, but for the right person, this role could grow into a technology leadership position.

Must have:

  • 5+ years of full-stack development experience. We're looking for someone who has deep experience in inventing, building, shipping, and maintaining complex full-stack software
  • Python experience
  • Experience with modern web stacks and JavaScript frameworks
  • Experience stepping into other technical roles (dev ops, data science, web dev) as the situation dictates
  • Experience building something significant in a startup environment (either an actual startup, or an entrepreneurial situation within a larger organization)
  • Computer science degree, or strong enough fundamentals learned elsewhere that you could fool us
  • Local to NYC

Nice to have:

  • Experience building consumer mobile products
  • Experience working with UX and visual designers, or have practiced UX fundamentals yourself
  • Experience building on parts of the financial services stack
  • Experience with government services, particularly safety net services like SNAP, WIC, TANF, SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Section 8
  • Experience with large sets of transaction data (or data around retail purchases more generally)
  • Something in your personal story that draws you to what we're building

Compensation is competitive and will include salary, equity, 401k, and full health/vision/dental insurance. Our dog-friendly office is based in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

Propel is a diverse team. We strongly encourage women and people of color to apply!