Propel is seeking talented software engineers with different levels of experience to join us on our mission to modernize America’s safety net. Regardless of your seniority, you’re guaranteed to make a substantial contribution right away.

At Propel, we believe that low-income Americans should have access to modern, respectful, effective financial products. That’s why we built Fresh EBT. Fresh EBT is a free mobile app that empowers SNAP recipients to more easily manage their government benefits and discover new resources. Over 2 million low-income Americans use Fresh EBT each month to manage their benefits, making it one of the most widely used financial apps in the US. Read more about the impact of Fresh EBT here, here, and here.

You'll be the 5th full-time engineer at a critical time as we scale our user base and build systems to deliver more value to our users. The code you write will reach people in need across 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.

Propel offers a unique opportunity to create social impact at scale. We're a for-profit company backed by some of Silicon Valley’s top investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, and the Omidyar Network. If you’re looking to leverage your skills for social impact, come join us!

What we offer:

  • First hand experience scaling large systems
  • Immediate opportunity to make an impact
  • A get-stuff-done and fun and caring culture
  • Meaningful work and a strong shared sense of mission
  • Competitive compensation (including equity) and excellent benefits
  • A dog-friendly office based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn


What you will do:

  • Work on all the following: base AWS infrastructure (Fargate, ECS, EC2, Terraform), deployments (Ansible), build pipeline (Jenkins), core app products (Vue, TypeScript), analytics (Amplitude, AppsFlyer), database scaling (PostgreSQL, Athena, Glue), and more!
  • Participate in weekly product sprints
  • Effectively communicate with team members during code reviews
  • Build the culture and processes of a growing engineering team

What you have:

  • 3+ 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
  • Experience building and shipping something significant in a startup environment (either an actual startup, or an entrepreneurial situation within a larger organization)
  • Ability to step into other technical roles (dev ops, data science, web dev) as the situation dictates
  • Computer science degree, or strong enough fundamentals learned elsewhere that you could fool us
  • Fluent in Python and JavaScript
  • Experience with or knowledge of government services, particularly safety net services like SNAP, WIC, TANF, SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Section 8 is not required but nice to have
  • Passion for making a difference in the lives of our users

We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural team, and encourage applications from traditionally under-represented backgrounds, including those with direct experience with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.