Human Interest

Senior Software Engineer, Shared Services

Remote US
USD 185k - 235k
Terraform AWS PostgreSQL JavaScript TypeScript

Human Interest is on a mission to ensure that people in all lines of work have access to retirement benefits. 

Nearly half of all working Americans are not saving enough for their future. Too often it’s because they are employed by a company that doesn’t offer a retirement plan. Human Interest is changing that by making it affordable and accessible for small and medium-sized businesses to offer employees a path to financial independence through retirement savings.

As a member of the Shared Services team, you will get to help define and build the tooling and infrastructure that powers our application platform at Human Interest. We strive to build a shared platform that can be leveraged by engineering teams to ensure our systems are available, resilient, and secure.

What you get to do every day

  • Build robust and scalable solutions to continue serving our growing customer base
  • Define and build tooling for service oriented architecture
  • Build the infrastructure that supports the company using Terraform and Terragrunt
  • Empower developers to build supporting infrastructure in a sustainable way
  • Immerse yourself in the domain of payroll deduction-based investments
  • Scale our platform and processes to continue serving our growing customer base
  • Improve existing monitoring to provide end to end observability into our platform
  • Mentor engineers to ensure growth

What you bring to the role

  • Proven track record delivering cloud base software and business results
  • Experience provisioning and managing cloud computing platforms (we are using AWS)
  • Articulate verbal and written communication
  • Eagerness to share knowledge across engineering teams
  • Have worked in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Bonus for RDBMS experience. Ideally PostgreSQL
  • Bonus for Javascript/Typescript build tools. Gulp, Typescript, Webpack
  • Ability to zoom out or in on a project
  • 5+ years of experience delivering software products and building infrastructure

Please feel free to apply to this position even if you do not meet 100% of the requirements listed above.

Why you will love working at Human Interest

Mission - Highly collaborative startup dedicated to supporting employee engagement and growth. It’s an opportunity to help solve one of the biggest unsolved problems in America: saving for retirement.

Culture - Our operating principles define how we come together as a team to do our work. They reflect Human Interest’s unique view on what’s important and what’s right. Documenting this core aspect of our culture helps employees make good decisions on their own. It also helps candidates considering career opportunities critically evaluate whether they will thrive at Human Interest. 

  • Customer obsession
  • Long-term orientation
  • Autonomous and accountable teams
  • An escalating bar for talent and performance 
  • Fundamental optimism 

Compensation - The salary range target for the role seniority described in this job description is $185,000 - $235,000. Final offer amounts depend on multiple factors including candidate experience and expertise, geographic location, compensation/equity mix, and market data. This position may also be eligible for additional incentives such as equity awards, short-term incentives, or sales compensation.


  • A great 401(k) plan: Our own! Our 401(k) includes a dollar-for-dollar employer match up to 4% of compensation (immediately vested) and $0 plan fees
  • Top-of-the-line health plans, as well as dental and vision insurance
  • Generous PTO and parental leave policies
  • Lyra - Enhanced Mental Heath Support for Employees and dependents  
  • Carrot - Fertility healthcare and family forming benefits
  • Candidly - Student loan resource to help you and your family plan, borrow, and repay student debt
  • Monthly work-from-home stipend; annual wellness stipend
  • Employee Resource Groups including Veterans, Lift Ev’ry Voice, Pride, LatinX, Families, and Women in Tech
  • Fun online and regional events and celebrations and department and company offsites
  • The vast majority of our positions can be 100% remote

About Human Interest

We’re a high-growth, Series D-funded company that’s changing the retirement industry. Named one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes, one of the Best Places to Work by Built In, and a Top Company by Y Combinator, we’ve raised $500M and are backed by leading investors, including Blackrock, TPG (The Rise Fund), SoftBank, Glynn Capital, NewView Capital, USVP, Wing, Uncork, and others.

Human Interest is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran or military status, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.

Human Interest employees must adhere to the Company’s security policies and Code of Ethics. 

Please note Human Interest does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider resumes from vendors including and without limitation search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services, and recruiting agencies. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We comply with CCPA guidelines. See more: 

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