Full Stack Engineer - Backend Focused



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Full Stack Engineer - Backend Focused

It’s time that payments work for merchants, not the other way around. Ansa is building a branded wallet solution to increase customer retention and unlock new growth opportunities.
Our best-in-class closed-loop-wallet as a service enables payment experiences akin to the Starbucks balance, the Clipper card, Steam Wallet, and Uber Cash.
With Ansa, our merchant partners have increased revenue over 25% and seen over 50% higher customer retention. We are convinced that we are the last piece of the puzzle in driving delightful loyalty experiences with our slick payments product.
Engineers on our team work on new product initiatives and help scale our payment infrastructure to millions of processed $ volume. You’ll work closely with our existing customers and cross functionally with our product designer and go-to-market roles. We are post revenue and are excited to rapidly grow this year. From building out our in-store payment offering, growing our developer platform, to spearheading our robust analytics and reporting products, there’s a ton of exciting work to take on!

What will you be doing?

Develop products that serve our merchants and customers.
Build out merchant facing dashboards and data visualizations.
Build robust, scalable systems of record for money movement.
Work closely with our initial customers to design and integrate our APIs.
Build core partner bank integrations.
Own end-to-end design, implementation, and release of features.
Design and implement engineering processes.
Prototype new ideas and iterate towards the ideal user experience.
Contribute to our engineering infrastructure.
Help grow our engineering team ​

About you

Ideally 4+ years of experience.
Based in the SF Bay Area (and excited about working closely in-person with a tight-knit team!)
Innately curious and brave enough to consider new payment paradigms or verticals for applications, can navigate low information environments.
Execution oriented, excited by the high-ownership nature of joining a team at this stage.
Interested in building a top class engineering culture from the ground up.
Appreciates and looks for elegant solutions but understands trade-offs of robust designs/engineering vs. moving fast.
Experience building fast, reliable cloud applications.

Nice to haves

Operated at a growth stage startup before.
Familiarity with Golang web frameworks, AWS, Postgres.
Experience in building one of these areas: core ledgers, money movement platforms/services, and merchant facing APIs for in-app/online POS.
Bonus points if you have experience in mentoring other team members, and have previously worked closely with designers.

Our culture

We’re taking an intentional approach to how we grow the team. You’ll be an integral part not just of building the product but also the team ethos. Here’s what matters to us:
Bias to action, momentum is everything.
Getting it right is better than being right - we win as a team.
We collaborate efficiently.
Have an eternal learner’s mindset.
Be an owner.
Enjoy the journey and be good to each other.
We have an office in the Mission - we aim to work mostly in person but are flexible with hybrid work. We care deeply about making the office a fun and safe space to collaborate as a team and grow our team culture and identity.
Half the fun of this stage of building is the camaraderie, standing around a whiteboard, and codifying the culture together. We’re close to a lot of great food options and love trying new places as a team (Flour + water, bon nene, tartine, etc.)


We offer competitive salary and equity. Beyond this, we provide the following benefits:
Stellar health, dental, vision insurance coverage, including fertility benefits & One Medical.
Unlimited PTO with a minimum + observed local holidays.
Equipment to help you work from home & get to the office.
Commuter benefits: these can be used up front towards an eBike or scooter ​
New equipment: laptop, monitor, and other tools to help you on days when you WFH ​
⭐️ Interested? Apply here!

The team

4+ years at Adyen across Account Management and Product roles
Author of best-selling “The Field Guide to Global Payments
MSc @ LSE, BA @ Tufts University.
In my free time: photography, F1 , hiking, amateur ceramicist
Formerly Google, Impira (LSVP/GC/Coatue backed), Affirm
Led one of three engineering teams at Impira, founding engineer on ML Platform @ Affirm.
BS, CS @UPenn
I’m a dog dad, hobbyist musician (guitar/drums/vocals), and avid Boosted Board fan ​
Chris Sides, Software Engineer
3 years at Impira - Fullstack Software Engineer and Security and Privacy Officer
Focused on Cybersecurity, Server-side product engineering, Database management, and Cloud Infrastructure
BS CompSci & BSE MechE @Duke
I like cooking (a bit of baking), hiking around the bay, biking/scooting, video games, and adamantly believe that pineapple does in fact belong on pizza
Tony Lee, Software Engineer
Focused on backend and cloud infra
BA CS @ UC Berkeley, MCS @ UIUC
Ex-engineering manager at Splunk and ex-swe at JackTrip
My day = full time dad + full time Ansa + some gym
Hank Lee, Software Engineer
Focused on backend + DB with some devops experience
Previously SWE @ 2 B2B Saas startups - Lacework (Cloud security anomaly detection) and Robust Intelligence (MLOps)
Berkeley EECS
I enjoy weightlifting, jogging, golf!
Happy papa of 2 cats ​
Nick Good, Software Engineer
2 years at Splunk - Fullstack Software Engineer
Focused on backend, but dabble in a bit of everything!
Bachelor of Software Engineering @ Waterloo (6 internships!)
In my free time: watching urban planning youtube videos, swimming in the ocean, D&D, Biking (~900 miles recorded on lyft bikes!)
Alice Tu, Product Designer
Full-cycle product designer focused on user-centered problem solving and deeply committed to UXR
Stood up AI analytics tools @Remesh.ai and @Chorus.ai
Studied Environmental Economics and Policy @UCBerkeley
Outside of Ansa, currently obsessed with painting, film photography, and soaking in the ocean
Minesh Patel, GTM Lead
Formerly Adyen, Middesk, Bank of America
Focused on everything Revenue- Sales, Partnerships, RevOps, Product Marketing
BS Finance @ UNC Chapel Hill
Enjoy the outdoors, hoops, and making my way through all of the cocktail bars the city has to offer
Sarah Hodges, Solutions Engineering
Helping our merchants build modern stored value products
5 years in solutions and product at Adyen
Product leader at Recurly, GoCart and Skipify
When I’m not at work you can find me rescuing dogs, running far, and attempting to bake
If you’re interested in learning more about this position, please reach out to team@getansa.com.