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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024


As one of the first pioneers of earned wage access, our passion at EarnIn is building products that deliver real-time financial flexibility for those with the unique needs of living paycheck to paycheck. Our community members access their earnings as they earn them, with options to spend, save, and grow their money without mandatory fees, interest rates, or credit checks. Since our founding, our app has been downloaded over 13M times and we have provided access to over $15 billion in earnings.

We’re fortunate to have an incredibly experienced leadership team, combined with world-class funding partners like A16Z, Matrix Partners, DST, Ribbit Capital, and a very healthy core business with a tremendous runway. We’re growing fast and are excited to continue bringing world-class talent onboard to help shape the next chapter of our growth journey.


EarnIn is looking for experienced, collaborative, and resourceful staff-level engineers to join our backend teams. As a Staff Engineer, you will work cross-functionally with various teams and contribute to the design and development of our backend services

The Palo Alto base salary range for this role is $252,000 - $308,000 + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. This is a hybrid position and requires in-person work from our Palo Alto, CA HQ 2-3 days a week.


  • System Design and Architecture: Design, architect, and implement identity management solutions that meet the organization's security and scalability requirements.
  • Identity Integration: Integrate identity services seamlessly into our applications, ensuring a cohesive user experience across multiple platforms.
  • Collaborate and mentor other senior engineers while providing thoughtful guidance using code, design, and architecture reviews.
  • Stay abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends in identity management, and proactively identify opportunities for process improvements and optimization.
  • Estimate and manage team project timelines and risks
  • Participate in hiring and onboarding for new team members.
  • Lead cross-team engineering initiatives


  • 7+ years of delivering value through software in a collaborative environment.
  • Proficiency in at least one identity management system, such as Keycloak, Okta, Auth0, or similar.
  • Strong understanding of authentication protocols and standards (e.g., OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, SAML).
  • Familiarity with role-based access control (RBAC), multi-factor authentication (MFA), and other identity and access management (IAM) concepts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, result-driven environment.
  • Being self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.

At EarnIn, we believe that the best way to build a financial system that works for everyday people is by hiring a team that represents our diverse community. Our team is diverse not only in background and experience but also in perspective. We celebrate our diversity and strive to create a culture of belonging. EarnIn does not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition, family care status, military or veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. EarnIn is an E-Verify participant.

EarnIn does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third-party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers or HR team.