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Guild Education
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Staff Engineer - Payments

For other positions, some roles may be based outside of our Denver office (as stated in the Job Title). Roles based outside of our Denver office can sit in any of the following 26 states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above. State locations and specifics are subject to change as our hiring requirements shift.

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At Guild, we uphold our Core Values in everything we do.  Our team emphasizes our Core Values in the following ways:

  • Nurture A Learner’s Mindset - using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and development areas
  • Build Shared Success - building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Be an Owner - holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Create Belonging - recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to our company

Guild is looking for a Staff Engineer to build features, design and implement APIs, and lead cross-domain engineering efforts within the Payments engineering group. We are a growing organization of engineers, product managers, and designers who are passionate about using technology to support millions of adult learners across the country. The Payments group at Guild fulfills this vision daily by handling large cash flows between partners while ensuring audibility and reliability.

Our teams currently develop in the following stacks: Node, Python, Java, Ruby/Rails, React, and Typescript. We are moving to a Serverless First strategy with AWS as our primary cloud provider, and are looking for a Staff engineer to help us on this journey. As part of this effort, we will mature our financial and revenue platform in order to serve many more students in the future.

As a Staff Engineer, you will:

  • Use AWS managed services to build scalable serverless applications in support of our fast growing customer base
  • Draw on prior financial engineering experience to guide our Payments engineering outcomes
  • Work in complex multi-functional accounting domains
  • Create code that is understandable, testable, and shared across teams and partners
  • Lead cross-org engineering efforts, share knowledge and feedback with multiple teams and partners
  • Deliver on time and be accountable to multiple teams and partners
  • Use design concepts to split larger applications into smaller domains to improve autonomy

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Breadth of experience across many software stacks and industries
  • Experience integrating in-house software solutions with business ERPs such as Netsuite
  • Background in using Financial Services and/or Payments solutions such as Stripe to integrate with in-house software systems
  • Affinity for building relationships – respect, communication, inclusion, and recognition are an important part of building software at Guild
  • Delivery experience with iterative software development and/or lean product development
  • Passion for our mission – Guild is pioneering a new path for adult learners in a complicated and regulated space
  • Expertise in any of these primary technologies that Guild uses for new products: Python, Node.js, React, Typescript, Javascript, GraphQL, AWS Lambda
  • Exposure to building and owning multiple services and APIs—data modeling, unit and integration testing, and continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)
  • A Learner’s Mindset – always be learning and sharing what you learn with others
  • Demonstrated curiosity and interest in keeping up and experimenting with new technologies.

We feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market driven, including a base salary range of $185,000-$218,750, as well as company stock options.

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion.

Guild is a female-led, Certified B Corporation - and with a valuation of $4.4 billion is one of the highest-valued, privately held education companies in the world, and the only one led by a woman. Guild's investors include Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners, chairman and former CEO of American Express, Emerson, and Iconiq.

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know. We currently offer the following benefits:

  • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • 15 days of PTO/vacation in the first year.  After your first year (or for Guilders in Director+ positions), you transition into an open vacation policy.
  • 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, to take the time to heal and or recover
  • Family-friendly benefits, including 12 weeks of parental leave for non-birthing parents and 18-20 weeks for birthing parents; 4-week ramp-up period for when employees return from a leave of 6 weeks or more; as well as employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, fertility and caregiving benefits.
  • Well-rounded wellness benefits including free and low cost mental health resources and financial wellbeing support services
  • Education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth

Guild requires COVID-19 vaccines for all employees and guests attending Guild events or entering Guild offices. As of February 1, 2022, we will be expanding our in-person vaccination requirement to include booster shots.  We will be using both Clear’s Digital Vaccine Card and state-sponsored vaccine passports to verify proof of vaccine. Accommodations or exceptions can be requested for medical or religious reasons.

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