Careers

Come help build the backbone of modern financial services.

But be ready for it to be a bit weird...

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If you've made it here you probably want to know what we're hiring for and if you should apply. You've made it to the right place. However, a couple things to note. First, we're not your normal tech company and we're definitely not your normal bank. You should read through this site in detail before you apply (especially the company page) and about our funding and our hiring philosophy.

In short, we're a pretty small team and we plan on staying that way. We are hiring a few people so we're excited to talk but it may be a different process than you're used to. We heavily emphasize employee experience, and a big part of that means not burdening them with constant interviews. So part of our process is async (things like a take-home) and that can sometimes result in a less than ideal candidate experience. That's a tradeoff we're willing to make, and means once you work here there is more deep work time and fewer distractions. If this sounds like something you'd be into — let's go do this thing!

Open roles

    Commercial Counsel

    As an early member of Column's legal team, you'll be responsible for partnering with the Business Team for everything from challenging deal negotiations to productizing documents to scale deal execution. We are looking for a solutions-oriented builder who can pick up on complex partnership structures, is willing to think outside the box, and do things that might never have been done before.

    We're looking for a candidate who has strong commercial legal experience, who is willing to roll up their sleeves and put pen to paper, and who has a knack for writing in crisp, clear language rather than redundant legalese. You've had at least four years working at a top tier law firm working on commercial deals. Experience on complex financial services deals and or time working in-house is a strong positive.

    Please apply here

    Software Engineer

    We're a lean and experienced team. We like our current size of six engineers. For an excellent candidate we're open to hiring one or two more. We write mostly Go, but experience there isn't that important....it's a pretty easy language to learn. We generally prefer candidates with at least five years of production coding experience at a high caliber and high velocity team. We'll require a take-home that does take time, so if that's a non-starter for you we're sorry. We find it the best way for you to show your skills, without being overly burdensome on the team!

    Please apply here

    Software Engineer (Infrastructure)

    We're a lean and experienced team. We like our current size of six engineers. For an excellent candidate we're open to hiring one or two more. We write mostly Go, but experience there isn't that important....it's a pretty easy language to learn. We generally prefer candidates with at least five years of production coding experience at a high caliber and high velocity team. We'll require a take-home that does take time, so if that's a non-starter for you we're sorry. We find it the best way for you to show your skills, without being overly burdensome on the team!

    Please apply here

    Software Engineer (Security)

    We're a lean and experienced team. We like our current size of six engineers. For an excellent candidate we're open to hiring one or two more. We write mostly Go, but experience there isn't that important....it's a pretty easy language to learn. We generally prefer candidates with at least five years of production coding experience at a high caliber and high velocity team. We'll require a take-home that does take time, so if that's a non-starter for you we're sorry. We find it the best way for you to show your skills, without being overly burdensome on the team!

    Please apply here

    Solutions Engineer

    We are building out a small team of solutions engineers to work closely with our most technical and sophisticated partners. Internally, this role will work cross-functionally between business and engineering. Externally, you will work with our largest customers across all stages of their lifecycle (pre and post sales). Day-to-day you will be educating customers on our API and value props, designing fund flows for unique financial products, building internal tooling, providing customer support, and more.

    We are looking for someone with a strong customer facing presence, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the technical acumen to write light-weight code ( JavaScript or Python) and query data using SQL.

    Please apply here

    Customer Engineer

    We are hiring our first customer engineer at Column. This position will play a crucial role onboarding our customers. You will become a Column product expert and act as our first touch point between our customers and our business and engineering teams. Day-to-day you will be responsible for triaging and responding to product and technical inquiries over several different channels (email, Slack, and chat). You will also gather and document product feedback and escalate critical issues to the team.

    We are looking for someone with a strong customer facing presence, excellent communication and problem solving skills, and a strong willingness to improve their technical skills. Experience in SQL and a lightweight scripting language (JS, Python, etc.) is encouraged.

    Please apply here

    Senior Consumer Compliance Officer

    The Senior Consumer Compliance Officer will be responsible for building out and leading the consumer compliance program within Column’s Compliance team. This role requires deep expertise and experience in Consumer Deposit/Treasury/Payment and Lending Compliance, and Consumer Protection and Fair Lending Compliance

    Responsibilities

    • Own Column’s internal consumer compliance policies, procedures, workflows, and organization, as well as those of our Clients/Partners
    • Serve as a key decision-maker and liaison between Column’s executive, partnerships, legal, and product and engineering teams and the Compliance organization

    • Provide guidance on banking regulatory requirements (e.g., UDAAP, Fair Lending, Reg E, Reg CC, Reg DD, Reg B, Reg Z, TCPA, Reg DD, NACHA rules, initial and change in terms disclosure requirements, marketing reviews, incentive compensation practices, identification of risks and mitigating controls)

    Please apply here

    Head of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

    The Head of ERM is responsible for building and overseeing the Enterprise Risk Management framework that include the Bank’s Risk Governance framework, Change Management, Issue Management, Risk and Control Inventory and Assessment processes, Risk Monitoring and Testing activities, Risk Appetite and related reporting and analytics, Risk Training, and Risk Committee and Board reporting and escalation. This role will also play an instrumental role in the enterprise-wide implementation and adoption of the line of defense model.

    Responsibilities

    • Support the Bank's Chief Risk Officer in developing the Bank's Risk Appetite Framework, including drafting policies, procedures, and qualitative risk appetite statements and quantitative metrics that establish specific limits and tolerance levels for a given risk type
    • Enhance and oversee the Bank’s Issue Management process that ensures timely issue identification and escalation, root cause analysis, issue accountability, governance, and timely issue remediation and validation by creating detailed Issues Management Procedures for both the identification, management and reporting of issues across the Bank

    • Work with business partners and across risk disciplines to develop appropriate key risk indicators (KRIs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) and regular risk reporting and escalation processes for Management, Management Risk Committees, the Board and regulators
    • Lead the design and implementation of the Bank’s Risk Governance Framework, including the Board and Management risk committee hierarchy and charters, and setting the enterprise-wide risk policy and procedure protocols
    • Support the drafting and ongoing oversight of the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework and related policies and programs that support the Framework activities
    • Lead the design and oversight of the Bank’s change management process, to include new and expanded products and services, significant strategic, organizational, and technological changes, and that ensure timely and comprehensive risk assessment and evaluation of the change relative to the Bank’s risk appetite, appropriate governance, reporting and escalation, and monitoring of the timely and effective implementation of required controls
    • Support education and awareness efforts for the Line of Defense model, setting clear risk relates roles and responsibilities, and enforcing risk accountability
    • Lead the design and oversight of the Bank’s change management process, to include new and expanded products and services, significant strategic, organizational, and technological changes, and that ensure timely and comprehensive risk assessment and evaluation of the change relative to the Bank’s risk appetite, appropriate governance, reporting and escalation, and monitoring of the timely and effective implementation of required controls
    • Build and oversee the Bank’s risk testing and monitoring program, and ensure consistent approach across risk disciplines and integration with the Bank’s Issue Management and Risk Governance processes
    • Lead the planning and deployment of the Bank’s annual risk training program for all employees and the Board
    • Serve as gatekeeper and decision maker for risk-related capabilities, tools and technology and ensure they are adopted enterprise-wide and provide consistent and efficient support for risk processes
    • Support and engage in the Bank’s Third-Party Risk Management Program, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Program, Employee Ethics and Conduct Program, Customer Complaint Management, Reputational Risk Management, and Employee Hotline Management.
    • Support the Bank's Chief Risk Officer in developing the Bank's risk strategy and roadmap for use with regulators

    Please apply here

    Head of Third-Party Risk Management

    This Head of Third-Party Risk Management is responsible for building and overseeing the Bank’s Third-Party Risk Management Framework that ensures the sound risk management of Suppliers, Customers and Partners. This position will report to the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer and will play a key role in effective implementation and adoption of the Enterprise Risk Framework. 5+ years of Direct experience leading the design, implementation and maturity of enterprise Third-Party Risk programs, and 10+ years working directly with federal and state regulators is required.

    Responsibilities

    • In close coordination with key risk stakeholders and first line partners, develop and oversee the Bank’s Third-Party Risk Management Framework, including the Programs to effectively understand and manage risks specific to Suppliers, Customers and Partners in alignment with the Bank’s risk appetite
    • Work closely and effectively with key internal stakeholder and customer/partner management in the design and ongoing execution of the Third-Party Risk Framework, and ensure clear roles and responsibilities, and accountability for risk is established and reinforced

    • Implement and oversee an effective Bank Third-Party Risk governance program, in conjunction with the Bank’s Risk Governance framework, including appropriate Third-Party related committees and setting enterprise-wide Third-Party policy, and working with all key stakeholders in the development and implementation of detailed Third-Party procedures. Ensure the Framework and related policies, procedures and methodologies are reviewed at least annually, or as needed based on changes to product/service offerings and/or third-party profiles
    • Stay closely engaged with industry and regulators relative to Third-Party risk best practices and key areas of risk and regulatory focus
    • Provide periodic reporting to Management, the Bank’s Management Risk and Compliance Committee, and the Bank Board on key Third-Party risk matters
    • Provide leadership and day-to-day management of the Bank’s Third-Party staff, including setting organizational design, recruitment, team development and performance management, and indirect leadership and influence of key stakeholders
    • As it’s applicable to the Bank’s Third-Party’s, support and engage in the Bank’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Program, Employee Ethics and Conduct Program, Customer Complaint Management, Reputational Risk Management, and Employee Hotline Management.
    • Support the Bank's Chief Risk Officer in developing the Bank's risk strategy and roadmap for use with regulators

    Please apply here

    Head of Lending Compliance

    We are looking for someone to build out and lead the lending compliance program within Column’s growing Compliance team. You will be responsible not only for Column’s internal lending compliance policies/procedures, workflows, and organization, but also that of our Partners. As such, you will be a key decision-maker and liaison across Column’s executive, partnerships, legal, and product and engineering teams.

    This person should know lending compliance regulation like the back of their hand – we are looking for someone with significant previous experience working with the alphabet soup of such banking regulatory requirements (incl. Reg Z/TILA, initial and change in terms disclosure requirements, marketing reviews, identification of risks and mitigating controls). Experience working with the Fed, OCC, and/or FDIC-regulated financial institutions is a plus.

    Please apply here

    Internal Audit

    We are looking for someone to oversee Column’s internal audit program. This will include determining the extent and timing of audit programs and objectives, coordinating audits with internal and external stakeholders, preparing audit reports, and coordinating findings with regulators. You will also project manage the remediation of any findings across the organization to ensure timely resolution. In this role, you will work with stakeholders across the organization to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of internal controls, thereby identifying situations in which Column adheres to audit standards.

    We are looking for someone with 5+ years experience coordinating and overseeing audit functions. Financial services experience is a strong plus. Strong organizational, critical thinking, and analytical skills are key, as are excellent communication and collaboration abilities!

    Please apply here

    Growth

    We built Column because we saw that the biggest bottleneck to the growth and innovation of companies building financial products was the underlying banks they relied on. And now, we power these types of companies to challenge the existing banking model and build better financial products.

    We are building a small team of customer-facing generalists to manage all aspects of our relationships with customers, acting as partners, advisors, and advocates for them. This role requires an understanding of the financial system, knowledge of the financial technology space, and an appetite to become an expert how companies partner with Column!

    Please apply here

    Recruiter

    As Column's first recruiter, you'll work across the stack to help us scalably grow the team. You'll be able to join a post-product market fit company at the ground floor and partner directly with the Head of People and our co-CEOs to build an incredible culture and team. You'll be working full cycle, from systems setup to closing. You should be very systems and technology focused. You've worked with cutting edge recruiting tools and have a proven track record of hiring top talent.

    We are looking for someone with 6+ years of recruiting experience, including a track record of hiring senior / exec-level talent. This role requires a passion for financial technology and banking (experience working in these industries is an added plus), as well as excellent critical thinking, communication, and organizational skills. We’ll be excited about you if you’re excited to work at a startup and own building and evolving our recruiting processes to create a best-in-class function.

    Please apply here

    I don't fit into any of these roles!

    You get Column and you think you can drive value on day one. We'll be honest the bar will be pretty high for us to hire outside of these roles - but fuck it, surprise us. Give us a compelling narrative and hustle....and we promise we'll read the email!

    Please apply here

We're mostly hiring locally in the San Francisco Bay Area, however will be open to remote for exceptional candidates. Sadly we won't have the time to respond to everyone, but we do read every application we get. Please go through the application links, direct emails are strongly discouraged :)