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

    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 (Product)

    You'll be crossing the divide between our front-end and back-end engineering stacks. You'll be responsible for writing TypeScript for our React-based dashboard and diving into Golang on our backend. You'll be writing APIs and integrating into a variety of third party services. Ideally you should have experience with TypeScript, a strongly typed back-end programming language (experience with Golang is a plus but not required), and be comfortable with SQL databases. This role is San Francisco-based, and you'll be expected to work out of our (awesome) Presidio-based office 3+ days a week.

    Please apply here

    Software Engineer (Internal Tools)

    We’re hiring a full stack engineer to drive and create tools that allow us to move and build faster at Column. We're a lean and experienced team and invest in areas that allow us to continue to ship quickly and grow thoughtfully. Your day-to-day will be writing TypeScript/JS for our Retool-based internal tooling system, and developer dashboard and writing Golang (not required) on our backend. This is our most junior role and will be the best option for those looking to apply as a new graduate — we see this role as a feeder to other technical teams at Column.

    This role is San Francisco-based, and you'll be expected to work out of our (awesome) Presidio-based office 3+ days a week.

    Please apply here

    People Operations

    As a member of the People Operations team, you will play a critical role in building and supporting Column’s entire People Ops infrastructure. We are looking for an exceptional People Ops generalist who can help drive key programs and initiatives for Column (e.g., performance management, pulse check feedback survey, onboarding program, and ongoing learning and development) while supporting our underlying HR processes to make sure we ‘keep the trains running.’ Our ideal candidate is someone highly motivated and willing to get their hands dirty across many different tasks and projects to create a best-in-class employee experience. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is early-to-mid career in People Ops and is looking to get exposed to what it takes to build and run a People function at a fast-growing startup, or someone who is looking to transition out of consulting and is passionate about getting exposed to the people-side of running a business.

    This position will report directly to the Head of People, and the individual in the role must be willing to work in person in our Presidio-based office in San Francisco (3-4 days/week).

    Please apply here

    Partner Diligence

    The Partner Diligence team leverages deep regulatory compliance expertise to manage the diligence, risk assessment, control review, approval, and onboarding of Column’s fintech partners. The regulatory landscape for fintech-banking partnerships is evolving daily, and Column is committed to exceeding regulatory expectations when it comes to partner onboarding. As such, we’re looking for someone who not only has a deep command of federal and state financial regulations, but also understands how to identify, assess, and mitigate the compliance risks posed by both consumer and commercial partnerships. Implementation of a best-in-class Third-Party Risk Management program is critical to the success of Column’s business model and growth of its partnership business, and the individual in this Partner Diligence role will have an opportunity to meaningfully influence the Bank’s strategic direction, growth, safety & soundness, and success.

    This position will report to the Bank’s Head of Risk Operations. This role can be in-person in our Presidio-based office in San Francisco, or remote with frequent travel.

    Please apply here

    Third-Party Compliance

    In Column’s Third Party Compliance role, your mandate is to scale and operationalize the Bank’s Partner oversight and monitoring program. The regulatory landscape for fintech-banking partnerships is evolving daily, and there is no one-size-fits-all roadmap for partner oversight. Column is committed to executing a best-in-class program — as a result, this role requires creativity, a deep understanding of regulatory expectations, and a unique ability to manage risk while executing a methodical and scalable approach to partner oversight. Implementing a rigorous Third-Party Compliance program is critical to the success of Column’s business model and strong ongoing management of its partnership business, and this role will have an opportunity to meaningfully influence the Bank’s risk and strategic oversight of the partnership portfolio.

    This position will report to the Bank’s Head of Risk Operations. This role can be in-person in our Presidio-based office in San Francisco, or remote with frequent travel.

    Please apply here

    BSA/AML Investigator

    Column's Financial Crimes team is responsible for protecting the Bank and its customers from money laundering, fraud, economic sanction evaluations, foreign corruption, and terrorist financing violations. Our program is designed to ensure the Bank, U. S. financial system, and our country are protected from illicit actors who exploit banking services with nefarious and criminal intent.

    The BSA/AML Investigator performs triage investigations of transaction monitoring system generated alerts and referrals, including identifying root causes of the alert, sources and uses of funds, and potentially suspicious activity. The BSA/AML Investigator is responsible for conducting investigations to identify potentially suspicious financial and/or fraudulent activity, to include money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud and/or any other financial risks or crimes. The BSA/AML Investigator may also contribute to customer due diligence reviews and enhanced due diligence. Finally, the Investigator may support OFAC screening reviews and the triage of potential sanctions hits.

    This role reports directly to the Bank's BSA/AML Officer, and can be a remote position with occasional travel to the Bank's office in San Francisco.

    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 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 :)

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