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

    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

    Regulatory Project Manager

    The Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, and Legal teams provide guidance to Column on a wide range of financial services and Bank regulatory matters. In addition to handling traditional legal and compliance tasks, the team serves as the primary point of contact for all regulatory interactions – that means fielding inquiries, making submissions, developing strategy, and tracking deliverables. This team also coordinates all activities with the Bank’s Board of Directors, including meetings, reporting, and materials.

    The Regulatory Project Manager will support the Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory Affairs departments on a wide variety of projects and activities that offer a unique opportunity to contribute to some of the most high-profile, strategic efforts currently underway at the Bank. More specifically, this individual will: work closely with members of the Bank’s senior leadership team to help project manage key regulatory deliverables; play an important role in the Bank’s corporate governance activities, including assisting in the development and maintenance of Board & Management reporting, Committee meeting materials, meeting minutes, policies & procedures, and related corporate governance projects; and provide critical support to the Legal Department regarding agreements intake and review, subpoena responses, and litigation deliverables. These responsibilities will offer the Regulatory Project Manager exposure to multiple areas of the Bank’s operations, as well as an opportunity to sit-in on Board and executive-level meetings and see firsthand how decisions are made.

    We are looking for someone with 3+ years experience in a project management or paralegal role, and experience at a regulated financial institution is strongly preferred. This role requires excellent attention to detail and project management skills, and a genuine interest in regulations, structure, committees, reporting, and project execution. Are you someone who takes charge, is proactive, and is known for being the most organized person on the planet? If so, we’ll be excited about you. You are a good fit if you have the ability to get up to speed quickly on new projects, have fun while working hard, and thrive in a fast-paced environment! This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to pursue a career in law, compliance, bank regulation, or project management at a more senior level. This role will have the opportunity to work across all business and functions at Column, gain exposure to a mature technology organization and also all business lines at the Bank, and spend time with senior-level executives, regulators and Board members.

    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

    Business Continuity Lead

    As the Business Continuity Lead, you'll work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that banking services are provided in a safe and reliable way. You'll maintain a rigorous business continuity and disaster recovery program, including a full roadmap of risk assessments and recovery testing projects. Reporting to the Information Security Officer, you will collaborate to provide program metrics to executive management and the Board of Directors. Your observations and expertise will inform decisions that help prepare the bank to respond to outages, disasters, and availability-impacting scenarios. The program that you build and enhance will help ensure that Column continues to maintain a high level of trust with its customers.

    We're looking for a candidate that knows the banking space well, and is familiar with cloud systems and high-availability application infrastructure. Your role will span information security, engineering, enterprise risk, finance, and other critical lines of business. You'll need to share your expertise in this space, and educate your peers on how to maintain a strong business resiliency program at Column.

    Please apply here

    Security Operations Engineer

    As a Security Operations Engineer, you’ll leverage your experience with cloud-based services (e.g., major cloud providers, EDR, SIEM, identity providers, vulnerability scanners) to level up the maturity of our bank’s information security program. You’ll work hands-on to get the most out of the tools that are currently in place, and you’ll deploy new solutions when they’re needed. Reporting to the Information Security Officer, you will enable data-backed risk assessments and report security issues to executive management and the Board of Directors. Our bank is driven by modern solutions and a methodical approach to secure design. You’ll play a key role ensuring that systems are built according to sound security practices, and that your peers clearly understand the importance of security at the bank.

    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 :)