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

    Head of Consumer Compliance

    We are looking for someone to build out and lead the consumer compliance program within Column’s growing Compliance team. You will be responsible not only for Column’s internal consumer 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 consumer 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 E, Reg CC, Reg DD, 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

    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

    Model Risk Management

    We are looking for someone to Oversee Column’s Model Risk Management Governance (MRM) program. This will include executing and maintaining all relevant policies and procedures, performing model testing and validation in-line with Column’s MRM procedures, and preparing reports to all stakeholders including Management, the Board, and relevant regulatory bodies. In this role, you will work with model owners across the organization to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a model's conceptual framework, thereby identifying situations in which a model might be improved.

    We are looking for someone with 5+ years experience working at a regulated financial institution on model development, model validation, and/or model usage. Experience with consumer and small business financial products – such as deposit accounts, lending, or payments – is a plus. Additionally, this person should be familiar with risk models such as credit risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, interest rate risk, BSA, fraud, fair lending, underwriting, securities (including structured products), securities, etc. Strong organizational, critical thinking, and analytical skills are key, as are excellent communication and collaboration abilities!

    Please apply here

    Compliance Partnerships

    Working on the Compliance Partnerships team, you will be responsible for managing Column's compliance and risk with our partners and customers. This includes responsibility for understanding, developing, and monitoring complicated financial partnerships, including some of the largest and most renowned financial technology companies. Additionally, you will be a key liaison between executive, compliance, product and engineering teams.

    We are looking for someone with significant previous experience working with the alphabet soup of banking regulatory requirements (incl. Reg E, Reg. Z, Reg CC, Reg DD, NACHA rules, 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 are a plus.

    Please apply here

    Compliance Analyst

    As a Compliance Analyst at Column, you will provide day-to-day support in the development, implementation, and maintenance of Column's compliance program. This includes managing Column's policies and procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements, coordinating with clients and leadership to resolve and respond to customer complaints, exam management, and supporting our third party risk management program.

    We are looking for someone with a working knowledge of consumer and banking laws, rules, and regulations, 2+ years experience working within the compliance department of a financial institution and/or financial technology company, and excellent critical thinking and organizational skills.

    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

    Structured Finance

    We're looking for people who are passionate about lending and investing and want to be a contributor on a core team to build Column's asset base. In this role, you will be responsible for evaluating investments and loan opportunities and executing on the full life cycle of transactions, from sourcing, underwriting, and ongoing management.

    You should have a strong finance background, including experience with consumer and commercial financial products.

    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

    People Ops

    We are seeking our first people team hire to help us maintain a best-in-class organization for our employees. Responsibilities will range from HR (developing and implementing a comprehensive benefits strategy, operationalizing and automating onboarding, integrating benefits systems from a recent acquisition) to strategic People Ops (standing up a robust performance review process, working with co-founders to craft a target people strategy, managing office ops and facilities).

    Currently the people operations responsibilities are being done by one of the co-CEOs. This will report directly to them. We care about execution ability, experience, and ability to work well with our team above all else! The team is built of experienced operators who prioritize do'ing. This isn't the best fit for someone who wants their first people job — we'd like to work with someone who has at least 2+ years of operational experience in the people domain, preferably within a fast growing tech company.

    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 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 tier a talent.

    We are looking for someone with a working knowledge of consumer and banking laws, rules, and regulations, 2+ years experience working within the compliance department of a financial institution and/or financial technology company, and excellent critical thinking and organizational skills.

    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 :)