Fizz is a debit card for college students that builds credit.

Founding Engineer at Fizz

$80k - $150k / 0.80% - 2.00%
New York City (flexible)
Job Type
1+ years
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Carlo Kobe
Carlo Kobe

About the role

We are looking for rockstar engineers to join us in building Fizz from the ground up. You'll be shaping the future of our company and the future of how young adults establish their credit.

This role is ideal for engineers invigorated by solving difficult problems and by building software with a large impact. You’ll be one of the first engineers at an early-stage startup, and should be excited to apply your analytical, hacker mindset towards problems of all types. ‍

What You Will Work On

As a Founding Engineer at Fizz, you'll have a direct impact on every aspect of our Fintech application, from designing backend and database architecture, all the way through to customer-facing user interface implementation. You'll be trusted to independently build new features entirely from scratch, while maintaining the flexibility to help relieve bottlenecks in different areas of the product when needed.

Specifically you will contribute to every part of our codebase - helping to design core architecture, and building our App utilizing third-party payment, card issuance, KYC, AML and data APIs. You will on a regular interval unite with the entire team to decide what to build next and take full ownership of building features.

To thrive in this role you have

  • 4+ years of real-world experience developing or implementing software.
  • Diligence to write clean, tested, and documented code
  • Enthusiasm for product ownership, critical thinking, and proactive collaboration. You like to teach and you love to learn.
  • Self-starter who likes to take initiative and get's down what is needed.
  • You are driven and derive a sense of purpose from building something that matters.

Bonus Points for any of

  • Experience with Fintech APIs, AML, and KYC vendors
  • Experience with Anti fraught strategies
  • Experience in mobile development in flutter, or native iOS and Android
  • Experience with Firebase
  • Experience with mobile app development

Fizz Perks

  • Generous Equity in an early-stage startup 🀩
  • High potential for growth & complete ownership from the beginning πŸ“ˆ
  • Competitive base salary πŸ’Έ
  • Full medical and dental benefits πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ
  • Rapid learning environment πŸš€
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy 🏝
  • 401K plan πŸ’ͺ🏻
  • The chance to be along for the ride of building a generational company 🏒

Why you should join Fizz


What we do

Fizz is a debit card that builds credit and helps students save money on campus. Starting by changing the way students build credit, our vision is to become the financial ally for young adults.

Who we are

We are a diverse, determined and very young founding team looking to leave a dent, make credit building safe and simple, and build a generational company.

Fizz is backed by Y Combinator, SV Angel, and founders and operators from amazing companies such as Scale AI, Postmates, Snap, Eventbrite, Airbnb and more.

What we are looking for in a teammate

As an early seed stage startup we believe that the first hires will the determining factor for the outcome and our success in working towards our mission. Just like oneself becomes the product of one's five closest friends, Fizz will become the product of its earliest team members.

We're looking for people who've gone demonstrably deep on things they care about (read: passion projects or things you've built/created before), find fun in a challenge, don't wait to take action, and prize ownership on their journey to turn their work into brilliance.

Working at fizz

We believe in flexibility. Everyone works hard differently. We want to provide our team with the environment and flexibility to succeed and grow.

We work collaboratively, and are straight with feedback amongst and across everyone in the team. We try hard to keep intellectual honesty, challenge each other’s assumption and make decisions based on verifiable hypotheses we can test through data.

The foundation of Fizz was built with the founders and initial team members living, cooking, and laughing and together. We like being around each other, whether it is over lunch, exploring our surroundings, learning from team members, or delving into debates on philosophy, math, management theory, and nitty gritty business details. Bring yourself to work, and you will be guaranteed to laugh everyday!

Fizz Perks

  • High potential for growth & complete ownership from the beginning πŸ“ˆ
  • Equity in an early-stage startup 🀩
  • Competitive base salary πŸ’Έ
  • Full medical and dental benefits πŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈ
  • Rapid learning environment πŸš€
  • Flexible WFH and vacation policy 🏝
  • 401K plan πŸ’ͺ🏻

Why you might not like us

  • We are a young team, without years of management experience.
  • We don't take ourselves too seriously.
  • We (sometimes) operate on aggressive schedules.
  • We have high expectations for ourselves and everyone on the team.

We keep a lean team, and this is a rare opportunity to join us in building a generational company - you'll learn a lot, build a cool product, and grow as our company scales!