We help B2B financial service companies verify business customers

UX Engineer

San Francisco, CA / New York, NY
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

About Middesk

Middesk's mission is to accelerate the economy by scaling trust between businesses. We believe that if we can make it easy for a business to access financial products, hire new employees, and transact with other businesses, that we increase the odds of success for that business to contribute to its community and the broader economy.

Our Identity product provides accurate, complete information that financial services companies need to make efficient onboarding decisions. Our Agent product makes it easy for employers to file with the state and federal agencies needed to establish their business across the country. Our customers include Affirm, Brex, Plaid, Wells Fargo, Mercury, Divvy, Rippling, Gusto, and others.

Based in San Francisco and NYC, Middesk is backed by Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Y Combinator.

About Middesk Engineering We believe "velocity" is the rate at which we effect realized value for our customers, not the rate at which we ship code. And this pushes us to center our work around customers; how will this change I'm about to make help our customers get jobs done? When were coding, we're making hundreds of micro-decisions about user experience that add up. How will this backend queueing system change improve customer turn-around time? How can I surface this exception to our customer in a manner that helps them understand what's happened and unblock themselves?

Middesk Engineering is customer-first engineering. (check out our blog post on the topic - https://www.middesk.com/blog/re-thinking-engineering-velocity).

The Role Middesk started as an API-first company, and while the API remains central to what we do, we see opportunity in becoming even better at "full-stack" user experiences. We're looking for engineers who prefer working within the realm of user interaction design over backend design; engineers who love frontend work. Here's what the role entails:

  • Jamming with Design on what good UX is, and then implementing it.
  • Helping evolve the shape of our frontend stack.
  • Getting your hands dirty with backend API work on occasion (an 80/20 thing).

What You'll Experience

  • Contributing directly to the development of the dashboard, API, and additional services that our customers directly engage with.
  • Jamming with other UX Engineers and shape the Middesk Design System.
  • Working closely with customers, internal stakeholders, and the executive team to develop, prioritize, and execute against a roadmap that directly impacts customers and drives our business ahead.
  • Prototyping: building quick proofs of concept to test with users.
  • Shipping fast, iterating rapidly, and identifying ongoing opportunities to deliver value to customers.

Why We Think You’ll Love It Here

  • Customer First: We stay energized by solving real customer problems and make each interaction meaningful and embrace the challenging path to help our customers succeed.
  • Be and owner: We identify and tackle problems, take pride in our work, and measure impact. When we find an opportunity to improve the status quo, take it on!
  • Act with urgency and purpose: We move quickly and simplify things as we go. We solve the problems that we have today in ways that allow us to move even faster in the future.
  • Drive results together: We choose teamwork. We share our opinions, ask questions, understand where others are coming from, and move forward as a unified front.
  • Embrace the journey: We dream big and are open to taking risks. Innovation happens through optimism, positivity, rigorous thinking, and hard work.

Middesk is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Middesk is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

We are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If any accommodations are needed during the interview process, please let us know by contacting careers @middesk.com

Why you should join Middesk

Middesk is building the trust layer between businesses. Where trust between businesses used to rely on a handshake, building trust between modern companies requires tools that deliver complete and reliable data at scale. Middesk is on a mission to redefine how businesses build trusted relationships.

Today, there are no reliable and scalable solutions for understanding the legitimacy, trustworthiness, or credit capacity of a business. We're building the end-to-end solution for companies to verify, screen, and monitor their customers. To do this, we're looking for individuals who think about problems holistically and in-depth, who are relentlessly curious, self-starters, and determined to drive ideas from inception through to completion.

Middesk is a Y Combinator company and is backed by the top VCs in the world including Accel and Sequoia Capital. We’re led by an experienced team that has experience growing and scaling companies like Checkr and Zendesk.

Team Size:85
Location:San Francisco
Kyle Mack
Kyle Mack
Kurt Ruppel
Kurt Ruppel