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Backend Engineer

Company Overview

Acre is on a mission to make every home more affordable and rewarding. Led by a world class team of repeat founders and fintech operators from Uber, LendingTree, Deserve, and Red Ventures, they are creating the mortgage rewards category.

They are backed by some of the best investors in the world and are looking for world class talent to join their team.


The Role

Senior Backend Engineer

We’re looking for an experienced backend engineer to lead and contribute to the construction of our core products. You’ll be working in lockstep with our Engineering and Product teams to oversee the development of our mobile app, core payments infrastructure, and other web based applications to manage marketplace and rewards products. We’re building our MVP with top-tier financial services partners and suppliers. We’ve invested months into due diligence, surveying the market (talking to real people!), and targeting the right initial market to ultimately bring this product to life. This is an extremely hands-on and truly growth centric role. If you have a passion for building tech from 0-1 while putting the customer first, then this is the role for you!

How you’ll make an impact

  • Contribute to the development of our core payments infrastructure and integrating with our MVP mobile app and web experiences
  • Oversee and lead backend development operations for the engineering team
  • Collaborate closely with our engineering team and development firm to ensure smooth and timely delivery
  • Own the development and deployment of our core products using modern industry-standard tools, languages, and frameworks
  • Drive technical delivery - everything from architectural design to development to QA
  • Help define the technical architecture and develop the scalable solutions end-to-end
  • Participate in customer discovery efforts and initiatives as our Beta users help us refine our product


  • 7+ years of experience developing backend systems using Node.js frameworks 
  • Strong proficiency in JavaScript/TypeScript 
  • Expertise setting up and maintaining infrastructure on AWS cloud platform
  • Experience with devops best practices, infrastructure as code tools like Terraform
  • Experience in working with PostgreSQL (or similar - MySQL, MariaDB)
  • Strong understanding of RESTful APIs, GraphQL, database design, query optimization
  • Willingness to work across the stack as needed
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment, handle ambiguity, and have strong product ownership mindset
  • Able to work in-office in one of our hubs - NYC, NY, Austin, TX, Charlotte, NC
  • Must love dogs

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience integrating with fintech SaaS products such as Plaid and Marqeta
  • Experience in the payments, banking, credit or marketplace spaces
  • Experience in React Native, NestJS


  • Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity
  • Best in class health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Unlimited vacation policy

Location: We’re building our team in Austin, TX, Charlotte, NC, and New York, NY but are open to remote candidates.

To Apply: Principals only. But seriously, no recruiters.

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