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Full Stack Technical Lead

USAFull-Time$180K - $180K
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WorkMoney is dedicated to lowering costs and raising incomes for all Americans to make American life more affordable and American families more economically secure. We provide products, services, perks, benefits, tips, and tools to help members improve their financial lives, and we have become a trusted source of information about financial matters, economic policy, and public debates about the economy for our 6 million (and growing) members. We also activate and engage our members in advocacy campaigns to support policies and elected leaders to support our core vision that everyone in America can afford to live a good life. You can find out more about WorkMoney at workmoney.org and Facebook.

About WorkMoney Digital Innovation

In 2024, the Engineering department is focused on scaling our ability to provide benefits access navigation and bringing core functions that have been off-boarded to contractors back in-house. Our team is currently a scrappy one-person operation, looking to expand.

The Engineering department sits within the Digital Innovation team, which comprises of product management, technical program management, data science, data engineering, data analysts, and research/insights. We are a growing team of passionate doers and change makers!

Why We Need A Full Stack Tech Lead

We recently launched our benefits access navigation service, which enables any American to find more ways to save money. They can learn about potential programs and understand their eligibility by calling, texting, emailing, or visiting our website to complete a simple screener. This omnichannel benefits navigation is a new service (just launched in February 2024), and we intend to continue to build out the vision! You will be the tech lead for this project. Moreover, most of the initial build was outsourced, and you will also lead us through the transition to WM fully owning the code.


  •  Facilitate access to money-saving programs and products for millions of people and promote civic engagement through use-friendly digital interfaces.
  • Develop new features and infrastructure to meet evolving business and project needs.
  • Ensure application performance, uptime, and scalability while maintaining high standards for code quality and design.
  • Build scalable distributed solutions across the full stack to enhance user experiences and drive business growth.
  • Contribute to the design of both internal and customer-facing products as required.
  • Implement essential technological components internally and externally.
  • Write well-documented, maintainable, and scalable code suitable for the organization’s stage.
  • Manage project requirements, priorities, and deliverables effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Delegate tasks to external contractors and oversee their completion.
  • Mentor junior developers, both internal and external, to foster learning and success within our technology and architecture.


What You’ll Need To Be Successful

We’re seeking a tech-savvy guru with a knack for problem-solving and a flair for project management. The ideal candidate thrives in cloud environments, effortlessly tackles coding challenges, and crafts elegant solutions. They’re the master of timelines, the maestro of communication, and the champion of collaboration.  


  • 5+ years experience writing, deploying, and maintaining code in a team environment
  • 3+ years experience serving as a tech lead - in charge of task breakdown and delegation
  • Proficiency in cloud infrastructure, preferably with experience in AWS or similar platforms.
  • Competence in multiple programming languages, with a willingness and ability to learn new ones as needed.
  • Demonstrated experience in building user-facing features for web applications.
  • Familiarity with unit and integration testing methodologies.
  • Proven ability to propose and implement effective solutions within specified constraints, including time and resource limitations.
  • Experience in gathering and documenting project requirements effectively.
  • Ability to break down tasks, delegate responsibilities, and manage project tasks in an agile environment.
  • Track record of tracking timelines, deliverables, and issues, with a systematic approach to prioritization.
  • Strong vendor management skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with external vendors or contractors and suggest process improvements for enhanced collaboration and outcomes.


We’re proud to offer generous benefits like competitive pay, expansive paid time off options, and employer contributions to retirement and student loan repayment. WorkMoney covers the premiums for healthcare, dental, and vision plans so you don’t have to, offers a 6% 401(k) employer match, four weeks paid vacation, generous paid family and medical leave, and annual allowances for remote work and professional development.

The salary for this role is $180,250 annually and as part of our commitment to pay transparency and equity in our organization, the salary for this position is not negotiable.

Why Join Our Team?

Our workplace is dynamic and we aren’t afraid to pivot when things don’t work. We’re mission driven, hardworking, and scrappy AF. We have a good time working on hard things, and embrace the line ‘feedback is a gift’. We jump in to help each other, and make time to reflect when things go well and not so well. The truth of the matter is: we’re doing cool stuff with really cool people and having a great time doing it.

While this is a fully remote workplace, domestic travel is required for full team annual retreats and intermittent team working sessions and retreats.

WorkMoney is an equal opportunity employer. WorkMoney prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, expression, gender identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by law. We see diversity of all kinds as a necessary precondition to doing our work well and strive to build a team that reflects the diverse composition of America itself. We strongly encourage applicants from historically under-represented communities to apply. 

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