Senior Frontend Engineer

  • Varo
  • Feb 24, 2021
Full-time Fintech - Digital Banking

Job Description

Varo is an entirely new kind of bank. All digital, mission driven, FDIC insured, and designed for the way our customers live their lives.
We're on a mission to bring financial inclusion and opportunity to all hard-working Americans. Through our mobile app, we offer premium bank accounts that have no minimum balance requirement or monthly account fees, high-interest savings accounts, short term lending and solutions to help customers stretch their paycheck, build credit and start saving. Our tech-first products are designed to make money work for everyone and help customers and communities build greater financial resiliency.
Varo is distinct from other fintechs: we've made history as the first and only consumer fintech to be granted a full national bank charter by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
Varo Bank represents the evolution of a new generation of banks that are born from innovation and built on technology to empower consumers and businesses.
Our team combines the best of both consumer tech and banking, and we’re wildly passionate about helping our customers. Our teams are based in San Francisco and Salt Lake City. Privately held, we've raised over $450M to date from leading institutional investors and strategic partners including Warburg Pincus, The Rise Fund / TPG Growth, Gallatin Point Capital, Harbourvest Partners, and Progressive Insurance.
Varo is entrepreneurial, collaborative, enthusiastic, customer-oriented, fast-paced, and multicultural.  This is an open and relatively flat organization that puts an emphasis on collaboration, sharing ideas and information. For a relatively early stage company, Varo is grounded in a strong set of values and takes pride in the diversity of its employees and board. 
The Engineering Team at Varo is small but is growing rapidly. Over the next year we need to build an entire bank from scratch, so if you are looking for growth join us. Our goal is to repair the stale banking industry and build products that help improve the financial wellbeing of our customers. You will get to work with new technology stacks, be part of a great and diverse workplace, and improve the financial lives of others. In our Engineering team we value personal growth, initiative and ownership, collaboration, and the importance of thinking like an engineer.


    • Build complex, modern front-end application with beautiful, consistent and fast UI for our customers
    • Partner with designers and product managers to define the best UX and UI for the tools we’re building
    • Implement best front-end practices on our team
    • Write well-designed, well-tested, readable, maintainable code
    • Participate in code reviews to maintain code quality and distribute knowledge
    • Help lead large projects from idea to positive execution


    • 5+ years experience in building web frontend applications.
    • Strong knowledge of and experience with modern JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
    • Experience building responsive, component-based web apps with modern JavaScript front-end frameworks (e.g., Angular, React)
    • Passion for building a delightful customer experience
    • Understanding of principles of design (UI/UX)


    • Experience with financial systems (banking, lending, payments).
    • You love making complicated things, very simple.
    • You can work across teams in our rapidly growing company and drive standardization.