Principal Software Engineer, Back-End

TrueAccord, San Francisco, CA

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Why TrueAccord?

Debt collection is failing consumers. Every year, 77 million Americans have negative experiences with the collections process, and they deserve a better approach - one that is more relevant, more digital, and less abrasive. That’s why banks, lenders, and industry leaders are coming to TrueAccord for innovative solutions recovering outstanding receivables.

TrueAccord is a category-defining company. We combine machine learning with a human based approach to assist both clients and consumers through a challenging financial process. With a world-class leadership team, passionate and driven team members, and a diverse and growing client base, TrueAccord is well positioned for continued success. Come join our team and disrupt a multi-billion dollar industry that's been waiting for change.

The Role:

TrueAccord is growing at a prodigious rate. We are encountering challenges of scale as our system approaches tens of millions of transactions per week. Our product is scaling rapidly with new large clients and new features. In this position, you will be responsible for helping to craft and guide the direction of our technology eco-system as well as tackle large implementations yourself. We welcome you to be a part of a highly collaborative and competent team where everyone is responsible for a piece of TrueAccord’s success.

We are looking for a Software Engineer with a consistent track record of making productive development decisions. We highly value code quality and maintainability, and we fully embrace continuous deployment. We are primarily a functional Scala shop, so functional language experience is a huge plus.

We are a small, highly-productive engineering team that appreciates clean and elegant solutions to large and messy real-world business problems.  This is a great opportunity to join an engineering team of a successful fast-growing start-up that is transforming the industry, while expanding your software engineering skills.


  • Lead a stream of work from design, testing, implementation and maintenance once released
  • Work closely with the TPM and our clients to collaborate on requirements
  • Work closely with DevOps to prepare new applications for deployment
  • Be a part of a culture of continuous improvement
  • Break work down to tasks and determine path to completion
  • Mentor other engineers, effectively communicate complex systems simply
  • Contribute to overall engineering initiatives including recruiting

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • +10 years of professional software development experience
  • Expert in debugging and solving complex distributed systems
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work within a team setting and work multi-functionally
  • Ability to prioritize work in a rapidly growing environment
  • Strong hands on experience in cloud technology
  • Expert in implementing and deploying micro-services

Bonus Points

  • Expert in object oriented modeling
  • Expert in Scala or Java Functional programming is a plus
  • CS degree or equivalent experience
  • Hands on experience with a production
  • Kubernetes installation
  • Hands on experience with gRPC
What TrueAccord offers you + Culture & Benefits

TrueAccord is headquartered in San Francisco and has a newly opened a location of excellence in Lenexa, KS.  We offer a healthy work environment that continuously builds an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone is able to develop the best version of themselves.  We are a dynamic group of people who are subject matter experts with a passion for change.

We offer:
*** Generous paid time off
*** Paid training
*** We promote work/life harmony
*** Paid holidays
*** Health, dental and vision benefits
*** 401K with matching

Our teams are crafting solutions to big problems every day.  If you’re looking for an opportunity to do impactful work, join TrueAccord and make a difference.

Our Dedication to Diversity & Inclusion

TrueAccord is an equal opportunity employer. We promote, value, and thrive with a diverse & inclusive team. Different perspectives contribute to better solutions and this makes us stronger every day. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

About TrueAccord

Our Story Join the revolution in debt collection. Back in 2013, after being treated badly while subjected to collections on a small balance; we realized there was something inherently wrong with the way debt collection was being done. We recognized an opportunity to build a system to fundamentally change the debt collection industry, so we created TrueAccord to turn collections into a recovery and reconciliation process. Fast forward to 2017, and TrueAccord has already worked with more than 1.5 million consumers of major banks and issuers, eCommerce companies and direct lenders. Hundreds of thousands have dealt with their debts with convenient payment plans, customized scheduled, and easy documentation. We are on a journey to transform the debt collection industry while helping consumers reach financial health. If you are owed money, owe money to anyone, or work in collections and want to be inspired - come join the revolution. Email us, call, or come to one of our events across the nation.


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