What’s Bench? Check us out inFintech Impact, Perkins + Will, Daily Hive, BC Business, our Instagram, and our Blog.
We acknowledge that Bench headquarters is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
We’re a committed and talented group of diverse people working hard to solve a real, universal problem for millions of entrepreneurs: businesses need to understand their financial performance, but for many smaller ones, this means a trade-off between doing their books and running their businesses. Bench solves this dilemma by taking bookkeeping off of their hands. We’ve paired smart humans with incredibly powerful software to develop the fastest, most efficient bookkeeping service in history. This lets us provide monthly and yearly financials at an incredibly accessible price, giving business owners the time, confidence, and knowledge they need to be successful.
Bench is growing fast. Recently, we’ve onboarded our 10,000th client and our 500th employee. We have a clear, funded path to profitability, and a roadmap that we believe will rapidly accelerate the trajectory of our business. We’re looking for the brightest minds who love solving tough problems to join us on this incredible journey, in pursuit of bringing financial mastery to our clients.
What does the Engineering department look like?
Joining Bench’s Engineering team means joining a diverse group of individuals. Among us are outdoors enthusiasts, tabletop gamers, theatre buffs, metal fans, tennis players and much more. Some of us have degrees in Computer Science, some of us went to bootcamps, and some of us are self-taught. We don’t all look, think, or communicate in the same way—herein lies the strength of our team.
Here's an excerpt from our Head of Technology, Blake, in this post about Why This Is A Really Exciting Time to Join Bench:
"COVID-19 threw a dump truck full of wrenches at us, and we had to once again reinvent ourselves in order to first survive and ultimately thrive.Without question,this period of intense uncertainty in the world has helped us level up as a company, and I’ve never been more proud of what we’ve been able to achieve.
This crisis has taught us that we make great business decisions when we truly care about the wellbeing of our clients.
Through this commitment, we’ve been able to support over 4300 small businesses in accessing $265M in relief loans that were literally the only chance they had to stay afloat.
With the world on lockdown, having areal human bookkeeperwho can talk you through your problems has been a huge relief for our clients. We’ve also been able to share critical information with over 6.5 million visitors on our blog (roughly 7x pre-COVID), which has become the top resource on the internet for information about US government financial relief programs during COVID-19."
Curious what life on our Engineering team is like? Check out our Engineering blog. We recommend starting with this post about our blameless culture, and this post about how we ship code.
What is a Software Engineer 4?
An Engineer 4 takes their rock-solid individual capabilities and uses them to act as a multiplier for the abilities of the other members of their team. This is a significant jump in responsibility from Engineer 3 — from this point forward, it's not about your individual contributions, it's about the overall success of the people who work with you. Engineer 4s live and breathe our culture, and accept responsibility for the health and security of the systems they work with. They work with their team to seek alignment in how we build so that their teammates can operate autonomously with confidence.
At Bench, one of our cultural principles is that we're Default Open. Default Open means taking the time to define the things we care about, and sharing them. In this spirit, we've shared our engineering competencies with the world in a blog post here. This document better outlines what an Engineer 4 looks like and what it takes to be a successful engineer at Bench.
The extra details:
This is a full-time permanent position because we want to spend lots of time with your wonderful self!
Open to full time remote work for the right candidate.
This position offers an annual salary, stock options, and an extended benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision.
Once safe to do, we'll return to work in our downtown Vancouver office. It's dog-friendly, close to lots of great restaurants, and easily accessible via transit. We also pride ourselves on our office coffee and the fridge is always stocked, compliments of Bench
We believe that unchecked biases disproportionately impact the most marginalized people in society—including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or other marginalized communities because we believe that without you, we are all less. At Bench, we don’t stand for tokenism. We stand for representation.