[Hiring] Staff Software Engineer – Issuing at Lithic

June 11, 2024

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    June 11, 2024
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    Fresh, 1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years
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Job Description

Lithic creates card issuing and payment infrastructure for technology companies that just works. We help some of the world’s fastest-growing digital banks, fintech companies, and software companies process billions in transactions annually.

We are hiring a Staff Software Engineer for our Card Program team to lead Lithic’s next phase of growth – you’ll be doing as much technical leadership as you will be writing code. The Card Program team maintains services that manage the entire lifecycle of a card, including card issuance, physical card manufacturing, digital wallet tokenization, as well as KYB/KYC.

Additionally, the Card Program designs and maintains the stability of Lithic’s API (gateway, SDK), working with other Lithic teams to maintain our developer-first brand promise. You will become an expert in the card payments space. The team primarily uses Python and C++.

Job responsibilities: 

  • Ensure high reliability and availability for Lithic’s API
  • Lead development of new card lifecycle features (card issuance, tokenization, and physical card manufacturing)
  • Ensure that the team is delivering reliable, secure, and scalable code with minimal tech debt
  • Own initiatives from planning to launch, keeping stakeholders informed and aligned along the way
  • Lead efforts to improve systems and processes both within the team and across engineering
  • Drive strategic planning in collaboration with the engineering manager and product manager
  • Mentor, sponsor, and empower team members to help them grow
  • Participate in the team on-call rotation


  • Experience shipping in production environment and leading projects
  • Advanced distributed system instincts and design skills
  • Ability to lead large cross-functional projects and step in as a strong individual contributor
  • A proven commitment to empathy and inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Growth mindset and continuous desire to learn and improve is a must
  • An interest in fintech and the payments space is preferred

Base salary range for US candidates: $200,000 – $220,000


  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 401(k) match
  • Life Insurance and AD&D policy
  • 3% cashback on all Privacy purchases
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