Our History

Perfect Payday was started in 2012 by two entrepreneurs who saw how difficult it was for small businesses to organize and manage payments to their employees and contractors. It wasn't uncommon for local restaurants and clothing boutiques to have file cabinets full of pay stubs and tax forms that frequently got misplaced or went missing.

Eric and Max set about building an online application that would digitize all of a company's records, automate paychecks, calculate and pay or deduct necessary taxes, and give employees easy access to their personal account information. Perfect Payday uses modern web technologies, including a Rails web stack to deliver a clean, simple, and efficient interactive web experience.

Customers praise Perfect Payday for being cost-effective and easy to use. Business owners can quickly set up the application, enter their company and employee details, and automatically process their payroll, which frees up time to focus on their own businesses and customers.

Last December, they closed a $24 million Series A funding round with a valuation of $120 million. The leadership team announced plans to expand their offerings to large businesses with an enterprise solution that includes integration with leading bank-office products.

Our Team

Perfect Payday is based in New York, NY and currently consists of 34 people, spread across four teams: Product, Sales, Customer Service, and Operations. They are especially focused on growing their Sales and Product teams and are looking for smart, creative, problem solvers that are excited to take on new challenges in a fast-paced environment.

Our Culture

At Perfect Payday, we pride ourselves on maintaining an honest, innovative, and open-minded environment where everyone feels welcome and is excited to contribute. Company-wide meetings are held monthly to make sure everyone is on the same page about current goals and milestones, and to keep the whole team up-to-date on the state of the company.

Members of the Perfect Payday family enjoy their fair share of perks including catered lunches, gym reimbursement, and a flexible work schedule allowing all team members to work from home one day each week.


Jordan Lee


Software Engineer at WeFinance
July 2014–Present
Develop interactive content from concept to fully functional application. Manage code and style guide for digital platforms

Software Engineer at Google
January 2011–June 2014
Worked on the Search Infrastructure team

Co-Founder and CEO at DigiTracker
July 2010–December 2010
Developed a native iOS app for online price monitoring of electronic consumer goods

Software Developer at National Instruments
June 2008–January 2010
Developed Java-based websites for company’s internal sales team and external producer network


University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Computer Science


Proficient in Git, GitHub, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Java, browser extensions. Some experience with user research, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Angular.js, Python, information architecture, user interface design.


Front End Software Engineer at Perfect Payday

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, an excellent communicator, and has solid design and UX sensibilities.

  • Collaborate with UX Designers and Back End Engineers to design and implement new features
  • Identify and follow front-end best practices
  • Address performance cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Develop and integrate with web service APIs
Preferred Experience
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 2+ years developing web applications (preferably at a startup)
  • Expert knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS
  • Familiarity with server-side frameworks such as Ruby on Rails or Django
  • Some knowledge or demonstration of UI design best practices