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Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Syndio Solutions

Syndio Solutions

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Do you want to empower organizations to fairly and equitably hire, promote, retain and compensate their employees? Syndio is a Series-C technology company committed to fairness in the workplace. Fueled by investments of $83M from Bessemer Ventures, Voyager Capital and social change organization Emerson Collective, Syndio is investing in growing our team and products.

This is a critical moment when organizations are looking for ways to take tangible action to fight gender and racial bias, and we believe creating diverse and inclusive workplaces for all starts with workplace equity.

About the role
We are looking for an experienced senior backend engineer with strong interest or experience in applied mathematics and statistical modeling to join the backend engineering team and collaborate on challenges at a fast-paced startup. Customer success hinges on high-quality platform and application development. Your solid and dependable software engineering work for our products will have a meaningful impact on helping companies achieve fairness in the workplace. Must currently be located in Greater Seattle, SF Bay Area or New York Metro Area.
Why this job is exciting
  • Collaborate with junior, senior and staff engineers to design and develop mid to large features and services delivered to Syndio end users.
  • Designing and implementing algorithms for budget allocation and distribution.
  • Developing mathematical models to address pay equity disparities.
  • Build scalable and secure APIs, focusing on backend integrations and ensuring robust data management and security.
  • Mentor junior team members as well as advocate and lead initiatives for technological enhancements vital to our strategic goals.
About you
  • Software Engineering Experience: Extensive experience in building reliable, performant, and maintainable backend systems.
  • Programming Proficiency: Strong skills in backend development with proficiency in at least one modern programming language such as Python or Go.
  • Cloud Architecture: Experience in architecting applications on cloud platforms, particularly Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Data Management: Strong experience with data model and schema design, and technologies such as PostgreSQL, Redis, and Cloud PubSub.
  • API Development: Thorough knowledge of API architecture and development.
  • System Scalability: Experience with optimizing back-end architectures for efficient resource efficiency and scalability.
  • Testing Methodologies: Familiarity with current testing methodologies, especially unit testing.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication capabilities for interacting with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • Team Collaboration: Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams in a collaborative environment.
  • Background: Degree or strong interest in economics, mathematics, statistics or quantitative social sciences.

Extra Credit

  • Workflow Orchestration: Experience with tools like Apache Airflow or Temporal, particularly in designing and maintaining complex workflows.
  • Advanced Analytics Development: Experience in building analytical tools that support complex data analysis.
Why you'll love it here:
  • Check out our Employee Experience page for more information on our Mission & Values, Work-Life Balance, Pay Transparency, Diversity, Culture, and Benefits.
  • 💰 Competitive Compensation. For this role our salary is targeted at $151,000 -$177,000 per year. Final offer amounts are determined by factors such as experience and expertise. We aim to take a geo neutral approach to compensation within the US, meaning that we pay based on job function and level, not location.
  • 🏆 Syndio Equity. So you can share in Syndio’s success.
  • 🏝 Flexible Vacation Policy. We encourage our team to recharge when they need to, plus paid sick & safe time, compassion leave, and voting leave.
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • 🩺 Medical, Dental, Vision. Syndio pays 90% of employee premiums and 50% for dependents.
  • 🏥 Life Insurance & Disability. Syndio covers the full premium.
  • 🏦 401(k). To help you save for your future.
  • 🧠 Hone Membership - live training platform with programs designed for leaders, managers, and individual contributors to develop skills to succeed in the workplace
  • 📍 Remote-First (within talent hubs: Seattle, SF, or NYC) #LI-Remote

Role Progression

  1. First Month - within 30 Days: We'll get to know each other! You’ll understand the user problems and priorities and see how our platform can support them. You'll set up and service your development environment and be able to run the entire app and critical workflows locally. You'll also start on handling tickets and small feature requests.
  2. Second Month - in 60 Days: You'll deepen your understanding of user pain points and start to form an opinion on necessary improvements in the codebase. Share these insights with the Engineering Manager. Expect an increasing workload, and start providing more input on building complex features.
  3. Third Month - by 90 Days: You’ll be fully ramped up and working at full capacity! You'll share your opinions, mentor junior team members, and independently design, execute, and break down tasks for yourself and other engineers. Now's the time to start proposing technical investments and improvements. Time to innovate!

The interview overview

Below you'll find an outline of the interview plan for our Senior Software Engineer, Backend position. Please note that this is what we expect the process to look like; we may ask you for supplemental information or require an additional step before making a final decision.

  1. 30 min interview with a member of our Talent Team
  2. 45 minute zoom interview with the Hiring Manager
  3. A take-home assignment (This replaces live coding in further interviews)
  4. Three video interviews with several team members (Frontend Engineers, Product & Design) - 2.5 hours
  5. Final interviews with the team manager and a backend peer - 1 hour

At Syndio, we're building a diverse team that values candor, curiosity, and community. If you share these values and are interested in joining us, we'd love to talk with you even if you don't 100% meet the "about you" listed here. We don't expect anyone to have all the answers, as long as you're willing to learn and grow with us.

Employees joining the Syndio team at this early stage of growth will impact this critical social issue and support a growing customer base (including Nordstrom, General Mills, Match Group, and others) to take tangible action on workplace fairness.

Syndio is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are building an inclusive and collaborative workplace as we grow, and we welcome team members regardless of gender/identity, sexual orientation, race or cultural background, religion, physical disability and age.