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Software Engineer, Backend

Syndio Solutions

Syndio Solutions

Software Engineering
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 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 someone excited to join the backend engineering team and collaborate on challenges at a fast-paced startup. You will join Syndio at a critical moment as we invest in our growing engineering teams to evolve the platform to meet increasingly complex user needs. 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. We are hiring within Greater Seattle, SF Bay Area, and New York Metro Area.

About you

  • You are growing your technical leadership with the ability to propose solutions based on your experience and incorporating feedback from your team.
  • You want to be an individual contributor, designing and implementing cutting-edge engineering approaches.
  • You’re interested in enterprise technology applications architecture, design, development, and maintenance, with a strong focus on performance, reliability, and security.
  • You excel in a collaborative environment, supported by a strong team of design and engineering resources.
  • You are ready to collaborate with teams across the organization to ensure that our users' needs are being met.
  • You have good communication skills, which enable you to interface effectively with both technical and non-technical teams.
  • You know how to prioritize and deliver multiple tasks or assignments on time.
  • You bring problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to our dynamic startup environment.
  • You are passionate about our mission to close equity gaps and create fairness in the workplace.

Required Skills

  • Experience building reliable, performant, and maintainable backend systems
  • Strong skills in backend development with proficiency in Go (proficiency with additional modern programming languages, especially Python, is a plus)
  • Proficient in designing and implementing asynchronous workflows (experience with tools like Apache Airflow, Temporal, or Google Cloud Run for workflow orchestration is a plus)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in architecting applications on cloud platforms (we use Google Cloud Platform)
  • Proficient with data model and schema design and technologies such as PostgreSQL, Redis, and Cloud PubSub
  • Demonstrated ability to discuss and weigh trade-offs across API boundaries with resource usage and scalability in mind
  • Familiarity with unit and integration testing methodologies
  • Effective communication capabilities for interacting with both technical and non-technical teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional teams in a collaborative environment

Extra Credit

  • Experience with using Docker to containerize and run applications, as well as interacting with Kubernetes clusters
  • Advanced Analytics Development: Experience building analytical tools supporting complex data analysis.
  • Experience using pandas, scypy, or similar data analysis and manipulation libraries
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. Our base salary for this role is $133k—$156k per year. Final offer amounts are determined by factors such as experience and expertise. We 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. Within 1 Month, we'll get to know each other! You’ll have completed a comprehensive and supportive onboarding process to help you understand the product, the business, and the customer journey. 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 handling tickets and small feature requests.
  2. Within 3 Months, you'll deepen your understanding of user pain points and start to form an opinion on potential 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. Within 6 Months, you’ll be fully ramped up and working at capacity! You'll collaborate with other engineers to design, execute, and break down tasks for yourself and others.

The interview overview

Below is an outline of the interview plan for our Mid-Level Software Engineer 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-minute interview with a member of our Talent Team
  2. 45-minute Zoom interview with an Engineering Manager
  3. A take-home assignment (This replaces live coding in further interviews)
  4. Four video interviews with several team members (Backend, Frontend, Product) - 2.75 hours

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.