A flexible work app that connects businesses with hourly workers.

Senior Software Engineer

$160K - $190K
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

At Instawork, we’re driven by our vision to create economic opportunity for local businesses and skilled hourly professionals in communities around the world. With a growing number of hub cities across the world in the U.S., Canada, India, and beyond, we’re looking for top talent to help rapidly scale our high-tech and high-touch labor marketplace. Our accomplished and dedicated team is passionate about our mission and committed to crafting revolutionary products, all with the backing of our world-class investors, including Benchmark, Spark Capital, Craft Ventures, Greylock Capital, Y Combinator, and more!

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Software Engineer, with a proven track record of success to join our rapidly growing team. Reporting to an Engineering Manager this role serves as a critical member of the Engineering team in San Francisco, and is responsible for working in a product team building new features and products across web and mobile. All of the engineers work across the full stack, so we take special care to make the experience as seamless and productive as possible. You will contribute to our process by developing best practices/conventions, tooling, and evaluating new libraries/technologies. This position is required to be in the office a couple of days a week.

What You'll Do

Develop high-impact features end to end on web and mobile Act as a tech lead for larger projects Create and analyze A/B tests for new features Collaborate with PMs and designers to find the right approach to build a feature Provide feedback to engineers in the form of code reviews and comments on technical documents Mentor junior and mid level engineers on the team Who You Are

7+ years of experience Must be hands-on and coding 80% of time with strong engineering fundamentals Has worked in agile, fast-paced environments, with distributed teams Experienced in working with large amounts of data and designing scalable backend systems for high throughput Team lead and mentorship experience Track record of launching and iterating on apps or large software projects Recruiting experience (sourcing, interviewing, offering, etc) is ideal Full-stack engineering with more focus on backend technologies Django and python are preferred and nice-to-have to minimize ramp up time For CA based applicants:

The base salary for this position is $160,000-190,000 This position is eligible for equity in the form of stock options This position is eligible for Instawork benefits, including: A variety of medical, dental, and vision plans with coverage beginning on the date of hire Flexible paid time off At least 8 paid company holidays annually Home office stipend Phone stipend Commuter stipend Supplemental pay on qualified leaves Employee health savings accounts (HSA) contribution Flexible spending plans 401K plan Perkspot - discount program through Lumity A variety of factors are considered when determining someone’s compensation including a candidate’s professional background, experience, and location. Final offer amounts may vary from the amounts listed above.

Instawork Values

Bias for Action -- We are a growing team and an evolving product. We want a team of do’ers to drive the company forward, even if it means making decisions with incomplete information or being wrong. Act Like an Owner -- Treat this company as though it is your own. Execute on the fundamentals, and act creatively to drive growth. Your ability to drive impact in any part of our company is only limited by your courage and conviction, not your job title. Always Be Learning -- We are changing an entire industry. We strive to learn from each other and get better each day, week, and month, so that our team’s learnings can compound and we can all improve, together. Empathy, Trust, Candor -- Empathy for our business partners and professionals means we put ourselves in their shoes. Empathy for our colleagues means we are always upfront and honest with each other, which comes from trust. #LI-CR1

About Instawork

Founded in 2016, Instawork is the leading flexible work app for local, hourly professionals. Its digital marketplace connects thousands of businesses and more than three million workers, filling a critical role in local economies. Instawork has been featured on CBS News, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Associated Press, and more. In 2022, Instawork was ranked among the country’s top 10% of fastest-growing companies by Inc. 5000 and was included in the Forbes Next Billion Dollar Startup list. Instawork was also named the 2022 ACE Award recipient for “Best Innovation” and one of the “Best Business Apps” by Business Insider. Instawork helps businesses in the food & beverage, hospitality, and warehouse/logistics industries fill temporary and permanent job opportunities in more than 25 markets across the U.S. and Canada.

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We value diversity on our team and firmly believe Instawork is stronger when we hire people who make their own unique contributions to our culture. We welcome all applicants and encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

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About Instawork

Instawork is the on-demand staffing app for hospitality gigs. We quickly and reliably match businesses with nearby qualified workers. We’re excited to enable our Professionals, a new generation of the emerging, diverse workforce, to be a part of the growing gig economy.

We’ve been fortunate to be funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley: Benchmark (Bill Gurley), Y Combinator, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Steve Chen (co-founder of YouTube), Mike Vernal (VP of Product at Facebook), among many more.

Team Size:500
Location:San Francisco
Sumir Meghani
Sumir Meghani