Lob

Automates and simplifies direct mail and address verification.

Staff Software Engineer - Platform at Lob

Location
San Francisco, CA (HQ) & Remote: AZ, CA, CO, DC, GA, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, UT, WA / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
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About the role

Lob was built by technical co-founders with a vision to make the world programmable. We offer two flagship APIs (print & mail and address verification) that enable companies to send postal mail as effortlessly as sending emails. Lob is venture-backed by the most reputable investors in tech, and we are rapidly growing our team to shape the future of our company and meet the demands of a quickly growing customer base and dynamic product offerings.

If you are looking for a progressive, fun-spirited, and mentally stimulating environment, come join us at Lob!

We offer remote working opportunities in California, Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Colorado, Washington State, Utah, and Oregon. You can also work onsite at our San Francisco headquarters.

As a Staff JavaScript Engineer, you’ll...

  • Lead performance and stability improvement efforts on our APIs as a hands on Technical Team Lead for our SWAT Team
  • Work closely with Product engineering teams to instrument their code for performance observability
  • Educate peer teams and provide documentation and processes for scalable system development, introducing new tooling as necessary.
  • Help progressively improve/refactor our ecosystem of services: break up large bottlenecks, experiment with different workflows, etc.

For this role, we’re looking for:

  • 5+ Years of Server-side Node.js experience 
  • 3+ years of RDMS/SQL experience (Postgres, MySQL)
  • Strong problem solving and presentation skills 
  • A desire to work openly and share your trials and learnings with the team
  • Ability to grow other team members in your own areas of expertise while being open to learning and growing from theirs
  • Familiarity with Service Oriented Architecture and how to work through issues and improvements across multiple services.
  • A strong appreciation for application observability, simplicity, building fault-tolerant systems.

Since great engineers come from a variety of backgrounds, it doesn’t particularly matter if you have a specific degree—we want to hear about your contributions in a real-world setting.

Our team loves working at Lob because…

  • Our business model is incredibly sustainable and Lob has thousands of customers ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. 
  • We are a growing, dynamic and passionate team headquartered in San Francisco, with team members throughout the US. We give our employees a lot of responsibility and ownership of their work. You will have fun at work while engaging in challenging projects. 

Perks

  • Health benefits for you and your dependent(s)
  • Medical Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Wellness program (includes monthly stipend or free Barry’s Bootcamp classes!)
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401K
  • Commuter & Parking benefits (includes monthly stipend) for those based out of our San Francisco office
  • Free lunch, snacks and dinner when working at our San Francisco office
  • Dog-friendly San Francisco office
  • Allowance for in-person team meetings (all flights and accommodations covered) for those not based out of our San Francisco office
  • Home-office setup and phone/internet stipend for those not based out of our San Francisco office

Ground floor opportunity as an early member of the Lob team; you’ll directly shape the direction of our company

Additional Information: *Colorado only - salary $141,590 - $161,625 offer includes benefits, equity, 401K

Our Commitment to Diversity

Lob is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of backgrounds and perspectives to cultivate an environment of understanding to have greater impact on our business and customers. We encourage under-represented groups to apply and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

 

#86 on Y Combinator's Top Private Companies List 2021
BuiltIn Best Midsize Companies to Work For 2021
2020 Inc 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies
2019 Timmy Awards - Best Tech Workplace for Diversity, Community Favorite in the Bay Area
Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500

 

Why you should join Lob

Lob is automating the offline world. Businesses use Lob’s APIs to programmatically create and deliver transactional and marketing direct mail—turning it from a slow, manual process into a timely, relevant, and personalized communication channel. Lobsters—employees at Lob—enjoy a relaxed work environment where curiosity is harnessed for professional and personal growth.

Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Lob is venture-backed by Y Combinator, Polaris Partners, Floodgate, and First Round Capital.

Find out more about Lob and what we’re up to by following our blog: https://lob.com/blog or visiting our website: https://lob.com.