Pave

Plan, communicate, and benchmark your compensation in real-time.

Senior Backend Software Engineer

Location
San Francisco, New York City
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

About Pave

At Pave, we believe the world of compensation is broken, and we’re going to fix it. Today, teams cobble together hundreds of messy spreadsheets and outdated surveys to determine how to compensate their employees. At best, they’re leveraging stale data from an industry that is quickly evolving past it. Add COVID, a new remote and distributed workforce, and you have an even blurrier picture of what “market compensation” is, how it’s evolving, and how to communicate it to employees.

That’s where we come in. Pave allows companies to benchmark compensation to leaders in their industry, analyze internal compensation data and make the right adjustments, then visually communicate compensation to their employees.  We’re building the world’s largest real-time compensation data platform on the path to help employers and employees navigate the murky world of compensation with clarity, equity, and accessibility. And you don’t have to just hear it from us — you can hear it from our customers: AllbirdsHover, Shopify, Discord and more.

Our Team

With amazing growth comes amazing engineering challenges. We're looking for talented software engineers to build amazing products, while supporting complex data infrastructure. 

 

You'll have the opportunity to champion initiatives and directly shape culture. Pave sits in the sweet spot of project ownership and support, with talented engineers from the likes of Apple, Facebook, and Uber.

 

Check out our Engineering Blog to learn more about what we're building!

Your Primary Focus

  • Work with our product teams to build a best-in-class API and data layer to power our products. 
  • Partner with other engineers to scale our infrastructure, data pipeline, and unlock new product value.
  • Partner with business stakeholders to solve meaningful problems for our customers.

About You

  • 5+ years of experience building scalable and service oriented applications 
  • Excited by the idea of championing projects end-to-end
  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS, GCP) and API layers (e.g. GraphQL)
  • Experience working with authentication & authorization controls
  • Scaled production systems to handle large volume
  • Worked with data pipelines and complex data systems

Our Tech Stack

  • Typescript and Node.js
  • GCP Firestore, Cloud Run, BigQuery

Salary Range

Pave’s salary range for this position is $203,000 - $236,000 USD per year. This salary range may include multiple levels. Your level is based on our assessment of your interview performance and experience, which you can always ask the hiring manager about to understand in more detail. Salary is just one component of Pave's total compensation package for employees. Your total rewards package at Pave will include equity, top-notch medical, dental and vision coverage, commuter benefits, catered lunch, an unlimited PTO policy, and many other region-specific benefits.

Our Compensation Philosophy

Pave’s compensation philosophy is to target the 75th percentile of the market for both cash and equity. This means that the “mid point” of every band at Pave is the 75th percentile of the broader market.

Pave also has a merit-based philosophy when it comes to compensation increases. We run a performance cycle twice per year to evaluate employees’ performance. Higher than average performance ratings result in compensation increases to the upper end of the individual’s compensation range for their role. The result is that high performers at Pave are paid above the 75th percentile of the market at large.

Pave is committed to pay equity. If you get an offer from Pave, it will be based on your level as determined by your interview performance. And nothing else. We explicitly do not negotiate salary and equity to ensure that we aren’t introducing bias that could lead to pay inequities within the team between candidates who have different negotiation tactics.

Our Mission

🎉 Make compensation open, transparent, and fair.

Our Values

💡Be Intellectually Honest

☀️ Be Transparent

🔥 Bring Your Fire

Focus On Impact

🤗 Hug Of Jawn

💪 Stretch The Rubber Band

 

Life at Pave

Pave is growing incredibly fast, and we have high ambition. We've complemented our ambitious goals with a world-class culture and a variety of amazing benefits. Some of these include:

Compensation: Competitive salary and startup equity for full-time employees

Wellness: Top tier health insurance along for full-time employees

Food: All meals while working, plus snacks. We take our snacking seriously

Commute: Commuter pre-tax benefit accounts + employer contribution for full-time employees

Tech: Choose your laptop and accessories of choice

Team: Retreats, happy hours, and events for our team, friends, and family

Flexible Time Off: Take the time you need - we encourage our team to unplug with unlimited PTO

WFH Wednesday: A dedicated work from home day each week + additional flexibility by team!

Location: Our company HQ is in San Francisco's FiDi with a high energy in-person culture. We also have a hub in NYC!

Pave is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or another legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request accommodation, please email [recruiting at pave]

 

A final note — we highly encourage you to apply for this role, even if you don’t feel entirely qualified, or entirely sure. You never know!

 

#LI-Onsite

 

Why you should join Pave

** What's the problem? **

  • Do you know how your compensation is decided?
  • How do your employers know the market rate?
  • How is your financial success tied to the company's financial success?

** Who are we: **

Pave is a compensation hub that provides real-time benchmarking data and tools to help companies guide their compensation plans. Companies integrate their HR systems and unlock Pave’s real-time data and suite of intelligent software tools. We communicate the company's compensation policy to their employees, and explain how they grow as the company grows.

** What we do: **

At Pave, you will reinvent the world of compensation and help build a more transparent future. Pave allows companies to benchmark compensation to leaders in their industry, analyze internal compensation data. We launched in March of 2020, and in 2022 now proudly serve over 5,700 customers (and growing!). This makes Pave the largest compensation provider in the world for private technology companies.

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Pave
Founded:2019
Team Size:150
Location:San Francisco
Founders
Matt Schulman
Matt Schulman
Founder