Senior Software Engineer
About the role
Snapdocs is an early-stage, rapidly growing company backed by investors like Sequoia, SV Angel, and YCombinator looking for an empathetic Senior Software Engineer to build the next generation of our products. Are you interested in bringing an industry into the future? Then this role is for you.
We're a small team tackling the absolutely massive mortgage market. We're bringing modern, elegant software to a field that still relies on fax machines and manila envelopes. We bring security, efficiency and joy to a paper-based pillar of the US economy.
The type of problems we focus on involve workflow, product design, and data. Monolith vs microservice is an ongoing debate. We are working to find a good authentication pattern that allows for people to work across companies in multiple roles (which is trickier than you might think!). Domain Driven Design is our guiding light.
We trust our team members to make smart decisions. This means we value both independent work as well as collaboration. We're becoming ubiquitous in one segment of the market and now we're looking to hire another core engineer to help us expand further.
As a Senior Software Engineer you will play a central role in the development of high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical business systems. You will own the design, build, and maintenance of APIs, backend services, and distributed systems. In addition to contributing to core services, you will build new tools for our in-house Quality Control team & even lend a helping hand to debug production issues across services when the need arises. You will work with product and engineering teams to release at a high velocity and contribute in all phases of the SDLC. We expect you to lead by example, improve engineering standards, live best practices and create processes that enable our team to build world class software for an industry in need of change.
Ideally, over the past 7+ years you have gained mastery of at least one of these: Ruby, Go, Scala, Java (or any Object-Oriented programming language). Self identified polyglots fit well within our team. You have seen scale in your time; solving a diverse range of problems in both start ups and large organizations. Your years in the trenches enable you to work at scale with complex distributed systems & relational databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc) easily and effectively. Today our team is working in Ruby on Rails, React, Postgres, AWS, Docker, & Kubernetes to name a few but things change quickly so be comfortable learning new tools. We take a pragmatic approach to programming language experience and believe languages can be learned so don't get too hung up if you have not worked with our tools. Learning new languages is a challenge that excites you.
Snapdocs’ culture is one that strongly values diversity and drive. We want to work with people of different backgrounds and different paths in life, and we trust our team members to make smart decisions. This means we value independent work as well as collaboration. We provide excellent benefits (including a 10 year exercise window on your options (!)) and our location in the heart of the Financial District in SF is super convenient.
Why you should join Snapdocs
Snapdocs powers homeownership. Using technology, we’re building the connective tissue for an entire pillar of the U.S. economy: residential real estate.
Today, we’re working to perfect mortgage closings, but that’s only the beginning. If we succeed, more than five million families per year will gain clarity and transparency as they make the biggest financial decision of their lives: buying a home. Before Snapdocs, no one felt responsible or empowered to solve the problems we face every day we come to the office.
It's complex and difficult work, and the result is not an app we brag about at tech industry parties. Instead, we're making a difference and carefully building a team that shares our priorities—pragmatism, respect and empathy for our clients, and building honest products that improve all our users’ lives.