Senior Software Engineer, Backend

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Brightwheel · Remote (USA)

$135,000 - $187,000 Per Year
Posted 1 day ago

Our Mission and Opportunity
Early education is one of the greatest determinants of childhood outcomes, is a must for working families, and has lasting social and economic impact. Brightwheel’s vision is to enable high quality early education for every child — by giving teachers meaningfully more time with students each day, engaging parents in the development of their kids, and supporting the small businesses that make up the backbone of the $100 billion early education market. Brightwheel is the most loved technology brand in early education globally, trusted by thousands of educators and millions of families.
Our Team
We are a fully remote team with employees across every time zone in the US, and a small hub in Austin. Our team is passionate, talented, and customer-focused. Our exceptional investor group includes Addition, Bessemer Venture Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GGV Capital, Lowercase Capital, Emerson Collective, and Mark Cuban. 
We believe that everyone—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve— should be given the opportunity to learn and thrive, whatever their background may be. We celebrate diversity in all forms because it allows our team and the communities we serve to reach their full potential and do their best work.
Our Culture
We challenge ourselves every day to improve our quality of life—from our employees to the students, teachers, and administrators we serve. We care deeply about how our work enriches our customers now and scales for the future. 
We are owners and see our work through. We are growth-minded, we iterate, and we seek to continuously improve. We are pragmatic, and we root decisions in data, logic, and intuition. Yet we value speed and a strong bias for action. We lean into collaboration, assume the best from everyone, and welcome differing opinions. We have audacious goals with a can-do attitude, break down walls to get stuff done, and are resourceful in order to accomplish more with less.

What You'll Do

    • Develop software solutions for medium complexity product engineering projects towards a business goal; ship software that matters to our customers and our company
    • Participate in scaling applications and services to handle over 1M requests per minute using pragmatic & distributed software architectures
    • Improve software development tooling enabling self and others on immediate team or discipline to work more effectively 
    • Identify and diagnose issues of reliability and performance; rapidly deploy code to address issues
    • Analyze data insights to uncover opportunities to improve performance for a great customer experience
    • Implement excellence in engineering process & culture within your team
    • Collaborate with the product team effectively and with empathy; promote technical learning within your team and discipline
    • Interview and evaluate engineering candidates' technical capabilities to help grow our engineering team

Qualifications: Technical Skills

    • You are good at software design, and you write high-quality code in general-purpose programming languages like Java, Python, and Ruby
    • You have experience with shipping high-performance, medium complexity, applications, and services in AWS or equivalent
    • You have a solid understanding and hands-on experience developing with Postgres/SQL or equivalent technologies

Qualifications: Essential People Skills

    • You make pragmatic technology choices at work and make time to learn in your slack time whenever appropriate. You don’t build science projects.
    • You care deeply about your work and know how your attitude affects those around you; it’s obvious you’re having fun with your work and peers.
    • You are humble enough to use frameworks and technologies that aren’t your favorite but won’t have a materially adverse impact; you strive to improve the velocity with new frameworks & technologies.
    • You experiment with many different development and project methodologies and have a healthy appreciation for what works; you drive engineering process and culture improvements.
    • You focus on clear and concise communication because you understand it’s the most significant responsibility of your job as an engineer.
    • You love to teach and learn from your peers.
Brightwheel is committed to internal pay equity and offers a competitive compensation package, including base salary, equity, and benefits. Our benefits package includes premium medical, dental, and vision benefits, generous paid parental leave, a flexible paid time off policy, a monthly wellness and productivity stipend, and a Learning & Development stipend.
For cash compensation, brightwheel sets standard ranges for all roles based on function, level, and geographic location, benchmarked against similar-stage growth companies.
In alignment with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual cash compensation for this role in Colorado is targeted at $135,000-$168,000. In alignment with the New York State Senate Bill S9427A and California State Senate Bill No. 1162, the annual cash compensation for this role in California and New York City is targeted at $159,000-$187,000. In alignment with Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, the annual cash compensation for this role in Washington is targeted at $135,000-$187,000.
Multiple factors, including geographic location, candidate experience, and expertise, determine final offer amounts. If you are applying from a different location and have questions about the compensation band for your region, please ask your recruiter.
Brightwheel is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment, and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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