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Sr. Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

About Collective:

Collective is on a mission to redefine the way businesses-of-one work. Collective’s technology and team of trusted advisors enables our members to achieve financial independence by taking care of everything from business incorporation to accounting, bookkeeping, tax services and access to a thriving community, all in one integrated platform. We believe in empowering self-employed people to enjoy the same tax savings that big companies get.

Featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Techcrunch and more. We’re backed by General Catalyst, Sound Ventures (Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary), QED Investors, Google’s Gradient Ventures, Expa and prominent investors who have financed and built iconic companies like YouTube, Substack, Twitch, Box, Hims, Instacart, Lyft, and more.

About the role:

Nearly 20,000 amazing Founders have applied for membership since we first launched and our revenue has grown 8x. Most importantly, we have saved our average member over $16,000 annually in taxes.

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Backend Engineer to join and be a key member of our engineering team. You will play a critical role in designing, developing, and maintaining our backend systems, ensuring seamless data flow and robust functionality. This is a unique opportunity to work with a talented team on challenging projects that have a real impact on our industry.

💻 Our stack

  • Backend: Django
  • Frontend: React

🛠 Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain scalable, high-performance backend systems.
  • Collaborate with frontend developers and product teams to integrate user-facing elements with server-side logic.
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability.
  • Implement security and data protection measures.
  • Create reusable code and libraries for future use.
  • Provide technical leadership and contribute to the strategic direction of our backend architecture.
  • Lead by example, promote a culture of egoless learning, and take on a mentorship role.

🙌 Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in backend development.
  • An understanding or desire to work in Python.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and explain complex technical concepts to stakeholders across a variety of disciplines.

Why work with us:

  • Collective is the first online back office platform designed for Businesses-of-One.
  • Tax is a very challenging space and you will grow fast.
  • We were backed by top tier VCs.
  • We promote open and transparent culture within the company.
  • We’re fast-paced and you learn every day.

What we offer in return

  • Compensation Range: $195,000 - $214,000 USD annual base salary
  • A remote first environment
  • A diverse and collaborative team culture
  • Stock options package
  • 14 company holidays + unlimited PTO
  • 401K
  • Employer paid Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
    • 100% coverage for employees
    • 75% coverage for dependents
    • up to $5,000 for out of state travel expenses, if needed
  • PC or Mac laptop + $750 Home office stipend
  • Paid parental leave
  • Team events and virtual gatherings
  • $600 wellness bonus

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Collective, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and our community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Collective is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.