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🔨Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Grit



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

Senior/Staff Software Engineer - Grit


About Us

Grit is on a mission to crush technical debt.
We believe that a big challenge in the next decade will be crumbling digital infrastructure. Our entire modern economy runs on code, but we haven’t developed appropriate tools to ensure software remains reliable over time.
Companies know that technical debt threatens the reliability of their services and slows down the pace of innovation, but struggle to find enough engineering talent to fix issues—most software maintenance today is still done manually and delayed as long as possible.
We believe there is a better way: we’re building Grit, a query language for automatically maintaining software. Underneath, we use advanced parsing, static analysis, and machine learning to automatically generate pull requests.
Founders Fund and Abstract Ventures led our $7M seed round and we have many paying customers on our beta product. Our team is currently 5 engineers.

About the role

As an early engineer, you will have a huge impact on the engineering decisions that set us up for the future. You’ll work directly with Cosmin and Morgante across all layers of our stack to build new features and ship critical functionality for customers.
We’re working on complicated technical problems at the intersection of static analysis, machine learning, and developer experience. If you like doing the hard work to build a magical customer experience or are equally excited by research papers and delightful UX, this role is for you.
If this role sounds interesting to you, let us know here. Even if you’re not quite sure, we encourage you to apply anyway.


Build new features for our web app (React) or CLI (TypeScript)
Integrate new static analysis tools into our backend (GraphQL + TypeScript).
Innovate on language design for our transformation tool and consider the ideal developer experience.
Thoughtfully suggest new architectural solutions and the introduction of appropriate technologies for scaling towards our public launch.
Design cloud infrastructure (we use Google Cloud and Kubernetes) to deliver reliability and velocity.


4+ years experience as a software developer
Shipped full-stack products before; comfortable working across API boundaries
Execution-driven mindset: you love shipping.
Previous experience building internal engineering tools or developer products is a plus.
Interest in programming languages (ex. compilers) or machine learning is a plus, but not required. You’ll learn more on the job!
Comfortable working in low-structure environments and navigating unknown unknowns.

Why you should join us

Build a meaningful product to solve a tangible problem for companies.
Ownership in all senses of the word: significant equity upside, direct impact on product vision, and contact with users.
Solve your own problems. We dogfood our own product and you can build the ideal developer experience as you work.
You’ll work on the frontiers of programming languages and machine learning.
We have a long runway and can offer a competitive base salary (up to $250k).

Location Policy

We believe that the most impactful work is done through high bandwidth in-person collaboration, particularly at an early-stage company. Most of the team works from our NYC office, near Union Square. Exceptions are possible for candidates with a demonstrated track record in related fields.

How to apply

If this role sounds interesting to you, let us know here. Even if you’re not quite sure, we encourage you to apply anyway.