Staff Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
At MainStreet, we’re problem solvers.
Our products aim to do one thing: save startup founders and small business owners time, money, and peace of mind. We started by demystifying complicated tax credits, saving over $100M – and countless hours of tax code research 🥱– for founders in nearly every industry. Since our sort-of viral beginnings in 2019, we’ve raised a $60M Series A, expanded our product lines (with more in the works), and grew from 3 employees to our current team!
We owe our success to the strength of our team. Before joining MainStreet, we helped build companies like Intuit, PayPal, Google, Apple, Coinbase, Gusto, LinkedIn, Slack, and more. We’re fellow founders, engineers, accountants, designers, dog (and cat) lovers, adventurers, coders, and parents. We move fast. We think big. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. And we’d love for you to join us.
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Staff Software Engineer to join our dynamic and fast-paced team. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of modern software development, microservices architecture, and cloud infrastructure. This role is key to our continued success, as it involves not only building product features but also providing architectural guidance and performing DevOps tasks to ensure the reliability and scalability of our systems.
What you’ll do
- Software Development: Develop, enhance, and maintain high-quality software products and features using Node.js and TypeScript. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that the codebase is clean, scalable, and maintainable
- Architectural Guidance: Provide technical leadership and guidance in the design and implementation of microservices architecture. Ensure that our systems are built to be efficient, scalable, and reliable
- Kubernetes and Terraform: Utilize your expertise in Kubernetes and Terraform to design, deploy, and manage containerized applications and infrastructure. Implement best practices for container orchestration and infrastructure as code
- DevOps Tasks: Collaborate with the DevOps/SRE team to automate and streamline deployment processes, monitoring, and system maintenance. Ensure high availability and reliability of our services
- Collaboration: Work closely with product managers, software engineers, and other stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions. Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment
- Code Reviews and Mentoring: Review code from team members and provide constructive feedback. Mentor junior engineers, helping them grow and improve their skills
What we’re looking for
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
- 8+ years of experience in software development
- Proven expertise in Kubernetes and Terraform, with a strong understanding of containerization and cloud-native technologies
- Prior experience in a role that involved providing architectural guidance and performing DevOps tasks
- In-depth knowledge of microservices architecture and best practices
- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills
- Base salary range for this position is $195,000 - $215,000 and is based upon years of experience that is commensurate with the level of the position
- Robust equity program with significant upside potential
- Benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and 401k
MainStreet takes a holistic approach to small business management so you can grow smarter, not harder. We plug into your accounting and payroll systems to check for savings opportunities in unlikely places. From complex government tax credits to exclusive discounts on the tools you use every day, we save you thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours, and countless headaches.
Throughout the year, you’ll track expenses and savings through your MainStreet dashboard and tag us in on big purchases and contract negotiations. Come tax season, we’ll do the paperwork and even let your CPA take all the credit. Consider us your silent partner-in-savings, your financial secret weapon, your smart (not a) bank – whatever you want to call us. We’ve got your back so you can get back to building your business. ✨
Our $60M Series A
We’ve raised over $60M from an incredible community of partners, operators, and founders, including SignalFire (who led our Series A), Ryan Hoover (Product Hunt founder), Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, Des Traynor (Intercom co-founder), Gradient Ventures (a Google Venture Fund), Ron Conway’s fund SV Angel, Shrug Capital, and Tusk Ventures.
How we think about diversity
We try to make sure the diversity of our customers is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better experience for everyone who uses MainStreet.
We know we need to be intentional in our hiring practices in order to overcome systemic biases we may be blind to. So, if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on business, startups, or any other aspect of our business – even if you don’t meet all the requirements – please still apply and let us know so we can make sure your application gets the attention it deserves.