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Staff Software Engineer, Systems Design



Software Engineering, Design
Denver, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
Job Title: Staff Software Engineer, Systems Design @ Tilt

Tilt (check us out here) is looking for a Staff Software Engineer, Systems Design to join our team and help us scale our business by guiding the architecture, interfaces and technologies to be used in our systems. This position is a full-time role reporting to our Engineering Manager. We want you to be successful here at Tilt! Below is a description of your role and responsibilities, including the things you will be held accountable for and the virtues, behaviors and competencies that are expected for this role.

Job Description: Roles & Responsibilities

Responsibilities Will Include

Ensuring completion of the entire life cycle of solutions from requirements and design to regular maintenance, updates, and fixes

Driving important testing methodologies, guiding team members in best practices for verification and quality assurance, and validating technical solutions

Building the next generation of our UI and UX using NextJs & React and reusable components

Improving the server-side infrastructure of our Django application

Guide projects from concept to delivery by vetting early-stage ideas and actively engaging in product lifecycle stages

Collaborating across teams and functions to define dependencies, ensure technical alignment, and build better user experiences

Collectively owning the codebase, ensuring service reliability, and maintaining platform availability

Being a steward of privacy by design and software quality principles

Mentoring and guiding junior, mid-level, and senior engineers, fostering a positive and collaborative environment, and promoting continuous learning and improvement

Maintaining a culture of security, privacy and transparency

Minimizing the risk to Tilt and our customers sensitive data through adherence to company security practices

Minimizing the risk to Tilt and our customers sensitive data through privacy by design

Participating in Security Awareness Training through KnowBe4, which provides information around email security best practices and training on identifying malicious emails

You’re a Great Fit If

You are a backend engineer with 8+ years in software development

You have extensive experience in developing strategic systems architecture plans and deep proficiency in 1 - 2 programming languages, with a willingness and ability to quickly ramp up on our stack (NextJs, React, Python/Django)

You possess strong knowledge of software evaluation and information processing principles, along with excellent technical documentation skills

You have experience with Docker/K8s or are interested in learning more

You have high levels of empathy and can connect deeply with Tilt’s mission

You are comfortable working in ambiguous environments and know that we need your help to figure things out

You are a comfortable using a lot of systems at once, and have the ability to learn software quickly

You’re fearlessly flexible, curious; aka you thrive in this environment and love a challenge!

You have experience working with a startup and/or with a B2B SaaS business

  • Health & Family First
You balance work and personal life effectively

You get things done at a pace consistent with the business needs

You show up and are reliable

You encourage others to put their health and family first
  • Autonomy + Team. Always
You are highly organized and can manage multiple priorities and deadlines at once

You are focused on scale and building - you understand that pace is equally as important as quality
  • Be Curious
When you don’t have all of the answers, you dig in and ask questions

You don’t let negative assumptions drive your actions and instead assume positive intent and find truth

You are intentional in discovering the paths of self development Tilt has to offer and seek out opportunities to engage in professional growth
  • Love Our Customers
You show empathy and compassion; you strive to meet people where they are to offer maximum support
  • Fearlessly Flexible
You go with the flow and deal with (lots) of ambiguity

You’re not afraid to work without clear direction

Total Compensation

The projected annual salary range is $160,000-$195,000 USD plus stock options (ISOs), because we believe everyone should have some stake in our business. We are people-first and this ain’t some PR jazz, we truly give a damn about our peeps!

Additional Benefits Include

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits paid at 100% for all employees and 50% for dependents.

401k + match (100% match on the first 3%, 50% match on the next 2%)

$100 monthly to spend on “What Matters Most”

Responsible Time Off - take what you need, when you need it!

More about our amazing Perks and Benefits can be found here!

More About Tilt

Tilt’s mission is big: make leave not suck. We are building a product that makes it easy for people to switch between work and life. If you join us, you’ll be part of a fearless band of humans helping employers balance empathy with economics. We’re changing the status quo and it’s hard. You should know that now. You should also know that joining Tilt means the opportunity to be a change-maker. We’re thinkers, doers, revolutionaries, dreamers, get shit done-ers, and bold enough to tackle a really complex space.

Remote Work & Flexibility

We are a fully remote company. We are committed to being fearlessly flexible and ensuring that all employees are set up and have the autonomy to do their best work, as well as have the balance to care for their health, family and life outside of work. Overall, we trust our team and are focused on outcomes not outputs.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We celebrate and support our differences. We believe in the power of equality which is why we are an equal opportunity employer. Employment at Tilt is based solely on a person’s merit and qualifications related to their professional competence. Tilt does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by law. We comply with all applicable national, state, and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity.

You must be authorized to work in the US.

So what do you say? Do you want to join our team?