Our Payroll and Tax team is hiring a Staff Software Engineer to help model the complex world of payroll and taxation in software that is fast, accurate, and scalable. Payroll is an essential function of any business, and the demands of accurately calculating and reporting taxes are a lot to take on. We simplify payroll compliance so that our customers can focus on what they do best.
As Staff Software Engineer, you’ll be focused on ensuring we evolve our architecture for the computation layer that powers Justworks’ payroll and taxation products. You will lead technical decision making on a mission critical team and be expected to take initiative in identifying projects that will enable us to meet business goals. We’re looking for people that have a passion for solving real-world problems and will thrive building a growing team.
As a Staff Software Engineer, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following competencies:
Good judgment - the exercise of critical thinking, analyzing and assessing problems and implications, identifying patterns, making connections of underlying issues, understanding risks and developing mitigation strategies, and taking ownership of the outcome.
Resourcefulness - taking a can-do approach, even in the face of obstacles and constraints by assessing what’s in front of you and effectively and efficiently optimizing what you have, whether it's working on something new or thinking about how to do something better.
Teamwork and communication - putting our collective best together through documentation, collaboration, relationship-building, listening, empathy, recruiting, and evangelism.
Influence and leadership - fostering a community of knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and forward-thinking.
Skills and knowledge - the capacity to actively learn and apply specific domain knowledge, know-how, and best practices to continually enhance and improve.
In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:
Expert knowledge of a server-side language such as Ruby, Python, or Node
Fluency in at least one SQL dialect and experience in relational database schema design
Track record of building resilient and maintainable systems in complicated business domains at scale
Previous experience leading engineers without formal direct reporting relationships and ability to set technical direction
Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done and setting appropriate deadlines and milestones to achieve business objectives
Thrives in a collaborative environment where the best ideas win and can inspire others to get behind them
The ability to distill simple solutions and architectures out of complicated problems and good judgment to select the right tools for the job
The base wage range for this position based in our New York City Office is targeted at $220,000.00 to $253,000.00 per year.
Justworks focuses on Internet, SaaS, Enterprise Software, Payments, and Human Resources. Their company has offices in New York City and New York. They have a large team that's between 201-500 employees. To date, Justworks has raised $143M of funding; their latest round was closed on January 2020.