Carta is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer, Total Compensation

Palo Alto, United States

The Company You’ll Join

At Carta we create owners and make private markets liquid. 

We live in a world where some people live on the equity stack and enjoy exponential wealth growth and preferential tax treatment; others live on the debt stack and may work their entire lives for a company and retire only with the cash they’ve managed to save from their paychecks. Our contribution to solving the wealth inequality problem is moving people from the debt stack (payroll) to the equity stack. By making it as easy to issue equity to employees as it is to put them on payroll, we can create more owners. 

At Carta, we are helpful, transparent, fair, and kind. We are relentless executors, unconventional thinkers, and masters of our craft. 

Learn more about our Series G fundraising round here

The Company You’ll Join

At Carta we create owners and make private markets liquid. 

We live in a world where some people live on the equity stack and enjoy exponential wealth growth and preferential tax treatment; others live on the debt stack and may work their entire lives for a company and retire only with the cash they’ve managed to save from their paychecks. Our contribution to solving the wealth inequality problem is moving people from the debt stack (payroll) to the equity stack. By making it as easy to issue equity to employees as it is to put them on payroll, we can create more owners. 

At Carta, we are helpful, transparent, fair, and kind. We are relentless executors, unconventional thinkers, and masters of our craft. 

To learn more, here is what one of our investors wrote about leading our Series F. 

The Team You’ll Work With

This role is on the Total Compensation team within our Corporations Business Unit (BU). Our BU creates  the flagship product of Carta and provides Equity Plan Management for Private and Public companies. Today, we manage upwards of 1 trillion of equity! 

The Total Compensation team is a collaborative and passionate group of professionals that include a product manager, designer, engineers, and cross-functional partners. We’re united by a common mission: to make compensation data more transparent and informative to a company’s leadership team so that the compensation process can become more equitable. We place a high premium on experimentation and validated learning and we focus on being values and mission-driven, not didactic or prescriptive.

The Problems You’ll Solve 

As part of this new team, you will be building leading-edge products. You will work closely with engineers and a product manager to create novel, actionable ways for companies to visualize compensation. You will architect backend systems that are maintainable and extensible as we transform the compensation world.  You will also work with engineers on other teams as you build scalable and reliable new features within the Carta ecosystem.

The Impact You’ll Have

  • Creating solutions for how company leaders visualize compensation
  • Defining and creating the architecture that is going to scale as the business grows
  • Owning the vision for a product that is poised to become a major revenue generator for Carta
  • Creating leverage for Carta by leading the way in best practices for backend development
  • Working within the biggest organization at Carta

About You

  • 5+ years of professional backend and/or full stack software development experience
  • Proficient in one major programming language (e.g. Python, Java, Ruby, or Javascript). If you don’t know Python, you are willing to learn.
  • You thrive to understand the full application lifecycle, from business requirements to environment idiosyncrasies and continuous deployment.
  • Strong architecture skills. You architect with decoupling and maintainability in mind.  
  • Experience with git, continuous integration and deployment tools.
  • Strong communication skills to coordinate cross-team efforts and enjoy solving problems that are crucial to the business, impacting the whole organization. 
  • You're passionate about FinTech and the challenges involved in creating a self-healing, robust and thoughtful architecture.

Our team consists of people who are happy to help you learn everything you need to be successful at Carta.

The Interview Process

Our team believes that interviews are a two-way process and we strive to make them enjoyable without any “gotchas.” The interview process starts with a call with a member of our warm, amazing recruiting team who will tell you more about the job and the company. Then, you’ll meet the engineering manager for the Total Compensation team, Esther, who will walk you through the specifics of the position, the team structure, what we’re looking for, and of course, answer any questions you will have. This interview will last 45 minutes. Then there’s a technical take home assignment where you’ll be working on a practical problem in Javascript, React. The take home assignment is not timed but most people take about two hours or less. Finally, we will schedule you for another four or five meetings with other team members to discuss everything from Carta’s culture to cross-team collaboration and what you can expect, and what is expected from you.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, connect with us via email at [email protected]. As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, connect with us via email at [email protected]. As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.

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