Software Engineer

San Francisco, CA New York, NY
Scala Python Go API React Ruby PostgreSQL
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Middesk is the business identity platform. Our APIs allow B2B companies to access the information, insights, and documentation they need to onboard and transact with their customers. Our products help product, risk, and finance teams make informed regulatory compliance and commercial credit decisions, confirm that suppliers meet federal and state licensing requirements, and register their customers with the necessary government agencies.

Our verification product allows platforms like Shopify, Affirm, and Wells Fargo to determine the legitimacy of any business in the United States and automate Know Your Business (KYB) requirements. In addition, our products can be used to identify a business's industry, sanctions risks, bankruptcies, financing liens, and active or pending litigations. Enterprises such as ServiceChannel and Tesla use our products to ensure that all of their suppliers are legitimate businesses registered with the necessary government agencies.

Based in San Francisco and NYC, Middesk is backed by Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Y Combinator.


About Middesk Engineering

We believe "velocity" is the rate at which we effect realized value for our customers, not the rate at which we ship code. And this pushes us to center our work around customers; how will this change I'm about to make help our customers get jobs done? 

When we’re coding, we're making hundreds of micro-decisions about user experience that add up. How can I communicate this exception to our customers in a manner that helps them understand what's happened and unblock themselves?

Middesk Engineering is customer-first engineering. (check out our blog post on the topic).


The role

Engineers have the freedom to create a lot of impact for our customers. The role requires high agency and comfort with change. It requires people who believe the interesting problems in Engineering are stack-agnostic. It requires Engineers who believe that solving customer problems quickly is what matters first; building scalable systems matters when customer problems are scaling problems.

What you'll do

  • Work in React, Redux, Ruby, Rails, Postgres, and potentially Scala, Python, and Go to solve problems for our customers.

  • Dive into all layers of the stack; frontend, backend, API, data processors, etc.

  • Jam with Product Managers, Designers, Ops, and other Engineers every day to shape the direction of our products. 

  • Share your knowledge with others in Engineering; people should get better at their craft because they work with you. Even if you’re early in your career, you have something to teach. 

  • Contribute to the psychological safety of your team. Software is built by groups of people, and good relationships matter.

  • Help us interview and hire other Engineers.

What you’ve accomplished

  • While we agree the interesting problems in Engineering are stack-agnostic, we’d love it if you had experience with a couple of the languages in our stack (see the first point above). We’ve found that Engineers with prior stack experience usually ramp faster.

  • You’ve worked for a high-growth, venture-backed startup before and are looking for a similar role. Or, you've founded a company and are looking to get back into it.

  • You’ve been working as a professional Software Engineer for at least three or more years.

  • You understand SaaS business fundamentals (e.g. annual contract value, customer acquisition cost, and annual-recurring revenue) and can demonstrate how the work you’ve done influences these metrics.

Why you'll love it here

  • Customer First: We stay energized by solving real customer problems and make each interaction meaningful and embrace the challenging path to help our customers succeed.

  • Be an owner: We identify and tackle problems, take pride in our work, and measure impact. When we find an opportunity to improve the status quo, take it on!

  • Act with urgency and purpose: We move quickly and simplify things as we go. We solve the problems that we have today in ways that allow us to move even faster in the future.

  • Drive results together: We choose teamwork. We share our opinions, ask questions, understand where others are coming from, and move forward as a unified front.

  • Embrace the journey: We dream big and are open to taking risks. Innovation happens through optimism, positivity, rigorous thinking, and hard work.

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