Software Engineer (L3/L4)

San Francisco, CA
USD 140k - 180k
React GraphQL PostgreSQL JavaScript TypeScript Spring

Why Searchlight?

  • Mission-driven team building Predictive Hiring platform helping companies hire better and helping people connect their work to their passion and purpose

  • Funding from top-tier investors like YC, Accel, and Founders Fund

  • 60 NPS with customers like Zapier, Udemy, Coinbase, GoodRx

  • Women-led and mission-driven company, founders are Forbes 30U30 with backgrounds from Stanford, Uber, Google, and McKinsey

  • Opportunity for meaningful ownership, leadership, and autonomy

We are looking for a teammate we can count on to:

  • Given an initial design and technical plan, consistently deliver an end-to-end new product feature

  • Collaborate with other engineers to scope product requirements and write technical specifications

  • Be shockingly efficient and results-driven to deliver software improvements to our users

  • Produce high-quality, production-ready, readable, maintainable code

  • Lend your technical expertise to unblock and invest in other engineers on your team

  • Motivated to supercharge personal and professional growth

About the product

Have you ever worked with an amazing teammate that helped your team crush goals, while being an absolute delight to work with? On the flip side, have you ever worked with someone with all the right skills, but just wasn’t the right fit for your team?

We believe that hiring is broken, and the way to fix it is to bring the most important data into hiring decisions. We’ve built a suite of tools that helps companies like Coinbase, Zapier, and Udemy collect and connect data from pre- and post-hire to make hiring more accurate and efficient. Searchlight is passionate about solving a really hard technology problem: creating a structured, objective standard for understanding people holistically and giving talent teams supercharged tools to take action.


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Relevant Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience software engineering, preferably at least 2 years at a seed, Series A, or Series B company

  • Expert in at least one modern engineering framework, and has showed aptitude to pick up new frameworks quickly

    • Our stack is React, Apollo GraphQL, Postgres, Node, JavaScript / TypeScript

Success Profile:

Moving at our pace brings a lot of change, complexity, and ambiguity—and a little bit of chaos. Searchlighters thrive on that and are comfortable being uncomfortable. That means Searchlight is not the right place for everyone.

At Searchlight, we:

  • Care deeply about what you do and about making hiring better for everyone

  • Excel by seeking professional and personal hypergrowth

  • Keep up with an unrelenting pace (the week, not the quarter)

  • Are resilient and resourceful in face of ambiguity and thrive on (rather than endure) change

  • Bring critical thought and opinion

  • Embrace differences and disagreement to get shit done and move forward

  • Bring a history of being resilient and resourceful

How we'll take care of you:

  • This role is based in San Francisco at our Jackson Square office. The hybrid team works from the office 3x/week.

    • Wednesday and Thursday are in-office days, the 3rd day being your choice.

  • $140,000-180,000 annual base salary with significant equity offered

    • This salary range includes multiple levels. Your level is based on our assessment of your interview performance and experience, which you can always ask the hiring manager about to understand in more detail.

  • 401(k), Unlimited PTO, Health & Wellness stipend, Home Office stipend, 15 paid holidays, Searchlight is closed between Christmas and New Years

  • Health Insurance (100% paid premiums), Spring Health sessions, Origin financial planning

The Interview Process

  1. Recruiter Screen

  2. Technical Interview w/ SWE peer

  3. "Onsite" Interview w/ CTO and SWE team

  4. Final Behavioral Interview & Product Demo w/ CEO

Diverse and Inclusive Employer

We’re committed to providing equal treatment and opportunity to all applicants at every stage of the hiring cycle and throughout their life at the company.  We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status.

Note: Research says men tend to apply even if they only meet ~60% of the job qualifications, whereas women and other marginalized groups are hesitant to do so. If you don’t match 100% of the job qualifications but think you’d be a great fit, we encourage you to apply!

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