Senior Software Engineer, People Management (API/Backend)

| Greater NYC Area
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Who We Are

At Justworks, you’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

We’re helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. We’re data-driven and never stop iterating. If you’d like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, we’d love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, you’ll fit right in.

Who You Are

People Management Tools (PMT) team is responsible for managing an employee’s lifecycle at a company right from pre-onboarding to termination. This includes providing companies with all the necessary tools at each step to operate with greater efficiency and confidence by automating and monitoring different employee management workflows. With rapid increase in remote work and distributed nature of companies, our tools such as document e-signature, remote onboarding, and PTO have become the bread and butter of our customers and some of the primary reasons why customers love Justworks.

We are looking for an experienced backend engineer, who is passionate about working in a high growth fast paced environment, who can help us build the vision of a feature rich, user friendly, and secure people management platform. We are currently in the process of transforming our backend into a distributed, scalable API driven architecture. As a senior technical contributor, you will play a leading role in this transformation by designing and developing the backend service layer.

You will be a part of a small yet mighty team and work on customer facing high impact projects. As a senior member of the team you will apply your experience with technology to creatively push the boundaries of what’s possible for our team, elevating Justworks’ technological foundation. We take great pride in serving our customers with solutions that are elegant, simple and useful.

If this sounds exciting to you, let's talk!

What You'll Do
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve software 
  • Collaborate with product and design on all aspects of product development
  • Scope work and coordinate efforts with other engineers on the team
  • Provide guidance and mentorship for other engineers on the team and across other teams
  • Take lead on projects and help grow the team by interviewing prospective candidates
Qualifications
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience working with complicated systems at scale
  • Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Experience architecting, owning and leading technical projects
  • Experience building APIs and webhooks
  • Passionate about building scalable and resilient systems
  • Excellent communication skills and empathetic
  • Self-motivated and a go-getter attitude
Technologies We Use

- Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, Redis, MySQL, AWS, Git, Javascript/React, Redux 

- ElasticSearch, Docker, InfluxDB, Redshift, Jenkins, Nagios

Diversity at Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 

Our DEI Commitment

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • TrelloManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

All positions are based at Justworks’ new headquarters at 55 Water Street, located in downtown NYC overlooking the East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

What are Justworks Perks + Benefits

Justworks Benefits Overview

People are our most prized asset. We do hard work, and we’ll always work hard to take care of you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Whether it's through Justworks-sponsored initiatives or in pursuit of a cause that matters to you, get paid while you're giving back. All Justworks’ employees get up to five fully-paid volunteer day
Partners with Nonprofits
Through Partnerworks, our team provides learning and development, recruitment, and networking opportunities to groups that are typically underrepresented in our industry.
Friends outside of work
Get to know your colleagues and make new friends during outings to local NYC events, our annual summer camp retreat, and monthly random lunches.
Eat lunch together
Monthly random lunches help us all take some time out to meet people from across the company.
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Justworks’ dedicated program manager for Diversity and Inclusion (D+I) oversees the company’s formal practices and policies.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
At Justworks, we believe it takes diversity of identity, culture, and life experience to create a world in which starting, running, and joining a growing business is an accessible option for all.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Justworks employees can contribute up to $2,500 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer weekly onsite yoga and meditation classes.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Enjoy access to top-notch medical, dental, and vision insurance with the options you need to feel secure and take care of yourself, your way. Justworks offers plans with 100% covered premiums for individuals and 90%+ covered premiums for families.

Taking care of yourself doesn't end with having good health insurance, especially when it comes to dealing with stress or issues in your life outside of work. Get free access to Talkspace, the leader in anonymous, accessible, and professional online therapy. Plus, with Health Advocate, you’ll have legal, financial, and medical bill resources at the ready.

We carefully vet the benefits and perks we offer in Justworks. That means you get access to all the same great options as our customers, plus everything that’s still in beta — all while helping to make our product even better.

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