Software Engineer - Backend at Latch

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Latch is seeking a senior Software Engineer to join the backend team, responsible for building the backbone of our smart access system. You will design highly-reliable systems within our distributed environment, maintain and refine the backend systems that power our platform, and continuously improve our engineering practices. You will work within cross-functional feature teams and collaborate closely with mobile engineers, firmware engineers, product managers, and operations. 

Smart access isn’t about locking doors, it’s about opening up new possibilities. Latch is the world’s first fully-integrated hardware and software system dedicated to bringing seamless access to every door in a modern building. We’re looking for the curious and the creative to join our team and help us continue to change the way we access our most valued spaces.

Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with product and engineering teams to conceive and build new features
  • Develop and deploy Java services to support rapidly growing functionality and usage
  • Architect scalable and reliable infrastructure in the cloud
  • Help maintain the code quality through writing unit tests, automation and performing code reviews
  • Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results on schedule
  • Work with client-facing teams to debug production issues quickly and effectively

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited university
  • 7+ years of professional software development experience
  • Proficiency with Java, experience with Web Application or Microservice preferred
  • Experience with at least one cloud provider, AWS preferred
  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals

Founded in 2014, Latch is a venture-backed startup building the world’s first complete smart access system. We now boast over 200 employees, all of whom are all passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We are located just a quick walk from Penn Station in New York City, and a ten minute walk from CalTrain in SOMA San Francisco.

We offer unlimited Paid Time Off, a competitive health package, and an office environment where employees are surrounded by creative, empowered, and dynamic peers. There is no better time to join us. As we grow as a company, we are excited to see our employees grow with us.

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Location

We are located just a quick walk from both Hudson Yards and Penn Station in New York City.

What are Latch Perks + Benefits

Latch Benefits Overview

We are a team of just over 200 employees, all of whom are passionate self starters with unique backgrounds and unexpected stories. We offer unlimited time off, a competitive health package, and the opportunity to work in a creative, dynamic, and fast-paced office environment.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Latch participates in local volunteer activities to connect with our community. Past events have included urban farming, canning and composting, and holiday sock drives.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Latch boasts employee-run committees such the Mental Wellness Committee, Committee to Combat Systemic Racism, and Latch Ladies. More committees always in the works!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Latch also provides 16 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Latch employees receive unlimited flex PTO and sick days.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Latch hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Latch offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Latch hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
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