Staff Full-Stack Engineer (backend leaning, frontend curious)

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 185,000-200,000 Annually
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Flatfile is full of builders driven by a dual desire to make cool stuff and create tangible value. We pride ourselves in obsessing over the details but also grounding our decision-making and pace in whether we’re doing what’s in the best interest of our end users.


This is an exciting role because it sits at the nexus of everything we’re doing at Flatfile. Whether it’s leveraging AI to transform data, optimizing the performance of our data engine, or building new collaborative features into our workflow product, this role has a broad scope.


This role reports to: Jon Bell, VP of Product


This role may be listed at other companies as:

• Lead Full Stack Engineer

• Principal Full Stack Engineer


Why are we hiring for this now?

Flatfile is a post-product market fit startup with rapidly accelerating growth, tons of runway, a lean, hungry, and sharp team playing for a huge outcome. We’re closing massive enterprise deals and evolving our platform quickly to scale with the growing demand. We have an ambitious roadmap ahead of us and need someone excited to lead the charge on many of these customer-impacting projects. From optimizing our event-driven system to scaling our industry-leading data engine, opportunities abound.


We want you to be a part of this.


Tech Stack

In this role, you’ll use Node (Nest.js), Prisma, Postgres, Git, Flatfile’s homegrown data engine, and utilize AI for performance gains on a daily basis.

In this role, you will:

  • Design and build backend services that power our scaling data exchange platform
  • Provide leadership and guidance to internal team members on the implementation of architecture and system designs
  • Developing and enhancing complex data structures to support enterprise use cases
  • Own feature delivery from solution design to production operation
  • Implement strategies to minimize data mapping errors, improve data accuracy, and establish performance benchmarks to ensure exceptional system performance 
  • Improve usability through refined micro-interactions and interface design, as well as developing AI-powered features to assist users in managing, analyzing, and resolving data issues.
  • Share responsibility for responding to critical incidents as needed. Like all other teams, we are responsible for the reliability of the systems we build.
  • Contribute to, enable, and implement new AI models and features in partnership with our Applied AI team.

  • If this sounds like a fun challenge, let’s define the Data Exchange category together!

Consider applying if you have:

  • 7+ years experience in a production environment, with significant contributions to the design, architecture, and optimization of distributed systems.
  • Expertise in backend technologies, specifically Node, Postgres, and Redis.
  • Demonstrated capability to innovate and optimize at the system level.
  • Led all phases of software development, including ideation, product specification, prototyping, designing, and implementation. This role has a mix of both hands-on development as well as lead/architecture work.
  • A proven track record of raising the bar for technical standards, performance, reliability, and operational excellence.

While many Engineering roles are similar, Flatfile’s Engineering roles are unique. With that in mind, you should pass on applying if:

  • You don’t want to own decisions on how to approach technical problems and expect a lead or manager to make the final call. Our leads and managers provide feedback, but you will ship what you build and be accountable for it.
  • You refrain from engaging in or find it challenging to handle debates about the future state of products. We need someone who can have an opinion yet remain open-minded.
  • You prefer to avoid challenging the status quo or pushing the boundaries of technical possibilities, as this role demands continuous learning and adaptation to new technologies.
  • You’ve never worked in a fast-paced environment. We move quickly, and if you get frustrated when priorities change rapidly, we’re not the place for you.

In accordance with applicable law, the following represents Flatfile's reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation for this role if hired in Colorado.


Salary: $185,000 - $200,000 annually

Equity: this role is eligible to participate in Flatfile's equity plan


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Reasons you’ll love working here


🫂 Comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your dependents

🏦 401k match. 100% matching for up to 3% and a 50% match for the next 2%

💸 Equity options for all full-time employees

🏠 100% remote work environment

🏖️ Flexible paid time off, with a recommended minimum of 3 weeks

🎨 $10,000 home office makeover with personal access to an interior designer

🛜 $150 per month toward cell phone and wifi

💻 The best tools to do your work, including a Mac laptop and top-of-the-line hardware.

🏥 24/7 access to a Health Advocate & free annual membership to One Medical

👶 12 weeks of paid family leave


And much more!


Flatfile believes a diverse and inclusive environment is key to building a great company. As such, Flatfile is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating an environment that is welcoming for people from all walks of life; we do not discriminate based on race, color, gender identity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we are invested in growth that empowers everyone to succeed.

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Technology we use

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An Insider's view of Flatfile

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Being an engineer at Flatfile is different than any other company I've ever worked for. It's an environment driven by continuous improvement on both a personal and a codebase level. Pairing is highly enjoyable + encouraged. The team is motivated by hard engineering problems and designing a beautiful product.

Maire

Engineer

What projects are you most excited about?

At Flatfile, I get to work closely with customers and help them solve all sorts of technology problems. I also get to use my skills and experience to help Flatfile continue on our massive growth trajectory. Those are key drivers for me, and I'm excited that I get to do both here.

Roby

Customer Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

By allowing employees to fail and then try again. I've been at companies where I couldn't experiment or solve problems in a different way - not Flatfile. Professional development is also important and I've been encouraged to take classes and improve upon my skills in product management.

Randy

Product Designer

What is your vision for the company?

Our mission is crafted with "humans" ahead of "data" quite intentionally. We imagine a world where data, no matter how complex or messy, can be shared seamlessly with just the click of a button. By focusing on the person's experience, we intend to turn that dream into reality.

Eric

Co-founder, COO

What does your typical day look like?

An incredible thing about being at Flatfile is that one day I'm working with a CTO at a major healthcare company and the next I'm talking to a founder of a brand new company but both see the value that we provide. The work is challenging, interesting and always keeps me on the edge of my seat!

Dylan

Senior Sales Development Rep

What are Flatfile Perks + Benefits

Flatfile Benefits Overview

As a fully remote company, our vision is to create the best remote job in the world. This includes providing employees with top-of-the-line hardware, a home office makeover, a remote office stipend, wifi & cellphone stipend, full healthcare benefits, and much more!

Culture
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Flatfile uses software to analyze job descriptions to remove any gendered language; our interview panels are diverse in gender and background; all job postings have transparent pay bands, and more.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Pet friendly
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Flatfile offers $10,000 toward the zoom-ready office of your dreams. All full-time employees can use this stipend from day one!
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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