Lead Software Engineer, Business Applications

San Mateo, California, United States /
Development – Engineering - Americas /
Mid-Senior Level
Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in business spend management (BSM), has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work organization. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management. Learn more at www.coupa.com. Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.

Do you want to work for Coupa Software, the world's leading provider of cloud-based spend management solutions? We’re a company that had a successful IPO in October 2016 (NASDAQ: COUP) to fuel our innovation and growth. At Coupa, we’re building a great company that is laser focused on three core values:

1. Ensure Customer Success – Obsessive and unwavering commitment to making customers successful.
2. Focus On Results – Relentless focus on delivering results through innovation and a bias for action.
3. Strive For Excellence – Commitment to a collaborative environment infused with professionalism, integrity, passion, and accountability.

We are looking for an extremely talented Lead Software Engineer to join our Business Applications Team. You will be part of a global agile group that is responsible for developing  best in class, business applications used by hundreds of businesses to manage billions of dollars of spend each year.  The position will require a candidate to design, develop, maintain, and scale Coupa’s core products and features.


    • Being a hands-on contributor is a key responsibility in this role
    • Design, develop, maintain, and scale Coupa’s platform systems and services
    • Participate in operational design and code review
    • Architect and develop one or more major areas of Coupa's Saas products
    • Find creative, elegant and maintainable solutions to complex problems
    • A good team player, works, and communicates well with others
    • Advocate best practices (unit/automation testing, code reviews, code quality, etc.)
    • Continually look for opportunities to improve our core applications, features, process and business


    • Minimum of 7+ years of software development experience 
    • Minimum of 4+ years of experience as a Senior Software Engineer
    • Experience in web development using Ruby on Rails
    • Experience designing, estimating, and implementing complex systems
    • Proven understanding of software development best practices and design patterns
    • Experience working in an agile environment that follows Scrum or other agile methodologies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of security/access control, scalability, high availability, and concurrency
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent), or equivalent experience

At Coupa, we have a strong and innovative team dedicated to improving the spend management processes of today’s dynamic businesses. It’s our people who make it happen, and we strive to attract and retain the best in every discipline.

We take care of our employees every way we can, with competitive compensation packages, as well as restricted stock units, an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP), comprehensive health benefits for employees and their families, a 401(k) match, a flexible work environment, no limit vacations for exempt employees, non-exempt employees are on an accrual basis for PTO, catered lunches…And much more!
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Coupa is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

Please be advised, inquiries or resumes from recruiters will not be accepted.