Lead Software Engineer

San Mateo, California, United States /
Development – Engineering - Americas /
Mid-Senior Level
/ On-site
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.


    • Being a hands-on contributor is a key responsibility in this role
    • Design, develop, maintain, and scale Coupa’s platform systems and services
    • Strong software development skills in languages such as Ruby, Go, Java, or C/C++
    • Participate in operational design and code review
    • Architect and develop reusable microservices
    • Develop frameworks for standardizing and enabling data flows via APIs, files, message queues
    • Advocate best practices (unit/automation testing, code reviews, code quality, etc.)
    • Engage with other teams to make our integrations simpler to deploy and operate
    • Evaluate new integration technologies for addition in our platform 
    • A good team player, works and communicates well with others


    • Minimum of 7+ years of software development experience 
    • Minimum of 4+ years of experience as a Senior Software Engineer
    • Expertise in one or more of the following programming languages: Ruby, Go, Java, C/C++
    • Proven understanding of software development best practices and design patterns
    • Experience with RESTful API development using Java / Golang / SpringBoot
    • Experience with high traffic REST APIs or messaging environment (REST, Kafka)
    • Experience with modern MVC web framework, Rails preferred
    • Experience with building micro services in languages like Golang or Java
    • Experience with cloud native architecture and technologies
    • Knowledge of authentication and authorization technologies such as OAuth, OIDC
    • Experience working in an agile environment that follows Scrum or other agile methodologies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of security/access control, scalability, high availability, and concurrency
    • Experience working with SQL and NoSQL databases, including MySQL, Redis, MongoDB
    • Self-motivated, go-getter, passion for learning, strong communication skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science (or equivalent), or equivalent experience

The estimated pay ranges for this role are as follows:

• Based in California: $158,500-$196,500

The successful candidate’s starting salary will be determined based on permissible, non-discriminatory factors such as skills, experience, and geographic location within the state.

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.