Software Engineer | REMOTE

Remote /
Engineering /
Powering Trade For The Emerging Cannabis Industry
Distru is a 45-person highly technical and customer driven team building a software platform to streamline the supply chain for the cannabis industry. Many of the top cannabis brands and distributors across the United States use our software to manage their entire operation and stay compliant with the state-selected track and trace system.

We are growing rapidly with over $1B in transactions per year passing through our platform and are in a unique position to redefine trade in the growing cannabis industry. Our investors include Felicis Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Poseidon Asset Management and Village Global who have funded companies such as Shopify, Cruise, HelloFresh, Facebook, Slack and Opendoor.

The Opportunity
We are an intrinsically motivated team that works without ego, is constantly learning, and solves real problems for the cannabis industry. As a Product-Minded Engineer, you will work closely with us and our customers to shape and deliver impactful workflows in all areas of the product. You will work along senior engineers on mission critical features that will have our customers writing you personal “thank you” emails.

This is a full-time remote engineering role, but we are based in Oakland if you want to spend some time in person with some of the team.

You will:

    • Work with senior engineers on the development of mission critical features
    • Proactively communicate progress with the entire Distru team and our customers
    • Learn our customers' operations and nuanced workflows that come with the Cannabis industry
    • Design, build, and maintain the Distru product
    • Debug production issues across the entire stack

Features you might work on

    • A harvesting module to help cultivators through the teardown, weighing and packaging of a harvest.
    • A point-of-sale app for cannabis retailers.
    • A mobile app for delivery drivers to help distributors dispatch more efficiently and track deliveries in real-time.
    • Quality of life improvements throughout key areas of our web app.

Your Experience

    • Experience in modern tech stacks, we use Elixir, Postgres, GraphQL and React but we believe great engineers can learn anything!
    • Previous experience defining timelines, and proactively communicating progress/updates with the rest of the team
    • Ability to express complex, involved logic through clean easy to understand code
    • Clear verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to interact with stakeholders, and raise concerns about potentially harmful aspects of a feature
    • Bonus: previous experience working on complex SaaS products (logistics, supply chain, accounting etc...)!
    • Bonus: previous experience in early stage startups!
    • Bonus: previous experience in Cannabis!
    • Bonus: worked remotely, ideally on a distributed team!


    • Competitive salary
    • Full Medical, Vision and Dental insurance coverage for employee, and 90% for spouse, domestic partner, and any dependent family members.
    • Generous stock options with employee-friendly exercise terms and post-termination exercise window
    • 18 days Paid Time Off (We want you to use these!)
    • Working with world class engineers day in day out!

Company Culture

    • Cultivate positivity.
    • Show gratitude.
    • Take ownership.
    • Communicate asynchronously and thoughtfully.
    • Low ego.
    • Default to transparency.

Engineering Team & Process

    • 2 teams with 5 senior engineers and a manager each.
    • Half of the engineers are US-based, the other half are based in Europe, South America, Oceania and Asia.
    • Projects are run by 1-3 engineers depending on project size.
    • Engineers closely work with product managers and designers during feature spec phase.
    • Engineers write high-level technical spec for mid to large-size projects and get feedback from peers.
    • Engineers freely organize, plan and execute the implementation phase.
    • Engineers write thorough automated tests in the backend and perform manual QA in the frontend.
    • Engineers are encouraged to open Pull Requests.
    • Engineers provide non-nit-picky valuable code reviews.
    • Daily deployments with CI/CD.
    • ~10% of your time will be spent on meetings, ~90% of your time will be uninterrupted, focus time.
    • No on-call team. System is very stable. Issues are fixed during regular work hours.

Ask the Distru Team!

Interview Process
1. 30-minute non-technical chat.
2. General coding logic 1-hour take-home assignment, either in JavaScript or Elixir.
3. 4-hour virtual onsite which includes:
- pairing with a Distru engineer to work on a full stack task within Distru's system.
- an exercise where you'll act as a Product Manager to specify a new feature.
- a chat with our CEO.

Once you’re a part of the Distru team, it is our job to make sure that you’re empowered to build high quality code that you believe in. We are a lean startup team and want everyone to have a real impact on our software and company’s success. In addition to engineering, you’ll be working directly with the founding team during the early stages of a fast growing startup.

Distru was formed by an environment of mutual respect and trust made up by people working together without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success and we proactively strive to recruit, develop and retain the best and brightest people from the most diverse candidate pools we can find all over the world.