Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack)

United States /
Technology – Full Stack /
Permanent full time
Papa and our Papa Pals represent a new category of care, to quite literally meet our members where they are. Social determinants of health, including the public health crisis that is loneliness,  have huge impacts on people’s health, and on their lives. The Papa team and our tens of thousands of Papa Pals are here to provide companionship, support, and care to millions of families.

Backed by amazing partners, Papa has raised $240M in funding. Our investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, TCG, Tiger Global Management, Canaan, Comcast Ventures, Pivotal Ventures (Melinda Gates’ fund), Initialized Capital, Sound Ventures (Ashton Kutcher’s fund), YCombinator, Operator Partners, and Magnify Ventures.

Papa, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We proudly support the ParityPledge® for gender and/or racial parity at the highest levels of business.

About the Role: 

Papa is seeking senior full stack engineers to join our international engineering team. We are a remote first workplace with employees primarily based in the US. . You'll join a fast-paced team that has the personal freedom and safety to execute with the directive: "Do what's best for the company". You will play a central role in creating and maintaining beautiful designs and user experiences in our web apps. You will work across our front end (React, Javascript, HTML, CSS) and our backend (Elixir/Phoenix, GraphQL) to architect and implement features to our business growth. We are data-driven and use metrics and logs to determine the impact and what parts need to scale first. Excellent communication skills are required because we are all fully-remote.  Papa's mission is to support families through the aging journey. Belief in this ties our teams together.

We’re looking for engineers with experience building scalable and resilient critical path platform services. You should be customer-focused, data-driven, and passionate about collaborating with your teammates and peers.

Essential Job Functions:

    • Building products and experiences for our Papa Pals and Members
    • Being a senior technical leader and critical hire on the team and will help others around you grow as developers and be successful
    • Taking the lead on directing and implementing solutions to complex, unscoped problems
    • Collaborating with our cross-functional teams and business partners throughout the technical organization
    • Obsess over end-user experience. Measure and improve the experience for our Pals.
    • Using data to validate your hypotheses and inform your decision making
    • Experiment with and recommend new technologies that simplify or improve our stack
    • Research new technologies and development methodologies to drive efficiency and improve customer experience.
    • Design products, services, and systems that are resilient to the iteration and change required by the needs of the business.

Requirements:

    • 5+ years of experience building web and mobile technologies and working on large scale, high performance and fault tolerant systems
    • A lack of ego, driven by group outcome, not the individual outcome.
    • Committed to supporting a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment.
    • Designing, building, and maintaining complex web applications with experience working on both the front and back end of a full stack system
    • Working with single-page architecture, front-end application frameworks 
    • Using and maintaining JavaScript build and QA tooling (eg. yarn, webpack, Babel)
    • Interpreting mockups and translating them into polished and resolved UIs
    • Optimizing client performance through efficient dependency management and data access patterns
    • Experience with front-end testing tools like Jest, Cypress, Mocha, Puppeteer etc.
    • Exposure or experience writing Elixir or other functional programming languages (for example, Scala, Haskell, Clojure etc.).
    • Exposure or experience writing code in any other modern web development languages like Python, Ruby, Groovy, PHP, Javascript, Node, Express, React etc. etc.
    • Exposure or experience with AWS or any other cloud hosting platforms. 
    • Exposure or experience with PostgreSQL or any other relational or non-relational databases
    • Thrive when faced with customer and product-focused challenges
    • You have a “leave it better than you found it” mentality, and are willing to work with and improve on code you did not originally write.
    • Love to experiment and use data to drive decision-making.
    • Code quality is deeply important to you, and you can provide leadership in improving the quality of existing codebases
    • Have a knack for organization and breaking down large problems into smaller ones
    • You’re opinionated about what, and how, to build systems but empathetic to your colleagues
    • You’ve mentored engineers at a variety of levels throughout their career
    • You are a mindful, transparent and thoughtful communicator
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Papa’s culture is People-first. While we have an incredible team of hard working Papa people, at the end of the day, our company is really about family and community – and we celebrate that among our employees. We encourage everyone to truly bring their whole authentic selves to work. To be transparent. To be non-hierarchical. And, above all, to be a really good person. 

We see ourselves as a place where every Papa employee feels they belong, a place where careers flourish, a place that brings back purpose and joy to work, a culture where visionaries/entrepreneurs are developed.
Papa’s mission is at the core of our total rewards philosophy wherein we attract and retain high potential talent aligned with our journey. We offer gender neutral and inclusive parental leave policies that offer up to 16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave. We immensely value the benefits of a flexible workplace, while designing remote-first principles we ensured that Papa people feel psychologically safe about their career interests while being remote.

Beyond benefits: We want to take care of the whole employee and their families. To stay true to this commitment, we offer family care leave in addition to a generous paid time off policy, 401(k) match up to 4%; family forming support through access to Carrot; emotional health support tools through our medical plans such as Ginger, Happify ; access to women’s leadership network CHIEF to our senior women leaders and a host of events through a monthly culture calendar that enable emotional connectedness in a remote work environment.