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Sr. Software Engineer (SF)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

We are Route

Buying stuff online can get messy once you hit that “order” button. Managing dozens carrier tracking links, dealing with lost or damaged packages, and resolving issues with customer support can feel like a wild goose chase. That’s why we created the Route — to make the post-purchase experience for consumers like you, and the brands you love, as seamless as possible.

Route is on a mission to connect the world’s commerce. Through our network of +5 million Route App users and 15,000 merchants, we’re making it easier than ever for consumers to track, insure, and discover their favorite products in one place — which connects the world’s coolest direct-to-consumer brands to happy, repeat customers.

Since Route launched in 2018, we’ve been on a journey to build innovative products that empower our customers, all while fostering a people-first, values-driven company culture. We’re looking for talented people across the ecommerce space to join us on the next steps of this adventure.

Don’t just take our word for it! Discover what life at Route has to offer.

The team

The Route Engineering team develops next-generation technologies that change how millions of consumers see, share, and discover the world's most innovative brands and products. Route Engineers have backgrounds in distributed systems design and development, large-scale data storage and processing systems, UI design, mobile, and much more — but what unites this talented team is a passion for the Route mission to connect the world's commerce through our suite of transformational products.

The opportunity

Route is looking for a Sr. Software Engineers for its backend team. As a Sr. Software Engineer, you have an opportunity to develop next-generation technologies that will fundamentally alter the way people discover and celebrate the world's best brands and products.
Your role is fundamental to the development of Route’s product. The team is looking for engineers who can learn and contribute with a great deal of independence and you feel comfortable taking ownership of tasks and collaboratively solving problems. Route engineers bring fresh ideas, that lead to solving new problems cross-functionally with leaders in Machine Learning and Product to implement solutions and features that will lead to better data-based decision-making.

What you’ll do

  • Design, develop, test, deploy, and improve backend software

  • Manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables

  • Deliver features and solutions with high confidence and quality

  • Embody a culture of innovation, transparency, and radical candor

  • Define and standardize engineering SDLC processes for workflows

  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Machine Learning Engineers, and Data Analysts to
    develop solutions and features

What we’re looking for

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience in backend development

  • Solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals

  • Experience with one or more general-purpose languages, e.g. Go, C/C++, Java, C#, or other compiled/semi-compiled language

  • Go experience preferred

  • Experience working with cloud platforms like AWS, GCP, or Azure

  • Experience working with distributed database technologies

  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science preferred

Equal opportunity for all

Route is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Total Rewards

We know our team works best when everyone feels happy, healthy, and supported. We offer to pay 100% of your health insurance premiums on a $0 deductible plan for you and your family, remote or hybrid work arrangements, unlimited PTO, 401k matching, formalized growth opportunities, learning & development, DEI programs & events, and so much more.

Pay Transparency

Salary for this role: $204,000 - $213,000

The cash compensation above includes base salary, and is not reflective of potential commission for employees in eligible roles, or annual bonus targets under Route’s bonus plan for eligible roles. In addition to cash compensation, all Route employees are eligible to participate in Routes equity incentive plan to receive stock options per the terms of the agreement. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay. Individual compensation packages are based on a few different factors unique to each candidate, including their career level, skills, experience, specific geographic location qualifications and other job-related reasons.