Senior Software Engineer, Core Services at Carta

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Carta (formerly eShares) is an ownership and equity management platform trusted by thousands of founders, investors, and employees.

Job title
Senior Software Engineer, Core Services
Job listing last updated at
Aug 4, 2020
Job listing location
San Francisco, California, United States
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Bay Area company location: 195 Page Mill Rd Suite 101, Palo Alto CA

Job description

The Company You’ll Join

At Carta we create owners and make private markets liquid. 

We live in a world where some people live on the equity stack and enjoy exponential wealth growth and preferential tax treatment; others live on the debt stack and may work their entire lives for a company and retire only with the cash they’ve managed to save from their paychecks. Our contribution to solving the wealth inequality problem is moving people from the debt stack (payroll) to the equity stack. By making it as easy to issue equity to employees as it is to put them on payroll, we can create more owners. 

At Carta, we are helpful, transparent, fair, and kind. We are relentless executors, unconventional thinkers, and masters of our craft. 

To learn more, here is what one of our investors wrote about leading our Series F. 

The Team You’ll Work With

Core Services and Applications Engineering is a brand new team at Carta, and members of this team will have an impact on Carta’s business as a whole by enabling the technology solutions used by other engineering teams at Carta to scale. The Core Services team’s responsibilities include building everything from a document management service to user notification features, with room for additional challenges and opportunities to explore.

The Problems You’ll Solve 

As a member of the team you will be responsible for architecting, designing and coding highly available, secure, and scalable services and applications using a variety of technologies (python, docker, gRPC and React). Some of the activities you’ll be responsible for include:

  • Test driven development, with high levels of code coverage and automation
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders to identify their needs
  • Peer code review
  • Measuring results of system changes through metrics, both in speed and value to the business
  • Tackling tough issues around development and deployment pipelines in a microservices environment

The Impact You’ll Have

As one of the founding members you’ll have a chance to define the team culture and build the services and applications that will power Carta for years to come.

About You

You will be part of a cross functional team of engineers and product managers, and successful candidates will have extremely high EQ and IQ, with a strong bias towards collaboration. We’re optimizing for strong senior engineers with at over 5+ years of experience who are excited about the opportunities to work with a fast moving team, as well as previous experience working with:

  • Architecting high availability services
  • Containerization technologies (specifically, Docker and Kubernetes)
  • Designing API’s
  • Worked with enterprise level languages such as Python and/or Java
  • A mindset for “infrastructure as code” (using tools like Terraform, Ansible, Chef, Puppet, etc.)
  • Both monolithic and microservice environments

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. If accommodations due to a disability or medical condition are needed, connect with us via email at As a company, we value fairness, helpfulness, transparency, leadership and build our teams around these values. Check out our careers page to get to know us better as you think about your next step at Carta.

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