Senior Software Engineer, Service Infrastructure

Carta (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Salt Lake City, UT; New York, NY; Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Interview Process

1. Chat with recruiter 2. Chat with one of our engineering leaders 3. Take home assignment that is not timed ( thinking about code production quality in arriving to a solution) 4. Virtual onsite (5 sessions: take home follow up discussion, architecture and design white boarding, chat with a product manager, chat about teamwork, and another meeting with hiring manager ~ about 4 hours) 5. Team matching (non-evaluative)

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The Company You’ll Join

Carta is a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in the companies of tomorrow. Our mission is to unlock the power of equity ownership for more people in more places. 

Carta is trusted by more than 30,000 companies and over half a million employees in nearly 150 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports over 5,000 funds representing over $100B in assets under administration with their venture capital solutions. Carta’s liquidity solutions have returned $13B to shareholders in secondary transactions. Today Carta’s platform manages over two trillion dollars in equity for nearly two million people globally. Companies and funds like Canva, Tribe, and Pipe build their businesses on Carta. 

The company has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies, Fast Company's Most Innovative list, and Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. For more information, visit

The Team You’ll Work With

The Infrastructure team is responsible for creating leverage for the Engineering organization at Carta. We strive to provide best-in-class solutions to our developers so that they can be as productive as possible in solving problems. We provide frameworks, tools and consulting to enhance the robustness, reliability and resiliency of everything we ship. The team is made up of generalists who love solving problems with others but we all have a speciality that makes us greater than the sum of our parts. We like when solutions are consistent and cost-effective but we value solving our customers problems above all else.

The Problems You’ll Solve 

  • Build a service framework that empowers the other engineers to focus on building their products instead of writing boilerplate code
  • Create tools that enable more effective debugging and monitoring in a distributed system
  • Migrate legacy systems to use all of the great tooling we're building without impacting production availability
  • Work with teams across the company to solve adhoc issues that span the entire stack
  • Promote standards and best practices on everything from API design to language specifics by collaborating and iterating on solutions with stakeholders
  • Set new projects up for success by helping them get started on our latest frameworks, libraries and tools

About You

You have 5+ years of backend experience working as an individual contributor. You are familiar with Python (or willing to learn it) but you might have another language in your toolbelt as well. Our stack today includes AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, CircleCI, Jenkins, Datadog, and gRPC but we value experience with similar technologies. You've worked in a monolithic environment and have felt the pain as organizations grow. Ideally you've helped transform that same environment to microservices. You identify as a generalist but are regarded by your peers as deeply knowledgeable in a specific area. You understand that technology is only a piece of the puzzle so you enjoy collaborating with others to help solve their problems. Those problems are usually lofty, complicated and ambiguous which is why your communications skills are honed and effective. You are extremely mission driven and are as excited about 0 to 1 projects as you are 1 to n.

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.

Please mention No Whiteboard if you apply!
I'm a one-man team looking to improve tech interviews, and could use any support! 😄

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