Senior Software Engineer, Events Platform

Carta (View all Jobs)

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

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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)

Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, Java, Python


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 carta.com.

The Team You’ll Work With

Our platform business unit is responsible for everything from core cloud-based infrastructure, to service meshes, identity services, document storage, integrations with banks and HR systems, money movement, and tooling for financial equity analysis. We also incubate new product ideas for Carta.

You’ll join a small, cross functional team as a Senior Software Engineer. Day-to-day you’ll have opportunities to partner closely with other engineers, product managers, and business leaders. We believe in smaller teams to allow for greater focus and have an immense amount of ownership over the problems that we solve.  We have a strong collaborative relationship between Product and Engineering.  Being helpful is ingrained in our culture.

The Problems You’ll Solve 

The Event platform team builds solutions to capture and surface domain events and change data for all services at Carta. This platform is critical, enabling and evangelising event driven architecture at Carta. The team is responsible for core infrastructure offerings including maintaining Kafka and Change Data Capture cloud services; for core platform offerings including Carta’s database auditing system and domain event generation/consumption libraries; and some product offerings including our event based notification system.

You’ll join a small, cross functional team as a Senior Software Engineer. Day-to-day you’ll have opportunities to partner closely with other engineers, product managers, and business leaders. We believe in smaller teams to allow for greater focus and have an immense amount of ownership over the problems that we solve.  We have a strong collaborative relationship between Product and Engineering. Being helpful is ingrained in our culture.

Some of the problems you could be solving include:

  • How can we build and scale Carta’s Audit system
  • How can we go from zero to MVP on a new Carta product offering 
  • How can we analyze complex business logic and distill domain events out of it
  • How can we turn historical batch tasks into realtime, low latency services
  • How can we improve developer experience with streaming technology
  • How can we leverage domain events to improve data consistency and facilitate monolith decomposition

About You

You have strong technical skills, are excited by projects that create scale, and enjoy working closely with stakeholders across engineering as well as product. You continually strive to improve your craft of creating complex software products. You see communication as one of your strengths.

You have 5+ years of full-stack or backend engineering experience, and experience architecting complex SaaS products with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and microservices. You have industry experience developing scalable production quality backend systems. Experience with micro services, Kafka preferred

We use Java and Python to build backend services, and React in the frontend. A requirement is to work in either language. Our team consists of people who are happy to help you learn everything you need to be successful at Carta.

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 recruiting@carta.com. 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!
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