Software Engineer, Venture Capital (Mid/Senior/Staff)

Carta (View all Jobs)

Waterloo, Canada; Toronto, 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)

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, R, JavaScript


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.

About Venture Capital

Carta Venture Capital is redefining venture capital operations. Since 2018, our business has grown faster than any other provider in the space. We work with some of the largest venture capital firms in the world, building software to automate managing their investments. As we head deeper into 2022, our goal is to forge the future of how this industry operates and our hammer is engineering. We are building a distributed system that needs to be configurable enough for the most complex of customers. Its responsibilities are wide: money movement, an event-based general accounting ledger, calculating profit waterfalls, rule-based engines for reconciliations and allocations, workflow orchestrations, investment performance tracking, integrations from crypto wallets, incorporation tooling… just to name a few. 

Our business is set to double this year which is why we need you.

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Who we are

We care deeply about our customers: investors, fund managers, fund administrators, tax/audit professionals, and others. We are relentless in our pursuit to create leverage for them. We do so by deeply understanding the domain and the jobs to be done. We run towards hard and messy problems. We serve the business, first and foremost, and invest in ourselves and each other in service of that effort. We are owners and that is the only title that matters. 

We take our work seriously, but not too seriously. We take equal pride in solving complex business problems like automating allocation calculations, as we do contributing to our Slack emoji portfolio. Stand-ups might include discussions on implementation details for a new Kafka event or our favorite microwavable snacks.

Your Role at Carta 

You will join our R&D team of learners, builders, experts, and leaders in our Venture Capital group. Our group is building the next generation of software for the venture capital industry. We build software to help new funds launch, investors to track analytics and performance, for fund accountants operating the books and financial records for investment funds ranging from $100k through billions under management, and more. We work on a mix of greenfield opportunities and work informed by metrics.

About You

Whether you are a new college graduate or a Staff Engineer with 10 years of leadership experience, you continuously strive to improve yourself and those around you. Additionally,

  • You have strong technical skills and are an excellent collaborator.
  • You like solving for ambiguity: we’ll look to you for ideas on how to solve problems.
  • You implement systems large or small that are clear, maintainable, and correct. 
  • You are excited by opportunities to both break ground on new projects and provide fresh perspective onto past implementations.
  • You want to build and own your work end-to-end.
  • You are eager to move fast, but recognize when to build for the future.
  • You may be passionate about some elements of the Carta tech stack (Python, Django, Javascript, React, Postgres, GRPC, Kafka); such experience is helpful but we do not require it. 

We look for candidates who are interested in, experienced with, or curious about…

  • Accounting or investment management
  • Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
  • Customer relationship management
  • Document data extraction and digital signatures
  • Tax reporting and financial auditing
  • Banking and money movement

The Interview Process

Carta follows a standard tech startup interview process, where you will meet with a recruiter and hiring manager first. We’ll then ask you to show off your skills with a real-world take home exercise (we do not do LeetCode-style interviews, no one will quiz you on writing a doubly-linked list) and virtual interviews. During the process, you can ask questions to people across different parts of the Venture Capital team to learn what kind of work we do and how it lines up with your interests. 




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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