Staff Architect

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Interview Process

1. 45 min chat with engineering director 2. Take-home assignment 3. All day technical & cultural fit interview. Tech assessments include system design, extension of the takehome assignment, and bug fix pairing.



Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, Ruby, Python

About the team & opportunity

What’s so great about working on Calendly’s Engineering team? We solve pain points for our customers through impactful innovation, and have fun while we’re at it.

Why do we need you? We are looking for a staff architect with strong experience in high performance web services, and who will bring architectural wisdom, product thinking, and enthusiasm to our team.

A day in the life of a Staff Architect at Calendly

As a Staff Architect at Calendly, you enjoy building products end-to-end and coding the full stack. You are proactive, product-minded, and empathetic. Your team comes to you with their blockers, knowing you can help them reason through their thought process and come to a well-balanced solution. You do the above with genuine respect and curiosity, and a commitment to quality.

You and your team members impact every aspect of development, from design to delivery to maintenance. You write well-tested software and are a reliable mentor for your teammates. You are comfortable working in a wide array of technologies and languages. You work closely with Product Managers and Product Designers to inform roadmap decisions, and support your Engineering Manager in keeping an eye on cross-team dependencies.

On a typical day, you will be working on:

  • Building composable services and writing and reviewing code written in Go, Node (TypeScript), Ruby, and/or Python
  • Designing, implementing, and advising on performant solutions for a scalable API, such as rate-limiting, access controls, etc.
  • Emphasizing a great user experience through your architectural designs
  • Thinking about novel insights and patterns in meeting content
  • Acting as a sounding board and trusted second set of eyes for your peers
  • Bonus: experience with ML models to process object graphs and time series data, experience building complex integrations for external products

What do we need from you?

  • 8+ years of experience of software development experience at a SaaS or technology company 
  • Above all, you have a track record of rapidly learning new languages and technologies to get the job done; your secret weapon is adaptability
  • You thrive on ambiguity; a lack of explicit direction is empowerment and freedom to shape the solution
  • You've built modular, composable service architectures using Python, Go or Node and a variety of back-end data stores
  • You look forward to collaborating with your peers in a small engineering team, biased in favor of results over process
  • Authorized to work lawfully in the United States of America as Calendly does not engage in immigration sponsorship at this time

What’s in it for you?

Ready to make a serious impact? Millions of people already rely on Calendly’s products, and we’re still in the midst of our growth curve — it’s a phenomenal time to join us. Everything you’ll work on here will accelerate your career to the next level. If you want to learn, grow, and do the best work of your life alongside the best people you’ve ever worked with, then we hope you’ll consider allowing Calendly to be a part of your professional career.

Our Hiring Process:

Typically, individuals will participate in the following interview process. However, there may be slight nuances given the role and or department we are hiring for. Please keep in mind that individuals can be declined from the position at any stage of the process.

  • Qualified individuals will be invited to schedule a phone interview with a member of our recruiting team. This is a great time to ask any initial questions you have about the company or the role.
  • Next, we’ll put you in direct contact with your potential manager. You’ll get a chance to learn even more about life at Calendly, the responsibilities within your role, and the qualities needed to succeed here.
  • Then, you will perform an interview exercise, where you can highlight your skills.
  • Next, or in parallel, you’ll meet with your potential team members.
  • Finally, we connect with those you’ve worked with before, to learn more about the impact you can make, the value you bring, and the best way to set you up for success at Calendly.

We aim to provide an inclusive and equitable experience to everyone who expresses interest in working at Calendly. The recruiter assigned to this role will keep you informed every step of the way. Have questions? Let your recruiter know! Want to share your experience? We are passionately committed to improving and building on our process, and we consider feedback a gift.

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Compensation is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to location, experience, and job-related skills. In addition, Calendly offers a wide range of best in class total rewards. This includes comprehensive employee benefits like healthcare, dental, vision, parental leave, 401(k) match, paid time off, and much more. At Calendly we believe exceptional performance deserves exceptional rewards! During the hiring process, we are committed to sharing details about the compensation range for the position, enabling you to make an informed decision. 


Please note that the compensation details listed in role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus/commission, equity, or benefits. 

Base Pay Range National - Salary
$187,000$253,000 USD

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