Senior Software Engineer

Published date Posted on Indeed on Nov 10, 2021 (22 d ago)

About neo.tax

Rockets are flying into space and landing on drone ships, cars are driving autonomously, and HD video calls can connect people on opposite sides of the globe. But a company doing their business taxes is still extremely manual, tedious, and just...painful.

That's why neo.tax exists. We want to use modern technology to bring business taxes into the 21st century.

We're starting with the R&D tax credit. Our first product simplifies the complex and difficult process of helping companies apply for the IRS R&D Tax Credit, which puts hundreds of thousands of dollars into each company's pocket.

But this is only the start.

We’re developing better accounting tools to automate more and more of the tax filing process. In the future, neo.tax will become the essential accounting software stack for small businesses.


About the neo.tax team

Our co-founders are:

  • a former IRS agent, who has been a CPA for over 20 years,
  • a Stanford PhD in machine learning, and
  • a former Intuit product manager

Along the way, we've picked up more people from engineering, product, design, sales, and taxes.

But now it's time to level up. This is why we need to grow our team, and this is where you come in! If you are intrigued by what you read, keep reading below.

P.S. We are a remote company, but prefer to hire in time zones that can overlap with our HQ in Mountain View, CA.


About the Senior Software Engineer role

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to produce and implement new features and product lines at neo.tax! You’ll own projects from start to finish working closely with our product managers, designers, and tax specialists. For example, you may work with a PM and designer to improve our customer signup flow, develop a new tax credit with one of our tax specialists, or strengthen the foundations of our customer success operation through better tooling. Engineers at neo.tax make a lot of product decisions because you are a vital part of the product team that collaborates and solves problems for our customers. Because we make those decisions based on customer feedback, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with customers and build something that solves their problems.

You’ll also engage in technical decision-making with the team, participate in sprint planning, and help our engineering team expand its skillset. To that end, you’ll also play a key role in helping us grow the team through interviewing potential new team members.


neo.tax is built primarily in Typescript and Python, Node on the backend, and React on the frontend. We’ll look to you to bring your skillset and experience to build within this environment and improve our codebase.


Cultural Principles

At neo.tax, we take our engineering culture seriously. Here's what we look for:

  • Humility
    • Communication is paramount to a strong engineering team, and the best communication is ego-free
  • Sense of Ownership
    • When a bug gets discovered or things start to break, you don't point the finger at someone else; you work with your teammates to come up with a solution
  • Resourcefulness
    • Given a problem, you learn and acquire all the tools you need to solve that problem—even if it's somewhat outside your comfort zone
    • If you're confronted with a hard problem you don't give up—instead you hustle, hustle, hustle.
  • Joy
    • When we meet you, we'll ask ourselves: "Is this person a joy to work with? Would I be excited to work with this person?"
      • We're not gonna lie—we shamelessly stole this from Stripe's "Sunday Test"
  • Curiosity + Growth Mindset
    • We hire for slope—not y-intercept!
      • i.e., we care more about your aptitude than your experience
      • No matter how seasoned you are, there's also something new we can learn from each other


Responsibilities

  • Build out entirely new features and product lines end-to-end (both front-end and backend)
  • Improve the UI/UX of the neo.tax app
  • Debug customer problems and develop solutions features for them
  • Develop high-quality software design and architecture by producing clean, efficient code
  • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
  • Review, debug, and document code
  • Document development phases and monitor systems
  • Ensure software is up-to-date with latest technologies
  • Help assess and recruit future engineers

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience in professional software development, ideally some of which you’ve spent in startups
  • Experience owning technically challenging and demanding cross-functional projects
  • Experience across the entire stack, from backend to frontend (and if you have a preference, we’d love to hear it!)
  • Experience in Typescript/Javascript and Python is ideal, but not required
  • In-depth knowledge of relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB)
  • Experience with cloud-based deployment infrastructure like GCP, AWS, or Azure
  • Ability to make technical decisions quickly, while looping in key stakeholders, too
  • A customer-first mindset and an interest in talking with customers to make sure what we’re building meets their needs
  • Habit of introspection and understanding what’s helped you be successful in the past
  • Bonus points if you have experience in mentoring other team members, and have previously worked closely with designers and PMs

Benefits

Compensation will consist of the following elements:

  • A cash package in line with a well-funded, high-growth company.
  • Equity. Meaningful ownership in a company that has enormous potential.
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401K
  • An Oura ring (we're big on health and wellness)
  • Unlimited PTO


neo.tax is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

neo.tax is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants Only: External recruiting agency resume submissions will not be accepted.


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