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Staff Software Engineer, Tax Technology

JustWorks
New York, NY 10011
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  • Job Code
    182253840
  • Jobs Rated
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Who We Are

At Justworks, youll enjoy a welcoming and casual environment, great benefits, wellness program offerings, company retreats, and the ability to interact with and learn from leaders in the startup community. We work hard and care about our most prized asset - our people.

Were helping businesses get off the ground by enabling them to focus on running their business. We solve HR issues. Were data-driven and never stop iterating. If youd like to work in a supportive, entrepreneurial environment, are interested in building something meaningful and having fun while doing it, wed love to hear from you.

We're united by shared goals and shared motivations at Justworks. These are best summed up in our company values, which are reflected in our product and in our team.

Our Values

If this sounds like you, youll fit right in.

Who You Are

Our Tax Technology team is hiring a Staff Software Engineer to help model the complex world of taxation in software that is fast, accurate, and scalable. Payroll is an essential function of any business and the demands of accurately calculating and reporting taxes is a lot to take on. We simplify payroll tax compliance so that our customers can focus on what they do best.

As a Staff Software Engineer, youll be focused on ensuring we evolve our architecture to support our existing PEO business while also enabling the next generation of Justworks products and services. You will work closely with our product and operations stakeholders to ensure that we are enabling the Payments and Tax Unit to scale operations while maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Your Success Profile

What You Will Work On

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems that power tax computation, withholding, and reporting for Justworks customers
  • Build reliable and resilient integrations with external systems for reporting taxes to federal/state/local tax agencies
  • Scope and lead large technical projects with impact across mission critical teams in Payments and Tax
  • Work collaboratively with engineers, product managers, and stakeholders to bring new products and features to our customers
  • Channel empathy for our internal stakeholders to create better user experiences with an eye towards making workflows easier and more efficient
  • Build robust abstractions that are easy for other engineers to use and shield the appropriate level of complexity
  • Mentor engineers to help them grow their technical skills by fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement
  • Serve as a role model for and work towards improving engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Help drive sound technical decision-making and lead technical conversations with other teams across Justworks
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

How You Will Do Your Work

As a Staff Software Engineer, how results are achieved is paramount for your success and ultimately result in our success as an organization. In this role, your foundational knowledge, skills, abilities and personal attributes are anchored in the following:

  • Good judgment - the exercise of critical thinking, analyzing and assessing problems and implications, identifying patterns, making connections of underlying issues, understanding risks and developing mitigation strategies, and taking ownership of the outcome.
  • Resourcefulness - taking a can-do approach, even in the face of obstacles and constraints by assessing whats in front of you and effectively and efficiently optimizing what you have, whether it's working on something new or thinking about how to do something better.
  • Teamwork and communication - putting our collective best together through documentation, collaboration, relationship-building, listening, empathy, recruiting, and evangelism.
  • Influence and leadership - fostering a community of knowledge-sharing, collaboration, mentorship, and forward-thinking.
  • Skills and knowledge - the capacity to actively learn and apply specific domain knowledge, know-how, and best practices to continually enhance and improve.

In addition, all Justworkers focus on aligning their behaviors to our core values known as COGIS. It stands for:

  • Camaraderie - Day to day you can be seen working together toward a higher purpose. You like to have fun. Youre an active listener, treat people respectfully, and have a strong desire to know and help others.
  • Openness - Your default is to be open. You're willing to share information, understand other perspectives, and consider new possibilities. Youre curious, ask open questions, and are receptive to thoughts and feedback from others.
  • Grit - You demonstrate grit by having the courage to commit and persevere. Youre committed, earnest, and dive in to get the job done well with a positive attitude.
  • Integrity - Simply put, do what you say and say what you'll do. Youre honest and forthright, have a strong moral compass, and strive to match your words with your actions while leading by example.
  • Simplicity - Be like Einstein: Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Qualifications

  • A strong technical background, with 6 to 10+ years of professional experience, in backend and API development
  • Understanding of how to build resilient and maintainable systems in complicated business domains at scale
  • Previous experience leading engineers without formal direct reporting relationships and ability to set technical direction
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you enjoy figuring out what needs to be done and setting appropriate deadlines and milestones to achieve business objectives
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment where the best ideas win and can inspire others to get behind them
  • The ability to distill simple solutions and architectures out of complicated problems and good judgment to select the right tools for the job

Nice-to-Haves

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience in FinTech, banking, accounting, or other similar industries.

Technologies Used

  • Ruby / Ruby on Rails / Sorbet
  • Javascript / React.js
  • Docker
  • MySQL / PostgreSQL / Redshift
  • Redis

Please Note: In accordance with New York City public health requirements, and because this position requires onsite work, this position will require the successful candidate to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. As an equal opportunity employer, Justworks will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

Diversity At Justworks

Justworks is committed to maintaining a workplace where diversity of identity, culture, and life experience is the norm and is celebrated authentically and respected consistently. Diversity in our work, our people, and our product drives creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial leadership and integrity, competitiveness, and collaboration throughout our business and in the market. We depend on our differences to make our team stronger, our workplace more dynamic, and our product accessible to all of our customers.

Were proud to be an equal opportunity employer open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Our DEI Commitment





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