Senior Software Engineer, Events Platform
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 create more owners.
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. We’ve also been recognized as a 2023 Built In Best Place to Work in the U.S. and a Muse VIBE Award winner in the Vacation and Time Off category.
For more information about our offices and culture, check out our Carta careers page.
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 Staff 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 Events Platform team builds solutions to capture and surface domain events and change data for all services at Carta. This platform is critical, enabling and evangelizing event driven architecture at Carta. The team is responsible for core infrastructure offerings including maintaining Kafka, Debezium 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.
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?
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 8+ 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. You have experience with microservices, Kafka experience required.
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.
Carta’s compensation package includes a market competitive salary, equity for all full time roles, exceptional benefits, and, for applicable roles, commissions plans. Our expected cash compensation (salary + commission if applicable) range for this role is:
- $232,000 - $290,000 in San Francisco, CA; Santa Clara, CA; or New York City, NY
- $208,800 - $261,000 in Seattle, WA
We are hiring for multiple levels and locations, so final offers may vary from the amounts listed based on geography, experience and expertise, and other factors.