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Staff Software Engineer (Backend)

Sweater Ventures
Boulder, CO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Role

We are looking for a Staff Software engineer to join our team in building Sweater’s backend investing experience. You will be collaborating with other software engineers, product managers, UI/UX designers to build innovative applications.  In this role you will be responsible for the full development lifecycle including design, implementation, testing and documentation, delivery and maintenance of the entire Sweater back-end.

Who we are

We’re building a first-of-its-kind investing platform that democratizes access to the exclusive world of venture capital. Our vision is to pool money from millions of regular people into a world-class venture fund, strategically deploying that capital into startups that shape the world we live in.

We believe everyone deserves equal access to venture investing opportunities, and it’s our mission to accelerate generational wealth creation for everyday investors, accredited or not.

With world-class investors behind us, we’re growing fast and have a lot of work to do. We need revolutionaries to help us lay the foundation as we forge a new era of venture capital.

Sound like something you can get behind? Let’s talk.

Who you are

You have a desire to take ownership of building products from start to finish. You are always looking around the corner and thinking about how to scale the technology you’ve built. You are curious about VC, fintech and building a world-class mobile-first investing experience.

Skills we are looking for: 

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in software development
  • Experience building applications using NodeJs, Express, Apollo GraphQL and MongoDB in a cloud based architecture
  • Experience building full CI/CD pipelines (git, infrastructure as code, automated testing and deployments)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Clean Architecture, Domain Driven Design, and SOLID principles
  • Skilled selection of design patterns to simplify solution to complex problems
  • Curiosity, willingness to learn and ability to upscale your skills to solve hard problems is desired
  • Good soft skills with a desire to help others level up is desired

Bonus Points

  • Previous experience building a D2C product or fintech product 
  • Prior startup experience and thrives in an ambiguous environment

What you’ll do every day: 

  • Be accountable for delivering business results (outcomes) rather than just shipping features (output).
  • Lead the development and testing of our mobile first application and underlying architecture
  • Be empowered to solve hard problems
  • Deliver scalable technical solutions 
  • Grow a team and company built on character (i.e. trust, integrity, humility, team cohesiveness) and strong technical competency
  • Collaborate closely with your team of engineering, design and product
  • Bring forth new ideas to improve the product and member experience
  • Help grow our team by being an evangelist for Sweater’s mission 

What it takes to be a Stitch

Yes, we call Sweater team members Stitches.

A sweater grows stronger with every knit, every stitch. We treat each other as equals and lean on one another as family. Our team is built on trust and transparency at all levels, and we believe in the freedom to fail because that’s how we grow and how great products are built.

We’re self-motivated and autonomous, always defaulting to action, but we know when to ask for help. We lead with empathy and follow with gratitude and compassion.

And on top of all that, we strive for a holistic life view. We believe that taking care of ourselves, family, health, wellbeing, and community helps us show up as the best version of ourselves at work.

Perks & Benefits

  • Flexible and remote working culture. Big focus on family and community
  • Paid parental leave
  • Opportunity for Company Equity
  • Unlimited PTO ( 2 week minimum)

This role is located remote. CO/UT preference

Sweater Ventures


Boulder, CO



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