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Staff Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2022

Namely is seeking a talented Staff Software Engineer to join our growing team. As a Staff Software Engineer, you will lead by example in the design and implementation of major features and components of the Namely platform.

Our teams use a diverse set of tools and languages including C#, Ruby, Go, Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, Spinnaker, and Kafka. We work with React and SPA’s in the front-end, and are investing in an API driven architecture, powered by gRPC-based services.

We’ve built a strong engineering team to date, but have a lot of work ahead of us, including:

  • Defining domain boundaries and implementing robust APIs for internal and public consumption of our Human Capital Management (HCM) services
  • Leveling up our platform, including enhancing our test coverage, observability, alerting, and performance

Help us scale our business to meet the needs of our growing customer base and develop new products on the Namely platform. You'll be a critical part of our growing company, leading the way to implement best practices in technology, architecture, and process. You’ll have the chance to work in an open and collaborative environment, receive hands-on mentorship and have ample opportunities to grow and accelerate your career.


  • Design, create and own high quality, scalable and heavily tested software across our stack
  • Evolve our systems through solid architectural design and drive best practices through code review
  • Lead the teams in designing and implementing MVPs across greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Provide technical mentorship to engineers across the organization
  • Work in a cross-functional environment, partnering across engineering, product, design, and business functions


    • 8+ years experience designing, building, shipping and maintaining distributed web applications and services
    • Solid CS fundamentals with experience across a range of disciplines, with one or more area of deep knowledge and experience
    • Proven track record of senior technical leadership at a company with a strong engineering culture
    • Fluency in one or more server-side programming languages, with Ruby or C# strongly preferred
  • Experience with Kafka or equivalent messaging bus
  • Analytical mindset and an ability to identify and weigh architectural design tradeoffs
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and schema design principles
  • Motivated, self-starter that is able to work both independently and in cooperation with a larger team

**Notice for candidates located in the following states: CA, CO, NJ, NY, WA

Please note the base salary range for this position is between $130,000 - $160,000 annually. The salary is dependent on experience, knowledge, and skills based on the responsibilities outlined in the job description.

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About Namely

Namely is the first HR, payroll, and benefits platform employees actually love to use. People are at the center of everything we do—from our platform to our staff. Why join us? We believe every company and every employee deserves a great workplace, supported by HR technology they use and love. Most importantly, we believe in giving you the tools you need to do the best work of your career.

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