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Software Engineer III

System Initiative

System Initiative

Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

At System Initiative, we’re passionate about building innovative software that defines a new approach to DevOps tools. You can expect to write code across the entire stack, discuss architecture and design, create revolutionary user experiences, and help customers succeed. This high-impact role can directly lead to the company's overall success.


  • Demonstrate technical excellence resulting in scalable, reliable, performant, and maintainable services

  • Collaborate with the CEO, Product Manager, Director of UX, and VP of Engineering on requirements and solutions

  • Write high-quality code and tests

  • Work within an agile framework to continuously deliver quality software

  • Assist in the operation of the service, e.g., monitoring, alerting, metrics, logging, and troubleshooting

  • Participate in code reviews to ensure new code conforms to standards

  • Help guide the team and less experienced engineers

  • Balance the needs of today with an eye toward tomorrow

  • Communicate clearly about what you need to perform your best

  • Occasionally work with customers on support issues

  • Participate in on-call rotation, ensuring the reliability and availability of services and applications


  • 7+ years of software engineering experience with a focus on distributed systems in the cloud

  • Experience with delivering a SaaS application

  • Proficiency with Rust

  • Familiarity with Typescript and PostgreSQL

  • Familiarity with a variety of technologies we use, such as NATS, HTML, CSS, Vue.js, Github, Honeycomb, Grafana

  • Leadership qualities: initiative, ownership, high standards

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent problem-solving abilities

  • Can-do attitude, humility, and open-mindedness

  • Thrives in a collaborative environment, working synchronously with a fully distributed team

  • Enjoys working on a small team with high trust

  • Perform well given a high level of independence and autonomy

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary range: $160K - $215K

  • Stock Option range: .15% - .21% Fully Diluted

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), etc. We are a small company with big company benefits

  • An accrual paid time off (PTO) policy of 24 days per calendar year. We encourage all employees to take one week of PTO per quarter, where they unplug entirely

  • Winter Break - 12/26 - 12/31, except for folks on-call

  • Home office and equipment stipend. Just articulate what you need, and we’ll take care of it

  • You can live anywhere, but your working hours will overlap with a 9 am - 6 pm Pacific Time Zone schedule by ~6 hours

System Initiative, Inc. is an equal-opportunity workplace. We provide everyone with fair opportunities to attain their full potential. We understand, accept, and value differences among people, their backgrounds, and experiences. We actively promote a sense of belonging and full participation in our practices and policies for our co-workers, partners, and customers.

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