Staff Software Engineer - PostTap - Remote


New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Services
  • Post Date: 11/24/2022
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  • Company Address: 88 Pine St 9th Fl, New York, NY, 10005, US

About Button

Button is the mobile commerce technology company that is powering a commerce-driven internet. Button powers mobile growth for the world’s largest brands and publishers, while offering consumers more seamless, enjoyable experiences. With each action taken, brands make sales, publishers earn revenue, and consumers get exactly what they want at the tap of a button.

Job Description

Button’s mission is to build a better way to do business in mobile. Today, we work with some of the largest and most interesting businesses in the world to connect consumers with what they want at the tap of a button. We build with the consumer experience in mind, have a reputation for paving the future of mobile, and have a good time doing it.
As a Staff Software Engineer, you’ll design and build the services, APIs, frameworks, UIs, and backend systems that sit at the very foundation of Button’s business. Our portfolio includes the programmatic interfaces that connect Button to many of the largest brands in e-commerce, and real-time routing of customers to the ideal shopping experience.
You will lead the design of new services and frameworks that advance our ambitious product goals. You’ll be a key contributor to shaping our Engineering and technical culture, driving design reviews, and providing guidance and direction to developing members of our team.
Our Engineering team values a fast-moving and high-trust environment that affords each member the opportunity to develop expertise operating services at a meaningful scale in a distributed cloud environment. You’ll compose solutions from a broad range of technologies, including Go, NodeJS, Docker, Prometheus, and AWS ECS. You’ll also move fast; we ship changes to production dozens of times each day.
Button is based in NYC and has employees distributed throughout the US and UK. This position is for NYC, SF, or Remote. #LI-Remote


    • Develop scalable, low-latency web services using a variety of tools and languages, including Go, NodeJS, Docker, AWS ECS, SQS/SNS, and BigQuery.
    • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop new features within our core platforms. You will work with product managers to translate user and partner requirements into technical designs, and with other engineers to bring those designs to life with an emphasis on scalability, latency, and accuracy.
    • Deliver the programmatic interfaces that drive deep integrations between Button and our largest partners.
    • Maintain a“mystery-free” production environment and keep the pagers quiet by implementing excellent monitoring, anticipating and planning for the unexpected. 


    • A passion for building reliable and scalable backend services in a distributed environment and usable front-end systems for activating and understanding the underlying products, as well as an interest in exploring new technologies.
    • Comfort operating across the entire stack of a product including, but not limited to, standing up basic infrastructure, building and maintaining UIs, APIs, and backend systems, and designing and implementing database schemas that support our products.
    • A track record of “leveling-up” the team around them, driving impact not just through their own contributions but also by elevating others.
    • A strong understanding of relational databases, and experience building stateful web services.
    • An excellent understanding of API design, and experience designing reliable APIs.
    • Experience coding in Go, Javascript / NodeJS, or Python — our major programming languages.
    • Experience and comfort in a production environment. You’ll be working in a“magic-free” service-oriented environment, using AWS ECS, Docker, and HTTP everywhere.


    • 6+ years of experience writing software and building production systems
    • 4+ years of experience designing systems
    • Experience providing mentorship and guidance to peers, including but not limited to code reviews, training, and feedback
    • Experience leading design, development, operation, or maintenance of large-scale production SaaS services
    • Experience with one of our primary languages (Python or JavaScript/NodeJS), and a proven ability to pick up new languages and tools, proficiency a plus
    • Experience in full-stack development roles
    • Experience working with relational databases, NoSQL experience a plus
    • Experience in infrastructure a plus


    • Button was founded in 2014. We’ve raised $65M in funding. Most recently we announced our $30M Series C in June 2019, led by Icon Ventures. Our investors include Norwest, Redpoint, Greycroft, DCM, and Capital One Ventures. We’re approximately 20 engineers and 45 people overall.
    • We believe and invest in personal growth, and we’ve got the results to back it up. We’ve been recognized multiple times by Fortune, Inc., and Crain’s magazines as one of the best places to work in the US.
    • We value diversity and come from all sorts of different backgrounds. We were especially proud the first time we hired a coding boot camp graduate.
Button is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive workplace for everyone, and we are intentional about making sure people feel respected, supported and connected at work—regardless of who you are or where you come from. We value and celebrate our differences and we believe being open about who we are allows us to do the best work of our lives.
Button is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law, rule, or regulation.
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