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Staff Software Engineer | Backend



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Ramp

Ramp is the ultimate platform for modern finance teams. Combining corporate cards with expense management, bill payments, vendor management, accounting automation and more, Ramp's all-in-one solution is designed to save businesses time and money, and free finance teams to do the best work of their lives. Our mission is to help build healthier businesses, and it’s working: over 25,000 businesses on Ramp to save an average 5% and close their books 8x faster.

Founded in 2019, Ramp powers the fastest-growing corporate card and bill payment platform in America, and enables tens of billions of dollars in purchases each year.

Ramp's investors include Founders Fund, Stripe, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Coatue Management, D1 Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, General Catalyst, and Thrive Capital, as well as over 100 angel investors who were founders or executives of leading companies. The Ramp team comprises talented leaders from leading financial services and fintech companies—Stripe, Affirm, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Capital One—as well as technology companies such as Meta, Uber, Netflix, Twitter, Dropbox, and Instacart. In 2023, Ramp was named Fast Company’s #1 Most Innovative Company in North America, LinkedIn’s #1 Top Startup in the U.S., a CNBC Disruptor, and a TIME100 Most Influential Company.

About the Role

In this role, you will be an advocate and coach for your team while solving various backend challenges, doing hands-on coding, and scaling product success at a fast-paced start-up. Our ideal candidate leverages their leadership, technical expertise, and passion to multiply the overall output of their development team. As a technical leader, you’ll help establish the team’s vision and see it through.

We’re looking for someone with a deep understanding of backend engineering with a passion for performance and scale. You should also be strong at identifying and building the right abstractions to support other engineers. Engineering Management or Tech Leadership experience is a plus.

Check out our Engineering Blog for more on our tech stack, mission and values!

What You’ll Do

  • Help lead (and — if you’re up for it — manage) a team of highly skilled backend engineers while coaching, mentoring, and advocating for them

  • Collaborate on our technical vision

  • Lead discussions and implementation of multiple complex projects

  • Continuously improve our engineering processes, tools, and systems that allow us to scale the code base, productivity, and the team

  • Proactively engage with your peers and managers to provide and solicit feedback

  • Recruit, interview and develop your own interview questions, while fostering the culture of excellence, velocity and humility

What You'll Need

  • A minimum of 7 years of backend engineering experience preferred

  • A minimum of 3 years of technical leadership experience leading and/or managing teams

  • Proficiency in Python, Go, or Java

  • A track record of shipping high-quality products and leading projects at scale

  • An ability to turn business and product ideas into engineering solutions

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment, continuously grow, and master your craft

  • Alignment with Ramp’s core values of enabling businesses to grow more by spending less


  • The annual salary/OTE range for the target level for this role is $233,750-$275,000 + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision, and 401(k)

Benefits (for U.S.-based full-time employees)

  • 100% medical, dental & vision insurance coverage for you

    • Partially covered for your dependents

    • One Medical annual membership

  • 401k (including employer match on contributions made while employed by Ramp)

  • Flexible PTO

  • Fertility HRA (up to $5,000 per year)

  • WFH stipend to support your home office needs

  • Wellness stipend

  • Parental Leave

  • Relocation support for NY

  • Pet insurance