Working at the System Initiative

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Software Engineer III


Expect to be writing code across the entire stack, discussing architecture and design, creating revolutionary user experiences, and helping customers be successful. This is a high-impact role that can directly lead to the overall success of the company.


  • Demonstrate technical excellence resulting in scalable, reliable, performant, and maintainable services
  • Collaborate with CEO and CPO 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
  • Communicate clearly about what you need to perform your best
  • Occasionally work with customers on support issues


  • 3-5+ years of software engineering experience with a focus on distributed systems in the cloud
  • 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, Datadog
  • Leadership qualities: initiative, ownership, high standards
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Enjoys working collaboratively in a small team with high trust
  • Can-do attitude, humility, and open-mindedness
  • Perform well given a high level of independence and autonomy
  • Have experience working with a distributed team

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary range: $140K - $200K
  • Stock Option range: .10% - .25% Fully Diluted
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), etc.
  • A non-accrual paid time off (PTO) policy, also known as “unlimited”
  • Home office and equipment stipend. Just articulate what you need and we’ll take care of it
  • You can live anywhere, but our working time zone is the Pacific Time Zone
System Initiative is an equal opportunity workplace. We provide everyone with fair opportunities to attain their full potential. We understand, accept, and value differences amongst people, their backgrounds, and their experiences. We actively promote a sense of belonging and full participation in our practices and policies for our co-workers, partners, and customers.

Software Engineer III

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