Hiring Software Engineer II - Hybrid | Zeal

Software Engineer Ii - Hybrid


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time

Glassdoor Rating

4/5 (4 reviews)


We are a modern, embedded payroll provider that helps empower companies to build their own unique payroll service. On top of our easy-to-use payroll API, we are pioneering an all-inclusive tax engine to democratize a broken and cumbersome process providing accessibility to small, medium, and large businesses and helping Americans get paid.

Backed by over $14 million in funding from top investors such as Y Combinator, Spark Capital (Marqeta, Coinbase, Affirm), and Robinhood's Founder; Vlad Tenev we are projected to be a forerunner in embedded payroll with an industry amassing billions of dollars in untapped revenue.

Our mission is to empower companies to become their own fin-tech company using our simple, seamless, and forward-thinking payroll technology and we'd love to learn more about you and how you could be a fit for our growing team here in San Francisco!

‼️ The salary for this role is between $125-145k with equity from a series-A company and is hybrid where employees come to the office around 2x a week! 


All our engineers here at Zeal are full-stack engineers, but this role, in particular, will focus on the backend (80%) but you may jump to the front from time to time (20%)

We are expanding our product and features and therefore there are lots of opportunities to grow how you want. Some things you could be working on in this role would be working within our taxes and payments within the fintech API industry. 


  • Our engineering team is super into Typescript and we're built on React/Redux, Node, MongoDB, and AWS and all split up into microservices. Locally we use yarn 3, esbuild.
  • This role focuses 80-90% on building and coding in our codebase, but there will be opportunities to mentor and give input to other aspects of the business since we are a small and flat organization.
  • Some future projects in the backlog we’d love you to take ownership over could be:
    • improvements to the tax management stack, developing features to help our Partners scale with our API, and strengthening our services + infrastructure to handle large enterprise customers
  • Work with a team of 10-15 engineers from Microsoft, Apple, Intuit, Namely, Blend, and other cool start-ups who will advocate and champion your success in a collaborative environment.
  • You will get to work directly with our founders and other heads of departments from Stripe, Square, Microsoft, Apple, Brex, and others... which will only increase your business acumen and provide lots of opportunities to get closer to our product vision and strengthen our team's cross-department collaboration.


  • 3+ years of professional software engineering experience, preferably in a start-up environment
  • You're an expert in Typescript, NodeJS, MongoDB, and AWS
  • You're proficient in React or a similar frontend framework 
  • You've built products end-to-end, working closely with product and design teams
  • You are a strong collaborator and want to help others grow
  • You thrive in a fast-paced and, at times, ambiguous environment
  • You strive for technical excellence in everything you do


  • Experience working in payroll or fin-tech software development
  • You're passionate about the fin-tech or HR landscape
  • You're an obsessive builder or a side-project, hack-a-thon enthusiast


Step 1: ✋ Chat with our recruiter - Grace - 30 mins

Step 2: 💬 Chat with our CTO - Pranab - 30 mins

Step 3: 💵 Paid Take-Home Assignment - 3-4 hours

Step 4: 💻 Final Interview - 2.5 hours

Final Interview Details: Review the assignment with CTO and another Engineer, have a coffee chat with someone, and a final call with someone from leadership to learning more about the vision and mission of Zeal


We are located in the SoMa district of San Francisco and we value in-person collaboration and communication as we grow and scale our business. We are a tight-knit, inclusive community that is into music 🎵, cocktails 🍹, pets 🐈🐕, ping-pong 🏓 and above all else ~ high quality espresso ☕ but more importantly we value championing for our staff to bring their authentic true selves to work and aim to provide a fun and collaborative work environment for everyone!


  • 🩺 100% health coverage premium paid by the company; vision, dental
  • 💸 Generous salary and equity for all staff
  • 💳 Monthly benefits stipend to use for lunch, commuting, and other essentials
  • 📸 Free professional headshot for your LinkedIn
  • 🍿🍹Free snacks and drinks and Friday happy hours
  • 🦓 Awesome Swag

❤️ If you are curious to know more about our culture, check out our Notion Culture Doc (https://www.notion.so/zeal-api/Do-remarkable-things-at-Zeal-0d9af42e7dd2498391e1ccfde42c0137)

Our company (Puzzl Group, aka Zeal) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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