Hiring Senior Software Engineer - Platform | Portal

Senior Software Engineer - Platform


Date listed

2 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time



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About the role

As an early engineer at Portal you will work closely with the CTO, be a critical part of our core team, and have a huge influence over the direction of the company. You will be responsible for building the foundation of the portal ecosystem. This ranges from building features that enhance customer onboarding and retention to building SDKs and primitives used be other developers. Your contributions will have a big impact on they way Portal is perceived and involves building a deep understanding of our users.

Who you are

  • You have good values.  You have high integrity. You understand why diversity matters and make others feel like they belong. You're low ego and make the workplace more fun for everyone.

  • You're entrepreneurial.  You are comfortable with ambiguity and thrive in fast-pasted environments. You've likely worked at startups before or might want to start one in the future.

  • You're hardworking.  You understand that building a category-defining company requires people that work smart and that also work hard.

  • You're experienced.  You have 5+ years experience working on production platform software systems and understand what it takes to build something truly customizable. You’ve contributed to open-source or developer facing projects and are comfortable with React, Typescript and Golang

  • You know what matters. We believe your education is irrelevant; we only care that you can build great products. Likewise, in your work you're not religious about any one technology and care more about making progress.

  • You're a systems thinker.  You don't identify as a particular (frontend/backend/etc.) engineer but are more interested in solving problems holistically.

  • You're resourceful.  You are a fast learner and have a “get things done” mentality. If you don't understand something you quickly determine what to do to push forward.

  • You put users first.  You think critically about the implications of what you're building. You're constantly putting yourself in shoes of the users and push back when necessary.

What you'll do

  • You'll ship.  You'll be working on the core platform to engineer solutions across multiple modules. The solutions you build will be critical to make the platform truly extendable and beneficial for all businesses. Whether it's adding a simple customization or architecting a new platform SDK, you'll move fast.

  • You'll be an owner.  You'll be the owner of the platform portion of the product and responsible for its success. This is one of the biggest goals at our company and critical to long-term success. Your scope involves closely collaborating with the founders and other engineers, writing documentation, and setting up new services and scalable infrastructure.

  • You'll balance the short and long term.  While knowing the importance of shipping quickly you also know how to craft thoughtful long-term technical strategy. You know when to address tech debt and when to improve infrastructure and processes (testing, code reviews, CI/CD).

  • You'll help build the team.  The first 10 members of a startup dictate the next 100. You'll help interview and recruit more talented engineers.

  • You'll learn about startups. Aside from your core work, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in other areas - marketing, growth, ops, etc.


  • Mobile/Webapp: React-Native/React + Redux and Typescript

  • Backend: Golang and DynamoDB.

  • AWS Serverless architecture with Lambda, API Gateway, and Cognito.

  • Custom design system based on MaterialUI.

  • Bespoke websocket service to connect frontend and backend in real-time.

  • Tools: GitHub, Linear, Slack, Notion, Figma, Retool.

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