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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021

Guideline is looking for a Staff Full Stack Engineer to join our expanding engineering team. You will join a distributed team of remote employees and employees based near our offices - San Diego, CA; San Mateo, CA; Austin, TX; and Portland, ME. As a Full Stack Engineer on an agile team, you will build upon our growing line of products that bring the possibility of a safe retirement to more people. You will work remote.

What You Will Work On

  • Scope projects and design systems architecture for usability and scaling our products.
  • Bring modern software solutions to an antiquated financial industry using your expertise of building full stack software solutions.
  • Build elegant software from the ground up by creating user interfaces, using message queuing infrastructure, streamlining operations and designing systems architecture.
  • Work with a group of passionate technologists to help automate administrative tasks and build unique solutions to solve our users' problems.

What We're Looking For

  • 6+ years of experience building consumer-facing software products, with 2+ years leading technical direction for a team of engineers.
  • Expertise in the backend programming language Ruby and the frontend framework React
  • Well versed in operating one or more modern databases, designing scalable APIs, and building delightful user interfaces.
  • Familiarity with building and scaling a distributed systems environment built with Kubernetes, Docker, and GCP.

More about Guideline

Technology is the backbone of what we do. It allows us to automate many 401(k) administrative tasks, integrate with leading payroll providers, and build affordable retirement plans for the smallest businesses.

But our platform is powered by people—engineers, account managers, data analysts, retirement consultants, and many more. Together, we're creating a retirement platform that puts people first and empowers small business owners, their employees and the self-employed to not just retire, but arrive at a secure retirement.

In just a few years of operations, we've grown to 35,000+ clients and over $8 billion in assets under management—and have raised $344M with top-tier investors.

Offer Package

The expected Salary Range for this position is $173,500 - $227,500 annually. Compensation is determined by numerous factors such as your qualifications, experience, and work location.

Additional benefits:

  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Company equity
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • 100% paid employee insurance coverage
  • Annual learning and development stipend
  • Parental leave
  • Sabbatical after 5 years of employment

Guideline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Employment open to residents of CA, CO, FL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, TX, and WA. Guideline is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal information of our applicants. Please refer to Guideline's Privacy Policy for information about our privacy and security practices.


Expected Salary Range
$173,500$227,500 USD