Software Engineer

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We're Karat, the leader in technical interviewing and pioneer of the Interviewing Cloud

Karat’s purpose is to unlock opportunity, and we built the world’s first Interviewing Cloud to conduct predictive, fair, and enjoyable technical interviews 24/7. Karat helps companies expand interviewing capacity, unlock developer time, and raise engineering quality so they can hire smarter and grow faster, and create more opportunities for software engineers. From our industry-leading solutions to Karat’s Brilliant Black Minds program, the work we do here matters. We’re a team of passionate, focused, human-centric team, and we want you to join us!

Come join our Engineering team

Our Software Engineering team is dedicated to building the world’s most predictive, inclusive, and fair interviewing products for our clients and technical candidates alike.

What you will do

As a Software Engineer at Karat, you will work on an exciting mission with a highly collaborative team and relatable product. As a vital member of our growing company, you will work closely with leaders and members of other R&D teams (including Analysts, Data Scientists, Designers, Product Managers, and Software Engineers). You will work hands-on in the building of products that directly serve engineers, candidates, and internal teams as we scale. Your work will be the bridge between users, providing the backbone of our platform.

Karat’s HQ is based in Seattle, Washington, but we are open to remote candidates for this role (within the U.S.). Immigration sponsorship is available for this position.

  • Developing web applications using a variety of engineering languages (i.e. HTTP, Rest and GraphQL).
  • Lay the foundation for our new systems while revamping our existing codebase 
  • Write clean and scalable services, components and APIs and the backend that our products depend on.
  • Collaborate with our cross-functional team of Analysts, Data Scientists, Designers, Product Managers, and Software Engineers, to define features and build powerful and easy-to-use products and customer-facing workflow tools.
  • Contribute to the further development of effective processes for ensuring our products have high quality code and minimal defects.
  • Deliver the projects that fall into your team’s area on time and with quality.
  • Own projects from design to release, including communication with stakeholders.
  • Remain flexible enough to handle all of the unknowns that come with fast growth in the company.
  • Help develop effective processes for ensuring our products have high quality code and minimal defects.
The experience you will bring
  • Professional experience developing and launching web applications/systems into a production environment
  • Experience in at least one of Ruby, Python, or similar language
  • Comfortable in a Unix/Linux workflow
  • Prior experience designing and building backend services and APIs or frontend components
  • Ability to effectively identify and pursue challenging problems
  • UI/ UX experience using AJAX and modern frameworks like React as well as plain JavaScript is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with a service-oriented team
Benefits of joining Karat

Karat strives to offer everything you need to best support you today, tomorrow, and beyond. We’re proud of our current offerings, and highlight some of our team’s favorites below. There are more, just feel free to ask!

Compensation / Time Off:
  • Highly competitive salary and stock options
  • Generous paid PTO (see below) and Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Flexible Time Off Policy for salaried positions
  • Three weeks accrued per year for hourly positions
  • Parental Leave (12 weeks paid with transition back to work in part-time capacity)
  • 18 paid Company Holidays for 2021
Benefits / Wellness:
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance via Cigna or Kaiser (for CA-based employees)
  • 100% premium covered for employees
  • 70% premium covered for dependents
  • FSA, STD, LTD, Standard Life Insurance, and Optional Life Insurance
  • Mental Wellness offerings such as Calm, Happify, Talkspace, Modern Health, and more
  • $150 per month contribution to miscellaneous benefit/wellness of employee’s choice
Learn more about usStatement of Non-Discrimination:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at [email protected].

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Technology we use

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An Insider's view of Karat

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We're passionate about what we do, but know how to turn off at the end of the day. Come here to work hard, build great trusted relationships, learn, and also to be recognized as a person with interests both in and out of the office, with plenty of work-life balance.

Gordie Hanrahan

Director of Communications

What are Karat Perks + Benefits

Karat Benefits Overview

Have a Voice
Everyone at Karat has a seat at the table, so you can be free to speak your mind and know you'll be heard.

Meaningful Equity
You'll be making an impact here, so you get a fair stake in our success too.

Unlimited Time Off
Take the time you need to do your best work and live your best life.

Health + Wellness
We got you covered: 100% of your health, dental, and vision insurance.

Equipped for Success
We'll set you up with a new MacBook Pro + monitor and whatever other gear you need.

Flexible Work Environment
Work from wherever you like, whether that's at our Seattle headquarters or your home office.

401k
Save for your retirement the smart and simple way.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday and Thursday.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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