Staff Software Engineer, Engineering Productivity at Lattice (Remote)

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The Developer Platform team is responsible for empowering all of Lattice’s engineers to be productive and happy. We are passionate about building comprehensive systems, automated tools, and extensible frameworks that facilitate the entire development and release lifecycle.

Our product engineers iterate rapidly and deploy new code several times each day. We ensure that they can develop, test and deploy high-quality code safely, at scale, and with confidence, so they can focus on building a product our customers love.

Who you are

You have 7+ years of professional experience writing and maintaining production-level applications with a passion for shipping high-quality software and working with cross-functional stakeholders.

  • You can work with whichever programming language is required to get the job done — JavaScript, Python, Go, or others — and are proficient in at least one.
  • You care deeply about the quality of the software/systems you build and always look to improve your craft. At the same time, you are able to strike the right balance between idealism and pragmatism.
  • You are passionate about driving the adoption of best practices in code health, testing, and maintainability, and solving complex problems using data-driven solutions.
  • You seek out the root cause when debugging software defects and champion improvements that prevent future issues.
  • You researched, proposed, and implemented new technology or process with measurable positive impact.
  • You are maddened by inefficiency and averse to toil. The thought of taking a frustrating process and making it elegant sounds appealing. You have a bias towards automation and a desire to make your fellow engineers more productive.
  • You built, shipped, monitored, and supported tooling, automation, and/or services with other engineers as your customers at scale.
  • You set up and administered common 3rd party and open source development tools and have experience with configuration management systems, infrastructure as code, secrets management, and application error tracking and monitoring.

You’re a great communicator and collaborator.

  • You take care to write code that your colleagues will also own, understand, and maintain.
  • You are a team player and get motivated by helping other engineers succeed. When things break, you are eager and able to help fix things. You like thinking of ways to improve efficiency or bring delight to the people you work with.
  • You’re clear and concise in illustrating your thought process and in enumerating the tradeoffs made in your work.
  • You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener. You have an uncanny ability to explain complex technical concepts to senior leadership, program managers, product managers, and other engineers.
  • You value an inclusive culture and have a passion for sharing knowledge with your peers.

You enjoy taking an active role in the development process, have experience leading large-scale initiatives, and strive to continuously improve engineering practices.

  • You can inspire other people to work with you and love mentoring and supporting fellow software engineers within the team and organization.
  • You have experience taking the lead in planning and executing the development roadmap for complex software projects, including those that span multiple teams or services.
  • You act like an owner and strive to do work you're proud of, both technically and in your team interactions.
  • You are known for influencing and improving the quality of software that distributed development teams deliver.
  • You make the engineering team more effective through the pragmatic application of useful code tools and patterns.
  • You proactively identify opportunities to improve the maintainability, scalability, and reliability of business-critical systems.
Responsibilities

We are looking for engineers who are passionate about solving engineering productivity challenges, value craftsmanship and quality, and have deep empathy for other developers. As a member of our team, you will work with fellow engineers to define, instrument, and interpret key productivity metrics. Plus, you will have the autonomy to create, extend, or find tools that best address constantly changing engineering needs as we rapidly scale our product and organization.

We work on a wide range of tech (prior experience with any of these tools is a bonus, but not a must). This includes shared tooling for linting (ESLint), formatting (Prettier), and type checking (TypeScript), as well as automation and services for continuous integration (CircleCI), package management (pnpm), build systems (esbuild, bun, SWC), security scanners (Snyk, FOSSA), database migrations (Sqitch), code quality (Danger JS), and the local development setup (Docker, Bash, make).

  • You’ll empower engineering teams to do their best work by building tools, services, and automation to improve processes and code.
  • You’ll work with other engineers to build and own tooling across a modern tech stack. Our current product stack includes React, Relay Modern, GraphQL, Node, and PostgreSQL. We rely on AWS to host our infrastructure (Amazon EKS) and CircleCI for CI/CD.
  • You’ll lead technical strategy and architect solutions for broad or complex requirements with insightful and forward-looking approaches that have an impact on an entire engineering function and solve large open-ended problems.
  • You’ll set technical standards, conduct code reviews and provide technical mentorship of other engineers to foster solid engineering principles and represent our engineering values.
  • You’ll use both technical and relational skills to lead large-scale, cross-functional initiatives to completion striving for best-in-class engineering experience and influence prioritization and resourcing with the management team and stakeholders.
  • You’ll creatively address day-to-day developer inefficiencies using the best methods available by pushing the boundaries with new tools and technologies and using a data-driven approach for achieving desired results, improving all facets of the development process.
  • You’ll engage with Lattice’s engineering community to build relationships, identify potential areas of improvement and help drive the adoption of our team’s offerings.
  • You’ll automate the installation and upkeep of build tools and dependencies in our JavaScript ecosystem.
  • You’ll collaborate with engineers across Lattice to identify pain points in the engineering process and lead discussions to define, instrument, analyze, communicate, and monitor metrics related to engineering velocity and system health.
  • You’ll evangelize and automate best practices for coding, build systems, tests, CI/CD pipelines, and release processes, continuously raising our standard of engineering excellence.

About Lattice

Lattice is on a mission to build cultures where employees and their companies thrive 💪. In an age where employees have more choices than ever before, businesses that put employees first are winning �– and Lattice is building the tools to empower those people-centric companies. Lattice is a people success platform that offers performance reviews, employee engagement surveys, real-time feedback, weekly check-ins, goal setting, and career planning in a way that allows companies to focus on employee development, growth, and engagement – yielding stronger employee retention, performance, and impact to the bottom line 📈. Since launching in 2016, we have grown to over 4,200+ customers globally, including brands like Slack, Pinterest, Reddit, and Asana. 


What else does Lattice have to offer? We’re so glad you asked! We invest in our people’s personal and professional growth because that sort of growth begets business impact and personal fulfillment 🤗. We believe in the value of continued learning investments 🤓and reimbursements. We offer a competitive salary (including equity💸) and our benefits are thoughtful. We believe that taking the time for you is important and have a flexible vacation/time-off policy to prove it. We even incorporated Lattice “Recharge Days” 🔋to ensure you’re getting a break every month. Lattice has also implemented a 💻 remote-first hybrid model (team-dependent, you work from wherever makes you most comfortable). If that gets you excited, now is the perfect time to join; so bring your appetite for ownership and creation and help Lattice continue to grow! 🎉

Lattice is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law. Lattice is an equal opportunity employer; committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

An Insider's view of Lattice

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

Everyone comes into the office (or online) to put in their best work day after day. But we all understand that rest and off-time is crucial to sustaining that caliber of performance. We’re constantly encouraged to take breaks and look after ourselves. This concern for other Latticians is noticeable all around—from your teammates to execs.

Ricky

Software Engineer - Technical Lead

What projects are you most excited about?

The foundation work we’re doing! Our mission, making work meaningful, can only be enabled if we’re building from a solid product foundation. We’re thinking about where the platform can go and working backward into a clearer information architecture that can support our vision. The process requires research, customer empathy, and divergent thinking.

Jared

Head of Design

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have always wanted to learn as much as I can about scaling a company. At Lattice I have been given the opportunity to dive deep into multiple parts of our business - starting in Customer Experience/Operations and then moving to Sales. I have learned more in two years at Lattice than I could have anywhere else in more than double that time.

Emily

Sales Enablement Manager

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Lattice, we have a very supportive and friendly atmosphere. Everybody goes out of their way to help, support, and appreciate each other. If you do a great job helping a colleague, solving a difficult problem, suffice to say it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Mona

Software Engineer

What are Lattice Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have dedicated Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that center around people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community!
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
40% of our C-level executive team is female and we are focused on building out a diverse, inclusive, and equitable team.
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
LOUD, Latticians Organizing for Unity 
& Diversity ERG, advocates for and elevates those 
who identify as people of color by helping make Lattice a more diverse, equitable, 
and inclusive workpl
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)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Lattice has a fully stocked kitchen full of snacks, breakfast and lunch items, a Bevi, and Kombucha on tap.
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lattice offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training and onsite training course.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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