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Senior Engineer

Engineering · Full-time · San Francisco, United States

Collective is the first online back-office platform designed for self-employed people. We handle company formation, taxes, accounting, bookkeeping, compliance and more.

Senior Engineer

Collective is on a mission to redefine the way businesses-of-one work. Collective is the first online concierge financial platform designed to give self-employed people the technology and team they need to focus on their passion, and not their paperwork. We handle company formation, taxes, accounting and much more. We are headquartered in San Francisco and backed by General Catalyst, QED Investors, Google’s Gradient Ventures, Expa and more.

As a senior engineer on the Collective team, you will have the unique opportunity to guide the future of freelance work. You will serve as the main point of contact for all things related to technical architecture-- backend and frontend. The team will rely on your innovative solutions to complex technical problems. We want to create an environment where our engineers have autonomy and purpose.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and talented Full-Stack developer who will become a team member at our San Francisco-based, venture-backed tech startup to support us in our tremendous growth.

As part of our passionate team, you will mainly implement both frontend and backend Web Application of Collective using Django and React over GitHub. You will implement some customer-facing React pages. You will also implement some APIs that enable our system to integrate with third-party tools and partners over our backend. We will also be working on some automation systems, which will aim to decrease our operation team’s workload.


  • Working closely with the engineering and product team, implement both frontend and backend of Collective
  • Contribute team effort to develop technical solutions, 100% hands-on development
  • Implement 3rd party integrations with using their APIs and webhooks
  • Develop documentation to aid onboarding and debugging, as well as capturing best practices for team cohesion
  • Implement unit testings which will help us to have bug-free releases

Valued Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Deep understanding of algorithms and CS fundamentals Expert level Python & Django Moderate experience with React Test-driven development / best practices engineering Resourceful, creative, and able to find innovative ways to achieve results Comfortable with change and able to work in a fast-paced environment, previous startup experience highly preferred

What You Bring:

  • 6+ years of experience in Back-End development in fast-paced environments
  • 3+ years of experience in Front-End development in fast-paced environments
  • Experience in RESTful API development/implementation
  • Experience in AWS or Heroku management
  • Nice to have: Startup experience
  • Nice to have: Experience in security implementation
  • Nice to have: Automation experience between the software systems

Current Environment:

  • Django
  • React
  • PostgreSQL
  • Heroku

What We Bring:

A dynamic, diverse, and collaborative team with flexibility around where you work. Competitive salary, MacBook Pro, AirPods and full remote work set up Team events, workshops, and virtual gatherings!


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