Senior Software Engineer (remote)

| Cambridge

Soofa is the neighborhood news feed that connects a community with screens everyone can see and anyone can use.

We are looking for a senior full-stack generalist who can handle development across our whole system. Our team tackles a wide range of challenges on the daily, so if you are excited by being close to users, being an integral part of the design process, and system-level thinking/responsibility, this role is for you.

At Soofa, we enable city dwellers to co-create a thriving community. Join the fam!



  • Front End
    • We have four Ember frontends in production! You will lean heavily on this framework to deliver performant, complex software direct to end users, both in the consumer space and government
  • Back End
    • We have an architecture built on containerized JS microservices; you will use this to provide API-level support to all of our front-ends, as well as an end user-facing API
  • Big Data, Data Science, & Analytics
    • Support a sensor system we designed that is installed out in the world
    • Own real infrastructure, providing services and information to cities that make them run more efficiently and serve their citizens better
    • All of this happens on top of our analytics infrastructure that processes millions of datapoints per day—you will play with massive datasets


Front End

  • You've worked on a JS SPA application (Ember, Angular, or React)
  • You've contributed in an impactful way to an open-source project
  • You understand how to test all of this

Back End

  • You have built out a production-level API before
    • You are well-versed in API best practices and web standards
    • You are passionate about a well-designed API with good documentation; it feels good

Candidate Characteristics

  • You are a natural leader/coach who steps up every time
  • You are an empathetic collaborator with a proven ability to understand and synthesize views from multiple stakeholders
  • You possess supreme communication skills

Bonus Points For

  • Experience in the Internet of Things space
  • Experience providing analyses of time-series datasets
  • Ability to visualize data using libraries like Google charts, D3, etc.
  • Experience leading/growing a startup team

Perks of Working with Soofa

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Generous healthcare and parental leave packages
  • Dog-friendly office (Cambridge office)
  • Team lunches every Friday (Cambridge office)
  • Healthy company culture focused on, among other things:  direct communication, mentorship, and being excellent to each other
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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • HubSpotCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • HubspotEmail
    • HubspotLead Gen


Located in trendy East Cambridge, Soofa is steps away from both Kendall Square and the Green Line.

An Insider's view of Soofa

What are some social events your company does?

Soofa holds a bi-monthly "Whiskey Wednesday" to strengthen our ecosystem and let loose. We also enjoy annual ski trips and island camping, plus monthly birthday outings.

Molly LaFlesh

Chief of Staff

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started as Office Manager and have grown to Chief of Staff, plus I lead our People Operations team.

Molly LaFlesh

Chief of Staff

What are Soofa Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Acme Co. hosts company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted On occasion .
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is dog friendly daily.
Recreational Clubs
Book club, movie Thursdays, and more!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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