Staff Software Engineer (Backend)

| Greater Boston Area
Join the Plastiq Engineering team at a time of rapid growth!
Role at a glance
We are seeking a talented Staff Software Engineer (Backend) to add to our Shared Services Engineering Team. Our shared services team is responsible for our core API used by our internal product teams as well as third parties, making the work variable, exciting and highly collaborative.
What you’ll do
  • Work as a key contributor to our new distributed Payments Platform
  • Design and development of microservices that serves our entire organization
  • Hands-on development of code, complete with automated tests that are scalable and maintainable
  • Participate in agile rituals, working within a distributed development team
  • Perform code reviews with helpful and meaningful feedback for your teammates
  • Research, document and recommend potential solutions around future product features
  • Work collaboratively across the engineering department to ensure standard methodologies and processes are followed
  • Have a say in future direction of technologies and best practices
Who we’re looking for
  • 7+ years of relevant experience, a strong CS background and a track record of running large systems in a production environment
  • Strong development skills in Node.js (Java experience is a plus)
  • Deep understanding of REST API design
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms like AWS, and cloud deployment frameworks like Serverless or similar
  • Experience with concurrency, multi-threading and event-driven architectures
  • Experience and familiarity with Continuous Integration
  • Experience with Microservices and Containerization a plus
  • Experience with relational databases (MySQL)
  • Experience in delivering results in cross-functional projects
  • Desire to work with colleagues as a team
  • You learn quickly, and you’re adaptable and versatile
  • You like multitasking, potentially on different stacks

Benefits and Perks:
  • Full healthcare coverage, premiums covered at 100% for employees and 75% for their families
  • 12 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child and phased-in return to work for those who have given birth
  • Catered lunch, 3 days a week, and lots of yummy snacks
  • Compensation includes salary and attractive equity in the form of stock options
  • For Exempt employees, there’s no policy on vacation. Take paid time away to recharge and stay at peak productivity.
  • Flexible work from home, we love people collaborating in our Boston & San Francisco offices but also support people working from home whenever they need to
  • Travel, we encourage engineers to travel to the engineering office which isn’t their home base ( Boston or San Francisco) once a quarter, if it works from them and their families
  • Be part of a company excited to be doing something truly innovative
A little bit about us
To learn more about our team and how we operate, see our Engineering Blog. To learn more about our culture, visit
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Plastiq is located in Boston's thriving Seaport Innovation District, within walking distance of public transportation and right off the Mass Pike.

An Insider's view of Plastiq

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

I love the flexibility of my job. There is a great level of trust within the team, as long as your work is getting done there are never any issues with having to balance your personal life. Plastiq also has amazing benefits and is ahead of many much larger companies in terms of vacation and maternity/paternity leave.


Senior Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

Success on the engineering team means not being afraid of failure. The team leadership truly supports an environment to fail. That might sound crazy, but if you are aiming to never fail, you are not getting out of your comfort zone. When you have confidence to try new things no matter if it fails, you are on a path to innovation.


Senior Engineer

What are some things you learned at the company?

Since starting earlier this year I have had the opportunity at Plastiq to try just about anything. We strongly believe in end to end ownership, and for an engineer that's an incredible opportunity. From learning about Serverless architectures to going deep into debugging databases, I've had an opportunity to work on all parts of our stack.


Senior Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

The US B2B Payments Market is $20 trillion dollars (globally its $125 trillion). Cards make up a few percent of that today due to lack of acceptance by recipients. Everyone wants B2B payments on Cards to happen - we are at the center of enabling those payments by allowing you to pay recipients that do not accept Cards today.


Head of Technology / CTO

What are some social events your company does?

We have biennial offsite retreats (Santa Cruz, Tahoe, Santa Barb.) that not only focus on team building and future strategizing, but allows the team to get re-energized. For social minded, the company organizes frequent community service events. The Christmas parties very much showcase how close knit a group we are, like a large extended family.


Senior Engineer

What are Plastiq Perks + Benefits

Plastiq Benefits Overview

Plastiq offers a comprehensive benefits program for all employees.

Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Plastiq pays 100% of dental insurance premiums for all employees and 75% for dependents.
Vision Benefits
Plastiq pays 100% of vision insurance premiums for all employees and 75% for dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Plastiq pays 100% of health insurance premiums for all employees and 75% for dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
All employees receive stock options.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Plastiq also provides 10 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Plastiq provides a flexible work schedule for Engineers.
Remote Work Program
Plastiq provides a remote work program for Engineers.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
We all need a break sometimes. Take as much time as you need to recharge and stay at peak productivity.
Paid Holidays
Plastiq observes all major holidays recognized by the Federal Reserve Bank.
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Because no one feels that comfortable in a pantsuit and pumps.
Commuter Benefits
Plastiq offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees. The benefits can be used for public transportation, parking, and ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.
Company Outings
We know that strong personal relationships foster better collaboration, so we make time to have fun outside of the office.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Employees get lunch reimbursed 3 days a week.
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
We fund a Conference visit (local or remote) for all of our Engineers at least once per year.
Tuition Reimbursement
Plastiq will subsidize up to 50% of tuition for qualified education expenses, up to $500 per calendar year
Diversity Program
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status,
Lunch and learns
Plastiq hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Online course subscriptions available
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