Plato (W16)

We help engineering + product leaders develop soft skills and build better teams.

Sr Full-Stack Software Engineer

$80k - $120k0.50% - 1.50%

Location
 
Remote
Job Type
 
Full-time
Experience
 
6+ years
About Plato

At Plato, we’re on a mission to help engineering managers become great leaders. Our platform intelligently matches “mentees” to highly experienced engineering leaders of various backgrounds to help resolve their most pressing management challenges. After raising over $3M from SaaStr's Jason Lemkin, Slack, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, and more earlier this year, we've experienced exceptional and rapid growth.

About the role

At Plato, we’re on a mission to help engineering managers become great leaders. Our platform intelligently matches “mentees” to highly experienced engineering leaders of various backgrounds to help resolve their most pressing management challenges. After raising over $3M from SaaStr's Jason Lemkin, Slack, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, and more earlier this year, we've experienced exceptional and rapid growth.

We’re looking for a Senior Engineer to join our small but very productive team. As we grow, we need someone with the skills and experience to take ownership of several functional areas, driving them forward both with their prolific contributions and leadership of others.

Who you are

  • A mission-driven person: At Plato, we're all passionate about our mission to elevate the leadership game in the world
  • A product engineer: You will not be building features without having challenged it and fully understand the user value
  • A strong technologist: you are an expert either in back-end or front-end, and the team can rely on you for any technical issue
  • A team player: You're a natural team player, you can talk with other non-technical department
  • A pragmatist: your solutions are not ivory towers but driven by the context
  • A thinker: you are logical, can evaluate a problem quickly, abstract it and propose solutions

We encourage people from historically underrepresented communities in technology to apply, including but not limited to women, people of color, people with disabilities and those who identify as LGBTQ.

Requirements

Must haves

  • BA/BS in Engineering or equivalent in experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience in software engineering
  • Perfect English - American, or French but with extreme fluency in English (better than Quang / Julien C / JB, probably someone like Cappy)

Nice to haves

  • Openness to criticism and ideas - You often solicit feedback and reacts calmly to criticism or negative feedback.
  • Humble and Growth mindset - You're humble and you're always finding way to grow in your skills and mindset with books, mentors, training...
  • Persistent - You demonstrate tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
  • Efficiency - You're able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
  • Honesty / integrity - You do not cut corners ethically, earns trust and maintain confidences.
  • Analytical and Structured - You are able to structure and process qualitative and quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Calm under pressure - You maintain stable performance when under heavy pressure or stress.
  • High standards - You expects personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best.
  • Productivity guru - Experience with tools like zapier, integromat, mixmax, lemlist.. preferred but not required. Yet strong interest in the field and willingness to learn required
  • Communication - You speak and write clearly and articulately without being overly verbose or talkative.
  • Leading a conversation - You are able to drive the conversation and execute on previously set goals
  • Intelligence - You Learn quickly and demonstrate ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information.

Your key missions

  • Build product for users and internal operators
  • Maintain scalable infrastructure

Your key activities

  • As a team, you will choose the technical stack and right tools given our stage
  • As a team, define the architecture for our product
  • As a team, define the development norms and methods for the team
  • Ensure quality by reviewing the team’s code
  • Learn from the best engineering and product leaders in the world (https://www.platohq.com/mentors)

Closing words

Very few companies have the potential to do something truly meaningful to actually help others. We believe that making managers better, more successful, and happier results in a happier overall workplace. And improving that even 10% leads to a ripple effect.

We spend nearly all of our waking lives at work. Let's make that better.

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