Senior Full Stack Software Engineer at Trayd (S23)
$100K - $160K  •  0.50% - 1.00%
A construction payroll platform designed for same-day pay.
New York, NY, US
6+ years
About Trayd

Trayd is a B2B fintech/SaaS platform designed specifically for commercial real estate subcontractors, providing:

  1. A modern workforce management platform that features time-tracking tools that power a streamlined payroll automation, creating efficiencies across time and pay
  2. Earned wage access to workers via weekly direct deposit payments and/or instant, same-day cash-out.

Our obsessive trait is making sure our people get money the second the want it. For workers, we will get them paid within seconds, opening up power over their cashflow for the first time ever

What problem are we solving

As a B2B2C company, we are solving two major problems. For construction subcontractors, we are alleviating back office workflows that are slowing them down, while simultaneously incentivizing their workforce to minimize attrition. For workers, we are getting them paid when and how they need it.

About the role
Skills: Node.js, React, React Native, TypeScript, PostgreSQL

Senior Software Engineer @ Trayd

What is Trayd?

Trayd is a construction payroll platform and back office management system designed for same-day pay. We allow the 7M construction workers in the US to get access to their earned wages 7-10 days sooner than legacy payroll providers. With a unique spin on traditional payroll, Trayd is on a mission to create back office efficiencies for commercial subcontractors while simultaneously addressing the significant labor shortage affecting the $2.1TR North American construction industry. Trayd is based in New York and backed by Y Combinator.

The problem we're solving

As a B2B2C company, we are solving two major problems. Our dual-focus addresses both subcontractors and their workers. For subcontractors, we streamline back office tasks and incentivize the workforce to reduce turnover. For workers, we provide timely payment options, creating financial opportunity through access and control.

About the role

We invite an ambitious engineer to be an integral part of Trayd. We are currently a 6 person team across tech, product, and sales, so you'll be pivotal in both system design and implementation. With only a small team of engineers, this role offers vast growth potential and autonomy. As Trayd evolves, you will play a key role in expanding the engineering team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Own end-to-end implementation of projects including initial scoping of features, design of product, architecture of the database, and development of the final deliverable
  • Engage directly with customers to gather feedback and shape product design.
  • Collaborate with teammates across a wide range of functions including mentoring more junior engineers
  • Ensure seamless integration with multiple third-party systems to deliver our robust fintech solutions.

Why you should join Trayd

Trayd is bigger than construction payroll. It's the promise that the hardest working people get access to their money, as and when they need it, creating greater financial wellness across the board. Not only that, we are pioneering digital cash access for a demographic traditionally overlooked while simultaneously modernizing operations in an industry that has been slow to adapt. The challenges and opportunities with Trayd are abundant, promising an engaging journey ahead.

Our organization is still incredibly small. The co-founders have been best friends since childhood, and we treat everyone we work with as part of our family. We value individuals who are proactive, big thinkers, and are driven towards building the future they want to see.

What we're looking for

  • “Full-stack capable” engineer with 5+ years of experience as part of a development team
  • Self-starter who thrives on innovation and autonomy.
  • Data-driven with a knack for hypothesis testing.
  • Loves building things together as a team.
  • Experience with TypeScript and Node.js with a passion for clean code
  • Capable of weighing tradeoffs between robustness and speed
  • NYC-based or willing to relocate - at this early stage we will be operating in person.


  • Familiarity with React, NextJS, Prisma, tRPC
  • Expertise in integrating and managing data via 3rd party APIs.
  • Prior experience in fintech, especially payroll.

Trayd utilizes a modern tech stack centered around TypeScript, ensuring reliable, robust, and consistent development across the stack. Our backend and API leverage Prisma and trpc for scalability and performance.

Our platform consists of two applications:

  1. A mobile app developed with Expo, catering specifically to construction workers, allowing them to clock in and out of geofenced job sites, and giving them the opportunity to instantly (within 10 seconds) cash out their earned wages
  2. A Next.js admin portal for subcontractors to automate employee onboarding and workforce management. Our platform boasts a full and robust payroll system - this is all these subs need to manage their employees and pay them.

In addition, we have integrated with various third-party partners for seamless integration with banking, payroll APIs, KYC, and more. While we currently rely on these partnerships, we have plans to eventually bring these functionalities in-house for increased control and customization.

Our CTO/founder has single-handedly built the entire platform, and now we're seeking talented engineers to collaborate and help scale our venture. We're particularly interested in candidates with expertise in React.

If you're a skilled engineer seeking a fast-paced and dynamic environment, join Trayd. Become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and is committed to revolutionizing construction tech and bringing these companies into the 21st century.

Interview Process

Day 1:

  • Phone Screen with CTO: This initial call allows the CTO to learn more about your prior experience and assess your fit for the role. It also includes a brief 15-minute live coding challenge to evaluate your coding skills. If there are any projects or pieces of specific work you think highlight your expertise, feel free to send them ahead of this interview so we can talk through them in detail.

Day 2:

  • Meeting with CEO: You will have the opportunity to meet with the CEO to discuss your potential role and further assess the alignment between your goals and Trayd's vision.
  • Second Technical Interview: This interview will focus on architecture-related questions and a debugging module to evaluate your technical expertise.

Overall Timeline: The entire interview process at Trayd is designed to be efficient and completed within one business week. By compressing the process, we aim to provide timely feedback and ensure a streamlined experience for candidates.

If you have any additional questions or require further information, please let us know at [email protected].

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