Senior Software Engineer

At Trunk, our mission is to help teams create high-quality software quickly. Merge conflicts, poor code quality or consistency, flaky tests, and dozens of other distractions quickly drain the productivity and morale of those teams. Engineering teams that can stay focused on designing, implementing, and delivering software will build magical, high-quality projects – and they will be happier doing it. We’re building the tools that empower teams to land code faster and develop happier.

We are building the foundation for a modern software engineering team. Our founders started this journey in 2021 and have designed, delivered, and scaled software at some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing tech companies – Uber, Google, YouTube, and Microsoft. We’re building a game-changing company, and we hope you are excited to be a part of that audacious goal.

Software has eaten the world; almost every company produces software in some form or fashion, so our addressable market is virtually every company on earth. We’re going after every engineering team on the planet – we’re starting with smaller teams, but there are literally hundreds of thousands of companies out there for us to empower and maybe only a handful (Google, Facebook, Amazon), that are outside our scope. We are building the DevEx platform to empower the world.

In 2022, we raised a $25M Series A led by Initialized Capital (Garry Tan) and a16z (Peter Levine), with investments from Haystack Ventures, Garage VC, Tom Preston Warner (Founder/CEO of GitHub), Geoff Schmidt (Founder/CEO Apollo GraphQL), Nicolas Dessaigne (Founder/CEO Algolia), and Oleg Rognysky (Founder/CEO


What you’ll do 🧑‍💻Design and build the development and production platforms that power our products, enabling reliability and security at scale.Accelerate engineering productivity by empowering your fellow engineers with excellent tooling and systems.Guide and advise product engineering teams on best practices for ensuring observable, scalable systems.Like all other teams, we are responsible for the reliability of the systems we build. This includes an on-call rotation to respond to critical incidents as needed.

We’re looking for 🔎4+ years of professional software engineering experienceYou have experience in areas such as databases, distributed systems, service-oriented architectures, and data infrastructureYou derive joy from refactoring and building clean abstractions in order to make complex systems fun to develop on and easy to understandExcellent debugging and troubleshooting skills and the tenacity to drive a solution to a conclusionExperience and intuition to zero in on root causes for bugs that can leave others stumpedThe ability to operate independently, but know when you are in too deep and need to ask for helpAbility to collaborate with colleagues to plan and execute the best solution

Our tech stack 💻Frontend: Typescript, React, Redux, Next.jsBackend: Typescript, Node, AWS, CDK, k8s, gRPCObservability: Prometheus, Grafana, Kiali, JaegerCI/CD: GitHub ActionsCLI/Daemon/LSP: C++20, BazelVSCode Extension: TypescriptGeneral: GitHub, Slack, Linear, Slite

What we offer 🎁Unlimited PTOWork-life balanceFlexibility to be fully or partly remoteFew meetings, so you can ship fast and focus on buildingOne Medical membership on us!Competitive salary and equity401kTop-notch health/dental/vision with $0 premium for employee and highly subsidized for familyShort term disability, long term disability, and life insuranceFSA, HSA, and pre-tax commuter benefitsParental Leave


The salary and equity range for this role are: $170K – $210K and .15% – .35%.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Trunk, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, we’re happy to help accommodate. Please contact us at [email protected].

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