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Principal Software Engineer

Published on Tue, 28 Mar 2023 11:41 UTC
(448 days ago)

🎯 Our mission

Our mission at Column Tax is to democratize access to financial help and meaningfully improve people’s lives by providing game-changing tax solutions. Today, high net worth individuals in the United States have teams of accountants and lawyers to help them avoid taxes, while in the same country, 3/4 of Americans don’t have access to any financial or tax advice. Over 100M adults in the US report that they would not have the funds to cover a $1,000 emergency bill. It’s not right. And Column Tax is fixing it.

👥 Our team

We're a fast-growing, tight-knit team on a mission to build a better financial world. Our team has experience across both tech and tax. We’ve worked at places like Waymo/Google, Amazon, Khan Academy, Dropbox, Intuit, and TaxAct.

We're backed by world-class investors including Bain Capital Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Core Innovation Capital, South Park Commons & Operator Partners.

We’re a remote-first company and we have a flexible office for in-person collaboration in New York City!

🏔️ As a Software Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Directly impact the financial security of millions of Americans
  • Build product from scratch and set product direction
  • Make hiring decisions
  • Set our engineering practices and technology choices
  • Shape our future culture
  • Work with our existing tech stack (no prior experience needed!): React, TypeScript, Chakra, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Swift, Kotlin, React Native

💻 About you:

  • You can take extremely vague and complex problems and break them down into achievable milestones
  • You can architect large-scale systems while dealing with complex business logic
  • You have the ability to write quality backend software and occasionally flex into frontend code
  • You are able to handle ambiguity & change
  • You are an execution-minded team player

⭐ Things we value:

  • Focus: we know that doing great work takes long blocks of uninterrupted time
  • Ownership: everyone at Column is empowered to make big decisions
  • Transparency: expect honest & vulnerable communication
  • Doing the right thing: Taxes is an industry with a history of predatory practices; we’re determined to fix that

❇️ Benefits:

  • Time off: unlimited PTO with a minimum. We want you to truly recharge!
  • High quality health, vision & dental coverage
  • Top-notch MacBook + home office budget
  • Free tax prep each year!

☑️ What happens after you apply:

  • Intro call with one of the founders
  • Technical screen
  • Virtual half-day “onsite”: tell us about your previous work & values, see what working with us would be like, and solve a real technical challenge

How to apply:

Email us at with your LinkedIn/GitHub or apply here.

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