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DevOps Software Engineer

Company: neo.tax
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

About Neo.tax

Rockets are flying into space and landing on drone ships, cars are driving autonomously, and HD video calls can connect people on opposite sides of the globe. But a company doing their business taxes is still extremely manual, tedious, and just...painful.

That's why neo.tax exists. We want to use modern technology to bring business taxes into the 21st century.

We're starting with the R&D tax credit. Our first product simplifies the complex and difficult process of helping companies apply for the IRS R&D Tax Credit, which puts hundreds of thousands of dollars into each company's pocket.

But this is only the start.

Our vision is to leverage AI to map the tax genome and help small businesses automate their taxes and optimize their entire financial strategy. In other words, what used to be available to the top 0.1% of companies is now available to all SMBs. In the future, neo.tax will become the essential tax software stack for small businesses.

We just raised our series A, and we're now looking to build the team!

About The Neo.tax Team

Our co-founders are:

  • a former IRS agent, who has been a CPA for over 20 years,
  • a Stanford PhD in machine learning, and
  • a former Intuit product manager

    Along the way, we've picked up more people from engineering, product, design, sales, and taxes.

    But now it's time to level up. This is why we need to grow our team, and this is where you come in! If you are intrigued by what you read, keep reading below. ----

    P.S. We are a remote company, but prefer to hire in time zones that can overlap with our HQ in Mountain View, CA.

    About The DevOps Software Engineer Role

    We are looking for a DevOps Software Engineer at neo.tax to make our software systems and processes as robust and efficient as possible! You'll own projects from start to finish working closely with our engineering team and data scientist. Your responsibilities will include deploying product updates, identifying production issues and implementing integrations that improve developer productivity and meet customer needs. If you have a solid background in software engineering, cloud deployments, continuous integration, and Node.js, we'd like to meet you.

    neo.tax is built primarily in Typescript and Python; we use Node + Postgres on the backend, React on the frontend, and our APIs are in GraphQL. We use Google Cloud and Netlify for our deployments, and CircleCI for our continuous integration pipeline. We'll look to you to bring your skillset and experience to build within this environment and improve our systems and processes.

    Cultural Principles

    At neo.tax, we take our engineering culture seriously. Here's what we look for:
    • Humility
      • Communication is paramount to a strong engineering team, and the best communication is ego-free
      • Sense of Ownership
        • When a bug gets discovered or things start to break, you don't point the finger at someone else; you work with your teammates to come up with a solution
        • Resourcefulness
          • Given a problem, you learn and acquire all the tools you need to solve that problem-even if it's somewhat outside your comfort zone
          • If you're confronted with a hard problem you don't give up-instead you hustle, hustle, hustle.
          • Joy
            • When we meet you, we'll ask ourselves: "Is this person a joy to work with? Would I be excited to work with this person?"
              • We're not gonna lie-we shamelessly stole this from Stripe's "Sunday Test"
              • Curiosity + Growth Mindset
                • We hire for slope-not y-intercept!
                  • i.e., we care more about your aptitude than your experience
                  • No matter how seasoned you are, there's also something new we can learn from each other
                    Responsibilities
                    • Develop high-quality software design and architecture by producing clean, efficient code
                    • Automate tasks through appropriate tools and scripting
                    • Review, debug, and document code
                    • Document development phases and monitor systems
                    • Ensure software is up-to-date with latest technologies
                    • Develop software to integrate with internal back-end systems
                    • Perform root cause analysis for production errors
                    • Design procedures for system troubleshooting and maintenance
                    • Implement integrations requested by customers
                    • Deploy updates and fixes
                    • Build tools to reduce occurrences of errors and improve customer experience

                      Requirements
                      • 5+ years experience in professional software development, ideally some of which you've spent in startups
                      • Work experience as a DevOps Engineer or similar software engineering role
                      • Working knowledge of databases and SQL
                      • Experience owning technically challenging and demanding cross-functional projects
                      • Experience with cloud-based deployment infrastructure like GCP, AWS, or Azure
                      • Experience with continuous integration systems, such as CircleCI, Travis CI, or Jenkins
                      • Ability to make technical decisions quickly, while looping in key stakeholders, too
                      • A customer-first mindset and an interest in talking with customers to make sure what we're building meets their needs
                      • Habit of introspection and understanding what's helped you be successful in the past
                      • Bonus points if you have experience in mentoring other team members, and have previously worked closely with designers and PMs
                      • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field

                        Benefits

                        Compensation will consist of the following elements:
                        • A cash package in line with a well-funded, high-growth company.
                        • Equity. Meaningful ownership in a company that has enormous potential.
                        • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits
                        • HSA/FSA/DCFSA
                        • 401K
                        • An Oura ring (we're big on health and wellness)
                        • Unlimited PTO

                          neo.tax is committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

                          neo.tax is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

                          Applicants Only: External recruiting agency resume submissions will not be accepted.

Keywords: neo.tax, Mountain View , DevOps Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Mountain View, California

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