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Software Development Engineer

Sodal, Inc.

Sodal, Inc.

Software Engineering · Full-time
90,000 – 125,000 USD per year
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Software Development Engineer will design, deliver and enhance Sodal’s software products. The chosen candidate will reference our Minimum Viable Product and incorporate our emerging customer use cases to launch the initial production system in 2024. This position will be a core part of a small, fast-moving team and responsible for cross-functional duties. We are a fully remote workforce.


  • Deeply value open source software
  • Are widely known for your expertise, and getting things done within development teams
  • Thrive in a small, highly collaborative team operating fully remote
  • Enjoy hard problems, and bring a positive, creative energy that inspires others to tackle those problems with you
  • Own challenges all the way through to delivered solutions
  • Deliver value fast, breaking down complex problems and solving for increased capabilities today
  • Receive and provide constructive, actionable feedback
  • See the big picture, partnering equally with customers, technologists, and business experts for mutual wins


  • Are a pre-seed funded startup located in the United States.
  • Are committed to open source development and positive-sum outcomes
  • Listen to all of our stakeholders, and not just the loudest ones. We balance needs objectively, and deliver at scale.
  • Maintain focus, and don’t albatross teams with distractions and unfounded opinions. You own the process and outcome, and we collaborate together.
  • Interview sincerely, working backwards from what you’ve already built. Our interview process isn’t a pop quiz or full of cheesy design scenarios.
  • Love the work we do, but we are also more than our jobs.


  • We deliver customer-focused, data-driven, high quality software solutions in alignment with our mission statement and our focused markets
  • We listen to, and act upon customer feedback
  • We form and continuously improve our development team, tooling, and practices


  • Design and Development: Design and develop Sodal software applications, systems, and services that meet all specifications and requirements. Analyze and recommend software architecture decisions.
  • Problem Solving: Solve complex software engineering problems. Analyze and troubleshoot issues with existing systems and develop solutions to enhance performance, scalability, and reliability.
  • Project Management: Work closely with stakeholders to ensure project milestones are met.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure the quality of all produced software. Write tests, conduct code reviews, and integrate best practices in testing to maintain high standards of software quality and reliability.
  • Performance Optimization: Optimize the performance of designed solutions. This includes profiling, benchmarking, and making necessary adjustments to ensure efficient operation.
  • Security: Implement and advocate for best practices in security to safeguard the software against vulnerabilities. This includes conducting security reviews and integrating security measures into the development lifecycle.
  • Research and Development: Keep current with the latest technologies, tools, and methodologies. Research and evaluate new technologies that can improve existing systems or influence the development of future projects.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with other engineers, developers, product managers, UI/UX designers, and stakeholders to align the development process with business goals and user needs.
  • Documentation: Create and maintain detailed documentation for system architecture, development processes, and API integrations.

Desired Work History

  • Experience working within small open source software development teams
  • Experience thriving in a disciplined, iterative, fast-paced development environment
  • Experience productizing and commercializing innovations in code
  • 5 or more years of experience designing and delivering software

Desired Skillsets

  • Proficiency in full stack web application development, including JavaScript / Typescript
  • Proficiency in DevOps practices associated with OSS software managed through Github
  • Experience in all stages of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDL)
  • Experience with containerization, infrastructure-as-code, and SaaS orchestration solutions
  • Familiarity with identity and access management (IAM), and reputation concepts and solutions
  • Familiarity coding SaaS products employing graph databases
  • Exposure to large scale access control platforms such as Google Zanzibar, Auth0, and OpenFGA
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in the presentation of designs and recommendations

Compensation & Benefits

  • The target annual salary for this position can range from USD$90,000 to USD$125,000, plus generous equity in an early stage startup.
  • Full time offers also include medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as equipment, home office, and SaaS services stipends.
  • Work where you want to live; we are a fully remote team and hire globally.

Interview Process

  • Your time and skills are valuable. Our process consists of 3 focused interviews, 60 minutes each, covering role fit, technical fit, and organizational fit. You will receive timely updates from our recruiting team, and immediate feedback from our interviewers.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law.
  • Applicable privacy law is dependent upon your location. Our applicant and candidate processes conform to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data.
  • No sponsorships or C2C candidates can be considered at this time.
  • Prospective hires must successfully pass a background check.
Sodal, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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