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Senior Staff Software Engineer - Fully Remote

Remote position, United States


Are you hungry to build and solve complex problems? As a Senior Staff Engineer at Omnipresent, you'll have the opportunity to develop the architecture of our next generation platform and drive the technical strategy of our global employment services. With your expertise in software engineering and strong technical skills, you'll collaborate with other Engineering and Product leaders to make key technology decisions and implement scalable systems. We offer a fully remote work environment, flexible working hours, and a supportive team of over 400 people located in more than 50 countries. Join us in making global remote work a reality for people everywhere!

Job Description

Who we are

Remote work is one of the great equalizers of our time, allowing people to secure employment opportunities from companies around the world, no matter where they were born or where they live. Omnipresent does just that.

We are a customer-focused global employment services partner that can help companies grow their teams in more than 155 countries and territories around the world. How do we do that? Well, through our SaaS platform, OmniPlatform. We help companies (big or small) deal with the complexities involved with hiring global teams remotely, by managing employee onboarding through to offboarding, including legal and compliance, payroll, expenses, and health and benefits.

We also practice what we preach! We are a fully remote company which means we have no head office. Our team of more than 400 people is located in more than 50 countries and territories around the world. This means you can work from anywhere. We provide benefits and support in any global location just as we would for our clients and their remote teams. Our company has a flat structure which means accountability and taking initiative towards your everyday tasks that help further our ambitious company goals.

At a time when remote work is exploding, we’re growing our team to help make global remote work a reality for people everywhere.

The role

We’re looking for a Senior Staff Engineer who is hungry to build - this is a fully greenfield opportunity to develop the architecture of our next generation platform. We’re 3 years old, have learned some lessons, and we want these to drive forward our next stage of global growth. You will be solving complex, meaningful problems that help bring our customer and internal facing OmniPlatform to life.

As a technical thought leader in our Engineering team, you will drive the technical strategy and direction of our next generation platform. The technical challenges of building Omnipresent span from complex products encompassing global payroll, payments, compliance and benefits across 160 countries. You will collaborate with other Engineering and Product leaders to drive decisions around programming languages, architectures, products, tools, approaches and processes whilst working closely with senior leadership across the organisation to help translate company goals through technology.

We are solving an incredibly complex problem

You will be a leading voice in setting the vision for our technical architecture and guiding multiple groups to implement a scalable platform. You can also expect to:

  • Be frequently consulted as an expert in hard technical challenges involving architecture, scalability, system-wide performance and engineering best practice.
  • Propose initial technical implementation which supports architectural changes that solve scaling and performance problems.
  • Lead the architecture, design and implementation of a scalable and complex system, being hands-on as required.
  • Work closely with our Principal Architect you will help design and implement a scalable and complex system. Your high quality designs and architectures will be robust, stable, scalable and simple.
  • Look for innovation opportunities between several teams with a willingness to experiment and to boldly confront problems of large complexity and scope.
  • Provide engineering leadership for multiple teams, and you will be responsible for key technology decisions that affect the entire organisation.
  • Mentor and support others and help them progress from a career perspective.
  • Continuously bring business context to key engineering decisions and help make the right trade-offs between the business requirements and the technical design considerations.
  • Influence very experienced engineering teams in adopting designs and implementing standards.

About you

  • Your 10+ years in software engineering have seen you play a key role in the design, implementation and deployment of a variety of enterprise-level solutions.
  • You’ve had wide technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your knowledge and experience.
  • You have strong Engineering expertise in designing, implementing and maintaining highly-scalable and highly available systems. In-depth understanding of software architecture and design patterns
  • Strong technical experience in software design and architecture programming languages such as Python, or Java, C++.
  • Expertise in microservices architecture and design.
  • In-depth understanding of software architecture and design patterns.
  • Experience with AWS, cloud computing, and containerization.
  • Experience with database design and management, including SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with automation, observability, and telemetry tools.
  • Proven track record of delivering world-class technology in a tech-led space.

You are the sort of person that...

  • Is able to influence very experienced engineering teams in adopting designs and implementing standards.
  • Is passionate about leading and coaching engineering teams to build innovative and inclusive environments.
  • Has a passion for quality and observability, an ability to understand complex systems and a desire to constantly make things better.
  • Can bring to the table best practice development practices, clearly communicate a consistent strategic direction, and effectively take concepts from ideation to production deployment.
  • Can drive technical decisions but are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and jump on a code review with the team.

What's in it for you?

  • Shared ownership: Being a part of our journey means you'll own a piece of Omnipresent.
  • Annual vacation entitlement: We have a flexible leave policy - you may take as much holiday as you like, so long as it is agreed with your manager. As a guidance, we expect people to take at least 33 days per year, including public holidays (or your region's minimum, if greater).
  • Flexible working: Work from anywhere in the world! We don’t care where or when you work, as long as the job gets done. We are genuinely as flexible as the work allows.
  • Development: Training, coaching, and an environment that promotes career ambition and progression.
  • Work environment: We are fully remote, allowing you to work from wherever you live in a flexible manner.
  • Parental leave: For employees that have been with us for 12 months by their due date, we offer 6 months of fully paid parental leave for the primary caregiver, followed by statutory for your region. Secondary caregivers that have been with us for 12 months are entitled to 8 weeks fully paid parental leave.
  • Wellbeing: Mental health and wellbeing support and services through Plumm
  • Home office setup: It should go without saying that we will provide you with the equipment you need to work from home in the same way you would if you were in an office. We will provide you with the home office equipment you need to enable you to work effectively wherever you are, including covering internet costs.
  • Education: We believe in helping you maximise your potential to deliver maximum impact. Get access to books, courses, mentors and learning plans to help you be your best and do your best!
  • Additional benefits: we offer additional benefits that vary from region to region, such as medical, life insurance, pension/retirement funds and more - please ask your Talent Partner when you speak with us!

We believe remote working is a great equalizer and we practice what we preach. Inclusivity is fundamental to our mission and we are committed to conscious inclusion. We believe in the potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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