Senior Software Engineer – Infrastructure

  • Full Time
  • Hybrid, CA-Los Angeles, CA-Pleasanton, CA-San Diego, CA-San Francisco, CA-San Jose, CA-Sunnyvale, CA-Other, WA-Seattle, WA-Tacoma, WA-Other, Canada, Canada-Remote
  • Senior Level

Website commonroomHQ Common Room

People Matter Most.

About Us:

Common Room brings companies closer to their communities. Today’s most successful companies are driven by thriving communities of end users. As a result, companies of all sizes are investing in their communities, but software hasn’t caught up yet. Until now. We’re building the first community intelligence platform that identifies the people, topics, and organizations that matter most. With Common Room, teams can finally realize the true potential of their communities and build stronger relationships with their users than ever before.

We’ve raised over $50 million from top-tier investors including Greylock, Index, and Madrona to build the community platform for modern SaaS companies. Additionally, we’re backed by 25+ operators from community-first organizations such as Figma, Stripe, Airtable, Slack, Notion, Loom, and more.

You + Common Room? You’d be joining a team that revels in asking hard questions, collaborating gladly, and making decisions quickly—a team that values simplicity, passion, trust, each other, and our customers above all.

So hello! Please, knock on our door. We’d love to meet you.

Why we need you:

Your ability to develop a deep understanding of our infrastructure, data models and overall system are your superpowers. You partner with product engineers to solve customer problems and focus on ensuring that our systems are efficient, scalable, reliable, and secure. You use your experience and expertise to ensure that Common Room’s core internal capabilities, infrastructure, and systems continue to serve the needs of our customers and our team, often staying one step ahead of the product.

Outside of this, you also identify and participate in important company-building initiatives that a fast growing startup needs.

You would enjoy being a member of our team if you:

Have 5+ years of experience, or consider yourself either a stable anchor or an untapped genius ready to flourish
Revel in your craft, are excited by and capable of owning large projects primarily in our AWS stack
Collaborate effectively with other experienced engineers, including application/product engineers
Are experienced with building at startup speed, or excited to experience and embrace it
You have good judgement on tradeoffs and tools needed to solve the problem, and don’t over index on trendy/fashionable tech. You generally prefer supported, stable technologies
Use customer problems as input into designing infrastructure solutions, and find joy in creating simple, elegant solutions
Consider observability, reliability, scalability, and security implications, but are able to avoid premature optimization
Feel at home with AWS, Postgres, and infrastructure-as-code (we use Pulumi)
Bring your authentic self to work, and engage in candid + respectful feedback
Build sustainably, and are capable of managing your time and priorities as best suits your needs
Enjoy the journey as much as the destination, but never lose sight of the destination
Demonstrate pride, ownership, and accountability for your work, and expect the same from those you work with

Our current tech stack:

We choose tools that help solve the problem at hand efficiently. AWS is our primary infrastructure provider; Postgres (hosted on RDS) is our database and we also make use of Confluent Cloud (Apache Kafka), Temporal, Grafana, Honeycomb, and Pulumi. For our current set of product problems, we prefer to primarily use TypeScript with Node.js. We use TypeGraphQL for our API endpoints, Apollo/Express as our web server, and React for front-end.

Our values:

Be Customer-centric – We work backwards from the needs of our customers. The crisp articulation of customer value guides our decisions.
Strive for Simplicity – We choose simplicity over complexity whenever possible. We seek to identify and understand the essential quality of what we are building.
Craft Excellence – We take pride in our craft and are relentless in our pursuit of excellence. But we also know real artists ship.
We’re In this Together – We measure personal success by the success of our customers and teammates. Relationships matter, and the strongest ones are built on the foundations of trust, enablement, and transparency.

Our benefits:

Our investment in caring for our employees and their families is a key part of our values and culture at Common Room:

Competitive base compensation with meaningful equity ownership
Health insurance including medical, dental, and vision
We pay 100% of your employee premium and 50% of your premium for any dependents
Long Term Care insurance
Unlimited Paid Time Off
8 Paid Company Holidays
Work from home policy including a laptop and support for your home office needs
401(k) self contribution
Commuter Benefits
Paid Family Leave
Opportunity to join a diverse, passionate, and fun team at a pivotal time in the company’s lifecycle
Remote friendly (west coast only)

To apply for this job please visit boards.greenhouse.io.