Senior Software Engineer

Published on October 22, 2023

DebtBook provides local governments, nonprofits, and similar organizations with the tools they need for complete debt and lease management and accounting standards compliance (like GASB-87 and GASB-96), all in a refreshingly simple yet comprehensive user interface.

Who we are

DebtBook is an industry-leading fintech software platform that revolutionizes the way local governments, higher education, healthcare organizations, and their finance teams work. Our powerful, cloud-based software helps these organizations manage all aspects of their debt, leases, and subscriptions, streamline financial reporting, and share information simply with others.

About this Role

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us continue to build our platform.  We have multiple engineering teams that are broken out based on product area, and we staff our teams with full-stack engineers.  Each team is expected to frequently and incrementally deliver improvements to our application.  We aim to release code at least once a week, and have all teams ship code at least weekly.  In addition to writing code, Lead Software engineers are expected to contribute to managing the projects they are working on, help solve process and architectural problems, help onboard new engineers, and mentor early career engineers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with a Product Manager and Engineering manager to lead projects.  Senior Engineers focus on technical leadership and hands-on coding.
  • Help interview, onboard, and mentor engineers.  We take a hands-on approach to onboarding and mentoring and jump into pair programming to help unblock our teammates.
  • Lead technical designs on your team. Review merge requests; help move work forward when it's good enough, and give feedback where work falls short.
  • Expected to ramp up and be highly proficient on the general FE, BE, and the Schema patterns of our application within 3-6 months.  Able to train, unblock, or lead less senior engineers on the team.
  • Break down and structure work so code is shipped frequently, not in large chunks.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 4+ years professional Software Engineering experience
  • Professional experience with Ruby on Rails, React, and SQL
  • Professional experience writing tests in Rspec or Minitest
  • Professional experience leading projects
  • Familiarity with SQL schema design

Technologies We Use

  • We have a majestic monolith built with Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, and React
  • Our app is hosted in AWS and we have CI/CD pipelines and deployments in GitLab

Interview Process

  • 30 min - Introduction Call
  • 60 min - Management Interview with an Engineering Manager
  • 2 hr - Technical Interview (Paired Programming)
    • Intro
    • 20 min - Code review of a small React app
    • 20 min - Add features to a small React app
    • 20 min - Code review of a small Rails app
    • 20 min - Add features to a small Rails app
    • 20 min - Schema design problem
    • Questions
  • 2 hr - Virtual Onsite
    • 45 min - Engineering interview with two engineers from the team
    • 30 min - Interview with the team Product Manager
    • 45 min - Interview with the team Engineering Manager

Why DebtBook

At DebtBook, we dream big, move fast, make an impact, and bring joy to everything we do. Our core values drive our success as an organization, and we are looking for talented teammates who share our passion for challenging the status quo, innovating in all we do, and wanting to make a difference. We are growing fast, but our people aren’t just a number -- everybody has the opportunity to shape our culture and the future of the company. 

Benefits & Perks

Proud to be named one of the “Best Places to Work” by Charlotte’s Business Journal, DebtBook is a fast-growing company where we dream big, move fast, make an impact, and bring joy to everything we do. Our core values drive our success as an organization, and we are looking for talented teammates who share our passion for challenging the status quo, innovating in all we do, and wanting to make a difference.  

When it comes to benefits and perks, we are committed to supporting our employees’ well-being to make their lives better, both in and out of the office. We offer:

  • Competitive salaries plus equity (stock options) for all employees
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k) with 4% employer match 
  • Flexible work schedules and generous leave policies (including unlimited PTO) 
  • Professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement
  • Family and wellness perks
  • Stipends for remote workers to set up their ideal work space


  • Annual salary range is: $125,000-$155,000 based on experience
  • This role is eligible for an up to 10% annual bonus

DebtBook is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and prohibit discrimination and unlawful harassment in the workplace. All applicants will receive consideration for employment based upon their qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, National Guard or veteran status, disability, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law. We welcome and encourage applicants with disabilities to contact our team for assistance during the application and hiring process. We are committed to expanding accessibility and making reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable law.