Staff Full-Stack Engineer

Remote - US Full Time Staff
$147K - $245K Yearly

Published on July 06, 2024

BetterUp is a mobile-based coaching platform that brings personalized professional coaching to employees at all levels. We help managers lead better, teams perform better, and employees thrive personally and inspire professionally. Our mission is to help professionals everywhere pursue their lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion. Our product was developed by a team of leading behavioral scientists, researchers, and technologists to bring evidence-based learning to professionals everywhere. We’re already transforming the way companies approach talent development at high-performing organizations like Genentech, Mars, LinkedIn, and Workday. Let’s build together!

Let’s face it, a company whose mission is human transformation better have some fresh thinking about the employer/employee relationship.

We do. We can’t cram it all in here, but you’ll start noticing it from the first interview.

Even our candidate experience is different. And when you get an offer from us (and accept it), you get way more than a paycheck. You get a personal BetterUp Coach, a development plan, a trained and coached manager, the most amazing team you’ve ever met (yes, each with their own personal BetterUp Coach), and most importantly, work that matters.

This makes for a remarkably focused and fulfilling work experience. Frankly, it’s not for everyone. But for people with fire in their belly, it’s a game-changing, career-defining, soul-lifting move.

Join us and we promise you the most intense and fulfilling years of your career, doing life-changing work in a fun, inventive, soulful culture.

If that sounds exciting—and the job description below feels like a fit—we really should start talking. 
As a Staff engineer here at BetterUp you will have the opportunity to leverage your expertise, passion, and drive to make the world better by crafting iconic, groundbreaking solutions via your deep ability to architect and deliver robust, scalable, foundational systems. You will help lead our technical strategy, mentor engineers, and drive innovation at the intersection of platform technology, data, and AI. 
You will collaborate across functions to drive our mission to transform lives worldwide. You’ll also help us chart a course to elevate our platform, ensuring it is robust, flexible, and composable - you will help us create the bedrock necessary to unlock new possibilities for users across the globe. Your core mission will be to lead the way in building our infrastructure for innovation. You will lead by example, driving significant advancements while growing personally and professionally. Using tried and true technologies like Ruby on Rails running in AWS paired with the latest in data and GenAI technologies your team and platforms will be pivotal in positively impacting millions of people via our Human Transformation Platform. 
Your leadership will extend to mentoring engineers and spearheading cross-functional collaborations that nurture a culture of innovation and continuous learning. You'll tackle exciting projects and complex problems, pushing the boundaries of technology to support personal and professional growth. 
Your career at BetterUp will accelerate by delivering innovative projects, extensive leadership opportunities, and the profound impact of your work on global well-being. You'll have the freedom to innovate and the opportunity to grow, all while contributing significantly to our mission and having fun along the way. 
This role won’t be easy, our course is steep, and the road ahead will be tough, so we are looking for someone who is comfortable in the rapidly changing world of hyper growth startups, who has the experience and wisdom to help us mature into a high growth, iconic world impacting organization. 
At BetterUp we delight in supporting and pushing each other to bring out the best in our colleagues, and would love someone to join the team who shares our passion for customer empathy, engineering excellence, and continuous improvement. We also deeply understand that a key to peak performance is balance, and our culture is focused on providing the support our people need to be able to bring their whole selves to bear in service of our mission. We recognize that transforming lives starts with your own, and our organization is at the forefront of human transformation, and we aim to start with our team first, so we also give you and a friend a coach to help you grow and thrive. We have all the usual benefits (see details below), plus we also close the company for two full weeks a year to rest and recharge, and we have a thriving remote first culture. 
What you'll do:
  • Spearhead delivery of scalable, robust systems for BetterUp's platform, ensuring they are flexible and adaptable for future growth.
  • Align technical efforts with business goals, innovating solutions that enhance user experience and operational efficiency.
  • Elevate our team through continuous learning, fostering an environment of engineering excellence, creating leverage via your experience, brilliance and leadership. 
  • Ensure technical solutions are cohesive and support company-wide objectives.
  • Apply deep product development expertise and a strong sense of customer empathy to guide the creation of user-centered solutions, ensuring the delivery of high-impact capabilities that drive value for members and our customers. 
Attributes we look for: 
  • Bachelor's or Master's in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experience - you are relentlessly curious and an expert in multiple tried and true tech stacks, plus you are comfortable jumping into new areas and thrive on learning. 
  • Deep experience in startups with demonstrated success building scalable system architectures, especially for multi-sided marketplace platforms like BetterUp's Human Transformation Platform.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, with a strategic mindset able to navigate complex technical challenges, ensuring robust, flexible solutions that align with BetterUp’s long-term vision.
  • Extensive full-stack/data engineering experience, across industries, and domains. 
  • Expertise in building enterprise applications using tech like Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, AWS, etc plus the ability to leverage and reason about modern data technologies (DBT, Airflow, Snowflake) to drive data-driven, data powered systems.
  • Agile and Lean startup veteran who is able to deliver incredible customer-centric product innovations, by their direct engineering ability, but also by shaping and guiding product roadmaps in the face of ambiguity, volatility, and risk. 
  • Strong communicators who possess a passion for BetterUp’s mission, and have a demonstrated ability to mentor and lead with empathy, passion, and wisdom. 
What will make you successful in your time at BetterUp: 
  • You have radical curiosity and you love to learn new things
  • You seek feedback and turn it into action
  • You can work autonomously while being great at collaboration
  • You mentor and empower others around you
At BetterUp, we are committed to living out our mission every day and that starts with providing benefits that allow our employees to care for themselves, support their families, and give back to their community. 
  • Access to BetterUp coaching; one for you and one for a friend or family member 
  • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Per year: 
    • All federal/statutory holidays observed
    • 4 BetterUp Inner Work days (
    • 5 Volunteer Days to give back
    • Learning and Development stipend
    • Company wide Summer & Winter breaks 
  • Year-round charitable contribution of your choice on behalf of BetterUp
  • 401(k) self contribution
We are dedicated to building diverse teams that fuel an authentic workplace and sense of belonging for each and every employee. We know applying for a job can be intimidating, please don’t hesitate to reach out — we encourage everyone interested in joining us to apply.

BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
At BetterUp, we compensate our employees fairly for their work. Base salary is determined by job-related experience, education/training, residence location, as well as market indicators. The range below is representative of base salary only and does not include equity, sales bonus plans (when applicable) and benefits. This range may be modified in the future.
The base salary range for this role is $147,000 – 245,000$.
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