Senior Software Engineer (C++, Systems)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Canada · United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2022
At Trunk, our mission is to help teams create high-quality software quickly. Merge conflicts, poor code quality or consistency, flaky tests, and dozens of other distractions quickly drain the productivity and morale of those teams. Engineering teams that can stay focused on designing, implementing, and delivering software will build magical, high-quality projects - and they will be happier doing it. We're building the tools that empower teams to land code faster and develop happier.
We are building the foundation for a modern software engineering team. Our founders started this journey in 2021 and have designed, delivered, and scaled software at some of the world's largest and fastest-growing tech companies - Uber, Google, YouTube, and Microsoft. We're building a game-changing company, and we hope you are excited to be a part of that audacious goal.
Software has eaten the world; almost every company produces software in some form or fashion, so our addressable market is virtually every company on earth. We're going after every engineering team on the planet - we're starting with smaller teams, but there are literally hundreds of thousands of companies out there for us to empower and maybe only a handful (Google, Facebook, Amazon), that are outside our scope. We are building the DevEx platform to empower the world.
In 2022, we raised a $25M Series A led by Initialized Capital (Garry Tan) and a16z (Peter Levine), with investments from Haystack Ventures, Garage VC, Tom Preston Warner (Founder/CEO of GitHub), Geoff Schmidt (Founder/CEO Apollo GraphQL), Nicolas Dessaigne (Founder/CEO Algolia), and Oleg Rognysky (Founder/CEO Peopl.ai).

What you'll do 🧑‍💻

  • Manage project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables.
  • Facilitate alignment and clarity across teams on goals, outcomes, and timelines.
  • Propose, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance the Trunk's local development tools (CLI, daemon, language server, IDE extensions)
  • Build new user-facing features using modern C++ (Rust experience is a plus)
  • Improve analytics, monitoring, and alerts to our software to better respond to operational incidents
  • Redefine best-in-class software development processes so that we can build an opinionated product

We're looking for 🔎

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Experience building new user-facing features using modern C++ (Rust experience is a plus)
  • Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills and the tenacity to drive a solution to a conclusion
  • Experience and intuition to zero in on root causes for bugs that can leave others stumped
  • The ability to operate independently but know when you are in too deep and need to ask for help

Our tech stack 💻

  • Frontend: Typescript, React, Next.js
  • Backend: Typescript, Node, AWS, CDK, k8s, gRPC
  • Observability: Prometheus, Grafana, Kiali, Jaeger
  • CLI/Daemon/LSP: C++20, Bazel, a bit of Rust
  • VSCode Extension: Typescript
  • CI/CD: GitHub Actions
  • General: GitHub, Slack, Linear, Slite

What we offer 🎁

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Work-life balance
  • Flexibility to be fully or partly remote
  • Few meetings, so you can ship fast and focus on building
  • One Medical membership on us!
  • Top-notch medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance
  • All insurance is 100% company-paid ($0 premiums) for employees and highly subsidized for dependants
  • FSA, HSA with company contributions, and pre-tax commuter benefits
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid parental leave ( up to 12 weeks)
The salary and equity range for this role are: $150K - $210K and .15% - .35%.
Please note that the compensation range provided is a general guideline only and is subject to change based on location, qualifications, and experience.
Don’t meet every single requirement? At Trunk, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, we're happy to help accommodate. Please contact us at recruiting@trunk.io.