Software Development Engineer

Position Purpose

Since being founded in 2012, Justworks has been helping businesses to hire and pay their employees by giving them one place to take care of payroll, benefits and compliance. Employers rely on Justworks every day to make sure that their employees are paid correctly and on time. Employees count on us to deliver the pay and benefits that they need. Justworks is backed by some of the world’s leading VCs.
Job description

Justworks is seeking a software development engineer to join our growing team. As a successful candidate, you have demonstrated experience in building, deploying and maintaining large-scale, distributed applications. You have worked within a service-oriented architecture and know how to separate data and functionality as necessary. You are comfortable with C and Linux and enjoy taking on challenges at the system and network layer. You understand and use automated testing as a productivity multiplier.

This position has significant breadth and latitude. Your responsibilities will include:

Designing and developing application and processing infrastructure
Implementing internal services
Creating robust testing infrastructure
Evolving our exception-tolerant transaction infrastructure to keep our software and operations on pace with market needs
Enhancing our monitoring infrastructure
Conducting “game day” exercises to identify and understand single points of failure
Improving our continuous deployment infrastructure
Keeping extremely sensitive data compartimentalized and secure
Recruiting and evaluating other top performers


Bachelors degree in computer science or related discipline
Strong object-oriented design and coding skills
Working knowledge of C, C++ and Java
Distributed systems and network programming experience
Solid understanding of data structures and algorithms

We have a high-energy, fast-paced startup culture. We have a company full of engaging and smart people who want to help businesses be more successful.

We work hard. We are helping businesses get off the ground, enabling them to focus on running their business and leaving the HR logistics to us. Our work already affects tens of thousands of people and we're just getting started. We’re data-driven and never stop inventing ways to improve.

Even though we take what we do seriously, we have a great time doing it. Regular company happy hours, casual start-up work environment, awesome company events, amazing benefits and perks are just some of the highlights of working at Justworks.

If you want to work in an entreprenurial environment, build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.

Job Summary

  • New York City, NY, US
Date Posted:
29 Jan 2015
Engineering Software
Business Services