Senior Backend Developer at 15Five

San Francisco,CA,United States
Nov 23, 2021


We take pride in our position as an innovator in the Human Resources landscape. This wouldn’t be possible without our outstanding team of engineers that apply next-generation thinking to our software - their abilities allow us to continually elevate the user experience and push leading performance-management technology into the global market.

Senior Backend Software Engineers elevate 15Five by evolving our application using the latest software development infrastructure and methods. Senior Back-End Software Engineers ensure high responsiveness and performance to requests from the frontend. This is a key role that supports our wider R&D Team to build our product based on Best-Self philosophy. Senior Back-End Software Engineers have deep technical expertise as well as confidence in guiding balanced decision-making when it comes to the development of various features within the product.


Help maintain high technical standards in our application Actively participate in discussions about adopting new standards or new technologies Review pull requests for engineers outside your own squad Identify technical challenges and suggest solutions through our Review For Comments (RFC) process Monitor error reporting and application performance within your squad’s domain Have a strong sense of connection to the outcome(s) of our product and the impact it has on our customers Work closely with product and design teams and other 15Five teams to understand the needs of our customers and the strategy behind the product vision and mission

Help 15Five Engineering grow and develop into a better, more mature organization Participate in code reviews, using each opportunity for training and mentoring the wider Engineering team Build and maintain engineering processes, standards, guidelines, and best practices Adhere to guidelines, making sound decisions on a case-by-case basis and escalating as necessary Develop processes to minimize situations that require decisions outside of established rules Assist and mentor other engineers in their professional development Participate in the hiring process, evaluate and screen candidates, conduct or lead interviews when required





Founded in 2011, 15Five equips HR leaders to play a strategic role in their company’s growth. HR leaders use 15Five to combine engagement, performance, and OKRs on one platform so they can make insightful decisions and take strategic action. Unlike other ‘command and control’ performance systems, 15Five uses the latest in people science to turn managers and employees into self-driven owners of performance and engagement. To further the impact of talent on company growth, 15Five also provides education, coaching, and community for HR leaders, managers, and employees. HR leaders at over 2,800 companies, including Credit Karma, Spotify, and Pendo, rely on 15Five’s software and services to make their talent a growth driver.

At 15Five we focus on building a diverse team that prioritizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone’s unique identity. We are proud of our thriving hybrid culture that supports a remote-first workplace balanced with distributed office hubs, and annual opportunities for all employees to connect in person. We also offer: full Medical, Dental, and Vision, employer paid Term, Short Term and Long Term Disability, paid Sick Time Off, Military Leave, Jury Duty Leave, Unlimited Vacation, flexible work arrangements, up to 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave for birth and non-birth parents, Bereavement Leave, therapy and relationship counselling, weekly Best-Self Time, monthly stipend for wellness, monthly reimbursement for phone and/or internet, Sabbatical Program accessed at 5 or 7 Years and Retirement Account Program with 4% match at 6 months employment. We also provide extensive training and development such as strengths discovery and alignment and Manager specific development opportunities.

For more information see: Our Mission, Vision & Values Our People and Culture Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Our Personal & Professional Development Resources

Reading over the role description and feeling like you don’t check every box? That’s okay; if you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet all the criteria, please apply—you could be exactly who we are looking for!


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