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Full Stack Software Engineer

Job description

Doing our taxes remains wildly behind the times. The tax system is so complex and the existing services are so underwhelming that we’re forced to set our dreams of optimization and efficiency aside and settle for simply getting it done. And it’s only getting worse. Our financial lives are getting more complicated with new forms of work and innovative platforms for investing while our only support are old-school accountants using antiquated software that can barely keep up.

Agent is a technology-powered tax accounting firm that is poised to elevate the tax planning and preparation experience for high earners across the United States. Combining modern technology with decades of tax expertise, our premium membership model will help clients with complex personal finances optimize their taxes - efficiently and proactively. By establishing ourselves as your essential tax accountant today, we can eventually become your trusted partner for a lifetime’s worth of financial planning needs.

What you’ll do

Our approach to solve this problem aims to give our tax accountants superpowers. We're creating a modern web application for clients to always have their tax accountant at their disposal, whether to activate personalized tax plans, suggest optimizations, ask questions, or file their taxes. Operationally, we're building technology to streamline all the inefficiencies in the typical accountant's workflow, replacing manual data entry with OCR, swapping out manually-created spreadsheet models with code, and structuring all the client data so we can surface innovative tax strategies across our entire client base.

As a full-stack engineer at Agent, you’ll:

  • Work on products from end-to-end - from talking to customers, to giving feedback on designs, to developing features

  • Help define the product and engineering roadmap

  • Work on all parts of the stack - we use Django, SvelteKit, Postgres, AWS, Github Actions

  • Mentor new engineers and help us establish a world-class engineering culture

Who you are

  • Customer-focused: we prefer people who can deeply understand customer needs and map empathy with technical knowledge to help us build the right things

  • Pragmatic: the tax code has a large surface area and we need people who are able to separate what’s most important to build now vs. what’s just nice to have

  • Eager learner: you’ll have lots to learn here. You’ll need to be able to quickly pick up and apply concepts ranging from the nuances of the US tax code to building an OCR workflow for ingesting customers’ financial documents

  • Collaborative: you should have a strong ability to communicate with everyone in the company, including other engineers, product people, and tax accountants

  • Comfortable with ambiguity: as an early stage company, we’re constantly learning and refining our products and processes. We want you to thrive in that environment, and be able to actively help us improve

Minimum requirements

  • You've worked with teams shipping features to real users in production

  • You have the ability to break down and structure complex ideas - taxes are complicated, and it’s our job to simplify them for clients

  • Based in New York - you’re free to work remotely at any time, but we believe regular in-person collaboration is extremely important for early stage companies

Bonus points

  • Front-end expert: you’ll be working on all parts of the stack, but for this role, we’re particularly interested in someone who has a knack for front-end development

  • Consumer product experience: prior experience in launching consumer-facing products

  • Financial background: we’ll help you get up to speed regardless of your previous financial/tax experience, but prior experience in the world of taxes, accounting, or finance would be helpful

  • Entrepreneurial spirit: prior experience at an early-stage startup

  • You’ve worked with any part of our stack before, particularly Django or Svelte/SvelteKit

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and stock options

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance, including plans fully covered by Agent

  • Unlimited vacation

  • Flexible hours and remote work

  • Home office stipend

  • Relocation package

Remote allowed
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Date posted
3 months ago
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