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SaaS HR platform for mid-market companies

Senior Software Engineer
New York City, NY, US
Job Description / Skills Required

Location: NYC/Remote

Namely is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to build reliable, scalable, and maintainable .NET services for our payroll platform. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will lead by example in the design and implementation of major features and components of the Namely platform.

Our teams use a diverse set of tools and languages, including C#, Go, Ruby, Docker, Kubernetes, Istio, Spinnaker, and Kafka. We work with React and SPA’s in the front-end, and are investing in an API driven architecture, Event Sourcing and CQRS, powered by gRPC-based services.

We’ve built a strong engineering team to date, but have a lot of work ahead of us, including:

Migrating from a monolith to a microservice architecture, including a complete overhaul and rewrite of our Payroll Processing and Benefits Configuration

Defining domain boundaries and implementing robust APIs for internal and public consumption of our Human Capital Management (HCM) services

Leveling up our platform, including enhancing our test coverage, observability, alerting, and performance

Help us scale our business to meet the needs of our growing customer base and develop new products on the Namely platform. You'll be a critical part of our growing company, leading the way to implement best practices in technology, architecture, and process.  You’ll have the chance to work in an open and collaborative environment, receive hands-on mentorship and have ample opportunities to grow and accelerate your career.


Implementing and maintaining containerized gRPC services and deploying these services to Kubernetes on AWS

Collaborating with the various Namely Labs teams (Product, Design, and Engineering) to design APIs that support new or enhanced product features

Designing and implementing migration strategies for legacy code to move existing functionality out of our monoliths, and into modern services

Designing and contributing features to our shared libraries, which provide core functionality used by all of our services

Mentoring other engineers on the team

Supporting production services on a rotation

Reviewing design docs and pull requests for relevant services and repositories

Supporting other engineering organizations, such as Site Reliability, as they bring in new platform features and testing technologies


5+ years of experience overall writing production software using a server-side language such as Go, C#, Ruby, or JavaScript

Experience designing and developing APIs

Experience with relational data modeling, and in-depth knowledge of an RDBMS

Experience developing web applications

Experience writing maintainable unit tests

Experience with web technologies such as HTTP, JSON, etc.

Working knowledge of security best practices

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Nice to Have:

Experience using Docker and Kubernetes in production

Experience with Protobuf / gRPC

Experience working on distributed systems

Experience working with Kafka or equivalent messaging bus

Experience with ES2015+, React, and Redux

Experience with AWS (S3, EC2, SQS, etc.)

Familiarity with Payroll/HR Software

Tech Talks and Blogs by Namely Labs Engineers:

HTTP and JSON for your gRPC services

Growing up with AWS

Using .NET Core in Production

Following an Internal Open Source model of Software Development

Namely Labs Blog

About Namely

Namely is the first HR, payroll, and benefits platform employees actually love to use. People are at the center of everything we do—from our platform to our staff. Why join us? We believe every company and every employee deserves a great workplace, supported by HR technology they use and love. Most importantly, we believe in giving you the tools you need to do the best work of your career.

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