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Senior Back-End Engineer
Cube Software
New York, New York, United States

Job Title

Senior Back-End Engineer

Job Description

About the Role:

Cube is hiring a Senior Back-End Engineer to join our Engineering Team in the New York City, San Francisco, or Toronto areas. We at Cube are motivated by supporting people in typically unsung roles like Finance. Our goal as a company is to create an extremely simple and straightforward product in an industry (Financial Planning and Analysis, FP&A) that deals with complex data and modeling. Simply stated “We’re on a mission to help every company hit their numbers”

As a team, we’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to take ownership across the team and foster a culture of continuous improvement, psychological safety, and great communication and collaboration.

As a valued member of our team, you’ll partner closely with our Engineering and Product teammates, as well as our Marketing and Customer Success Teams. You’ll report to one of our Engineering Managers.

This is a great opportunity to come into a focused team and build out processes and structures that will elevate the entire Engineering department.

Learn more about the Engineering Team: our values, how we work, and our interview process.

Tech Stack

Our front-end is written in JavaScript/TypeScript and built using React/GraphQL.

Our back-end is written in Python and built using Django.

Our infrastructure is hosted within AWS and follows the well-architected framework.

Our processes are driven by automation, experimentation, observability and security.


By Day 30:

Introduction and Onboarding: As a senior engineer, immerse yourself in our team culture and values. Get an overview of Cube software and its key features for a solid foundation.

Code Review and Technical Onboarding: Dive into Cube's codebase, learn our testing framework and best practices. Participate in code reviews for high code quality. Access comprehensive documentation and resources for deeper understanding.

Active Participation in Agile Practices: Engage in our team's agile and Scrum practices. Collaborate closely with peers, define tasks, communicate effectively, and prioritize work for success.

By Day 60:

Collaboration and Integration: Integrate seamlessly into the team as a valued collaborator. Foster open communication and respect for all input.

Technical Excellence and Continuous Improvement: Embrace a resilient mindset, driving software improvements. Enhance functionality and contribute to Cube's growth.

Mentoring and Knowledge Sharing: Become a trusted mentor, fostering learning and collaboration. Support team growth and knowledge sharing.

By Day 90:

Technical Strategy: You will provide valuable feedback and ideas that align with the organization's technical strategy, shaping the team's direction.

Continuous Improvement and Product Expertise: You will actively seek personal growth, driving innovation and improving Cube's software through your deep understanding of its features.

What you’ll be doing:

Consistently writing production-ready code that is easily testable, easily understood by other engineers, and accounts for edge cases and errors.

Own the observability and monitoring for their teams' domain and uses data to suggest improvements.

Offering honest, accurate critique and ensures that feedback is always used for growth through respectful conversation and collaboration.

Nurture an environment of continuous growth within your team by providing motivation, mentorship and learning opportunities.

Take ownership of the practices and processes within your team and constantly focus on their improvement.

Foster a culture of goal setting within your team and ensure everyone is continuously working towards their goals.

Build a psychologically safe environment where everyone on your team feels comfortable giving and receiving open and honest feedback.

The base salary range for this role is: $144,000 - $170,000 USD. This range is applicable for candidates who are commutable to our New York office. We do not post our Canadian bands, you can speak to our recruiter regarding CAD compensation.

Why you’ll love it here:

We encourage a culture of clear and effective communication through honest feedback, detailed documentation, and supportive mentorship.

Cube is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is what drives our success – it’s at the core of how we hire, communicate, and work.

Our Company Values:

Nimble - Our flexibility is an asset. It means we’re always learning, staying receptive to feedback, and making changes quickly. We learn from our customers just like they learn from us.

Simple - We’re thoughtful and make decisions that favor quality over quantity. Focus is our focus. To quote Einstein, “If you can't explain it simply you don't understand it well enough." Simplicity is also synonymous with clarity in our context—there are many things we could focus on, but prioritizing and communicating clearly will make a huge impact on us.

Joyful - Our product elevates people in unsung roles--as a company, we want to create joyful experiences for our customers, teammates, candidates, and community, by creating connections and taking time to celebrate the impact we make.

Human - We’re a group of humans building products for humans. The way we operate, communicate, and collaborate is thoughtful and empathetic.

Impactful- We're not satisfied with doing what's expected. We strive to go above and beyond, taking the lead to make a meaningful difference for our customers.

As a Cuber, you’ll have access to…

We celebrate Flex Days! We have days built in throughout the year when everyone at Cube can use the day to catch up on a project, take a special customer call/demo, or recharge at home or in your community.

Our flexible paid vacation & sick/mental health time guidelines help you get the time/space you need.

We provide medical, vision, and dental insurance options with a nationally recognized provider, including FSA/HSA options, and OneMedical membership.

You’ll be a part of an earlier-stage, high-growth company where all teammates have an opportunity to learn and grow.

We encourage participation in Employee Resource Groups such as our Gender Equity Group and more. You are welcome at our table!

We take time to celebrate our accomplishments–it’s all too easy to forget this when you’re moving fast. We slow down & reflect on our achievements and share those in Slack!

We offer equity in the form of incentive stock options to all employees of Cube, as we want you to be connected to the success of the company.

We offer a 401(k) program for our US employees–you can start contributing immediately! We've partnered with one of the top 401k firms for companies our size. In fact, they're a customer!

You’ll be joining an experienced team of tech startup leaders, who are eager to work with you and provide support and mentorship!


  • No telecommuting
  • Agencies are OK


  • Exceptional communication skills and can communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Experience creating and maintaining high-performing software in a remote-first environment.
  • Extensive experience with one or more of the following technologies: Python, Django, MySQL, AWS.
  • Proven track record of delivering well-designed, well-tested and performant software solutions within an agile environment.

About the Company

We're on a mission to help every company hit their numbers.

The world has evolved, but business planning has not. Most Finance teams still manage their planning and analysis in spreadsheets, yet the ones who replace them end up going back over 80% of the time. Cube is the first spreadsheet-native FP&A platform to deliver faster planning and performance without changing how teams work. Cube’s powerful engine connects to existing spreadsheets and source systems, delivering all of the benefits of enterprise-level FP&A with none of the headaches.

To date, Cube has raised over $65M of venture capital from top-tier investors such as Battery Ventures and Mayfield. Together, we’re building a culture that challenges and celebrates everyone with a path to growth. That’s where you come in! We’re happily headquartered in New York City. As we enter our next phase of growth, we believe Cubers are the reason we win.

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