Founding Engineer

San Francisco, CA, United States • $100k - $150k • 0.5% - 1.5%


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


  • $100k - $150k
  • 0.5% - 1.5%


< 10 people


785 Market St
San Francisco, CA, 94103, US

Tech Stack

  • JavaScript
  • React
  • PostgreSQL
  • Express
  • GraphQL
  • Node.js

Role Description

We're looking for software engineers who want to take ownership and drive development of large product areas. Joining Searchlight means seeing all parts of the business, helping to build the team, and shaping our culture from the earliest stages.

You'll be responsible for

  • Working directly with the founders to design, develop, and scale the core product to delight our users
  • Taking ownership over engineering architecture and implementation based on product specs
  • Building new features for internal and external stakeholders
  • Writing, testing, and shipping code every day
  • Working collaboratively across teams (internal and external) to ensure that product development cycles are completed successfully

About Searchlight

Searchlight up-levels conventional references with our verified, automated reference assessments. Our platform provides customized reference forms, contacts candidates & references, handles all follow-ups, and consolidates reference insights - all in one place. Our software enriches and verifies the reference feedback with data on the reference's work history to maximize relevancy and impact.

Current hiring processes are full of missed opportunities. Sometimes, new hires end up not being a good fit and great candidates aren't given a shot. At Searchlight, we believe that more data about candidates can help. We've found that one of the most under-leveraged candidate assessments is the reference check. Employers under-leverage references because the traditional process of gathering references is time-consuming, inconsistent, and painful. And that's a shame, because references have invaluable first-hand knowledge about what it's actually like to work with candidates. This information has the power to change a hiring decision from no to yes.

Ultimately, our vision is to develop unique candidate data profiles to bring together the best teams, and we're proud to partner with people-driven companies like Lambda School, Cobalt Robotics, and Sentry.

Company Culture

We're a collaborative team that gets things done. We value proactivity and no-ego. Our founders are twin sisters, and we're naturally a tight-knit team. While we pride ourselves in being scrappy (ask us about the penny parking meters), the emotional, physical, and mental well-being of our team is the most important. We invest where it counts, like having a great office in SF where we spend most of our time, emphasizing physical activity, and taking time on the weekends to recharge.

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