Senior Software Engineer (US-Remote)

Remote, San Francisco, CA, United States


Role Locations

  • Remote
  • San Francisco, CA, United States


51 - 100 people


832 Sansome St
San Francisco, CA, 94111-1548, US

Tech Stack

  • Node.js
  • React
  • GraphQL
  • Docker
  • PostgreSQL
  • AWS
  • Terraform
  • TypeScript

Role Description

Transcend believes everyone should be in control of their personal information. We’re pioneering Data Privacy Infrastructure—a powerful technology that lets individuals reclaim control of their data and ensures companies can easily comply with global data privacy laws.

Our platform enables companies like Robinhood, Patreon, and Indiegogo to provide customers with control over their information. We allow these customers to request, identify, and delete their personal information from a growing suite of integrated companies: from Salesforce to Slack, Facebook, Zendesk, Intercom, and beyond.

As a Software Engineer at Transcend, you will help us build and maintain the core Transcend application, as well as contribute to new products and initiatives, such as:

  • Data Privacy Infrastructure: This is our bread-and-butter. We help companies process data requests from their customers by directly integrating with 3rd party systems through a proxy application called Sombra, which encrypts the data end-to-end. You’ll work closely with this application and build integration-related features on top of it.
  • Expand the integrations catalog (from hundreds to thousands!): We need to figure out how to build integrations faster and more reliably. To this end, you’ll help us optimize our deployment pipeline and devise better testing strategies.
  • Consent Management: A firewall for the frontend, which will regulate requests (and therefore data collection) based on the user’s privacy preferences. Watch our PEPR talk to learn more!
  • Data Mapping: A tool for discovering where our customers store their customer’s PII (personally identifiable information). We help our customers answer questions like: who are all the vendors that process sensitive information? What data is stored in our data warehouses? Can we be notified when sensitive data shows up in a new system?
  • Self-serve signup, expiry, and billing: We want to make it super easy for customers to try, buy, and use our product!

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate and contribute to projects like self-serve signup and billing, Consent Management, Data Mapping, improve the integrations-building pipeline, etc. Note: the exact project will depend on which team you match with. Team-matching comes after the interview process.
  • Work on building up our core UI components library and standardize usage across the code base
  • Implement customer-requested features and integrations
  • Proactively fix production and development issues

Who You Are

  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience in software development as well as some expertise with Node, JavaScript and/or Typescript.
  • You enjoy being a generalist. Though your focus will be frontend-heavy projects, you enjoy helping out others (and unblocking yourself) by working on other parts of the stack.
  • You know how to ship production-ready code. You should know what tests to write, what to log, what metrics to capture, what alerts to set up.
  • You're effective at tackling large, somewhat open-ended problems. We're a small team, and not every problem will have a fully spec-ed out solution for you to implement. Spec-gathering, writing design docs, validating potential solutions with teammates, and decomposing work are all part of the job.
  • You’re able to identify trade-offs and take them into consideration when making decisions (e.g, speediness vs tech debt vs cutting scope). You can articulate which factors have higher priority depending on the context.
  • You are effective at async and online methods of communication. Our team is mostly distributed (some co-locate in SF), so the ability to clearly and thoughtfully communicate despite the space and time barriers is very important.

About Transcend

Transcend builds Data Privacy Infrastructure, which gives individuals control of their data and helps companies comply with global data privacy laws.

We’re backed by Accel & Index, growing fast, and are serving some of the most iconic brands in the world.

Transcend is a small but mighty team. We believe in building an ambitious team that’s passionate about solving difficult but important problems, and having fun while doing it!

Company Culture

A “day in the life” at Transcend is admittedly in a state of change. Transcend recently became a remote-first company, but for those who still want a co-working space, we still have an office in downtown SF. The company culture continues to form, and our early team will play a big part in influencing it. That said, some things have crystallized: we’re strongly mission-driven, serious about the outcome of our product, and we have built a team based on transparency and trust.

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