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Principal Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 21, 2022

About Burq

Burq started with an ambitious mission: how can we turn the complex process of offering delivery into a simple turnkey solution.

We started with building the largest network of delivery networks, partnering with some of the biggest delivery companies. We then made it extremely easy for businesses to plug into our network and start offering delivery to their customers. Now, we’re powering deliveries for some of the fastest-growing companies from retailers to startups.

It’s a big mission and now we want you to join us to make it even bigger! 🚀

We’re already backed by some of the Valley's leading venture capitalists, including Village Global, the fund whose investors include Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and Sara Blakely. We have assembled a world-class team all over the U.S.

We operate at scale, but we're still a small team relative to the opportunity. We have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to grow while doing the most important work of your career.

We want people who are unafraid to be wrong and support decisions with numbers and narrative. Here’s a quick overview of what you will be doing:

Principal Software Engineer

As the Principal Software Engineer at Burq, you will be leading a team of talented engineers working together to transform the way businesses offer on-demand & same-day delivery. You will be part of an emerging team that is building a product to power millions of businesses with their delivery needs.

  • Bachelor of science degree from an accredited university in Computer Science/Engineering, Software Engineering, or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience working professionally designing and developing highly scalable software systems.
  • 5+ years of experience in REST API design for extensibility and portability, development and, integration of data sources, other APIs, and databases
  • 5+ years of experience in Javascript/Typescript
  • 5+ years of experience in NodeJS
  • 5+ years of experience in SQL and at least one of these relational databases: MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite, PostgreSQL
  • 3+ years of experience in NoSQL, preferably with MongoDB, or another non-relational DBMS
  • 3+ years in HTML5 & CSS3
  • 3+ years in one of these frameworks: ExpressJS, NestJS or a similar framework
  • 3+ years in one of these frameworks: Angular, React, or Vue or a similar framework
  • 3+ years working with architecting, building, and maintaining microservices
  • 3+ years with AWS infrastructure or a similar cloud platform
  • Expert in problem solving with data structures, design patterns, and algorithms, and how they apply to scalability of applications.
  • Expert in code refactoring, best practices, design principles and object oriented programming.
  • Expert in writing testable, efficient, and reusable code via unit testing and end-to-end automated testing in frameworks like Jasmine, Karma, and Selenium.
  • Expert understanding of asynchronous programming/promises and its application.
  • Expert understanding of user authentication, user authorization and security compliance between environments, servers, and other systems using Oauth.
  • Expert in debugging and solving issues.
  • Experience in CI/CD Pipeline creation and maintenance.
  • Fluent with Jira or a similar issue-tracking system.
  • Fluent in an AGILE/SCRUM development environment.
  • Fluent with code versioning tools like GIT and participating in code reviews.
  • Fluent in API Documentation automated generation and manual additions.
  • Highly capable in influencing and mentoring the software development teams while also taking the initiative on structuring the engineering culture from the highest level.
  • Skilled in time management with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An excellent communicator, flexible team player, independent thinking, strong in documentation that has experience working with teams in different time zones.
  • Thrives in a fast paced global engineering environment with continuous innovation.
  • A willingness to go above and beyond to solve problems and tackle dynamic challenges.
  • Strong customer service and client facing skills and brings a positive attitude and energy.


  • You will influence the engineering organization, leaders, product managers, and the business in creating a developed approach for our API Integration partner workflow and overall software architecture.
  • You will mentor, lead, and help develop our engineering team into future leaders that are highly capable within our organization.
  • You will define and maintain the overall technical architecture of our platform.
  • You will develop innovative strategies, processes, and best practices that aim to reduce technical debt, increase reliability, and ensure on time and successful delivery of releases to our clients.
  • You will be planning the end-to-end development of software architecture, features and milestones ranging from high-level designs all the way to code implementation while participating in a fast-paced global agile environment.
  • You will communicate with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders to understand the business goal and technical work going into the integrations.
  • You will have a deep understanding of feature break-downs, story pointing, and incremental delivery of features.
  • You will work with new technologies in order to design highly scalable software which achieves our desired functionality.
  • You will create documentation and be a champion of our architecture as the company is rapidly growing.

Investing in you 🙏

  • Competitive salary and opportunity for equity
  • Option to work fully remotely or in-person
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Reimbursement for educational courses

Generous Time Off 🏝

Workstation setup stipend 🧑🏻‍💻👩🏾‍💻

At Burq, we value diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.