Soofa: Senior Software Engineer (remote)

Soofa is the neighborhood news feed that connects a community with screens everyone can see and anyone can use.

We are looking for a senior full-stack generalist who can handle development across our whole system. Our team tackles a wide range of challenges on the daily, so if you are excited by being close to users, being an integral part of the design process, and system-level thinking/responsibility, this role is for you.

At Soofa, we enable city dwellers to co-create a thriving community. Join the fam!



  • Front End
    • We have four Ember frontends in production! You will lean heavily on this framework to deliver performant, complex software direct to end users, both in the consumer space and government
  • Back End
    • We have an architecture built on containerized JS microservices; you will use this to provide API-level support to all of our front-ends, as well as an end user-facing API
  • Big Data, Data Science, & Analytics
    • Support a sensor system we designed that is installed out in the world
    • Own real infrastructure, providing services and information to cities that make them run more efficiently and serve their citizens better
    • All of this happens on top of our analytics infrastructure that processes millions of datapoints per day—you will play with massive datasets


Front End

  • You've worked on a JS SPA application (Ember, Angular, or React)
  • You've contributed in an impactful way to an open-source project
  • You understand how to test all of this

Back End

  • You have built out a production-level API before
    • You are well-versed in API best practices and web standards
    • You are passionate about a well-designed API with good documentation; it feels good

Candidate Characteristics

  • You are a natural leader/coach who steps up every time
  • You are an empathetic collaborator with a proven ability to understand and synthesize views from multiple stakeholders
  • You possess supreme communication skills

Bonus Points For

  • Experience in the Internet of Things space
  • Experience providing analyses of time-series datasets
  • Ability to visualize data using libraries like Google charts, D3, etc.
  • Experience leading/growing a startup team

Perks of Working with Soofa

  • Unlimited PTO
  • Generous healthcare and parental leave packages
  • Dog-friendly office (Cambridge office)
  • Team lunches every Friday (Cambridge office)
  • Healthy company culture focused on, among other things:  direct communication, mentorship, and being excellent to each other