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Senior Software Development Engineer

Levelset · Dec 10th 2020

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If you read the below description and feel this position excites you, but your experience does not add up 100%, we encourage you to still apply and tell us why! We look forward to learning what makes you passionate and purposeful.

Are you a zealot for engineering, velocity, and software in an organization?

Are you fanatical about great customer experiences? Do you love digging into a customer's pains, industry trends, market conditions, and more, all to evaluate the information, chew it up, and deliver a solution?

Join us as Senior Software Development Engineer in the New Orleans office, and be instrumental in helping achieve our vision to change behavior and revolutionize payment in the gigantic and increasingly tech-savvy construction industry.

If you have the right stuff to join us, you'll join passionate professionals who are disrupting a $1 Trillion industry, in a dynamic, rapidly growing, and professionally challenging environment. The role demands passion and zeal for the Engineering craft, great technical depth, empathy for users who may be nothing like you, and a stubborn ability to look at how everyone else is approaching a problem and not conforming.

Why It's Exciting

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Job Description

As a senior software engineer at Levelsetyou will be responsible for working closely with Technical Leads to develop new features and redesign existing modules of our application to be more scalable and efficient. You will help us improve our application's architecture, and will work on engineering solutions to different challenging opportunities. You will get a chance to contribute to a fast-growing successful web application that is adopted and used daily by several enterprise companies.

Our software engineers have a strong background in software development and computer science, good problem-solving skills, are knowledgeable about algorithms and data structures, and are well versed in coding using different technologies. Our backend development is done primarily in PHP, but we use other technologies and languages as it makes sense.

One of our Core Values is the "Most Important Place to Work." Our team members are ambassadors of our brand, and help make the company the "Most Important Place to Work" to team members at all levels. You should be passionate about what you do, and drive that excitement to your team.

Job Duties

  • Plan, design, develop, debug, implement and support web-based software applications and services
  • Modify existing software to add new features, correct errors, allow it to function in new operating environments, or improve performance
  • Comply with project coding standards and industry best practices
  • Work on a shared codebase, in a team environment, cooperating with co-located and remote team members
  • Improve software quality by conducting systems analysis, and recommending changes in policies and procedures
  • Produce detailed software design and specifications
  • Participate in planning for software development projects, and ensure projects are concluded according to the planned delivery dates
  • Represent the team in collaborations with partners and clients as needed

What You Bring

  • Excellent understanding of software engineering and design concepts
  • Excellent problem solving and research skills
  • Excellent understanding of the full web stack
  • Excellent knowledge of algorithms and data structures
  • Excellent understanding of structured database design concepts and practices
  • Strong understanding of HTML/JS/CSS concepts
  • Strong debugging and tracing skills
  • Experience in using MySQL engine and advanced features
  • Experience in writing complex SQL queries
  • Experience in working with git code versioning
  • Experience in web application optimization techniques
  • Experience in API development
  • Good understanding of Linux administration and DevOps principles
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Comfortable to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Self motivated and driven to improve
  • Experience in software solution and architecture design is a plus
  • Experience in building microservices is a plus
  • Experience in building on top of AWS stack is a plus
  • Experience in Messaging protocols is a plus
  • Experience in code refactoring is a plus
  • Familiarity with PHP is a huge plus, but not required
  • Familiarity with PHP MVC frameworks is a plus, but also not required
  • 5-10 years of software development experience

About Levelset (formerly zlien)

Levelset has been named one of the "Best Places to Work" by New Orleans CityBusiness three years in a row for our mission-driven culture and commitment to internal and external growth. Backed by venture funding, we are growing rapidly and looking for new exciting team members to add their unique talents to our mission. We empower contractors to always get what they earn, and our software platform makes lien rights, payment paperwork, and compliance in the construction industry simple and stress-free, so contractors and suppliers can get paid faster, have easier access to capital, and less surprises.

Levelset is venture-backed by Horizons Ventures, S3 Ventures, Altos Ventures, and Brick & Mortar Ventures. Levelset is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, with offices in Austin, Texas, and Cairo, Egypt, and is about 200 employees strong.

Why Levelset

  • We're a rapidly growing team working on interesting and worthwhile problems
  • With a newly distributed workforce, we make engagement and employee wellness even more of a priority. We want you to love your job!
  • We believe professional growth (i.e. building your skills) is essential. Working here provides the opportunity for increased responsibility, continuous learning, and more.
  • We have a very welcoming culture that starts at the top with our CEO.
  • Nothing is a secret here, we think honesty and transparency create a productive workplace.
  • Recognition for hard work and demonstrating our core values is important to us.


  • Competitive health benefits, including mental, emotional, and behavioral health benefits and an easy to use Employee Assistance Program.
  • Flexible sick & personal leave policy needed for health, family, and parenting during this tough time.
  • Open vacation policy without a cap on the number of days-off. We do require employees to take a minimum of 5 days off in a row each year.
  • Subsidized International Travel: We subsidize international travel starting at 6 months, and increasing each year
  • Equity, per company's general stock grant plan
  • 401k account through Betterment which allows you to seamlessly save money for retirement directly from your paycheck
  • Learning and Development Opportunities: in the spirit of our core value to Learn Enough, we offer a book reimbursement program. If you share what you learned from a book with the team, we'll reimburse you for it. We also provide ample room for learning and development opportunities through Coursera online courses, outside speakers, and opportunities to learn skills from your colleagues.

We are committed to fighting injustice throughout the construction industry, and fairness is key to our company's purpose. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate.

Read more about why being on a rocket ship is the best of your career options from Levelset's CEO here.

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