Senior Software Engineer – Platform API in Seattle, WA

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

DocuSign   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Enterprise Technology


8 - 10 years

Posted 52 days ago

This position

The Senior Software Engineer, Platform API role will demand critical thinking skills and the ability to work in agile environments. This role sits on a small team tasked with defining and delivering the future architecture covering core platform, solutions strategy, and data platforms at DocuSign. This person will take smart and educated risks that are critical to the success of this position and lean on previous experience with strategy, delivery, and implementation. This person will be principally involved with driving code direction, helping solve problems on the systems side, building out a roadmap to execute on it, rallying the team around this execution plan & executing on the plan itself. This role also participates in other feature areas, such as scaling.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Engineering.


  • Work throughout the stack, from network protocols to database performance and back
  • Develop a point of view working cross-organizationally to make the development, operational & larger organizational changes to be successful
  • Build and ship services that help us achieve our goals
  • Communicate goals and tactics clearly to partners across the organization
  • Think through how systems will scale and fail as they grow and deliver solutions
  • Break down complicated problems into achievable milestones, then ship every few weeks to achieve the larger goal

Basic Qualifications

  • 8 years industry experience in Software Engineering
  • Experience aligning platform architecture with availability, security, and data
  • Experience documenting architectural standards and decisions
  • S., M.S., or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8+ years experience in building resilient platforms, SaaS, architecture and integration
  • MS Stack (C#, SQL Server, etc.)
  • SaaS, or Cloud experience
  • BSCS/EE or other technically related field
  • Experience with developing, promoting and building consensus around platform architecture for the product and platform teams

Valid Through: 2019-10-17