Payscale | Software Engineer (Direct Hire)


  • JOB TYPE: Direct Hire Position (no agencies/C2C - see notes below)
  • LOCATION: United States - Remote 
  • SALARY: $134,000/yr
  • ESTIMATED DURATION: 40hr/week 


Braintrust is the only network that gives in-demand talent all the freedom of freelance with all the benefits, community, and stability of a full-time role. As the first decentralized talent network, our revolutionary Web3 model ensures the community that relies on Braintrust to find work are the same people who own and build it through the blockchain token, BTRST. So unlike other marketplaces that take 20% to 50% of talent earnings, Braintrust allows talent to keep 100% of earnings and to vote on key changes to improve the network. Braintrust is working to change the way freelance works โ€“ for good.

We've onboarded some of the world's most reputable brands and now we need a Software Engineer (Direct Hire) for one of our clients.  


US only - Direct Hire - COMP: $134,000 plus 10% bonus

Company DescriptionAbout PayscaleAs the industry leader in compensation data and technology, Payscale helpsorganizations #getpayright. Payscale is the only technology solution for managingcompensation that provides multiple streams of fresh, transparently curated, andvalidated salary data. Combined with modeling engines that learn continuously andgenerate recommendations and insight, Payscale empowers HR to price jobs andadjust compensation to reflect real-time changes in the market โ€” all on one trusteddata platform. With Payscaleโ€™s Adaptive Compensation Advantage, we operate withefficiency, focused on outcomes rather than manual data management. To learn howcompanies like The Washington Post, Perry Ellis International, United Healthcare andThe New York Times rely on Payscale to attract and retain top talent, motivate andengage employees and plan their future workforce, visit

Job DescriptionWhat We Do: As part of the Pay Equity Team, you will be an influential member ofhelping us deliver on Payscaleโ€™s mission to #getpayright by providing comprehensiveanalytics on our customers compensation strategy to provide them insight on pay equitytrends within their organization. As the product enters its next phase, we will beresponsible for ensuring a scalable, performant, and maintainable platform. Come helpus build a product that allows companies to not only identify pay equity issues butaddress them.Day-in-the-Life:As a Software Engineer, a typical day may include the following:โ€ข Design and build new modules that help us move towards a cloud-nativedistributed system.โ€ข Provide technical advice and weigh in on technical decisions that impact otherteams or the company at large by collaborating with stakeholders.โ€ข Research and propose new technologies.

โ€ข Take initiative to identify and solve important problems, and coordinate withothers on cross-cutting technical issues.โ€ข Identify and proactively tackle technical debt before it grows into debt thatrequires significant up-front work to resolveโ€ข Partner with our architectural and platform teams.โ€ข Improve and support our existing services and integrations.

QualificationsMust Haves:โ€ข Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.โ€ข 3+ years building and supporting well architected, service-based systems.โ€ข 4+ years writing Java code with experience with Spring Framework.โ€ข 2+ years with Front end development experience working withJavascript/Typescript/Angular/React.โ€ข Experience writing complicated SQL and an understanding of relationaldatabases.โ€ข Experience working with Hibernate.โ€ข Experience working with message queues/messaging frameworks.โ€ข Success in writing understandable and testable code while embracing unit andintegration test concepts.โ€ข Experience with unit testing and mocking frameworks.โ€ข Working with a team of people on engaging problems which often requireindependent research that excites you.โ€ข You can clearly articulate technical concepts to developers, managers, and lesstechnical colleagues.โ€ข Experience working with CI/CD pipelines.Nice to Haves:โ€ข Containerization, Docker, Kubernetes.โ€ข Experience with cloud providers (AWS, Azure) and cloud native solutions.โ€ข Experience working with Spring Boot.โ€ข Experience working with MariaDB.โ€ข Experience with Apache Camel and Apache ActiveMQ.โ€ข Experience working with Mockito or EasyMock.โ€ข Experience with Node.js.

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Qualified candidates will be invited to do a screening interview with the Braintrust staff. We will answer your questions about the project, and our platform.  If we determine it is the right fit for both parties, we'll invite you to join the platform and create a profile to apply directly for this project.  

C2C Candidates: This role is not available to C2C candidates working with an agency. But if you are a professional contractor who has created an LLC/corp around your consulting practice, this is well aligned with Braintrust and weโ€™d welcome your application.  

Braintrust values the multitude of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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