San Francisco, CA

Who is Recruiting from Scratch:

Recruiting from Scratch is a premier talent firm that focuses on placing the best product managers, software, and hardware talent at innovative companies. Our team is 100% remote and we work with teams across the United States to help them hire. We work with companies funded by the best investors including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Tiger Global Management, A16Z, Accel, DFJ, and more.

If you are a fit, the team will reach out to you about this role or any others that may be a fit for our clients.

Our Client

At every company, there's someone whose most painful job is wrangling CSV files in Excel. Our client makes cleanup of messy CSVs 10x faster. Their product is a smart spreadsheet that makes data cleansing as simple as a few clicks. Their vision is to automate the “long tail of ETL” processes that today are painstaking, manual, and repetitive. They get their customers out of spreadsheets and back to the meaningful, creative work they love.

They are backed by top investors including General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, and Y Combinator.

Because they are a highly collaborative, close-knit team, our entire staff works 3 days per week from their office in downtown San Francisco. And as a rapidly growing seed-stage company, every team member has the chance to have a major impact on the business. Compensation is competitive, and includes substantial equity ownership.

If you thrive when given a great degree of ownership and enjoy a trusting, casual, growth-minded environment alongside highly driven teammates, this could be a perfect fit.

About the role

They’re looking for a full-time Senior Fullstack Engineer (backend leaning). As the fourth member of their Engineering team, you will go 0 to 1 on their most important core product initiatives. You will be given a lot of autonomy, and the chance to learn in one week what it would take one month to learn elsewhere. Their stack consists of Rust, AWS, Sinatra, and React. They use Postgres, Redis, and S3 for data storage.

You will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer.

What you’ll do

  • You will own data architecture decisions and optimize performance for an infinite scrolling web-based spreadsheet that supports thousands of columns and millions of rows.
  • You will own the data-ingestion layer of their backend, increasing the speed of both their schema inference pipeline as well as their customer data load pipeline.
  • You will be responsible for scaling their data validation engine that offers a flexible schema and real-time feedback to users.
  • You will be the primary owner of the platform infrastructure behind our product, ensuring we maintain data security best-practices while enabling server reliability and a good developer experience for the team at large.


  • 3+ years of relevant experience working on building and maintaining reliable databases and backend systems at scale (AWS, SQL)
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. Excited about wearing multiple hats in a fast-moving environment. Able to hustle to drive results
  • Self-driven, self-motivated, fast learner. Ability to own open-ended projects end-to-end.


  • Have familiarity managing infrastructure as code (Terraform, Ansible, etc.)
  • Have worked on data ingestion pipelines with event-driven architectures


  • Competitive compensation with meaningful stock options
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Daily lunch / dinner in office
  • Monthly team offsites and biannual company retreats
  • Quarterly wellness budget
  • 401k
  • Unlimited PTO and sick days
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development budget
  • Mentorship from engineering leaders

Base Salary Range: $120,000 to $180,000

Must be willing to relocate to San Francisco, CA.