Senior Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

About Dutchie

Founded in 2017, Dutchie is a comprehensive technology platform powering dispensary operations, while providing consumers with safe and easy access to cannabis. Dutchie aims to further support the positive societal change the cannabis industry brings to the world through wellness benefits, social justice, and empowering local communities through tax revenue. Powering thousands of dispensaries across 40+ markets throughout the United States and Canada, Dutchie is the leading technology company in the cannabis space and was named in Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in North America and listed two years in a row on LinkedIn’s Top 50 Startups.

Dutchie has raised over $600M in funding to date, backed by D1 Capital Partners, Tiger Global, Dragoneer, DFJ Growth, Thrive Capital, Howard Schultz, Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital, Gron Ventures, members of the founding team at DoorDash, Kevin Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures, and other notable angel investors.

About This Job

As a Senior Staff Engineer, you will be a technical leader on the Growth Platform team, and within the Dutchie organization. You will be responsible for ensuring the stability, performance, and evolution of our ecommerce platform’s technical infrastructure. The primary objectives for this role include both technical and mentorship work. You will get to lead stability and performance goals in our large scale platform, while mentoring and spreading this knowledge amongst the rest of the team.

Day to day responsibilities in this role include identifying, planning, and executing longer running platform technical and infrastructure initiatives, overseeing technical design reviews, prototyping new platform technologies, and enhancing developer tooling. With an ecommerce platform of the Dutchie scale and high organizational importance, there are endless opportunities for technical ownership and advancement on this team. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and are passionate about building great products for an engaged customer base, we'd love to hear from you.

What You'll Do...

  • Design and build pragmatic, robust, and scalable technical solutions for the Ecommerce product and business goals.
  • Guide the technical and product quality of not just your own architectural solutions, but the team’s solutions
  • Define and shares proposals for standards and best practices across all levels within the organization, from junior team members to senior leadership
  • Lead the planning and execution of complex projects that improve functionality and reliability for our customers
  • Reviews code to ensure technical implementations meet functional requirements and technical quality standards
  • Proactively diagnose performance bottlenecks and implement optimizations
  • Level up the team’s technical knowledge and expertise by mentoring other engineers
  • Independently plan and estimate work
  • Positively contribute to our culture and our processes

What You Bring...

  • Deep understanding of backend server languages including Ruby/Rails and Node.js, and general software best practices
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases, and working in distributed systems
  • Experience with large scale cloud infrastructure
  • Experience designing and extending scalable data models and the data stores they depend on
  • You take pride in the technical solutions you deliver - they are clean, tested, organized, and pragmatic
  • You understand product-led technical approaches. You seek to understand the product goals of the platform and can lead the team on well fitted technical solutions.
  • Self-starter - you're proactive and can start projects and tasks without constant direction
  • Quick learner - you pick up new frameworks and technologies quickly
  • Pragmatic in technical choices, you understand how to choose and work within a variety of technical tools
  • Positive and effective communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You want to work in a high quality agile environment - we move quickly and ship code often
  • Experience with testing and monitoring frameworks
  • 12+ years related experience

It's a bonus if you...

  • Experience in front end best practices within React, knowing how to match designs to build beautiful UI/UX flows
  • Experience in large scale enterprise systems
  • Experience in ecommerce applications

You’ll Get…

We are targeting a starting salary of $220,000 based on the intended level for this role. There may be flexibility on individual compensation packages based candidate skill set, experience, qualifications and other position-related factors.

In addition to cash compensation, our total rewards package includes:

  • Full medical benefits including dental and vision plans to ensure you always have the best care.
  • Equity packages in the form of stock options to all employees.
  • Technology (hardware, software, reading materials, etc..) allowance
  • Flexible vacation and sick days


At Dutchie, we’re committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Dutchie believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.