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Staff Software Engineer

  • Software Development
  • Full-time
  • New York City, NY
  • Remote friendly
  • 180K - 210K USD a year

2023-06-16 17:45:49 UTC

What we're looking for

Themis is looking for a talented Staff Software Engineer to be part of our initial engineering team. We are bringing to life our vision of making governance accessible and easy for everyone. We are taking workflows typically run on spreadsheets and emails and building beautiful software to make it easier for organizations to adhere to governance requirements and regulations.

We're looking for smart people who are curious, willing to learn and who can embrace a challenge. We are open to a range of commitment levels (full-time, part-time, and contract work) and help team members find the best work structure for their lives.

What you will contribute

You will report directly to our Director of Engineering, establishing our customer facing portal which will be used by the largest Fintechs and financial companies in the world. The product is in the initial stages of development and we need you to rapidly ship testable and performant code.

 Here is a basic wireframe preview of the user experience we’re building.

Who you are

You are someone who is passionate about working in a fast paced startup environment. You can maintain a balance between shipping fast and at the same time building robust & scalable systems with production quality code. You care deeply about security, are willing to communicate with cross functional teams, and are comfortable hopping on customer calls when required.


  • 7+ years of professional hands-on experience

  • Strong systems architecture and object-oriented coding skills

  • Experience with React and/or Ruby on Rails

  • Experience with SQL

  • Experience with event based messaging systems like Kafka, RabbitMQ, Amazon SQS

  • Superior mentorship and leadership skills, with a strong ability to lead by (technical) example

  • Experience collaborating with cross functional stakeholders such as product managers and development teams

About Us

Themis is democratizing governance and risk to make it work for companies rather than against them. We are solving the communication gap experienced by most companies that exist between internal departments and external partners by creating simple, intuitive software to monitor and share governance related controls.


  • Governance and risk is not a traditionally exciting space however the Themis founding team have a history together which makes building the product fun and approachable.

  • By default we believe in people and give them every opportunity to grow. We believe Themis will succeed when team members are given autonomy to solve problems creatively.

  • We encourage people to research and leverage innovative tools that can be applied to a traditionally sleepy industry.

  • We are focused on speed and quality and are not afraid to cut scope to uphold our standards. To achieve these standards we use modern tools with minimal process and focus on the problems of the day.

  • And most importantly, we want you to bring your personality to work and have fun!