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Rokt is a hyper-growth ecommerce leader that enables companies to unlock value by making each transaction relevant at the moment that matters most, when customers are buying.
New York City, USA
$190,000 - $300,000
Backend · Distributed Systems · Full-Stack
Staff Software Engineer
6+ years


Rokt, a hyper-growth ecommerce leader valued at $2.4 billion USD, is seeking a Staff Software Engineer to join their team in New York City. This role offers a competitive salary range of $190,000 - $300,000, along with an employee equity plan and world-class benefits.

As a Staff Software Engineer at Rokt, you'll be part of an autonomous team focused on solving specific problem spaces in backend development. You'll work closely with other software engineers and product managers to tackle interesting challenges and drive business value. The role involves designing, developing, and deploying code that solves real-world problems, with a focus on creating fast, scalable, and easy-to-use applications.

Rokt's engineering team builds best-in-class ecommerce technology that provides personalized and relevant experiences for customers globally. Their platform handles millions of transactions per day and considers billions of data points, offering engineers the opportunity to work with technology at scale and gain exposure to a wide range of technologies.

Key responsibilities include owning complex product features end-to-end, managing priorities and deliverables, collaborating across teams, and supporting and mentoring other engineers. You'll also be involved in building libraries and frameworks, and taking responsibility for system health, monitoring, and CI/CD pipelines.

The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of experience in commercial software development, with a strong background in designing and building high-throughput, low-latency distributed systems. Proficiency in languages such as Java, C#, Python, JavaScript, or Go is required, along with experience in web application development, cloud platforms, and Kubernetes.

Rokt offers an inclusive culture that values diversity and transparency. They provide a clear career ladder with transparent compensation and opportunities for growth. Benefits include equity in the company, a generous training allowance, catered lunches, health insurance, and flexible work arrangements.

Join Rokt and be part of a mission-driven team that's shaping the future of ecommerce technology!

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  • Design, develop, test, deploy and improve code that solves real-world problems
  • Own complex product features end to end - with a focus on customer impact
  • Manage priorities, deadlines and deliverables
  • Operate with autonomy in solving problems
  • Collaborate with other teams to deliver new products
  • Create fast, scalable and easy-to-use applications
  • Build libraries and frameworks that others can use
  • Take responsibility for system health, monitoring and alerting, and CI/CD pipelines
  • Support and mentor other engineers on best practices, architecture, and quality


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 6+ years of experience, or 4 years with an advanced degree, in commercial software development experience designing, building and operating distributed systems
  • Commercial experience in one of the following languages: Java, C#, Python, JavaScript or Go
  • Experience in web application development, distributed systems, cloud platforms such AWS/GCP/Azure, Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines
  • Strong background in designing and building high-throughput low-latency distributed systems
  • Excellent communication skills in English
  • Willingness to be on-call and respond to systems alerts
  • Ideas, opinions, and the ability to share them through respectful proposals, presentations, and team-wide discussions
  • Eagerness to work and learn in the open and share learnings with teammates
  • Comfort in communicating remotely through chat, docs, video calls, and other collaborative online tools


Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Education Budget
Mental Health Assistance
  • Equity in the company
  • Annual $5000 training allowance
  • Catered lunch every day and healthy snacks in the office
  • Gym membership
  • 4% dollar-for-dollar 401K matching plan
  • Fully funded premium health insurance for your entire family
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Extra leave (bonus annual leave, sabbatical leave etc.)
  • Flexible work arrangements (4 days per week in office, 1 week per quarter working from anywhere)

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