• Location
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Sep. 28, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Data

Transcend believes everyone should be in control of their personal information. We’re pioneering Data Privacy Infrastructure—a powerful technology that lets individuals reclaim control of their data and ensures companies can easily comply with global data privacy laws.

Our platform enables companies like Robinhood, Patreon, and Indiegogo to provide customers with control over their information. We allow these customers to request, identify, and delete their personal information from a growing suite of integrated companies: from Salesforce to Slack, Facebook, Zendesk, Intercom, and beyond.

This position is for US only.

As a Software Engineer at Transcend, you will help us build and maintain the core Transcend application, as well as contribute to new products and initiatives, such as:

  • Data Privacy Infrastructure: This is our bread-and-butter. We help companies process data requests from their customers by directly integrating with 3rd party systems through a proxy application called Sombra, which encrypts the data end-to-end. You’ll work closely with this application and build integration-related features on top of it.
  • Expand the integrations catalog (from hundreds to thousands!): We need to figure out how to build integrations faster and more reliably. To this end, you’ll help us optimize our deployment pipeline and devise better testing strategies.
  • Self-serve signup, expiry, and billing: We want to make it super easy for customers to try, buy, and use our product!

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate and contribute to projects like self-serve signup and billing and improve the integrations-building pipeline, etc.
  • Work on building up our core UI components library and standardize usage across the code base
  • Implement customer-requested features and integrations
  • Proactively fix production and development issues

Who You Are

  • You have some experience in software development as well as some expertise with Node, JavaScript and/or Typescript. New grads are welcome to apply if you have relevant internship experience at a fast-paced startup/company, working on web development. If you feel that you need more mentorship/guidance, we also have an Apprenticeship program that you can apply to.
  • You’re a fast learner and you’re not afraid to ask for help when stuck. You’re good at identifying your own assumptions and gaps, and work to proactively address them. You try to not ask the same questions twice.
  • You’re effective at tackling large, somewhat open-ended problems. We’re a small team, and not every problem will have a fully spec-ed out solution for you to implement. Spec-gathering, writing design docs, validating potential solutions with teammates, and decomposing work are all part of the job.
  • You’re able to identify trade-offs and take them into consideration when making decisions (e.g, speediness vs tech debt vs cutting scope). You can articulate which factors have higher priority depending on the context.
  • You are effective at async and online methods of communication. Our team is mostly distributed (some co-locate in SF), so the ability to clearly and thoughtfully communicate despite the space and time barriers is very important.

Bonus Points

Bonus points if you’re already familiar with the tools we use: Terraform, Docker, AWS (Serverless, ECS, Aurora, etc.), React, GraphQL

We believe that turning the principles of data privacy into exercisable human rights is one of the most high-impact ways we can spend our time, and so we’re building an ambitious team that’s passionate about solving important problems and having fun while doing it.

As the best-in-class solution in a new market, Transcend is a fast-paced and exciting workplace. The product evolves quickly to meet new client needs and adapts to the rapidly advancing world of privacy law. As one of Transcend’s earliest hires, you’ll get to work on a wide array of exciting projects.

Transcend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable law.