Senior Software Engineer at 15 Five | Powderkeg

Location: US, Remote

Employment Type: Full Time Exempt

Team: Engineering

We take pride in our position as an innovator in the People Operations landscape. This wouldn’t be possible without an outstanding team of engineers that apply next-generation thinking to our software. Their abilities allow us to continually bring leading performance-management technology to the market.

Our Engineering teams’ Senior Software Engineers help elevate our product user experience even further. Senior Software Engineers will participate in building beautiful, clean, and simple applications that do just this. This role requires someone with a technical understanding as well as eagerness to to provide end-to-end service to enhance the development of various features. Senior Software Engineers work closely with the Engineering Team as well as other key stakeholders to understand the intricacies of building a product that embodies both 15Five’s core values and Best-Self philosophy.

No agencies please


  • **Software Development **

  • Write efficient code according to 15Five’s standards, guidelines, and best practices of the engineering team

  • Write automated tests

  • Develop and maintain documentation both in-code and in peripheral systems with the goal of sharing an understanding of our code and systems with the larger team

  • Identify, research, debug, and fix issues in development, staging, and production environments

  • Actively participate in design conversations

  • Act as the on-call first responder for the software owned by your team

  • Contribute to other team activities and collaborate to solve problemsParticipate in code reviews within your team

  • Participate in squad rituals and meetings

  • Developing front end website architecture

  • Basic design ability including knowledge of UI/UX and basic prototype design

  • Developing back-end website applications

  • Creating servers and databases for functionality

  • Ensuring cross-platform optimization for mobile phones

  • Ensuring responsiveness of applications

  • Working alongside graphic designers for web design features

  • Seeing through a project from conception to finished product

  • Designing and developing APIs

  • Meeting both technical and consumer needs

  • Team Development and Mentorship

  • Participate in code reviews, using each opportunity for training and mentoring the wider Engineering team

  • Build and maintain engineering processes, standards, guidelines, and best practices

  • Adhere to guidelines, making sound decisions on a case-by-case basis and escalating as necessary

  • Develop processes to minimize situations that require decisions outside of established rules

  • Assist and mentor other engineers in their professional development

  • Participate in the hiring process, evaluate and screen candidates, conduct or lead interviews when required


  • An understanding of writing modular, well-structured code
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Proficiency with fundamental front-end languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks such as Angular JS, React, and Amber
  • Proficiency with server-side languages such as Python, Ruby, Java, PHP, and .Net
  • Familiarity with database technology such as MySQL, Oracle, and MongoDB
  • Comfortable in asking for help when needed
  • Able to make logical decisions while keeping in mind various tradeoffs and main stakeholders
  • Capable of effectively evaluating data to make decisions
  • Strong communication skills across multiple office and remote settings, cultures, and time zones
  • Able to work cross functionally with a team of designers, product managers, and business stakeholders
  • Understand strong cooperation between back-end, front-end, DevOps, and QA teams
  • Understand the cross-functionality of various technical systems
  • Produce exceptional output and work quality
  • Have a strong reputation for accountability and reliability
  • Enjoy working in a team but can thrive working independently
  • Desire to always be learning and staying on top of the latest trends and technologies
  • Passionate about being extraordinary in both your work life and personal life
  • Deeply aligned with the Engineering team’s values and philosophy
  • Attention to detail

About 15Five

15Five is the holistic performance management company. 15Five equips HR teams with a complete platform solution to improve manager effectiveness, drive high performance and engagement, and increase retention. 15Five’s easy-to-use software, coaching, manager training, and community enables HR leaders to continuously measure engagement and performance, and empower managers to drive change.

At 15Five, we focus on building a diverse team that prioritizes inclusivity and celebrates everyone’s unique identity. We are proud of our thriving hybrid culture that supports a remote-first workplace balanced with distributed office hubs, and annual opportunities for all employees to connect in person. We also offer:

- Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

- Flexible Time Off (minimum 3 weeks off every year)

- Employer paid Short-Term, Long-Term Disability, and Term Life

- 401K with 4% match at 6 months of employment

- Inclusive Benefits Stipend (to help cover some of the gap on medical needs not covered by traditional benefits)

- Up to 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave for birth and non-birth parents

- 11 paid holidays in 2023

- Betterhelp (unlimited mental health therapy)

- Mindbloom (clinician approved alternative mental health therapy)

- Headspace (mindfulness exercises for stress & sleep, including for children)

- Wellness Coach App (offers meditation and movement classes, courses, workshops, and panels in a live and interactive setting)

- Best Self Time (Last 2 hours of Friday dedicated to your personal self- care/self-growth/recharge activities)

- Monthly reimbursement for wellness/learning and development

- Monthly reimbursement for internet

- Sabbatical Program accessed at 5 or 7 Years

- We also provide extensive training and development such as strengths discovery and alignment and Manager specific development opportunities

For more information see:

Our Mission, Vision, & Values -

Our People and Culture -

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging -

Our Personal & Professional Development Resources -

Reading over the role description and feeling like you don’t check every box? That’s okay; if you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily meet all the criteria, please apply—you could be exactly who we are looking for!

15Five follows equitable hiring practices. Our compensation programs are designed to attract, motivate, and retain talented employees who are highly engaged, high performing, and have an exceptional impact on the business and our customers.

The base salary range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the role across all US locations. We benchmark all roles for compensation in ranges relative to the top half of the market of similar tech companies using up-to-date market data. Within the range, individual pay is determined by budget allocated for the role and additional factors, including job-related competencies and skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please note that the compensation details listed in US job postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. The US new hire base salary range for this full- time role is $142,000-$154,500 + bonus or commissions + equity + benefits.

Note that base salary ranges are reviewed each year based on up-to-date market data, and team members who are performing are eligible for a merit increase, budget permitting.



Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Senior Software Engineer
  • Company
    15 Five
  • Location
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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