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Staff Engineer



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

What we do

Adaptive is a fast growing vertical software company building world class financial tools for real estate and construction. We are backed by a16z as well as other top funds and a collection of angels from companies like Brex, Ramp, Airbase, Square, and Shopify.

Why join us?

Power the local built environment

We serve the small businesses that are building communities across our country. Your favorite local café, the new house on the corner, or the ADUs helping to solve the housing crisis were all built by our customers--those that have lived in their cities for their entire lives and have a true passion for their craft. These are creative, dynamic, skilled individuals who bring neighborhoods to life by conceiving of and constructing environments where people connect and build memories. We're powering these businesses with access to the same world class financial services and software that the large developers have.

Join a world class team

We have deep backgrounds in finance, technology, and construction. With a fast-growing customer base and backing from top-tier investors, we have the momentum, team, and vision to win in this massive market. Come join us!


Role Summary

This is an opportunity to become the first Staff Engineer at a rapidly growing startup, focusing on developing cutting-edge software solutions in the fintech and construction space. Since our launch in February, we've secured hundreds of customers with clear product-market fit. In this role, you will work closely with our product management team and engineers, playing a key role in the architectural design, development, and optimization of our products. Your technical expertise will be instrumental in guiding the direction of our engineering efforts and ensuring the delivery of high-quality software.


  • Own the execution and delivery of product priorities in collaboration with the product management team

  • Align technical solutions with business needs and product vision

  • Lead the technical architecture and design of our software, ensuring scalability, efficiency, and security

  • Mentor and guide a team of engineers, fostering a culture of technical excellence and continuous improvement

  • Drive technical discussions and decision-making processes, ensuring alignment with overall company goals and technology strategy

  • Stay on top of emerging technologies and industry trends, advocating for the adoption of new technologies where appropriate

  • Lead by example in writing high-quality, maintainable, and robust code


  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering, with a proven track record in SaaS / fintech or related fields

  • Deep expertise in modern software development practices and a broad range of technologies and frameworks

  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for tackling complex technical challenges

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to mentor and inspire engineering teams

  • Experience in architectural design and decision-making for scalable, high-performance systems

What we offer

  • Opportunity to have strong ownership of product and deliver immediate impact to customers

  • A highly driven, tight-nit, and passionate team with clear product market fit

  • Strong equity compensation

Target cash compensation for this role is $175,000-$200,000