Senior Software Engineer, Venture Capital
The Company You’ll Join
Carta is a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in the companies of tomorrow. Our mission is to create more owners.
Carta is trusted by more than 30,000 companies and over half a million employees in nearly 150 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports over 5,000 funds representing over $100B in assets under administration with their venture capital solutions. Carta’s liquidity solutions have returned $13B to shareholders in secondary transactions. Today Carta’s platform manages over two trillion dollars in equity for nearly two million people globally. Companies and funds like Canva, Tribe, and Pipe build their businesses on Carta.
The company has been included on the Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies, Fast Company's Most Innovative list, and Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. We’ve also been recognized as a 2023 Built In Best Place to Work in the U.S. and a Muse VIBE Award winner in the Vacation and Time Off category.
For more information about our offices and culture, check out our Carta careers page.
The Team You'll Work With
You will join our R&D team of learners, builders, experts, and leaders in our Venture Capital group. Our group is building the next generation of software for the venture capital industry. We build software to help new funds launch, investors to track analytics and performance, for fund accountants operating the books and financial records for investment funds ranging from $100k through billions under management, and more. We work on a mix of greenfield opportunities and work informed by metrics.
Carta Venture Capital is redefining venture capital operations. Since 2018, our business has grown faster than any other provider in the space. We work with some of the largest venture capital firms in the world, building software to automate managing their investments. As we head deeper into 2023, our goal is to forge the future of how this industry operates and our hammer is engineering. We are building a distributed system that needs to be configurable enough for the most complex of customers. Its responsibilities are wide: money movement, an event-based general accounting ledger, calculating profit waterfalls, rule-based engines for reconciliations and allocations, workflow orchestrations, investment performance tracking, integrations from crypto wallets, incorporation tooling… just to name a few.
Our business is set to double this year which is why we need you.
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Who we are
We care deeply about our customers: investors, fund managers, fund administrators, tax/audit professionals, and others. We are relentless in our pursuit to create leverage for them. We do so by deeply understanding the domain and the jobs to be done. We run towards hard and messy problems. We serve the business, first and foremost, and invest in ourselves and each other in service of that effort. We are owners and that is the only title that matters.
We take our work seriously, but not too seriously. We take equal pride in solving complex business problems like automating allocation calculations, as we do contributing to our Slack emoji portfolio. Stand-ups might include discussions on implementation details for a new Kafka event or our favorite microwavable snacks.
Whether you are a new college graduate or have a few years of industry experience, you continuously strive to improve yourself and those around you. Additionally,
- You have strong technical skills and are an excellent collaborator.
- You like solving for ambiguity: we’ll look to you for ideas on how to solve problems.
- You implement systems large or small that are clear, maintainable, and correct.
- You are excited by opportunities to both break ground on new projects and provide fresh perspective onto past implementations.
- You want to build and own your work end-to-end.
- You are eager to move fast, but recognize when to build for the future.
We look for candidates who are interested in, experienced with, or curious about…
- Accounting or investment management
- Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology
- Customer relationship management
- Document data extraction and digital signatures
- Tax reporting and financial auditing
- Banking and money movement
The Interview Process
Carta follows a standard tech startup interview process, where you will meet with a recruiter and hiring manager first. We’ll then ask you to show off your skills with a real-world take home exercise (we do not do LeetCode-style interviews, no one will quiz you on writing a doubly-linked list) and virtual interviews. During the process, you can ask questions to people across different parts of the Venture Capital team to learn what kind of work we do and how it lines up with your interests.