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An expert founder's secret weapon

Senior Back-end Engineer

$120k – $150k • 0.05% – 0.5%
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About MainStreet

Every year, billions of dollars are set aside by your local, state, and federal representatives to make it easier for anybody to build a small business and turn their dream into reality.

The issue: governments are great at governing, but terrible at marketing. These billions sit unclaimed, waiting for founders to discover them.

MainStreet is the solution: we’re building a platform that automatically qualifies companies for hundreds of local, state, and federal tax programs and wins them back what they’re owed in minutes, versus the dozens of hours it would otherwise take. The average company gets $51K+.

Your mission – if you choose to accept it – is to help us manage our current application and develop entirely new systems. We’re growing quickly and are looking for someone to jump in and roll up their sleeves.

We’re backed by top-tier investors, including the founder of Product Hunt, Gradient, a Google Venture Fund, Shrug Capital, Backend Capital, execs at Google and Facebook, and Ron Conway’s fund, SV Angel.

A note on diversity

We try to make sure the diversity of our customers is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better experience for everyone who uses MainStreet.

We know we need to be intentional in our hiring practices in order to overcome systemic biases we may be blind to. So, if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on business, startups, or sales – even if you don’t meet all the requirements – let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it deserves.


  • Develop and design resilient and idempotent recurring jobs, access controlled data storage, and monitoring
  • Work closely with the product team to balance launch timelines and product perfection – we ship often so you won’t have to wait weeks to see your work in production

In your first month, you will

  • Have a one-on-one with every member of the company – we’re 15 right now
  • Get a deep understanding of our currently supported incentive programs, how these programs function, and our roadmap
  • Shadow a sales phone call to get an understanding of how our product is sold
  • Own a feature from idea to live in production
  • Make product and infrastructure improvement recommendations and take ownership of implementing high priority changes


  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Designed, built, and maintained a production backend service
  • Designed schemas for relational databases
  • Has mentored junior developers and/or been a technical lead on a backend focused team
  • Taken an idea and owned the design, implementation, and launch process
  • A willingness to learn on the job and take on tasks as needed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and communicate over the phone and with video chat software, such as Zoom
  • Ability to work with production systems, sensitive customer, and support issues

Would-be-great-if section:

  • Experience with the Google Cloud environment and Google Cloud configuration
  • Implementation experience instrumenting / improving monitoring systems
  • Familiarity with payments systems such as Stripe or Braintree
  • Experience with Express, Go, Python, Typescript, and MySql
  • Interest or history with application security and/or data security and access control

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary: $120K - $150K base, depending on experience and location
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Potential stock options based on experience
  • Generous vacation policy, with additional PTO to volunteer & vote

We believe in the importance of an inclusive and diverse team. We welcome people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, orientations and backgrounds to apply.

To apply please send your resume to jobs@workonmainstreet.com and we’ll reach out.

New York City • San Francisco Bay AreaRemote
Hires remotely
Job type
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5+ years
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Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Doug Ludlow

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CEO, MainStreet. Founded The Happy Home Company, @Hipster, Acquired by @aol • Studied at @University of California, Los Angeles

Dan Lindquist

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CPO at MainStreet, previously PM with @Google, @Intuit

Daniel Griffin

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CTO at MainStreet, previously engineering @Waymo and @Google

Matt Vaznaian

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Engineering @MainStreet, previously engineering @Braintree and @PayPal .

MainStreet at a glance

An expert founder's secret weapon

MainStreet focuses on Enterprise Software, Search, Finance, Startups, and Accounting. Their company has offices in New York City, Austin, Chicago, Silicon Valley, and Remote. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, MainStreet has raised $2.65M of funding; their latest round was closed on May 2020.

You can view their website at https://www.mainstreet.us/angellist or find them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Product Hunt.

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