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Lorimer Ventures
Lorimer Ventures

Senior Software Engineer (Fullstack)



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, December 5, 2023


We enable growing platforms to build payroll. Our programmatic payroll solution and infrastructure powers the payroll stack for large-scale employers, such as gig economy and staffing companies, and prominent fintech, HR, and back office solutions. We not only help our customers manage their compliance, but also have the immense responsibility of ensuring accurate and timely payments to hundreds of thousands to millions of Americans.

As a Series A company, backed by top investors such as Y Combinator and Spark Capital (Plaid, Marqeta, Coinbase, Anthropic), we are pioneers in the space of embedded payroll and aim to revolutionize the way people use and think about payroll systems.

Our mission is to revolutionize how people build payment and payroll services by providing robust, seamless, and forward-thinking technology and we'd love to learn more about you and how you could be a fit for our growing team!


We are seeking an experienced full-stack engineer who thrives in an autonomous environment with high ownership and enjoys tackling customer-facing product challenges. This role will be reporting directly to the CTO. You will be closely working with our Product team to collaborate on requirements and be responsible for the end-to-end design and implementation of the product.

Our application orchestrates the processing of more than tens of thousands of paychecks every week, positioning us as a one-stop solution for payroll management for businesses nationwide. Our platform streamlines the onboarding process for new employees, assists with tax setup, and provides a seamless workflow for employers to run payroll and manage compliance at scale.


  • Enrich the developer experience of our API, lead launches of additional fintech products, and improve the user experience of our platform
  • Lead improvements to our tax management stack, streamlining payroll migration process, and thinking about how to scale our services + infrastructure to handle large enterprise customers
  • Work with our Product team and founders to understand user pain points and lead implementation of design changes and features
  • Create technical specifications from product requirements by holding collaborative discussions with other engineers and validating recommendations as needed
  • Implement REST APIs, update DB schemas, and operate in our NodeJS/Express backend
  • Ensure our product holds a high level of quality, with adequate tests
  • Solve for enterprise readiness by solving for scalability, security, and performance by identifying bottlenecks
  • Debug and solve production issues as they are prioritized


  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience, preferably in a start-up environment
  • You’re experienced in React, React Query, Typescript, and building UI components
  • You’re experienced with working with a Product Designer + working with a design system and global components
  • You’re proficient in NodeJS/Express, MongoDB, and AWS
  • You thrive in a fast-paced and, at times, ambiguous environment
  • Built quality tests using Jest or a similar framework
  • The ability to hold technical conversations with strong communication skills while challenging others in a positive growth environment
  • You care deeply about building something people love


  • Get to work directly with end-users, close to design and product, and have a say on how we build and ship our products
  • Opportunities for career advancement and mentorship with a strong, empathetic, and collaborative Eng team
  • Never a dull moment with chill people who care about quality code, helping out others, and working hard under a shared vision ****************************as we grow and scale the company!


We are a tight-knit, inclusive community that is into: music 🎵, cocktails 🍹, pets 🐈🐕, and above all else ~ high-quality espresso ☕ but more importantly we value championing for our staff to bring their authentic true selves to work and aim to provide a fun and collaborative work environment for everyone!


  • 🩺 100% health coverage premium paid by the company; vision, dental, and 80% for dependents with HSA options
  • ➕ Life Insurance, Accidental Insurance, and access to free EAP services
  • 💸 Generous salary and equity for all staff
  • 🪟 10-year equity option exercise window for all employees
  • 🪜 401k option; helping you save for the future
  • 🚌 Commuters Stipend for all SF-based employees
  • 📚 Yearly Professional Development Stipend to use on courses, books, events, etc
  • 🥤 Monthly Happy Hours, Team Lunches, Boba breaks, and lots of Events (board games, trivia, bowling, VR, golfing, hiking)
  • 👏 Company Wide Offsite every year (2023 - Coronado Island 🏝 2022 - Sonoma and Napa 🍷)
  • 🦓 Awesome Zeal Swag - did you know a group of Zebra is called a Zeal, that’s why we have a Zebra mascot!


The range for this role is between $145,000-$170,000 for California-based candidates

Check out our Job Leveling, Salary, and Equity Guide to learn more!


Intro Call: 30 min

Hiring Manager Chat: 30 min

Take Home Project

Final Interview

Step 1: 💻 Technical with Senior Eng and/or CTO (60 min)

Step 2: 💬 Cultural Chat (30 min)

Step 3: 💬 Leadership Chat (30 min)

❤️ If you are curious to know more about our culture, check out our Notion Culture Doc: https://www.notion.so/zeal-api/Do-remarkable-things-at-Zeal-0d9af42e7dd2498391e1ccfde42c0137

Our company (Puzzl Group, aka Zeal) is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.