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Platform Engineer

Software Engineering
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

About Tint

Tint enables SaaS platforms and marketplaces to unlock growth and improve profitability through embedded insurance and protection programs. We offer plug-and-play and white-labeled integrations, equipping brands we partner with a sophisticated mix of technology infrastructure, services, and deep industry expertise. We are on a mission to transform insurance from a product bought separately to a feature of brands consumers love.

Happy Tint customers include Turo, Deel, uShip, Guesty, Neighbor, BabyQuip, and CitizenShipper, among others.

We've raised $30M and are backed by world-class investors such as Y Combinator, QED, Deciens, Nyca, Plug and Play, WIN, Soma Capital, and Pioneer Fund.

About the role

As the first member of the Tint Platform Engineering team, your goal is to lay down solid foundations to enhance the velocity and Developer Experience of all other Engineers. You will identify the team's main pain points, devise optimal solutions, and implement them from start to finish.

With strong technical leadership, you are an advocate for code quality, ensuring high standards of both quality and security. You will maintain consistency in our code architecture across the entire platform, aligning it with the needs of our Software Engineers.

Your responsibilities will include reviewing pull requests, scouring our Slack technical channels, and analyzing platform performance to identify opportunities for improving Developer Experience. You will contribute to the prioritization of features by estimating both the required effort and the impact of these proposals. Finally, you will implement them, and measure the final impact of the developed initiative.

Additionally, you will mentor other Engineers through thorough code reviews, peer programming sessions, and by serving as a reference for all architectural questions.

What you will do

  • Advocate for and promote Engineering best practices and culture within the company
  • Take a hands-on approach to drive platform-wide technical refactoring
  • Leverage experience in distributed systems and third-party integrations (e.g., Stripe)
  • Lead by example, writing code as a standard of excellence, for clarity and testability
  • Be part of our on-call team to address production incidents
  • Lead technical design and planning for platform-wide initiatives
  • Own and maintain up-to-date documentation about our technical tooling
  • Proactively propose improvements to enhance Software Engineering efficiency and platform reliability
  • Mentor other Engineers to ensure high standards of quality and security
  • Analyze other Engineers pain points and implement effective solutions

You should apply if...

  • You have over 5 years of experience as a Software Engineer, with expertise in Node, React, TypeScript, SQL, Docker, and AWS infrastructure.
  • You are an expert in design patterns and have extensive experience implementing them.
  • You consistently advocate for security and development best practices.
  • You are hands-on and capable of handling platform-wide technical refactoring in a timely manner.
  • You possess sharp analytical skills to identify Software Engineers' pain points and devise pragmatic solutions.
  • You have strong documentation skills to create and maintain internal technical knowledge.
  • You love contributing to the community through blog posts or open-source projects.
  • You are located in the US, do not require visa sponsorship, and are comfortable with and able to travel every ~6 weeks.
  • You thrive on projects containing a lot of ambiguity.
  • You are comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment with fast-changing priorities.
  • Your written and spoken English is excellent.

What We Value Most in a Candidate

  • Culture is Key. Our team is remote first. We are a diverse, global team that works well together, even when we aren't in person. We are looking for self-motivated candidates who can stay motivated and focused. But don't worry, we're still social! We work collaboratively even though we are remote and travel to team and company retreats throughout the year.
  • Focused on Results. We are a fast-moving small team with big goals. We need team players that feel a sense of urgency to drive meaningful results for the business. We have clear company goals and a pathway to significant growth - and this role is integral to that journey.
  • Customer-first. Put yourself in the shoes of someone trying to buy our solution. We need a person who can empathize with our customers and help create strategies to continually improve the customer experience.
  • Adaptability. We're still an early-stage start-up, and things change quickly. If you are energized by learning and discovering on-the-go, this will be an excellent fit for you. We are looking for open-minded candidates that adapt well to changing environments as our company grows and scales.

Why Tint?

Tint isn’t just focused on transforming the entire insurance industry - we have ambitious goals, value merit and open communication, celebrating diversity and unique ideas. At Tint, we support your personal and professional growth by offering the below benefits:

  • Flexible Working. With team members working across EU and US time zones, we are outcome-focused and give our people the flexibility they need to do their best work. To support flexible working, we’ll give you a stipend to get your home office dialed in and we’ll also reimburse you for co-working space memberships.
  • Flexible Time Off. It's pretty simple: we don't control the days and hours that each of us works, so we're free to manage our time however we want to achieve the goals and deliverables we committed to. We have unlimited vacation time. Use it whenever you need to recharge!
  • Competitive Compensation. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll receive equity as part of your offer. We’re all owners - when Tint succeeds, we all succeed! We also help you maximize your money by offering an FSA and a 401(k) (for US employees only).
  • Comprehensive Healthcare. Tint covers 100% of employee (and dependent!) premiums for medical, vision and dental (for US employees only).
  • Company Retreats to Exciting Locations. We meet in person as a company twice a year to make sure we have time to connect in real life and get to have those conversations that are better done in person. These retreats are a mix of business and fun and we always choose a cool, central-ish location - think Barcelona, Playa del Carmen, Mallorca… Add on a few days of your flexible time off and you’ve *almost* got a free vacation somewhere cool!


This role is fully remote, however our ideal candidate is located in the US. Please note that at this time Tint is unable to support candidates who require employer visa sponsorship.

Pay transparency

It is Tint’s intent to pay all Team Members competitive wages and salaries that are motivational, fair and equitable. The goal of Tint’s compensation program is to be transparent, attract potential employees, meet the needs of all current employees, and encourage Team Members to stay with our organization.

This role will receive a competitive base salary, benefits, and equity. The applicable salary range for each US-based role is based on where the employee works and is aligned to one of 3 tiers based on the cost of labor for that geographic area. The expected starting salary ranges for this role are:

  • Tier 1 (Bay Area, NYC, LA, Seattle) = $140,000 - $235,000
  • Tier 2 (Boston, Austin, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, DC) = $126,000 - $210,000
  • Tier 3 (Rest of the US) = $120,000 - $200,000

Actual compensation packages are based on several factors that are unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, depth of experience, certifications, and specific work location.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive company. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We seek to create a culture where everyone can belong because we believe that people do their best work when they can show up daily as their authentic selves.

Tint is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Tint considers qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with federal, state, local, and international law. In our job application procedures, Tint is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. Please let your recruiter know if you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability.