Rust Job: Director of Software Engineering (Remote)

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Parallel Markets
United States of America


Remote Position
(From Everywhere/No Office Location)

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Rust Job Details

Note: This is a remote position, applicants do not need to be located in NY.

Parallel Markets ( is seeking a gifted Director of Software Engineering to help support and grow our investor identity platform. This is a significant opportunity to be part of a growing team and help shape the way we develop, deploy, and operate production quality systems. In this role, your work will make a significant impact on Parallel Market's customers, stakeholders, and ability to continue to scale.

Why Parallel Markets?

Engineers here at Parallel love building products, emphasizing efficiency and developer happiness. We deploy at-will, many times a day, coordinated via Slack, GitHub, and Shortcut. As a remote-first team, we will always prefer asynchronous processes. As a result, our morning standup is the only recurring meeting and we Write Things Down™. That goes for requirements and documentation, but also our company handbook ( Through collaboration, we prioritize the best answer — regardless who comes up with it — and believe "done" is better than "perfect."

We want to work with curious, self-motivated engineers who enjoy learning new technologies. We all learned Elixir on the job, for instance. So, instead of looking for people with "X years doing Y," we're glad to find those with opinions on a variety of languages and approaches. We're excited to know there's always more to learn; if you feel the same, let's work together!

Our frontend is React/GraphQL/Relay. Our backend is Elixir/Phoenix — with a dash of Go and NodeJS — on PostgreSQL. We deploy on AWS, provisioned through Terraform.

We've just raised our Series A from Union Square Ventures, and we are hiring multiple people for this role. We'd love to talk to you!

About Parallel Markets

Private markets are shifting to online platforms at a rate of tens of billions of dollars a year. Online platforms suffer extreme drop off on initial signup because investors must go through a painful process of uploading multiple financial documents (as a part of regulatory requirements).

Parallel Markets significantly reduces this pain point by allowing investors to go through an onboarding process once - and then they can log in anywhere using a portable investor identity. Parallel Markets allows investors to become accredited once, and then invest anywhere with a single click.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction for a growing team of software engineers
  • Work closely with the CTO and business leadership to describe, prioritize, and complete product work
  • Leverage an Elixir Phoenix backend running on Amazon's latest serverless technologies to power a Javascript/React frontend. Candidates do not need prior experience with any of these specific languages/frameworks, but they should have strong experience developing full stack web applications in some language/framework.
  • Engineer innovative approaches for collecting a variety of business critical metrics from Parallel Market's various consumer-facing digital experiences.
  • Regularly collaborate with other partners on the legal, sales, and business development sides to scope potential new work


We are looking for candidates who:

  • Possess not only leadership skills but who also maintain strong, full-stack technical skills
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment where engineers are expected not only to build great technology, but also to define project vision, specify technical strategy, and always be learning
  • Demonstrable proficiency and a track record of professional success leading engineering teams
  • Experience presenting to audiences and communicating effectively and empathetically with clients and other stakeholders

Strong preference will be given to candidates who have experience:

  • Writing code in Go, Python, Ruby, Elixir, Rust, or Clojure
  • Using Amazon Web Services
  • Previously serving in a security / pen testing role
  • Querying Google's BigQuery / large relational datasets
  • Developing with React or Angular

Compensation / Benefits

In addition to a salary range of $190k – $230k for this position, Parallel provides equity grants as well as a competitive benefits package (health/vision/dental insurance, 401k, home office setup, unlimited paid leave, and more).

While this is a remote role, please note that we are not considering candidates located outside of the US, nor are we able to provide visa sponsorship at this time.