Sr. Staff Software Engineer

Remote - Denver, CO

About this Job

Mentor Spaces is a community-driven mentorship platform designed to help companies scale DEI efforts while advancing the careers of underrepresented talent. The platform facilitates career conversations via chat, video, and voice between employees and prospective candidates to streamline diverse talent acquisition and retention.

Mentor Spaces was founded by Chris Motley who, despite the “disadvantages” of being raised by a teenage single mother on Chicago’s South Side, went to receive his degree at Columbia University and a successful career at Goldman Sachs. How?... Because of a serendipitous conversation with one of their junior employees that changed everything.

At our company, we believe a person cannot be who they have not seen, and we believe that technology can be leveraged to create serendipity for others at scale.

Our mentorship technology is leveraged at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and national nonprofit organizations that focus on underrepresented talent. Mentor Spaces has been profiled in publications and media outlets such as Forbes, Good Morning America, Inc. Best in Business, and NASDAQ.

We want to create raving fans of our product, do good work, and have fun along the way. We are passionate about building a great company with a great team to generate great results!

Senior Staff Software Engineer - Remote

Mentor Spaces is looking for a motivated and experienced Senior Staff Software Engineer to play a vital role in designing and developing the back services to our Mentor Space Application. You will be responsible for architecting and building our AWS backend. If your passion is to make high-quality code and services, join us at Mentor Spaces.


  • Create detailed technical architectural documentation
  • Mentor and coach engineers on best software practices
  • Build and manage software with DevOps first culture
  • Work closely with Product Management to set a roadmap
  • Follow security best practices in code & cloud
  • Own & participate in the code review process
  • Ensure the quality and performance of the application

What you will bring

  • Experience in working in agile engineering teams
  • Proficiency in system design and technical architecture
  • Experienced in REST API design, development, and integration
  • Experience with the AWS Cloud and Infrastructure as Code frameworks like Terraform
  • SQL/NoSQL database technologies
  • CI/CD experience, help us ship quality, secure code more often

Bonus Points

  • Experience with Video &/or Chat at scale
  • Hands-on with serverless design patterns on AWS
  • Hands-on with GraphQL
  • Experience in a start-up environment
  • Experience scaling a SAAS platform

Compensation & Benefits

  • Remote work flexibility
  • Flexible working hours
  • Health Plan and Monthly Cost Analyzer
  • 401k: Company Matches 100% of the contribution up to 4% of total compensation
  • Salary commensurate with experience in a range of $175k plus equity commensurate with experience