Senior Software Developer


Job Description

The ideal candidate for this opening is someone that has a strong passion for writing code that brings digital products to life. Developers who thrive at Differential place equal emphasis between efficiency and approachability. They flourish in a continuous-delivery process where collaboration and ego-free communication is valued. We believe in developing working software throughout the entire product development process. We engage in product thinking as a team and cross-functionality among product managers, designers, and our client partners. Our process aims to create original digital products and services that innovate and reshape companies.

Above all, we are focused on finding someone we love to work with. Culture isn’t a ping-pong table in the breakroom or some words we put up on the wall. It’s embedded in our DNA and starts with who and how we hire. We want to consider passionate people for this position.  

Our mission statement, core values, benefits, and more can be found at

What you can expect to do:
  • Work on cross-functional product teams focused on building great digital products.
  • Work iteratively, collaboratively, and calmly in focused six-week Cycles.
  • Continuously learn and improve your technical and soft skills.

What we’re after:
  • 5+ years of experience building digital products and custom software applications. (Not marketing websites)
  • Passion for the whole digital product process. We know you will have your specific areas of focus, but we find those that are passionate about the bigger picture collaborate best with our cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to rely on an iterative process to maintain momentum on projects. Our work is never going to be perfect, and we expect you to be able to prioritize what matters most now so we can consistently and efficiently iterate and continuously deliver valuable working software.
  • Familiarity with modern development tools, libraries, and frameworks. Most of our team uses React, React Native, Node, GraphQL, GitHub, VS Code, CircleCI, Jest, etc.

Differential employees are those who:
  • Communicate effectively with clients and teammates.
  • Are self-motivated.
  • Learn quickly and relentlessly.
  • Are curious about technology and the impact it can make on the world.
  • Enjoy taking ownership and responsibility for their work.
  • Enjoy collaborating with others on solving meaningful problems.
Candidates must be based in the United States and be available for meetings during standard business hours for client and team meetings. Specific times vary based on client-specific timezone preferences. There is flexibility in working hours, but there is an expectation to be able to regularly attend client and team meetings.

Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Gaining an understanding of who the users are, what their problems are, and why those problems exist.
  • Putting the user — and their problems/needs — first in order to create and drive empathy for the solution you’re building.
  • Translating a well-designed solution of sketches, wireframes, or high-fidelity mockups into fully functioning immersive web and mobile experiences.
  • Writing approachable, modern JavaScript for web and mobile applications.
  • Working closely with a team of designers and developers.
  • Maintaining development workflow with Github.
  • Effectively communicating via Basecamp, Slack, and video calls.
  • Executing with quality and speed in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Incorporating feedback into your work.
  • Delivering tested, maintainable, and documented software.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.