Senior Software Engineer (Full Stack)

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 5154465004

      FreeWill is an award-winning, social-good startup that has partnered with 1450+ nonprofits who support our mission while raising more than $9B in bequests to charities since we were founded in 2017. We’ve been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, Oprah’s magazine, and our co-CEOs have even been named to Town & Country’s “Top 50 Philanthropists” list.

      All of this is because we’ve figured out how to make some powerful (but complicated!) ways to donate much easier and more accessible. Our products make things easier for the donors who want to change the world and for nonprofits doing heroic work around the planet.

      In the last 6 years, we’ve grown from 5 people to 175+ (all smart, tenacious, and kind), and continue to grow. We’d love to have you be a part of this adventure. In 2024, we were named a "Most Loved Workplace"; you can also check us out on Glassdoor!

      Full-time • Excellent Benefits • Signing Bonus • Work from Anywhere in the US (except AL, CO, or LA)

      About the role

      We are looking for an ambitious Full Stack Senior Engineer who wants to make an impact at a mission-driven company. You are excited to work with a low-ego, highly collaborative team and take on a high level of responsibility across many projects.

      FreeWill has set compensation and a non-negotiation policy for fairness reasons (we don't think that an individual's pay should be determined by how comfortable they are negotiating). As a result, we like to be transparent and up front about the compensation. When we make an offer, we provide multiple options so that employees can choose between compensation packages that prioritize salary or stock options. The salary range for this role is $160,000-170,000. This role is also eligible for a signing bonus and will come with stock options and full benefits.


      • Independently own the design and development of new features
      • Drive technical initiatives that improve quality, efficiency, and sustainability for the team
      • Work on a modern stack, including React, TypeScript, Node.js, PostgreSQL, and AWS
      • Interact closely with a diverse team across legal, growth, sales, design, and product
      • Mentor junior engineers and share knowledge through code reviews, pair programming, 1-1 conversations, and broader team trainings
      • Gain knowledge of end-of-life planning and nonprofit fundraising - what currently is working, what is not, and what tech can do to help fix it

      Technical Skills

      • 5+ years building production systems for complex web applications
      • Experience leading projects on teams consisting of multiple engineers, a product manager, and designer
      • Business-to-Business and/or Business-to-Business-to-Consumer experience preferred
      • Experience in FinTech, Cryptocurrency, and/or knowledge of financial institutions a plus
      • Proficient in web architecture, SQL, API design, and developer tooling
      • Familiar with TypeScript, observability, performance optimization, continuous integration, automated testing, and cloud infrastructure

      Hiring Process

      The hiring process for this role is as follows:

      • Recruiter Phone Screen (30 minutes)
      • Tech Screen (45 minutes to 1 hour)
      • Super Day Interviews: 3-5 Final Interviews with FreeWill team members (separate interviews- between 30 minutes and 1 hour)
      • Offer (contingent on positive references)

      Please note that steps in the hiring process can and may change and the Recruiter will be your point of contact in sharing about any updates in terms of the process. If you are selected to move forward in this process, the Recruiter will share more details about the hiring process and interviewers. However, this is a good estimate of what you can expect. For most roles, our hiring processes take an average of 4-6 weeks.


      In addition to the immense personal and professional satisfaction you’ll gain from helping to raise $1T for high impact nonprofits in a kind and joyful work environment, full time employees at FreeWill are eligible for the following benefits:

      • Work from home
      • Unlimited PTO
      • Flexible hours
      • Competitive salary
      • Commuter benefits
      • Company stock options
      • 401k
      • Medical/Dental/Vision (some single coverage medical plans are 100% employer paid, subsidized rates for spousal, parent-child, and family coverage)
      • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
      • Life and AD&D insurance
      • Free One Medical membership
      • Paid parental leave for all parents


      • Regular (virtual) team events
      • $250 monthly co-working budget which can be used for local co-working spaces
      • $300 annual budget to outfit your home office or cover utility bills
      • $1,000 referral bonuses for growing our FreeWill community
      • $1,000 annual professional development budget

      FreeWill is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We are committed to finding talent that is not determined on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

      We are a remote-first company that’s able to hire in 47 states and D.C. Unfortunately, we are unable to hire in Colorado, Alabama, or Louisiana at this time. We also can’t sponsor working visas, so all applicants will need to have work authorization in the US.

      Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. FreeWill is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings!


  • About the company

      FreeWill lets you make your last will and testament quick, easy, and completely free. It is a simple online legal will maker that helps you compile will forms to print and sign, or to take as a basic will template to an estate planning lawyer. FreeWill...