Staff Software Engineer

Remote Only


About Us

We believe that now is the time to reevaluate the tools and methods we use to measure the impact of spaces where we live, work, and play. Building sustainably at a global scale requires better technology and processes for the people involved. We're attacking this at the core -- Outer Labs provides modern human-centric apps for stakeholders who can directly influence the way real estate, architecture, and construction decisions are made.

Some questions we find ourselves asking: ​How can technology help an Architect explore thousands of ideas in the time it currently takes to explore one? How can software optimize the quality of space for usability while reducing the cost and resources required to build?​ How do we encourage adoption of reusable solutions that can be manufactured more sustainably and efficiently?

Answers to these questions require deep expertise in design and engineering that comes from every level of our company. This is why we’ve invested deeply in building a culture that empowers its employees to do great work and directly shape the future of its products. We want smart, creative, and intentional individuals to be part of our core team. Are you in?

Job Description

We are actively seeking an experienced, creative, and pragmatic Staff Software Engineer to join our growing team.  The engineering team is a mix of people from traditional CS backgrounds as well as non-traditional backgrounds such as architecture, mechanical engineering, music, and more.  We value this diversity and pride ourselves on being a place that creates opportunities for motivated individuals to move into technology careers.

Our stack includes Golang, React, Typescript, ThreeJS, Docker, Kubernetes, and Google Cloud Platform.  We strive to write clean, maintainable code that is tested, documented, and understood across the team.  We are a small team, and you will work on a variety of problems across the stack.  You will have a voice and influence on technical direction and decisions, and are expected to contribute to making our team the best it can be.


  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and improve Outer Labs software 
  • Collaborate on setting direction for overall technical architecture of our tools & systems
  • Act as a pillar of the software engineering team, and help the team establish and maintain industry standard best practices with regards to code review, architecture patterns, deployments, and more
  • Contribute full stack features to our applications, as well as application-agnostic platform initiatives
  • Manage both individual and team-wide project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Contribute to the creation of department-level goals
  • Develop a deep understanding of important topics in AEC and how Outer Labs’ mission & vision relates
  • If so inclined, speak at conferences, write articles, etc. promoting Outer Labs’ work and practices
  • Perform technical investigations on sometimes open-ended problems, form well-researched and defensible opinions on technical decisions
  • Collaborate with other disciplines on our team, including product management, design, and business development
  • Proactively communicate with other members of the team, and sometimes external clients
  • Teach what you know, acting as a mentor when appropriate, while staying open to a process of constant learning.

Required Skills

  • Outcome-oriented, creative, and proactive personality
  • Positive attitude!
  • Ability to scope and manage complex tasks spanning multiple domains & teams in the 3-12 month timeframe; strive to reduce complexity and simplify software systems for smoother future productivity and maintenance
  • Manage risks in collaboration with other teams; architect & sequence deliverables to minimize risk
  • Demonstrated skill in systems thinking and software architecture
  • Experience with software deployments, devops, and tooling for developer productivity
  • Deep experience with React + Typescript, Golang experience strongly preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for collaborative work. Outer Labs values working on projects together, bouncing ideas off each other, and swapping responsibilities as necessary to work quickly and smoothly.
  • Strong communication skills. Outer Labs is a 100% remote/distributed company.  We communicate through written documents, Slack, Hangouts, phone, and email.  You should be a good listener and reader as well as able to get your ideas across clearly and respectfully.
  • Passion for mentorship and being empathetic. Outer Labs strongly believes in supporting early career engineers and ones from non traditional backgrounds
  • 8+ years of experience in a professional software engineering role, or equivalent
  • Experience or interest in AEC (Architecture, Engineering, & Construction) is a huge plus


  • Healthcare, dental, and vision insurance for employee & dependents.  We cover 85% of the cost for employee, and 75% of the cost for dependents
  • 401K with matching up to 4% of your salary
  • Paid parental leave for all new parents
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 11 paid company holidays
  • Computer and home office setup with phone and internet paid for up to $100 each.
  • Annual stipend for education and professional development
  • 100% remote working
Outer Labs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Additionally, we remain dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment. If you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyways - you may be the right candidate for this or other roles!