Staff Engineer

Gurugram, Haryana, India | Engineering | Full-time


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, Architect and Develop one or more major areas of the Synaptic platform, which comprises of multiple components; oversees project teams as required
  • Actively involve in technical planning, hiring and team skill building
  • Translate business requirements into system requirements, design specifications and document new and/or existing application requirements
  • Work closely with the technical teams, and user groups in the design and development of applications
  • Ideate, plan and build tools and solutions for solving complex technical problems faced by different tech teams in Synaptic
  • Conceives and leads the development and design of highly innovative, large, software solutions that meet specifications and significantly impact future development. As a Staff Engineer, you will be expected to bring new and fresh ideas to the company and its solutions. You will be part of ideation and conception phases and help define the scope of the project.
  • Participates in conceiving and setting the direction for development projects and ensuring best practices are followed by teams
  • Perform RCA's and work on long-term resolutions as appropriate based on the business priority
  • Generates innovative new ideas, concepts, high fidelity software prototypes and minimum viable products (MVPs) which accelerate or create new business capabilities
  • Evaluates, analyzes and leads the adoption of emerging new technologies and practices to evolve as new standards that improve software delivery and maximize value


  • 7+ years of experience developing object-oriented software with a solid understanding of Ruby/Rails or Python
  • In-depth understanding of relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience in building pipelines to ingest terabytes of data spanning billions of rows
  • Experience in working with large code bases and complex problems
  • Experience in setting up development processes to ensure timely and optimal delivery
  • Fluency in engineering practices such as TDD, CI, continuous deployment and code reviews
  • Ability to instrument a system to identify and solve performance issues and constraints
  • Understanding of scaling, throughput and latency
  • Previous experience working with ElasticSearch, Cassandra, Kafka, SingleStore (MemSQL), Spark or any other BigData solution is preferred.

The candidate should be a quick learner and should be up to date with current technology trends. We solve complex, completely new problems in the financial domain which requires someone who is not intimidated by challenges, thrives under pressure and hyper focused on delivering exceptional results.

Experience: 7+ years.

About Synaptic

Synaptic is a Gurgaon and San Francisco based startup that is bringing the power of alternative data to the world of investing. Our new age investment support platform analyses billions of data points to help investors make better decisions. We build tools, processes, and algorithms to power investors with cutting-edge proprietary insights. Traditional investment research is becoming more data intensive and we are at the forefronts of this change. We count some of the best funds as customers and some of the sharpest minds in Silicon Valley like Ribbit Capital, Felicis and Vy Capital as investors.