Great interviews are engineered.  Come help Karat make every interview predictive, fair and enjoyable.

The status quo for technical interviewing doesn’t meet the needs of candidates or hiring companies. Haphazard interview experiences, subjective evaluations, and lack of capacity and expertise mean too many companies miss their hiring goals and miss out on great software engineers. At Karat, it's our mission to create better outcomes for companies and candidates by making every interview predictive, fair, and enjoyable.  

Karat conducts first-round technical interviews on behalf of companies including Indeed, Atlassian, Intuit, Peloton, The New York Times and Wayfair. We do this through a community of Interview Engineers who are equipped with Karat's interviewing platform, battle-tested questions, and data-informed best practices. 

The result is highly predictive and fair interviews at scale that candidates truly enjoy. Karat has amassed the largest and most robust dataset of structured interview intelligence to produce never-before-seen hiring analytics. 

As the world continues to transition to virtual work, and the fairness of hiring practices in the tech industry come under greater scrutiny, Karat is uniquely positioned to be a valuable, strategic partner as companies transition to 100% remote hiring.

Founded in 2014, Karat is a privately held and venture-funded company based in Seattle.

Engineering at Karat

As a member of Karat's engineering team, you will work on an exciting mission with a highly collaborative team that feels like family. You will be able to easily relate to the product given that you're likely going through technical interviews. Since we are a young company, you will work closely with others and contribute to team culture and practices. We're looking for individuals who are hungry to take ownership of their work and who want to make a significant impact on the product and beyond.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support your team in delivering the projects that fall into your team’s area on time and with quality.
  • Contribute to developing web applications using HTTP, Rest and GraphQL.
  • Participate in laying the foundation for our new systems while revamping our existing codebase.
  • Remain flexible enough to handle all of the unknowns that come with fast growth in the company.
  • Write clean and scalable services, components and APIs and the backend that our products depend on.

About You

  • You believe in our mission and crave the ownership and responsibility we will give you.
  • You have a self-starter attitude to learn, build, ship, and own.
  • You have experience working on web applications - you know how HTTP, Rest, and web security works.
  • You have proficiency in a language used for web development, such as Ruby or Python.
  • You have experience working on dynamic user experiences using AJAX and modern frameworks like React as well as plain JavaScript.
  • You're comfortable in a Unix/Linux workflow.
  • You have a distinct passion for product driven development and you love writing clean, understandable, and maintainable code.
  • You have a desire to learn and improve your craftsmanship, and you will always go the extra mile to provide happiness to your customers.
  • Interviewing, teaching, or mentoring experience is a plus as it will help you relate to our mission and culture.

Benefits of joining Karat:

While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits for all our full-time employees:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Medical / dental / vision insurance 
  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Quarterly offsites & working retreats
  • State-of-the-art equipment for your work station

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In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

With thanks to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

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