Company Overview:

At Beam (formerly Edquity), we’re building technology for the social safety net that empowers institutions and government leaders to deliver funding equitably, efficiently, and securely to those who need it most. Our research-backed approach streamlines the administration of benefits while also addressing common pitfalls in program management — including racial bias, inefficiency, compliance risk, and lack of transparency and monitoring — to quickly deliver funds to those with the greatest need. Since 2020, we’ve delivered more $240M in cash grants to hundreds of thousands of people in need through our platform.

Beam is a Series A stage, venture-backed company and has received support from many of the leading impact and postsecondary success investors and has also received non-dilutive support from foundations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Job Overview:

Beam is seeking an experienced and passionate Senior Software Engineer. The Senior Software Engineer will utilize modern architecture and technology in a collaborative environment and should have a keen interest in System Design and Architecture to quickly identify improvements and implement them. The Senior Software Engineer should work towards a vision beyond the daily tasks with a proactive, solutions-oriented mindset and appreciate autonomous responsibility.

This role is full-stack; the Engineer will participate in building and maintaining frontend and backend services, optimizing query performance and cost, and using cutting-edge frontend technologies to create an incredible user experience.

What you will do:

  • Work with designers, product managers, and other developers in a highly collaborative agile environment.
  • Build our products out further by improving the performance of our codebase and handling scaling issues to accommodate user growth, as well as writing rigorous and thorough tests to ensure code stability.
  • Create new products and features to match business needs, while maintaining our current product and keeping technical debt to a minimum.
  • Digest and distill technical problems and propose and execute creative technical solutions.
  • Review code, identify technical priorities, and system design trade-offs
  • Build for scale, availability, performance, and security across the stack.


  • 5+ years of professional Javascript experience (Node, React, etc.).
  • Experience with Typescript and GraphQL
  • Experience with modern frontend frameworks: specifically Next.js, Remix, Redux, Sass
  • Experience with modern frontend architectures, including CDNs, API proxies, security, browser performance
  • Experience working in GCP or other cloud development platform
  • Git: Professional experience with version control
  • Experience building/maintaining web apps in production, and testing front and backend code. Specific experience with Cypress preferred.
  • A strong work ethic: ability to be self-motivated and take ownership over tasks
  • A strong belief in equity and a desire to reduce structural inequality

*Don't hesitate to apply even if you don't meet every qualification, as we individually evaluate all applications and do consider candidates with outside experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been benchmarked in relation to scope of role, market rate, company stage, and internal equity. The salary for this role will be between $130,000 - $155,000. Where a candidate falls within the band is determined by skillset, experience level, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, this role will come with a total compensation package that includes equity shares and competitive benefits. Some of our benefits include:

  • Fully remote
  • Fully paid health insurance (Medical/Vision/Dental)
  • Unlimited PTO, Sick and Mental Health Benefits
  • 11 paid company holidays
  • 401k with a 4% match
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Professional Development Stipend
  • Home Office Setup Stipend
  • Generous Equity
  • Many more!

Beam is committed to building a diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from candidates of color. Beam 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.