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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Role Overview

The Tandem team is looking for an experienced Software Engineer to build and scale our growing product to new and existing markets.

You should consider this role if…

  • You love taking a complex problem with varying levels of ambiguity and coming up with solutions that tackle the problem today, tomorrow, and in the future. You’re able to draw boundaries between the today solution versus the future solution.
  • You love putting out fires. You’re quick to act and jump right in, whether it’s a solo mission or all hands on deck.
  • You seek opportunities where you can take ownership. You love getting dirty and all wrapped up into what it takes for a product to go from 0 to 1. For Tandem, that means deeply understanding our user’s behavior, constantly digesting the data, and in turn, effectively paving the way for next steps.
  • You love to be heads down building, whether that’s leading the charge on a new feature or making improvements to the infrastructure. But, you also love being able to come up for air when your desk-mate needs someone to bounce ideas off of or the team is breaking off into a brainstorm.


  • In this role, you will work with the engineering team to support and improve the code base, specifically for scale.
  • You will work end to end in all areas of the code base. This includes supporting the server, building user-facing features in our web and mobile apps, and architecting the backend.
  • You will take the driver seat in digesting high level problems and breaking them down into executable tasks.
  • You will be quick to ship, while still considering where in the codebase that guardrails are important and necessary.
  • You will analyze, support, and propose decisions around frameworks and tools that will be advantageous to scale.


  • 3-5 years of relevant experience building software.
  • These are the tools that we work with, so experience with them is fantastic, but not required: Python and Django; React and React Native; AWS; iOS and Android built with Expo; Third-party tooling, such as Twilio and Stripe.
  • Experience with any of the following is a plus: Working at a start-up; Scaling a product to support new markets; Building a two-sided marketplace or B2B model; Understanding the care industry, specifically childcare centers.
  • Being a nice human! This is a non-negotiable.

Why should you apply for this role…?

  • You’ll be a key player in taking an early stage product to new markets and beyond. When you’re such a small team, you bring a whole drawer of hats to work. You will be able to flex and grow your skills to support a variety of different functions.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to truly tackle a fundamental crisis our nation is facing. There’s no sugarcoating here, you’ll be fully immersed in the good and the bad, and be able to work every day to make an impact.
  • You’ll work with an awesome team of people. As a company, and as individuals, we are people that always strive to outrun our yesterday selves. We work together to shoot as high as we can, while always being a backboard to each other when we experience the inevitable highs and lows of building a company.