Technical Solutions Engineer - Founding Team



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

About Basis

Basis is an AI platform for accounting firms, providing accountants with a team of AI assistants. Accounting teams integrate Basis as part of their team, delegating core workflows and automating time-consuming, manual work.

We closed a multi-fold oversubscribed seed round backed by top VCs last summer and are already in use at several leading, large accounting firms in the US.

📍 Location: NYC, Flatiron office. In-person team.

Why does this role matter?

Basis is focused on compounding our advantage to move at lightning speed across product, go-to-market, and hiring. We need you to own the infrastructure and processes that allow the team to scale. This requires technical experience and first-principles thinking, but most of all requires a desire to take on ultimate responsibility for

Your role


  • Architect internal processes to allow us to scale to more customers without sacrificing quality

  • Build low-code tools that allow our accounting team to help train and improve Basis' systems

  • Build low-code tools around Basis' AI to scale the go-to-market effort

Take ownership

  • Work directly with co-founders

  • You will be the RP (responsible party) on many important processes and tools that help set the pace for how fast Basis can scale. The buck will stop with you

  • Take pressure off of the rest of the engineering team by designing effective processes that serve as the first line of defense

Set culture and practice

  • Shape our early engineering, go-to-market, and support culture + processes

Wear multiple hats

  • Help hire and build out the rest of the early team - there will be no shortage of responsibility

  • Balance long-term thinking and smart abstractions with shipping fast and iteratively

  • Interact with customers to understand/solve their problems

Are you the one?


  • Experience: 2-3 years doing something technical

  • Technical competence: Experience with complicated SQL queries in a data science capacity and proficiency in at least one language

  • First principles reasoner: Ability to break complex concepts down to their fundamental elements and then build from there

  • Scrappy: Ability to iterate quickly in near-term while planning for long-term

  • Autonomy: Exercise a high-degree of autonomy and be able to project plan for themselves and others

  • Flexibility: Willing and interested to jump across multiple disciplines

  • Team-first mentality: you are interested in building for the long-term alongside founding team members, and committed to mentoring others and being mentored

  • Passion for vision: Genuinely excited about our tech and its impact on accounting, finance, and economy

  • NYC-based: Seeking in-person environment; working from office most days of week

  • All-in: This is not a 9-5, we have a massive opportunity ahead of us and are looking to multiply our engineering speed. We are optimizing for the best folks and happy to compensate generously

  • A little something extra: You know it when you see it

Bonus points

  • Technical skills: Has experience writing Javascript; has been a production engineer

  • Hiring: A knack for spotting and recruiting engineering talent

  • Product ownership: Experience owning a product end-to-end