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Tactical Engineer - Liquidity at Carta
New York City, NY, US
At Carta, our mission is to create more owners. By building an ownership management platform, we’re changing how over 12,000 companies, and more than 800,000 investors, law firms, and employees manage equity around the globe. Now, we’re building a new team to reimagine liquidity for our customers. The Liquidity team is looking for creative problem solvers to work on a greenfield initiative to build a marketplace for private securities, CartaX.
As a Tactical Engineer on the Liquidity team at Carta, you’ll work on CartaX, an issuer centric electronic trading platform offering tailored liquidity programs for privately held companies, funds, and other fractional assets, in addition to processing public US equities trading at Carta. Specifically, you’ll be responsible for delivering applications that will play a critical role in the command, control, and monitoring of the market, in addition to presenting high-quality market data to our clients and our organization.
You will help manage the operational side of the trading system’s activities and interact with various internal groups and external parties. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the flow of the trading and settlement cycle, as well as the regulatory and operational considerations of each step. Stakeholders will rely on you to build business intelligence and monitoring tools, manage and update complex spreadsheets, optimize existing processes, and develop new tools for the organization. As you become more familiar with the day-to-day operations of the business, it’s expected that you’ll dedicate an increasing amount of time working to automate them.


    • Build highly scalable and secure financial applications and workflows.
    • Building internal and external user-facing applications to make it easy to query data flowing through Carta’s systems.
    • Writing code to improve the stack of tools and systems for managing and monitoring the CartaX systems and workflows.
    • Building tools to ensure that the data that passes between CartaX and external systems is what we expect.
    • Participate in the full software development life-cycle (SDLC): requirement gathering, architecting and design, coding, testing, reviews, defect fixes, deployment, delivery, and support.
    • Work with PMs, Operations, Compliance and UX designers to define requirements and scope.
    • Build and improve testing frameworks and best practices.
    • Help establish front-end best practices, standards and guidelines.
    • Live and thrive in Agile / Scrum environment, with short iterations and fast paced delivery. 
    • Take ownership and collaborate with cross functional team to build features customers would love


    • A strong quantitative foundation.
    • Data minded and data driven. You thrive on building highly responsive and data intensive tools that help others access and make sense of large datasets.
    • A willingness and desire to learn all of the aspects of a functioning marketplace and build tools to support them.    
    • Strong experience in software development and modern CI/CD. 
    • A desire to operate the systems you help build. We operate under a “you build it you help run it” ideology. 
    • Strong debugging and troubleshooting tasks.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, along with a detail-oriented mindset. We don’t look for one specific background; we’re interested in hiring effective communicators who can think critically and strive for continuous improvement.
    • The ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
    • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn.


    • Prior experience in the financial services industry
    • Experience with a variety of backend database systems - time series, relational, nosql.
    • Experience building enterprise applications for web and mobile devices
    • Self-motivated, curious, and passionate about building products that scale
    • Optimist and believe in building solutions
    • Write documentation when it can help other developers at scale
    • Interested in finance and want to work for a firm that is best-in-class
Carta is creating the ownership network that maps the world's assets. Check out who we are and how we work here.
At Carta we want to create an environment for Carta's owners - you - to do your best work, by offering competitive benefits and perks:
We are committed to WELLNESS:
- Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Competitive PTO and unlimited sick time
We are committed to INVESTING IN YOUR FUTURE:
- 401k matching program
- Commuter benefits
- Catered lunch and unlimited snacks
- Cell phone stipend
We are committed to LIFELONG LEARNING:
- Unlimited reimbursement for work related books
- Fast paced work environment geared towards professional growth
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