Software Engineer

San Francisco, United States

What We Do

Sparrow transforms an onerous, error-prone, and time-consuming process into a quick and simple one, saving teams time (20-40 hours per leave) and money (up to $25K per leave) by managing the deadlines, endorsements, and filing all paperwork associated with all types of leave.

The Gist

Sparrow is looking for a Software Engineer to join our fast-growing team. As an early member of Sparrow, your day-to-day will include:

  • Working with product specialists to help automate paperwork, collect information securely, and create new tools to make the leave experience as seamless as possible.
  • Working across the stack to create libraries that will scale with the company.
  • Write tests to ensure the product is built on a reliable foundation.
  • Collaborate with your teammates to build a cohesive and beautiful product.

About You

  • Excited to learn from teammates and product specialists.
  • Enjoy working in a team.
  • Comfortable with Python and/or modern front-end JavaScript built on React.js.
  • Experience building, deploying, scaling, and integrating with APIs is a plus!
  • Learner’s mindset — self-directed, adaptable, and up for feedback and implementation in a fast paced, always changing environment.

Why Sparrow?

Sparrow solves an acute pain point experienced by companies and their employees. We strive to be the best in the industry by addressing long-standing problems in the process and providing exceptional service. This means that as a Software Engineer, you will be integral to changing a challenging process into a smooth and positive one for clients during a stressful part of their lives.

You will be helping real people, and you will be appreciated by your co-workers who would otherwise need to tackle paid leave the old-fashioned way!

To learn more about the Sparrow team and benefits, check out our careers page.


Sparrow is an Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to reflecting a wide range of differences in our workplace including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic and geographical status. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.


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