11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in New York City

We recently published a roundup of the 11 Highest Paying Startup Engineering Roles in San Francisco. Now it’s time to see how New York City compares.

What we’re seeing: Startup are offering top cash compensation for senior, as well as less experienced technical positions to compete for top talent at an earlier stage. To find out which NYC based startups are offering the most lucrative cash compensation, we looked at the 100 highest paying engineering roles on AngelList in the area — then narrowed down the list.

We did not include senior management level job listings that are part of the 100 highest paying roles, such as iHeartRadio (looking for a Director of Data Engineering) and Ladders (hiring a VP of Engineering), among others. We also did not include engineering roles from bigger companies like Uber, which has dozens of open positions available.

Open Positions at Uber: angel.co/uber/jobs

The Results: Of the highest paying engineering roles on our list, the average cash comp tops at around $196,000. This is not including equity, signing bonus, or any other incentives. A majority of the roles listed below show salaries that are higher than this, but note that these averages are based off the higher-end of the listed salary ranges.

In comparison, the $196,000 average top paying salary range in New York City is lower than the $210,000 average that we computed for San Francisco.

Click on the individual companies below to view all job listings and salary ranges. The companies tend to have multiple engineering (and often non-engineering) roles available.

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1. Datamarx— Full-Stack Development Lead

Datamarx was created to merge together market dynamics and internet collaboration. They help brands identify ongoing trends by facilitating the real-time collection, organization and curation of consumer preferences, while being able to respond to changes in customer expectations.

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2. NewStore— Senior Sales Engineer

NewStore is a mobile retail platform that empowers brands to deliver an end-to-end shopping experience for consumers. Their app helps brands boost mobile conversion and retention, while empowering associates to build stronger customer relationships. The team is looking for a Senior Sales Engineer in NYC, with multiple technical openings in Berlin available.

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3. Opentrons — Senior Engineer

Opentrons makes robots for biologists. Their robots are 10–100x cheaper and easier to use than traditional lab automation, which is why over 350 labs ranging from Harvard, Stanford, and the Mayo Clinic to Pfizer, Illumina, others are already using them. Opentrons is a graduate of Y Combinator and are backed by top investors like Khosla Ventures. Join their team in Brooklyn.

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4. Percolate — Senior Backend Engineer

Percolate is a marketing startup that lets marketers find and publish content on social networks. The company has expanded to become a complete system of record for marketing teams, and has raised $75 million to date from top investors like Sequoia, GGV Capital, First Round, and Lightspeed. Percolate has multiple open engineering roles in San Francisco and New York City, as well design, marketing, sales, and operations.

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5. Better— Head of Frontend Engineering

Better is building a next-generation mortgage lender from the ground up. Their team combines leading engineers from companies like Google and Spotify with financial talent from firms like Blackstone and Bridgewater, creating a unique hybrid of financial services expertise and software development. Better’s mission is to make the experience of getting a mortgage fast, simple, and totally Better. They have multiple engineering and operations role available.

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6. Bitzly— Senior Frontend Software Engineer

Bizly is the simplest way to book private meeting spaces on demand at best hotels and restaurants. They even work in the enterprise, letting employees instantly book their own small events at thousands of the best hotels, restaurants and top destination (while complying with corporate expenses).

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7. Clause — Technical Lead

Clause is a rapidly growing startup headquartered in New York City creating a new platform that enables commercial contracts to “come alive” and autonomously manage themselves. They are trying to solve the problems of transforming legal contracts into real-time, dynamic and data-driven agreements while addressing the challenges of security, distributed systems, and complex event processing.

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8. ConsenSys — Software Developer

ConsenSys is a blockchain production studio building decentralized applications on Ethereum. They have multiple technical and non-technical positions available. If you’re interested in blockchain technologies and getting involved in one of the fastest growing industries in tech, check out ConsenSys.

P.S. Here’s our guide on How to Get a Job at a Crypto Startup.

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9. Foursquare — Data Scientist / Machine Learning Engineer

Foursquare is a location intelligence company, comprised of two well-known consumer apps, Foursquare and Swarm. The company’s primary business comes from their B2B offerings, which include: Places (for developers), Pinpoint and Attribution (for marketers), and Place Insights (for analysts, based on the world’s largest foot traffic panel). Foursquare has multiple engineering, Sales, and operations roles in NYC available.

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10. Button — Senior Frontend Engineer

Looks like a fun place to work 😉 instagram.com/usebutton

Button helps companies like Uber, OpenTable, and other top brands find customers inside other apps. In 2017, they raised a $20M Series B to do just that. The company connects the mobile economy, making it easy for consumers to discover and purchase what they want with the tap of a Button. Join their team in New York City — there are multiple engineering roles available.

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11. Managed by Q — Engineering Manager

Managed by Q is the platform for office management. They makes it easy to run an office by connecting offices to services, including cleaning, maintenance, office administration, IT, and security. Companies use Q’s marketplace to discover vetted service providers, request project quotes, schedule work, and pay for office services, all in one place.

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