Lead Software Engineer (Linux) | Santa Ana, CA / Westminster, CO

Sphere is looking to immediately hire a Lead Software Engineer (Linux) with aspirations for leadership positions for full-time, in-house employment in our Santa Ana, CA, or Westminster, CO, location.


About the Company

Sphere, powered by TrustCommerce, is a leading provider of end-to-end integrated payments, security software, payments gateway and merchant acquiring products and services. Sphere serves a variety of companies from large, complex enterprises to small local businesses across a range of end-markets, including healthcare, restaurant, retail, parking, education, transportation, and insurance. We offer a dynamic, fast-paced environment where we are dedicated to helping our employees succeed, as well as offer a generous benefits package including a no-waiting-period health insurance program.

Position Summary

The Lead Software Engineer will be expected to work with others and to deliver all projects on schedule, on budget, and to specification.  Above all, this role will contribute to and extend the Sphere reputation for excellence.


  • Software/System Design, Architecture, Modeling, and Programming
  • Software/System Testing and Verification
  • Software/System Development and Programming
  • Documentation and Training
  • Playing a lead role in keeping projects on track with quality
  • Mentor junior developers to help them in their career and technical growth


  • Proficiency in C and C++ under Linux
  • Proficiency with Perl, Python, PHP, and/or Bash
  • Experience Building High Availability/Performance Software
  • Disciplined in Software Architecture Practices
  • Experience with Service-Oriented Architectures is a Plus
  • Proficiency with Java is a Plus
  • Experience in Electronic Payment Industry is a Plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related discipline

Candidate must

  • Exemplify Integrity, Professionalism, and Excellence
  • Be Dedicated, Reliable, Details Oriented, and Solutions Oriented
  • Be a Self-Reliant, Self-Starting, Go-Getter
  • Thrive in Fast-Paced, Dynamic, Team Environments



Note: Successful applicants must submit to a pre-employment background check and drug screen

Annual base salary gross: $95K-125K (Range)

The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high end of the Sphere salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and be based on various factors, such as candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. The base salary is one component of Sphere’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards and benefits include, health and dental insurance, STD/LTD, and accident and life insurance to name just a few!