Software Engineer, Shared Services

Checkr San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 6 months ago

Checkr's mission is to build a fairer future by improving the understanding of the past. Since graduating Y-Combinator in 2014, Checkr's product has shifted the on-demand economy and has continued to scale into serving enterprise companies across various industries. As a company that provides modern and compliant background checks for global enterprises and startups, Checkr knows first hand how difficult it may be for individuals with prior criminal history to find employment and we want to help provide fair chances for the formerly convicted. A career with Checkr provides the opportunity to make an impact on the professional lives of millions of people and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply for our roles.

Checkr is looking for Backend Engineers to build out our shared services of which multiple engineering teams are dependent on. Examples of shared services are integrations for different communications (email, SMS, etc), full-text search on candidate information, maintaining webhooks such as an infrastructure service. The main goal for this position is around reliability: our background checks impact millions of people in real life and therefore the output of our engine has to be robust. Behind the scenes, we embrace micro-services as the best way to isolate everything and selecting the right tool for the job. We also love asynchronous architectures and building RESTful APIs. Checkr was founded by engineers for engineers; we want to create the best environment for developers to build, learn and love their work.

What a typical week may look like at Checkr:

  • Building new features and testing them

  • Collaborate with peers to brainstorm new product ideas from design, implementation to release

  • Talking to your team and deciding how an API method should work and look like

  • Whiteboarding to fix scaling issues and then implementing it

  • Contribute to internal tooling to help improve our workflow, increase efficiency and make everyone's lives more simplistic

  • Help identify, triage and solve bugs

What we value in a Backend Engineer:

  • You have curiosity in figuring out how to deliver clean, robust and scalable code

  • You have experience with at least one of the following -- micro-services, API design, infrastructure services (Kafka, ElasticSearch, etc), or open source software

  • You understand how to build out reliable distributed systems and can deeply discuss tradeoffs

  • Experience with queueing architectures

  • You are a strong communicator and can bridge concepts to PMs and other engineers

Brownie Points:

  • Proficiency in Ruby or Python

  • Academic background in computer science or equivalent (BSc or MSc)

  • Experience with microservices

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment where we leverage the latest technology

  • Hands-on coaching and professional development

  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement a true meritocracy

  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage

  • Unlimited PTO policy

  • Gym membership, transportation reimbursements

  • Catered lunch, dinner, and snacks

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace.

Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr's commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history (in accordance with San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance as well as state and/or federal laws).


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