Senior Software Engineer (Backend) at Fountain (S15)
Talent acquisition platform for hiring hourly workers
Remote (US)
Full-time
3+ years
About Fountain

Fountain is enterprise software that accelerates global high volume hiring. Our customers hire millions of hourly workers annually in 78 countries. Job seekers often struggle to get connected with companies seeking hourly workers due to inefficiencies in their hiring processes, and Fountain makes it easier for them to get offers for work quickly. Getting hired fast eases some of the financial instability millions of families face.

Fountain is a Remote-first company that embraces a work from anywhere policy and offers flexibility on location, so our employees feel free to enjoy the world. Fountain is widely trusted by leading organizations, including Chipotle, StitchFix, GoPuff and Just Eat Takeaway.

We just 4.5Xed in valuation in our Series C, which was led by Softbank and B Capital. We plan on keeping this hyper-growth going this year! Come join us on this rocket ship!

https://jobs.lever.co/fountain

About the role

Fountain is enterprise software that accelerates global high volume hiring. Our customers hire millions of hourly workers annually in 78 countries.  Job seekers often struggle to get connected with companies seeking hourly workers due to inefficiencies in their hiring processes, and Fountain makes it easier for them to get offers for work quickly.  Getting hired fast eases some of the financial instability millions of families face.

Fountain is a Remote-first company that embraces a work from anywhere policy and offers flexibility on location, so our employees feel free to enjoy the world. Fountain is widely trusted by leading organizations, including Chipotle, StitchFix, GoPuff and Just Eat Takeaway.

We just 4.5X in valuation in our Series C, backed by Softbank and Capital B.  We plan on keeping this hyper-growth going this year! Come join us on this rocket ship!

As a senior software engineer you’ll have the opportunity to manage the complex challenges of scale as we grow our client portfolio of fortune 500 companies, while using your expertise in coding, algorithms and large-scale, cloud-centric systems and open-source software stacks to build out the Fountain hiring platform.

Our culture of intellectual curiosity and problem solving is key to our success. As a domain expert on software engineering, you will provide technical leadership across multiple product engineering teams to support a variety of different features and integrations, and guiding others to build high-quality features and supporting services before they go live. You will have production access to a live, high-traffic website and share the responsibility of operating a global platform.

What you'll be doing:

  • You can work effectively with product & engineering teams to build new high quality features
  • You can mentor and train developing software engineers, upholding software engineering best practices
  • You can contribute to architectural design and development processes, and to discussions involving technological choices for new features
  • You are able to provide ongoing maintenance and support for existing code
  • You can make high-impact changes to production environments with the confidence of having a deep understanding of how the system works
  • You work well in a supportive team environment with code reviews and disciplined quality control; quality begins with the developers on the team

What you should bring:

  • 5+ years coding with dynamic languages such as JavaScript, Ruby/Rails and other web development tools
  • Expertise with modern databases such as PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch and Redis
  • Solid understanding of Agile development practices and Lean Software Development principles. You should be very efficient at understanding different use cases, prioritizing tasks, working with Git
  • Not afraid of taking risks, and vested in making our business a success, together

Nice to Have:

  • Large-scale website experience; we handle a lot of traffic, efficiency and web response time is crucial
  • Good knowledge of object-oriented patterns in Ruby — we think it is crucial to apply proper object-oriented principles to grow the application
  • Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks. React.JS knowledge is a huge plus
  • You are proficient enough to optimize relational databases (PostgreSQL) and noSQL databases (Redis and ElasticSearch)
  • Using Infrastructure-as-Code with Kubernetes and/or Terraform to build compute clusters on platforms such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform
  • Open source contributions (please send a link to your GitHub profile)

Perks & Benefits:

Flexible PTO & Work Hours

"Work from Anywhere" Policy

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

HSA & FSA (Medical and Dependent Care)

Life Insurance & STD/LTD

10 Weeks Paid Parental Leave for Birth/Adoption

Wellness/Gym Reimbursement

Phone Stipend

Remote IT/Home Office Stipend

Learning and Development Reimbursements

Fun, interactive and inclusive team-building events, off-sites, and happy hours

401K Plan

Even if you do not meet all the requirements above, we still encourage you to apply for this position. While we try to be thorough with our prerequisites, not everything about you as a candidate can be condensed into a list of bullet points.

We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

*Fountain is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer—M/F/D/V*

Technology

Tech Stack: We use Ruby on Rails on the backend and React on the frontend.

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