Senior Software Engineer, Continuous Safety

| Greater Denver Area
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Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $2.2B, Checkr is using technology to bring hiring to the next level. Our People Trust Platform uses machine learning to help thousands of companies modernize their background check process and make hiring safer, more efficient, and more inclusive. Some of our customers include, Uber, Instacart, Doordash, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco.

A career with Checkr is an opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest minds, disrupt an industry for a better future, and give otherwise overlooked candidates access to employment. Checkr has been recognized in Forbes Best Startup Employers and is a top Y Combinator company by valuation.

Our Senior Backend Engineers work on the core logic of our background check engine. There are opportunities to work on micro-services, API design, NLP, OCR and more. 

As part of the Continuous Safety program, you will be focused on building products that enable an ongoing relationship between employers and employees. You will work on building a differentiated post-hire experience that enables companies to maintain on-going trust and safety rather than a one-time pre-hire screening at the time of onboarding. 

Checkr is a collection of small services built on Ruby, Python, Golang,  and Javascript, with both SQL and NoSQL databases as well as message queues for asynchronous tasks. As we build our architecture, we welcome new languages and technologies to our stack. 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:

  • Own the product development of features from ideation, design, implementation, to release
  • Build new features for Checkr within the whole web stack from the database to the front end
  • Deliver performant, reliable, scalable, and secure code
  • Demonstrate expertise in at least one or two areas where you can drive technology (e.g. micro-services, API design, TDD, NLP, infrastructure, open source software)
  • Building shared code, with an eye for developer experience - reusability, readability, modularity, documentation, etc
  • Spearhead adoption of best practices for the entire team to improve code quality and velocity and provide mentorship to junior engineers

What we value in a Senior Backend Engineer: 

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Knowledge of REST API best practices
  • External API integration experience
  • Experience with queueing architectures

Brownie Points:

  • Proficiency in Ruby or Python
  • TDD experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • Experience with microservices
  • Familiarity with Ruby on Rails, Sinatra and Grape

Perks

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Flexible PTO policy

Diversity 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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Surrounded by hip bars, restaurants and Colorado's State Capitol, there's always something new to see and do near our office!

An Insider's view of Checkr

What’s the vibe like in the office?

After 5 years of working at Checkr, I'm pleased to say that the vibe in the office hasn't changed! It's still a fun, vibrant and progressive environment where I'm constantly learning. If you're energized by smart, humble and ambitious professionals, you'll love Checkr.

Ashley DiRuggiero

Human Resources

How does the company support your career growth?

Checkr has helped me grow in my career with challenging Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) each quarter. Because my individual OKRs are aligned with company-wide stretch goals, achieving them means that I am an integral part of moving the company forward AND getting new experiences under my belt!

Temi Vasco

Accounting

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

The sales team is on the front line with customers which gives us strong customer insights and a tremendous opportunity to shape the product strategy of the company. We bring that feedback to the executive team on a regular basis to influence the company's GTM strategy.

Kristen Faris

VP, Industry Strategy

What are Checkr Perks + Benefits

Checkr Benefits Overview

Checkr provides generous benefits and perks including comprehensive healthcare, unlimited PTO, commuter benefits, gym reimbursement, work from home Wednesday and an annual learning and development allowance.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Checkr offers equity in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) that vest over a 4 year period.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary or secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Checkr provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times and a company wide initiative to work from home on Wednesdays.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Checkr pays $100 a month for commuter benefits.
Free Daily Meals
We provide free breakfast on Monday. Employees get free lunch and dinner on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Stocked Kitchen
Checkr has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited drinks, snacks, coffee and tea.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Checkr reimburses $50 a month for gym memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Checkr has a $2,850 budget per person for additional learning and development.
Lunch and learns
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