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 landed on Forbes' 'Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2016' List. 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 second 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.

We're looking for Web Application Engineers to help build high quality features for our customer’s dashboard, working on our consumer portal for applicants to ensure transparency and design/implement APIs that focuses on flexibility, performance and reliability. We embrace micro-services built on Ruby, Javascript with both SQL and NoSQL as well as message queues for asynchronous tasks. Checkr was founded by engineers for engineers so as we begin to build out our architecture, we welcome new languages and technologies to our stack.

What a typical week may look like at Checkr

  • Collaborate with peers to brainstorm new product ideas from design, implementation to release
  • Build new features across the entire web stack
  • Deliver performant, reliable, scalable, and secure code

What we value in an Application Engineer

  • Familiarity with MVC web frameworks (Rails, Django, etc.)
  • Experience with ORMs and datastores (MySQL, MongoDB)
  • Experience with Javascript MVC frameworks (React, Angular, Ember)
  • Knowledge of REST API best practices
  • Experience with HTML and CSS

Brownie Points

  • Academic background in computer science or equivalent (BSc or MSc)
  • Proficiency in Ruby or Python, and Javascript
  • Experience with microservices

Perks

  • 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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