Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, 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

Checkr is looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer in Canada to join the Monetization team. This group is focused on building systems that enable Checkr to collect revenue for products and services delivered to customers.  You will be working on building and improving the platform to support all Checkr products’ automated monetization process.

Because we process millions of records each year, every engineering challenge our group faces – compliance, data quality, speed, and reliability – is a challenge we face at scale. We also face deep product challenges from a highly fragmented and decentralized data ecosystem, which means every engineering choice we make is also an opportunity to reduce bias in the hiring process.

You will work in a collection of small services built on Ruby and Javascript, with both SQL and NoSQL databases, as well as message queues for asynchronous tasks. Checkr was founded by engineers for engineers; we want to create the best environment for developers to build, learn and love their work.

We are looking for teammates that are highly collaborative (we have a preference towards pair programming), care deeply about the mission of our company (improving fairness in the criminal justice system), and are eager to work with a diverse team (42% of engineers across the background check program identify as women).

Responsibilities:

  • Own the product development of features from ideation, design, implementation, to release
  • Partner with product, design and other stakeholders in designing new features
  • Collaborate with other engineers in architecting and implementing new features
  • Develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve our products
  • Deliver performant, reliable, scalable, and secure code
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Demonstrate expertise in at least one or two areas where you can drive technology (micro-services, front-end, API design, TDD, infrastructure, open-sourcing tools)
  • Deliver performant, reliable, scalable, and secure code

What you bring:

  • 5+ years of software development experience working with languages such as Ruby, Python, or GoLang
  • Solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals such as relational databases, data structure and algorithms, Object Relational Mapping, REST APIs, microservices, etc.
  • Strong collaboration, communication and project management skills
  • A strong sense of ownership
  • A great desire to learn, collaborate, improve, and innovate

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What you get

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Up to 25K reimbursement for fertility, adoption, and parental planning services
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

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 local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.

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At Checkr, we firmly believe that diverse workplaces are better.  Our applicants and customers come from all walks of life, and to build the products to serve them best, we need an equally diverse set of employees.  Our recruiting and people practices are geared toward making that a reality, but we will always have room to grow and improve.

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