Staff Engineer

Forter provides new generation fraud prevention to meet the challenges faced by modern enterprise e-commerce. Only Forter provides fully automated, real-time Decision as a Service™ fraud prevention, with approve/decline decisions backed by a 100% chargeback guarantee. The system eliminates the need for rules, scores, or manual reviews, making fraud prevention friction-free. The result is fraud prevention that is invisible to buyers and empowers merchants with increased approvals, smoother checkout, and the near elimination of false positives - meaning more sales and happier customers. Behind the scenes, Forter's machine learning technology combines advanced cyber intelligence with behavioral and identity analysis to create a multi-layered fraud detection mechanism.

 

We are looking for an experienced full-stack developer who's passionate about back-end development and problem-solving to take on an important role in our growing business.

Our Platform APIs and SDKs Team shapes Forter's ability to scale easily and responsibly while still launching new products on a regular basis. Some things you should know about our team:

  • Our team is lean and efficient - we’re 5 team members and growing!
  • Our engineering group includes 7 different teams. 
  • We deploy new versions to production at least 3 times a day
  • Our APIs process over a hundred billion dollars annually  
  • Our SDKs protect billions of devices every year 
  • We currently develop 4 new products that our customers are very excited about

 

Our engineers are resourceful, creative, and independent. We take responsibility for the entire product lifecycle, from design to deployment. We are highly adaptable, working with a diverse stack of technologies, and always aspiring to create the best value for our clients.

Stuff You'll Be Doing:

  • Develop our public-facing API backend to support Forter's evolving product
  • Help to create new and innovative tools that our high-profile customers and their developers will love using
  • Lead, hands-on, complex development efforts while working closely with teammates and other individual contributors at Forter
  • Work with a variety of programming languages and platforms
  • Brainstorm features with product managers and your peers and guide decisions based on your knowledge of the codebase and past experience
  • Mentor and be mentored by other engineers
  • Provide software solutions to complicated challenges we face on a daily basis
  • Take initiative - got a great idea that'll make our team's day-to-day better? Let's hear it!


Stuff You'll Need:

  • Ability to learn new software languages and platforms quickly
  • At least 5 years of experience writing and maintaining complex backend systems using a modern programming language
  • Familiarity with browser, networking and security concepts
    • Bonus: extensive networking/security knowledge 
  • Enthusiasm for providing technical solutions that bring immediate impact
  • Responsibility and sense of urgency
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills
  • A can-do approach and a positive attitude!
  • Professional English proficiency

We'd Love It If You Have:

  • Extensive experience with either Node.JS or Python
  • Frontend / React / Mobile experience
  • Significant experience with databases/datastores (MySQL, Redis, ElasticSearch)
  • Experience from other eCommerce companies
  • Superb English speaking and writing skills

At Forter, we believe unique people create unique ideas, and valuable experience comes in many forms. So, even if your background doesn't match everything we have listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply and tell us why your skills and values could be an asset to us. By welcoming different perspectives, we grow together as humans and as a company.

 

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