Bolt

San Francisco
101 - 250 Employees
26 - 50 Engineers
$50M - $100M Funding
Series B

Businesses have to piece together dozens of tools to get their websites working, from payment processors to gateways, fraud tools, and checkout UI flows. The future is one company building the perfect checkout/commerce stack instead of everyone rebuilding their own. That’s what we’re doing at Bolt.

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Why join us?
  • We've grown over 15x in the last year.

  • We're giving independent retailers technology that's competitive with what market leaders like Amazon and Walmart build in-house. Our goal is to even the playing field in ecommerce and empower independent businesses.

  • Our team includes former staff engineers from Google and Uber and decades of payments industry experience from PayPal, Adyen, Braintree, and more.

  • Our team has grown from 20 to 110 in the past year. We're looking for ambitious, talented individuals to join our world-class team.


Engineering at Bolt
Engineering team and processes

We have a core team of full-stack engineers who own large projects in teams of 1-3. Engineers have flexibility to move between different parts of the tech stack and projects where they work closely with the Product and Design teams. You may be working on checkout optimization experiments one quarter and redesigning ML data pipelines another. Engineers often own the full stack of their project, from technical design to development and working with go-to-market teams to launch the impact of their feature at scale.

Our Engineering team is mission-driven, learning-oriented, and collaborative. Each engineer has a dedicated mentor, weekly 1-on-1s with their manager, and team stand-ups and meetings. We're also a tight-knit community with monthly engineering events such as happy hours, brunches, and game nights.

Technical Challenges

Behavioral data & human-augmented risk engine: By owning checkout, payments, and fraud detection in one platform, we have an unprecedented amount of clean data to use for fraud detection. For instance, we're the first company with visibility into how customers browse and how they move through checkout who can use that data for fraud detection. One challenge is harvesting users' behavioral signals and integrating those into our fraud detection models. We're constantly improving these models and have a team of risk experts who help us decision on and track on the trickiest transactions.

Platform support: Checkout is the central nervous system of an ecommerce website - it's where payments intersect with order management, discounts & promo codes, shopping cart infrastructure, and more. We're constantly iterating on the core platform (and launching new A/B tests to improve checkout performance) while ensuring that these updates integrate with all the shopping cart platforms we support.

Projects you might work on
  • Building, training, and testing new fraud detection models with industry-leading precision.

  • Integrating Apple Pay as a payment option into the Bolt Checkout experience.

  • Building a subscriptions product and launching pilots with merchants.

Tech stack
Go
TypeScript
React
JavaScript

Working at Bolt

We hold our Bolt Values core: Be 20% Wrong - If we don't make mistakes, we aren't moving fast enough. Be Fearless - Trust yourself, not the masses. Make the hard choice. Chase 10X, Not 10% - 10x moves the needle. Leave 10% for those other guys. All or Nothing - Do not settle. Only make clear-yes decisions. Keep it Simple - Simple solutions are the best representation of clarity of thought. Win as a Team - The team builds the company. We fight and win together.

We look for people who enhance and add to our culture. We hire people with tenacity, grit, and fire, and welcome those from non-traditional backgrounds to apply.

Free Food

We provide free lunch, including catered lunch each Tuesday. We also have free breakfast/dinner if you're in the office early/late.

Generous Vacation

We’re maintaining a “Responsible PTO” policy. This means you can take as much or little time off as you need to be successful at work. We’re offering this flexibility because we want to invest in personal lives. That said, the investment needs to be mutual. In return for flexibility, we ask teammates to invest in our mission and to make sure work gets done and gets done well. This includes ensuring our current and future customers are and will be supported, and that other teammates can balance their lives too so the company can thrive.

Beautiful Office

We're located by 3rd St / Market in FiDi. We've outgrown 2 offices in the past 12 months.

Gym/Fitness

We offer Bolt team members a monthly wellness stipend.

Company Retreats

We've done a bunch of awesome offsites and team events, including a whole team trip to Park City, a rafting trip on the American River, and a fishing boat expedition by San Francisco.

Transportation

Bolt team members have a monthly commuter benefit. We also have a Safe Rides program (free/discounted Uber rides) after 8pm.

Team Activities

We have monthly Bolt board game nights and happy hours. Teams also do monthly events — past events include Escape Rooms, Soulcycle, woodshopping, and paint nights.

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Health Insurance
401(k) Contribution
Work from Home

Bolt team members work from home up to one day a week.

Flexible Hours

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