Check

ny, remote, sf
26 - 50 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$25M - $50M Funding
Series B

Check is a payroll-as-a-service API that lets you embed payroll directly in your vertical SaaS, HR, or time-tracking platform. Our API abstracts away the complexities of running payroll: tax calculation, remittance, and filing, plus the movement of money between companies and employees. This enables companies to easily build fully integrated payroll products to offer to their customers.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • Check believes in a future where small business owners don’t have to think about payroll — it’ll simply be embedded in the platforms they already use to run their businesses. With the strong tailwinds of (1) the rise of vertical software and (2) the growth of embedded fin-tech at our back, Check is building the infrastructure to power that future, and ultimately we believe we’ll enable thousands of new platforms, millions of businesses, and hundreds of millions of workers.

  • Co-founders Andrew Brown, Vivek Patel, and Eric Stromberg have successfully sold their previous company Oyster, to Google in 2015.

  • We have raised $44M to-date from top VCs, including most recently a $35M Series B led by Stripe and Thrive Capital, and with participation from Index and Bedrock. We’re also proud to be supported by numerous top angels including Dylan Field (Figma), Jack Altman (Lattice), and Allison Esposito (TechLadies).


Engineering at Check

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering organization is currently organized into Payroll Platform and Partner Applications teams, and each engineer is an owner for various goals within those teams. We plan work on 6-month, 6-week, and 2-week cycles. Engineers are expected to work cross-functionally with product, design, compliance, and operations to spec out functionality or system improvements, and own the outcome. We test at multiple levels, put care into code reviews, and invest in our continuous integration pipelines so we can deploy continuously, many times a day.

Technical Challenges

Our team faces a wide array of technical challenges daily, including scaling our system to handle our ever increasing load as we increase the number of companies and employees that we pay, making sure that what we build is in compliance with a complex network of tax legislation across the United States, distilling complex user journeys into easy to use interfaces (both in our API and in our front-end web applications), and building performant and reliable payments rails to make sure that an employee never misses a paycheck.

Projects you might work on
  • I've been one of the primary engineers working to add payroll support for all 50 states. Before joining Check, I had no payroll or tax experience, so I've been constantly learning new things about the domain. Building support for a new state requires a lot of collaboration between different teams at Check, and I really enjoy that cross-cutting work. When we look to support a new state, product and engineering work with domain experts to understand tax agency requirements around calculation and reporting. Synthesizing those requirements, with the needs of our partners and their customers, is often the biggest challenge and one that I really enjoy. - Nicole Lee

  • “The work that most interests me is making things easier for other people. Check Express is something I'm involved with & incredibly excited about. This feature will dramatically streamline the process of building out a payroll product on top of Check." https://checkhq.com/blog/announcing-check-express - Amy Troschinetz

Tech stack
Python
Django
AWS
TypeScript
React

Working at Check

Diversity and Inclusion
Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation
  • Company Retreats
  • Health Insurance
  • Team Activities
  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Work from Home
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring
  • LGBTQ+ friendly
  • Visa Support

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