Backend Engineer

Remote, San Francisco, CA, United States • $150k - $180k



Candidate and Evaluation

Role Locations

  • Remote
  • San Francisco, CA, United States


$150k - $180k


501+ people


1 Montgomery St Ste 2400
San Francisco, CA, 94104-5524, US

Tech Stack

  • Ruby

Role Description

Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by improving understanding of the past. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $4.6B, 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 Backend Software Engineer to join our Candidate and Evaluation group. This group is focused on building products to both enable employers to make better decisions in the hiring process as well as fostering an ongoing relationship between employers and employees. You will work on building a differentiated platform for hiring and trust and safety.


Own the product development from ideation, design, implementation, to release Ensure the quality, reliability, and scalability of our services Partner with product and management in project planning Demonstrate expertise in at least one or two areas where you can drive technology (e.g. micro-services, API design, TDD, NLP, infrastructure, open source software) Building shared code, with an eye for developer experience - reusability, readability, modularity, documentation, etc Spearhead adoption of best practices for the entire team to improve code quality and velocity and provide mentorship to junior engineers What you bring:

5+ years experience as a software engineer working with languages such as Ruby, Python, or GoLang. Strong understanding of infrastructure behind a micro-service architecture Deep understanding of microservices design, REST APIs, and asynchronous queueing models Strong collaboration, communication and project management skills A strong sense of ownership A great desire to learn, collaborate, improve, and innovate

About Checkr

Checkr currently performs background checks for Uber, Instacart, DoorDash, Wonolo, Caviar, Zenefits, and about 300 other on-demand and sharing economy companies. We have already achieved stellar traction for our products, and are enhancing our product offering with new data sources that will enable us to continue accelerating expansion of our client base.

Company Culture

We value humility, ownership, transparency and connection. We believe in working together to achieve bigger goals.

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