Merit International, Inc.

Silicon valley, remote
51 - 100 employees
26 - 50 engineers
$25m - $50m funding
Series a

Merit is the sum of all your life experiences; the platform that helps organizations securely digitize, send, and verify user credentials and people-based information, while empowering users to own, control, and unlock value from their achievements and personal information, on their terms.

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Active Roles

Why join us?

  • We're building tools to capture data that's never been tracked digitally before.

    By taking real world certifications online, we create huge value by making them hard to forge and tracking how people use them. This can have direct impact, e.g., since skydiving certifications have moved to Merit they've become impossible to forge or embellish, potentially reducing the number of accidents that happen every year.

  • We're gaining traction.

    Merit is a fast-growing, post Series B company with 50+ million in total funds raised and we are used by hundreds of organizations across various industries, including most major skydiving certifications and dropzones in the US, dozens of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs, and assorted organizations in industries like Work at Heights, arboriculture, construction, and arson investigation.

    We're well-funded by top venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners and some of Silicon Valley's top angel investors.

  • Our team is still small, so you'll have meaningful ownership and impact.

    We're at about 75 total employees and 25 engineers, so you'll get to significantly influence the overall trajectory of the company and own a meaningful piece of the engineering infrastructure and product.

Engineering at Merit International, Inc.

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team operates on a 2 week cycle in close collaboration with our product team. We start every sprint with planning. Our engineers complete user story and design reviews before implementation. We use Git PRs to perform code reviews. At the end of the sprint we conduct a review/retrospective to discuss learnings and close the sprint with a fun show & tell activity. Our team structure is very flat & flexible to maximize productivity & communication and minimize inefficiencies.

Technical Challenges

We are migrating from Scala based monolith to a Golang based microservices architecture, while adding new complex features for our customers.

Projects you might work on
  • Design and implement end-to-end flows on our platform that consists of microservice in Go, REST and GraphQL APIs, frontend web, and mobile apps

  • Build web and mobile tools and SDKs to help organizations and developers build Merit verification into existing processes and tools, saving them countless hours and errors

  • Use Kubernetes, Docker, and Terraform to deploy and scale our microservices across our fleet on Google Cloud Platform. Use tools like Prometheus and OpenTracing to improve our infrastructure as we scale.

Tech stack
Google Cloud
React Native

Working at Merit International, Inc.

We've created a collegial, focused, and fun environment and are constantly investing in opportunities for our employees to earn their own Merits as they grow both as people and professional engineers. We provide exceptional healthcare, are constantly looking for ways to volunteer together, sponsor full access to every Coursera course, and offer compelling equity and salary packages.

Merit is venture-backed by the top VCs including Bow, Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock Partners.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Merit, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate, support, and value it for the innate benefit of our employees, the competitive advantage of our products, and the strength of the communities we are a part of. Merit is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. We will do our best to accommodate any disabilities or special needs you may have.

Perks & benefits
  • Company Retreats

    We have an annual work-free multiday Camp Merit with the whole team where we learn new Merit-certified skills like rock climbing and skydiving.

  • Work from Home

    Fully Remote

  • Workshops/Conferences

    We offer (pretty much) unlimited access to online courses and Coursera and pay for at least one workshop or conference relevant to your work (including travel) every year.

  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited PTO

  • Health Insurance

    Fully paid health insurance: medical, dental and vision

  • Flexible Hours
  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    At Merit we understand that family is a priority, and we're proud to offer our employees six months of maternal, paternal, and adoptive leave with 100% pay.

Our Team by the Numbers

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