Staff Software Engineer - Backend


Merit International, Inc.

Role Location

  • Remote



51 - 100 people


1001 Broadway Ste 300
Millbrae, CA, 94030-1978, US

Tech Stack

  • JavaScript
  • Google Cloud
  • Kubernetes
  • React
  • React Native
  • TypeScript
  • Docker
  • Go
  • PostgreSQL

Role Description

At Merit, we believe the world would get bigger if you didn’t always have to prove the trusted credentials you’ve earned. Merit has built the interoperable digital credentials ecosystem that bridges data and trust gaps between and among government, companies, organizations, and individuals. This uniquely helps those trusted organizations deliver on the promises they’ve made to individuals struggling to maximize the credentials they’ve earned, and helps create more opportunities for everyone.

We’re looking to hire experienced engineers to join our exceptionally talented and rapidly growing engineering team. As a staff-level full-stack engineer, you will design, architect, and build web applications for our partner organizations, 3rd party developers, and end consumers. Merit’s web apps and mobile apps are built using React Native Web. Our backend is a microservice architecture implemented in Golang using Kafka for interservice communication. We use our REST API to communicate between our apps and backend as well as for our 3rd party developers. We run on Google Cloud Platform and use Postgres, Pub/Sub, Redis, Elasticsearch, Kubernetes, and Docker.


-Design, the architect, provide technical guidance and implement the key components of our core platform using React Native Web for web frontend and backend services using Golang. -Deliver quality features on time, by taking them from ideation through working with Product & UX, to architecting and implementing scalable, fault-tolerant solutions. -Influence the technical direction of the team by staying current with technology through constant learning. -Drive innovation, provide technical guidance, and inspire others by implementing high-quality, forward-thinking solutions. -Understand what drives value to the business and influences the direction of the product roadmap. -Build a flawless developer experience with interactive documentation and examples, clean interfaces and dashboards, and beautiful widgets. -Incorporate monitoring and alerting to provide visibility, real-time user analytics, and business intelligence to Merit’s Engineering and business teams. -Build infrastructure to help Merit and our partners comply with privacy regulations like the EU GDPR, SOC, HIPAA, PCI, etc.


-7-10 years of work experience building highly scalable products -Strong experience with Golang, NodeJS, Java, C#, or TypeScript. -Full-stack engineer experienced in building beautiful web apps, preferably using React. -Proficient in modern architecture, software design principles, and building in the cloud. -Mentored engineering team members and established best practices. -Excellent written and spoken communication skills. -Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

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.

About Merit International, Inc.

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.

Company Culture

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.

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