Checkr (501+ Employees, 94% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

79% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 94% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $679M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

Checkr’s mission is to build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all. We believe all candidates, regardless of who they are, should have a fair chance to work. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, 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 Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join the Monetization group. This group is focused on building systems that enable Checkr to collect revenue for products and services delivered to customers.xa0 You will be working on building and improving the platform to support all Checkr products’ automated monetization process.xa0xa0xa0

Because we process millions of records each year, every engineering challenge our group faces – compliance, data quality, speed, and reliability – is a challenge we face at scale. We also face deep product challenges from a highly fragmented and decentralized data ecosystem, which means every engineering choice we make is also an opportunity to reduce bias in the hiring process.xa0

You will work in a collection of small services built on Ruby and Javascript, with both SQL and NoSQL databases, as well as message queues for asynchronous tasks. Checkr was founded by engineers for engineers; we want to create the best environment for developers to build, learn and love their work.xa0

We are looking for teammates that are highly collaborative (we have a preference towards pair programming), care deeply about the mission of our company (improving fairness in the criminal justice system), and are eager to work with a diverse team (42% of engineers across the background check program identify as women).


  • Own the product development of features from ideation, design, implementation, to release
  • Partner with product, design and other stakeholders in designing new features
  • Collaborate with other engineers in architecting and implementing new features
  • Develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve our products
  • Deliver performant, reliable, scalable, and secure code
  • Manage individual project priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Demonstrate expertise in at least one or two areas where you can drive technology (micro-services, front-end, API design, TDD, infrastructure, open-sourcing tools)
  • Deliver performant, reliable, scalable, and secure code

What you bring:

  • 5+ years of software development experience working with languages such as Ruby, Python, or GoLang and experience with front-end JavaScript libraries like React.
  • Solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals such as relational databases, data structure and algorithms, Object Relational Mapping etc.
  • Experience writing performant, reliable, scalable, secure code and experience with microservices, queueing architectures, and APIs etc.
  • Experience spearheading adoption of best practices for the entire team to improve code quality and velocity
  • A strong sense of ownership and responsibility and experience in providing mentorship to junior engineers
  • Strong collaboration, communication, innovation and project management skillsxa0

Brownie points:

  • Familiarity with interfacing home grown systems with ERP applications
  • Experience building high throughput, low latency systems
  • Experience with performing load testing, writing efficient unit tests and integration tests

What you get:

  • A fast-paced and collaborative environment
  • Learning and development allowance
  • Competitive compensation and opportunity for advancement
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Up to 25K reimbursement for fertility, adoption, and parental planning services
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Monthly wellness stipend, home office stipend

*The base salary for this position will vary based on geography and other factors.xa0 In accordance with Colorado law, the base salary for this role if filled within Colorado is $129,000-$152,000.xa0

Equal Employment Opportunities at Checkr

Checkr is committed to hiring talented and qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds for all of its tech, non-tech, and leadership roles. Checkr believes that the gathering and celebration of unique backgrounds, qualities, and cultures enriches the workplace. Checkr also welcomes the opportunity to consider qualified applicants with prior arrest or conviction records. Checkr’s commitment to diversity extends to hiring talented individuals in spite of a prior criminal history in accordance with local, state, and/or federal laws, including the San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance


Tagged as: >50% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 501+ Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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