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Software Engineer - Backend (E5)



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

When you join the Fountain team, you become part of the leading enterprise solution for frontline workforce management. Fountain’s automated, customizable platform provides a seamless applicant experience for workers, while ensuring organizations can scale and manage their frontline talent.

We’ve helped hundreds of companies like Stitch Fix, GoPuff, Fetch, and sweetgreen to hire, onboard, and manage over 14 million workers in more than 75 countries.

In 2022, we closed $185M in our Series C, led by SoftBank and B Capital.

Join our growing team of highly collaborative, ambitious, and forward-thinking Fountaineers as we empower our hundreds of customers and millions of frontline workers around the world.

Let’s elevate frontline work together.

Position description

Join our Applicant Experience team as a Software Engineer - Backend E5 and play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and maintaining cutting-edge features for our monolithic Ruby on Rails application with a React + Typescript frontend.

You will be part of a dedicated product team of 3 to 4 developers, collaborating throughout the entire product lifecycle to deliver high-quality solutions that facilitate the hiring of millions of hourly employees each year for the world's biggest employers.

Strong opinions on API best-practices and service-oriented architecture are encouraged.

What you'll be doing:

  • Architect, implement, and test robust product features
  • Contribute to technological choices and architectural design processes
  • Review and collaborate with other developers' work
  • Ensure the quality, reliability, security, and operational excellence of your products
  • Work hand-in-hand with product and customer-facing teams to understand requirements and deliver solutions that meet customer needs while improving the experience for millions of applicants
  • Break down product scope, plan deliverables, and proactively identify blockers, communicating effectively with stakeholders
  • Triage and resolve unforeseen issues, coordinating with appropriate stakeholders to ensure minimal disruption

What you should bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in dynamic languages such as JavaScript, Ruby/Rails, and other web development tools
  • Proven expertise in product-oriented software development and architecture at scale
  • Strong understanding of testing and CI/CD best practices
  • An ownership mentality, capable of designing solutions that address niche customer requirements while enhancing the experience for millions of applicants
  • Ability to work independently and confidently, even in dynamic situations with limited information

Nice to have:

  • Experience in B2B SaaS
  • Familiarity with best practices for securely scaling datastores containing PII and other sensitive details (e.g., PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, Redis)
  • Proficiency in Ruby (on Rails) and/or React with Typescript
  • Experience with Infrastructure-as-Code using Kubernetes and/or Terraform to build compute clusters on platforms like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform

Salary Range: $156,000 - $ 225,000 USD


Even if you do not meet all the requirements above, we still encourage you to apply for this position. While we try to be thorough with our prerequisites, not everything about you as a candidate can be condensed into a list of bullet points. What do you have to lose?

Fountain offers an incredibly unique work environment. We employ a diverse team all over the world. Each Fountaineer is given the freedom to do their best work from wherever they choose. We also understand the importance of in-person connections and hold in-person meetings with your team and meet annually as an organization to build our relationships and focus on the future of moving Fountain Forward.

The benefits we offer in the United States include competitive health plans and a retirement plan. Some Fountain-wide perks offered to all employees across the globe include a flexible vacation policy, paid holidays, monthly lunch stipends, annual allowances for ongoing education related to your profession and career advancement, along with home office, cell phone, and wellness reimbursements. Fountain is a global employer, so some benefit offerings will vary from country to country.

Fountain is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

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