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Staff Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2023

About Us:

Forage is a mission-driven payments company that is helping merchants accept government benefits through a single, unified API. Today, over 42 million Americans receive government assistance (ex: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP) to buy groceries.

Starting with enabling EBT SNAP online, Forage builds the financial infrastructure empowering merchants of all shapes and sizes to serve these shoppers online.

We function as a hybrid organization, actively hiring across North America. While we embrace remote work, we appreciate candidates who can frequently contribute from our San Francisco office.

What we're looking for:

  • Love building great products and engineering systems

  • Can articulate your thoughts well

  • Can articulate and balance implementation tradeoffs

  • Are productive, resourceful, and an effective problem solver

  • Write high quality code, value software testing, and uphold best practices in engineering

  • Exhibit a strong understanding of CS fundamentals from your Bachelor's in CS, engineering, related discipline, or equivalent industry experience

  • Experience building a PayFac or Payment Processor system

  • Work effectively in a remote setting and are able to overlap at least 4 hours per work day at 9am to 5pm PST

Our stack:

  • Python + Django + PostgreSQL + NodeJS

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Our offer:

As of 9/13/23, if we hire you in San Francisco, your base salary would fall within the bands below. Please keep in mind that the equity portion of your offer is not included in these numbers and represents a significant part of your total compensation.

  • Base Compensation:

    • Staff Software Engineer: $160,000-$210,000
  • Meaningful work that makes a positive impact on our society.

  • Competitive compensation: salary, equity, and benefits.

  • A remote-first work environment within North America with opportunity for onsite meetings.

  • A fun and caring environment that prioritizes transparency, growth, and ownership.

  • A talented, diverse, high-achieving, and humble team with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

We aim to review every application within 72 hours of submission and provide feedback on each of your interviews within 48 hours of completion. If you don't hear from us, please reach out to your recruiter or careers@joinforage.com directly to get an update on your candidacy.