Staff Software Engineer

Checkr (View all Jobs)

San Francisco, California, United States

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Interview Process

1. 1 hour CoderPad problem 2. Four 1 hour interviews: API Design using your computer and languages, Refactoring in language of your choice, Object Design (no coding), System Architecture (no coding) and sometimes a 30 minute manager chat



Programming Languages Mentioned

JavaScript, Ruby

About Checkr
Checkr builds people infrastructure for the future of work. And we believe everyone should have a fair chance to work. That's why we've designed a faster—and fairer—way to screen job seekers. Established in 2014 and valued at $5B, Checkr puts modern technology powered by machine learning in the hands of hiring teams, helping thousands of companies like Uber, Instacart, Netflix, Compass Group, and Adecco to hire great new people with an experience that’s fast, smooth, and safe.

A career at Checkr means collaborating with brilliant minds, disrupting an industry, and opening channels of employment to often overlooked candidates. Checkr has been recognized as one of BuiltIn's 2023 Best Places to Work in the US and is a Y Combinator 2023 Breakthrough Company and Top Company by Valuation.

About the team/role

Checkr is seeking an experienced full stack Staff Engineer to join the Growth team, specifically focusing on the activation of new customers. Our team’s focus is to ensure that every new potential Checkr customer has a speedy, straightforward, and user-friendly sign-up and ordering experience.

In this role, you will be critical in partnering with our multi-disciplinary teams including Product, Design and Research, Data Analytics, and Marketing to build and test hypotheses in various facets, both large and small, of our growth products. On this team you will have the ability to directly impact revenue growth at Checkr, optimizing the signup funnel to increase new customer volume and the percentage of new customers who order a background check. If you're an engineer who thrives in a collaborative, data-driven environment and is keen on optimizing the user experience at every opportunity, then you might be just who we're looking for. Checkr was also founded by engineers for engineers; we want to create the best environment for developers to build, learn and love their work.

What you’ll do

  • Own development of the product from ideation, design, implementation, to release
  • Bring a customer-centric, product-first mindset to the table - collaborate with Design, Product, Data, and others to instrument and deploy new product experiments and ship impactful features
  • Define and lead technical initiatives to enable growth at scale and address technical debt, both within the team and across the Growth group
  • Provide mentorship to engineers on the team and across the organization
  • Spread development best practices through knowledge sharing and documentation
  • Partner with product and engineering management in quarterly and annual planning activities
  • Ensure the quality, reliability, and scalability of our services

What you bring

  • 8+ years of full stack software development experience building front-end JavaScript based applications and backend solutions. 
  • 3+ years experience in a project leadership role
  • Advanced knowledge in Javascript and React (or similar languages/frameworks). Experience with Ruby is a bonus, not required.
  • Experience building scalable technical architecture, including automated testing, observability tooling, and performant applications. Experience with supporting A/B experimentation is a bonus, not required.
  • A deep sense of ownership from feature design through production release
  • Proven track record of being effective within multi-team collaborations with both technical and  non-technical stakeholders (Marketing, Operations, etc.)
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Experience and willingness to mentor engineers to grow their skillset and guide ownership of high-impact features

What you’ll 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

At Checkr, we believe a hybrid work environment strengthens collaboration, drives innovation, and encourages connection. Our hub locations are Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, and Santiago, Chile. Individuals are expected to work from the office 2 to 3 days a week. In-office perks are provided, such as lunch four times a week, a commuter stipend, and an abundance of snacks and beverages. 

One of Checkr’s core values is Transparency. To live by that value, we’ve made the decision to disclose salary ranges in all of our job postings. We use geographic cost of labor as an input to develop ranges for our roles and as such, each location where we hire may have a different range. If this role is remote, we have listed the top to the bottom of the possible range, but we will specify the target range for an exact location when you are selected for a recruiting discussion. For more information on our compensation philosophy, see our website.

The base salary range for this role is $204,138 to $276,186 in San Francisco, CA

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.

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