Outliers and outperformers wanted

Outliers and outperformers wanted

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Software Engineer - Backend (E5)



Software Engineering
United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 3, 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 Overview:

As a Software Engineer - Backend in the Fountain Worker Experience team, you will be part of a dedicated product team of 3 to 4 developers throughout the entire product cycle, which includes planning, architecture, development, and maintenance of the Fountain products. To do so, you will receive support from product managers, designers, and other software engineers.

To succeed in this position, it is important to have a proven track record of working with rich enterprise products and a solid technical background in backend development, data structures, and architecture.

The Worker Experience team is organized into product squads, each responsible for independently developing new products using a product-led growth approach. New products are released every quarter, with a focus on product-based software development. It is important that you are comfortable with this approach.

We are a rapidly growing team and product within Fountain that operates with agility and speed. You will be expected to make decisions even when faced with uncertainty, and you will have the freedom to do so. In fact, you will operate with the autonomy typically found in early-stage product development, rather than in a larger organization.

This role requires collaboration within a globally distributed organization, spanning different time zones, continents, and cultures (including Western and Northern Europe, USA, South Africa, India, and more).

What you'll be doing:

  • Plan and take responsibility for delivering your product
  • Design, develop, test, and maintain product features
  • Collaborate to enhance core stack technologies and architecture
  • Review and collaborate with other developers' work
  • Ensure the quality, reliability, operations, and security of your product
  • Collaborate closely with the product team throughout the product life cycle
  • Implement and maintain the stack using best practices and current pragmatic boundaries
  • Provide clear reports on your product scope, planning, and team members to your superiors

What you should bring:

  • 5+ years of experience in software engineering
  • Demonstrated experience in product-oriented software development
  • Strong technical expertise in software development and architecture, TypeScript, and cloud-first solutions
  • Ability to work independently and confidently, even in dynamic situations and with limited information
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English, to facilitate effective collaboration with the team. Proficiency in French is also highly regarded

Nice to have:

  • Experience in B2B SaaS startup environments and remote international settings is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with event-driven architectures, serverless architectures, high volume architectures, API strategies, MongoDB, AWS, micro-services, web security, and Agile methods is highly desirable

Location: You will work remotely

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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