Senior Software Engineer


San Francisco



Fountain is a hiring automation platform that helps companies hire better hourly workers faster — think delivery companies, retail, call centers, and service marketplaces. Fountain is committed to helping businesses grow and people find jobs. We are revolutionizing the way companies have traditionally hired using automated tools and machine learning.

What we build fundamentally affects the way people across the world work. Our mission is to maximize efficiency and unlock economic opportunity in the labor market.

We are a young company backed by top investors, including Y Combinator, SoftTech VC, Crosslink, Origin Ventures, and many others.

About You

  1. 4+ years of industry experience, ideally working with Ruby on Rails but Python and server-side JS experience is welcome
  2. Solid understanding of Agile development practices and Lean Software Development principles. You should be very efficient at understanding different use cases, prioritizing tasks, working with Git and implementing the GitHub flow. We ship new releases every day
  3. Not afraid of taking risks, and vested in making our business a success, together

Nice to Have

  1. Open source contributions (please send a link to your GitHub profile)
  2. Good knowledge of object-oriented patterns in Ruby — we think it is crucial to apply proper object-oriented principles to grow the application
  3. Experience with modern JavaScript frameworks. React.js would be a huge plus
  4. You are proficient enough to optimize relational databases (PostgreSQL 9.4+), using noSQL databases (we use Redis and ElasticSearch), and scale the application (we use Heroku). Good ElasticSearch knowledge and experience with maintaining performant PostgreSQL databases is a huge plus

Benefits & Perks:

Unlimited PTO & Flexible work hours

Catered lunches

Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

Gym reimbursement 

Commuter benefits

Learning and development stipend 

Fully-stocked kitchen with healthy snacks and drinks

Team-building events, off-sites, and happy hours 

Light-filled workspaces that encourage collaboration and innovation

Office located in SF steps away from BART and public transportation 

401K Plan

*Fountain is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer—M/F/D/V*