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Software Engineer


Remote US / Canada
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 02/12/2024
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  • Company Address: 114 Sansome St, 210, San Francisco, California 94104, US

About Fossa

Reinventing open source enterprise management.

Job Description

If you’re like us, you agree that open source software is a wonderful and unique gift that the community of software developers across the world have given to each other. At FOSSA, we want to proliferate its usage with our software supply chain management platform that helps our customers know what licenses, vulnerabilities, and dependencies go into their software as they utilize open source software packages. And we won’t rest until all companies, big and small, love and feel as comfortable with using open source as we are.

FOSSA is a rapidly growing series-B company with a truly distributed team. While our roots are in San Francisco, our growing team has members in several countries across many time zones.  We’re always working to find the perfect balance of effective approaches to distributed work, while maintaining the direct personal connections that help us work better together and love our jobs.

As a software engineer on our team, you'll be working closely with the whole company to bring features from ideation to implementation. Your participation will have a significant impact on our company roadmap, and you'll be able to see the outsized impact that your work has on our revenue. Your day-to-day will be largely determined by what you want to work on: in a team of our size, our engineering team also helps own our product, customer success, and growth functions.

In this role you will:

  • Work closely with the whole company to plan, design, build, and refine core product features.
  • Own user-impacting features from conception to completion.
  • Build and scale our core product and technical infrastructure.
  • Have significant ownership in our technical architecture and product roadmap.
  • Primarily work on NodeJS web application development in Typescript, but will also be exposed to many other projects in a variety of languages like Haskell, Rust, and Golang.

About you:

  • Experience building and supporting scalable SaaS products and features.
  • Experience as a full-stack software engineer owning and building features end-to-end.
  • Experience with relational databases and writing performant SQL queries.
  • Ability to break down complex problems, drive towards a solution, and communicate it with the team and other stakeholders (both verbally and written).
  • You're comfortable navigating complex domains and building intuitive software for them.
  • You thrive in an environment that prefers prototypes over proposals.
  • Proactive in sharing ideas and informed opinions with others
  • Attention to detail and quality to anticipate edge cases ahead of time
  • A growth mindset and willingness to learn new things
  • You have 2+ years of experience working as a backend engineer.
  • Willingness to take part in an on-call rotation.
  • Ability to mentor and be mentored by others.
  • Experience with observability tooling

Why you'll love working at FOSSA:

  • Amazing team culture and environment
  • Named by Built In as Best Start-up to work for 2024 and Forbes 2022
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance are covered for employees; flexible spending account; 401k
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave

FOSSA is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The annual cash compensation range for this position is $140,000 - $212,000. Final compensation will be determined based on experience and skills and may vary from the range listed.