Staff Software Engineer - All Teams (Backend)

  • Location
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 14, 2021
  • Function
  • Software Engineering
  • Sector
  • Fintech

Build the world’s fastest Identity and Checkout products

Company Mission

Our mission is to make buying online faster, safer and easier for everyone. Fast Login and Fast Checkout enable a one-click sign-in and purchasing experience that makes it easier for people to buy and merchants to sell. The company’s products work on any browser, device or platform to deliver a consistent, stress-free purchasing experience. Fast is entirely consumer-focused and invests heavily in its users’ privacy and data security. Headquartered in San Francisco but open to a globally remote workforce, we are a founders-led, privately held company funded by Stripe, Index Ventures, Susa Ventures and other world-class investors.


We are looking for a Staff Engineer that has implemented solutions at scale to join a fast moving team where you are empowered to make quick decisions.  Fast is transforming Checkout to be faster, easier and safer than ever before. As a staff software engineer at Fast, you will play a key role in major decisions in backend architecture across the companies products and services.


  • The backend team is moving towards macro-services - coarse grained services
  • You will be using a mix of Golang, Java and Python
  • Build solutions that take into consideration issues of scale and improves design flexibility
  • Show impact across other teams by proposing business opportunities, process changes, technical opportunities
  • Drive system design conversations with partners in product and engineering to build solutions for our customers
  • Participate in team meetings covering all types of topics including release and build roadmaps


  • CS degree or equivalent
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Familiarity with languages commonly utilized to create solutions at scale, such as Golang, Python, Java, etc
  • Fluent in commonly utilized patterns to create solutions at scale
  • Adopting best practices and technologies in a fast-paced startup
  • Experience making technology choices and executing on product roadmap


  • Experience with distributed systems or microservices
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes
  • Experience with JavaScript


  • Benefits and Perks - Because People Matter
  • We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and demonstrate our values through equitable pay, fantastic benefits, and access to all reasonable accommodations.

See what Fast can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance (99% paid by Fast)
  • Globally remote with flexible work schedules and commuter benefits to fit your needs
  • Generous maternity & paternity leave for all family caregivers

401k match up to 4%

Competitive Salary & Equity

  • People-focused, unlimited & flexible paid time off
  • Inclusive events & programs to allow everyone to express their voice (or dance skills)
  • Monthly exercise, internet & office equipment stipends (and great snack perks)