Full Stack Software Engineer


We're looking for a strong Full Stack Software engineer. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Right Balance applies the latest technology and the best engineering practices to help businesses grow. We’re in the top 50 companies to watch in LA.

Project Details

Our client’s mission is to connect online and offline identities in a way that promotes understanding, fairness, and accountability; aiming to use this connected identity to better inform the most important decisions we make as humans. Backed by some of the world’s leading venture capitalists and institutional investors, they are an AI-based software solution that identifies problematic behavior among potential hires and current employees by analyzing publicly available online information. Enterprise Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Leaders from numerous large companies trust them to identify abusive behaviors, such as bigotry and harassment, that are often missed in the hiring and management process.

By using Data Science and Machine Learning, they are helping hundreds of brands across the globe to screen thousands of people every month, while rapidly growing their traffic 30% month over month by utilizing the SaaS model.

Our Python-based Serverless Microservices with FastAPI on the backend power our modern web frontend applications written in React / Redux. Lots of greenfield development for new Microservices as well as Microfrontends. We’re using the latest AWS services like Aurora, Lambda, EventBridge, believing in automated testing and solid DevOps principles. Plenty of scaling challenges as well as exposure to Machine Learning and Data Science. Join us, it’ll be fun!

What’s in it for you

  1. Work with the latest and greatest technologies.
  2. Learn from the best people. We constantly challenge the status quo, learn from each other, and invent new ways of building a great product.
  3. We actually write automated tests. We take advantage of the latest automation tools like automatic deployments, CI/CD pipelines, and more.
  4. Flexible hours. Just join daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings. Other than that you’re in control of your own schedule.
  5. Work remotely at the comfort of your home or a shared co-working space.
  6. Work on challenging problems, innovate, have fun while doing it.
  7. Travel around the world. We offer occasional business trips to work with our clients face to face from their offices.

Required Qualifications

  1. 5+ years of hands-on full-time coding experience.
  2. 2+ years of modern Javascript frontend using React / Redux or similar.
  3. 5+ years of backend experience using FastAPI / Flask / Django or similar or Node.js / Express or similar.
  4. Experience in both Javascript and Python.
  5. 1+ years of experience building and managing software products on AWS (or GCP or Azure) cloud services, preferably focused on AWS serverless technologies.
  6. 1+ years working within teams that believe in and live the principles of lean-agile product development.
  7. Upper-intermediate to Advanced level of verbal English.
  8. Strong ability to communicate clearly and authoritatively with both technical and non-technical teams.
  9. Excited to learn new languages and technologies, and eager to build software using them, learning from your colleagues.
  10. Comfortable working with diverse people and teams across the organization, from operations analysts to the CEO.
  11. Believe in the client’s mission, work every day to live that mission, and help others do the same.
  12. Believe that in the world of Product Engineering, DevOps is king, meaning engineers own the product, from design to implementation, QA to production support.
  13. Unit test experience.

Nice to haves

  1. Professional experience with many of these technologies: Java, Golang, Javascript,

    React, Spring, Django, Cassandra, Kafka, MongoDB, Postgres, or other RDBMS

  2. Knowledge of Runtime and memory complexity using Big O notation.

  3. Deep understanding of automated testing, ability to set up automated testing frameworks, testing architecture, data seeding, mocking, and implementing best testing practices.

  4. Open-source contributions, presentations, and publications.

  5. Team leadership experience.

  6. Team management experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your typical clients?

The majority of our clients are venture-backed startups at the growth stage. Usually, at this stage, the company already achieved a product-market fit and is looking to expand rapidly. That’s where we bring the best engineering practices, strong architecture, and the latest technologies to help companies scale.

What is the length of your projects?

Most of our long-term full-time engagements last multiple years.

What’s your company size?

The Right Balance team is 30+ engineers looking to double in the next 12 months. The current client size team is 80+ engineers and more than 325 employees in total.

What happens if the engagement is completed?

Most of our engagements are long-term in nature. That said, if the current project is ramping down, we’ll present you with more long-term opportunities to transition into.

What are your core values?

We value autonomy, grind, empathy, mastery, and giving back to the community. We expect you to be autonomous, working directly with the client to build the best product. We value hard work, helping each other, constant learning as well as open-source contributions, and knowledge sharing.

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