Lead Software Engineer - Placements at Binti

Remote or Oakland, CA

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About Binti

Binti builds software that helps every child have a stable, loving family. Over 400,000 children are currently in foster care in the US. Thirty percent of the homeless population in the US and 25% of prison inmates experienced child welfare as youth. The majority of sexually trafficked youth are current or former foster youth. Children who do not have the benefit of growing up in stable families do not have a fair chance at life. Binti is working hard to change this.

Since launching in 2017, Binti has helped over 40,000 families get approved to foster and/or adopt children. Binti partners with county and state governments as well as private agencies across 27 states to improve the foster care system. The 190+ agencies using Binti serve about 22% of children in child welfare in the US. On average, agencies using Binti have increased the number of approved families by 80%, making a real dent in the shortage of foster/adoptive parents for children in the US. Beyond helping families foster/adopt children, Binti is launching software to support families who are struggling to get the services they need to stay together with or reunify with their children.

We’re a team of 80+ people and the Binti Family is growing quickly. We have a huge, ambitious vision to help every child have a family and rewire government to be more effective in order to expand opportunity for people around the world. We care about creating a workplace where everyone feels welcome and can bring their full self to work. We are looking for mission-driven, high empathy, high performance, low ego team members to join us on this exciting journey. 

Binti is a for-profit, mission-driven software company based in Oakland, CA. Investors include Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Kapor Capital, and others.

Join us as we strive to reinvent child welfare, and make a difference one community at a time.

We're looking for collaborative, detail-oriented people who are ready for a challenge. In this role, you'll have the opportunity to take significant ownership of technical projects that will drive the success of the overall business. Successful team members bring strong product and technical acumen, combined with the ability to move fast.

Example projects for this role:

    • Spearhead development of new product areas like child intake and community crisis response
    • Evolve configurable platform features like scheduling or application requirements into a reusable, performant layer that works for different workflows across the country
    • Architect engineering design for storing of configurable relationships between humans, beyond biological relationships
    • Transfer applications between agencies, accounting for variable workflow setups and agency configured permissions

What you will do:

    • Lead architecture discussions during feature development to ensure that projects are built in a sound, reliable, performant way
    • Improve user experiences that software engineers and engineering teams depend on during their day-to-day workflow
    • Mentoring other engineers on best practices for software engineering
    • Optimizing the performance of components for both latency and throughput
    • Monitoring all of the above in a scalable way
    • Guiding incident response and vulnerability remediation efforts
    • Collaborate with Product Management to scope and execute product features while maintaining Binti’s values.
    • Focus on the longevity of the codebase - notice and advocate for patterns that allow code to be flexible, scalable, and approachable to other engineers
    • Help our team move quickly and learn while maintaining a welcoming and supportive culture
    • Push our product so it continues to be a beautiful, yet intuitive and accessible interface for users from all walks of life
    • Champion security and privacy, including looking for ways to make it easier to safeguard HIPAA compliance for sensitive data and incorporate security best practices

Who you are:

    • At least 7 years of professional software engineering experience
    • Experience leading and coordinating large infrastructural and architectural projects and rollouts
    • Comfort with a startup mindset, taking initiative, and comfort with MVP
    • Knowledge and ability to effectively project manage
    • Experience mentoring team members
    • Ability to architect, build and maintain configurable systems that unlock better workflows in foster care
    • Can collaborate with cross-functional partners in product, technical account management, policy, and more
    • Demonstrated ability to work across engineering teams on projects that elevate not just our own systems and designs, but those of other teams as well
    • Passion for delivering products end-to-end, from ideation through planning and scoping to implementation
    • Excitement to jump into our Ruby on Rails and React architecture and write foundational and expansive features. Prior experience with product development on a web application strongly favored. Ruby, Rails, React or GraphQL experience is a plus. 
    • Experience with configurable enterprise software, or better yet government-facing software is a strong positive.

What we will love about you:

    • A self-motivated, independent engineer who enjoys owning projects from inception to completion
    • Solid programming foundations and experience with or motivation to learn the full stack
    • End-to-end experience building, shipping, and maintaining products
    • Having a growth mindset, having a sense of urgency, and being comfortable with challenging the status quo
    • Excited to level up themselves and bring everyone else along for the ride
    • Track record of breaking through walls on your way to success
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ruby on Rails, React, and/or GraphQL experience a plus
Perks and Benefits: 

- An above-market compensation package (Base + Equity)
- Excellent medical, dental, vision, and life insurance - 99% of insurance premiums covered for you + your dependents
- Flexible vacation time to promote a healthy work-life blend, targeting 20 days/year
- 16 weeks of paid parental bonding leave for the arrival of a newborn or newly placed infant
- 13 Federally observed holidays including Juneteenth + Election Day
- Sick/Mental Health time separate from vacation days (72 hours)
- 4 weeks of sabbatical after 4 years of service at the company
- 401(k) with 100% match of contributions up to 4% of your annual salary
- Commuter benefits, FSA, and DCSA with administration paid for
- Remote home office setup includes $1000 reimbursement
- $5,000 annual bonus for employees who volunteer as CASAs (court-appointed special advocates)
- $2,500 annual reimbursement for ongoing learning and development, with opportunities to attend trainings/conferences, on-site speaker series, and lunch and learns
- $1,000 reimbursement for virtual home office setup
- $100/month remote work stipend to cover internet, electricity, or home office setup costs, or $250/month for a co-working space
- Weekly reimbursement for lunch with coworkers - virtually or at our Oakland office
- Paid Jury Duty 

At Binti, we celebrate having a diverse team and believe our differences make us stronger. Binti is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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