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Help every child have a safe, loving, and stable family

JOB DESCRIPTION

About Binti

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. Binti currently has three products - Licensing, Placements, and Case Management. There are engineering teams to specifically support these products, as well as ones to accelerate Binti growth through improving our platform. Our product is built on Ruby on Rails and React, backed by a Postgres database, hosted on Google Cloud, and orchestrated with Kubernetes.

Example projects for this role: Driving implementation of a platform to automatically log social worker texts and phone calls, design and implement extension of codebase to allow foster parents to complete ongoing required tasks, delve into sources of poor site performance and refactor queries and model design to improve loading times.

Location: This role is open to candidates in the San Francisco Bay Area (our office is in Oakland - and you would have the option to work from the office when it is safe to do so), or US-based, fully remote candidates who are open to working core engineering hours (10:00 am - 4:00 pm PT) for real-time collaboration with the team.

What you will do:

  • Help architect both our frontend and backend 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
  • Identify patterns and approaches within our code that’ll allow it to be simplified and improved
  • Build internal tools to help our technical account executive team build-out, among other things, complex custom forms, including versioning and data migration tools
  • Maintain HIPAA compliance for sensitive data that is shared with us

Who you are and what we will love about you:

  • At least 4 years of professional software engineering experience
  • Ruby on Rails experience needed (we believe that anyone can learn technologies and are looking for people who have experienced RoR already to help us shape best practices as we grow. We will open this up more to other technologies as we add to the team in the next few months)
  • A self-motivated, experienced engineer who enjoys owning projects from inception to completion
  • Comfortable delving into the full stack
  • End-to-end experience building, shipping, and maintaining products
  • Have a growth mindset, a focus on delivering incremental value, and comfort with challenging the status quo
  • Experience coaching and mentoring colleagues to level up as a team
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ruby, 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 paid holidays; 11 Federally observed holidays (including Juneteenth), plus the day after Thanksgiving and 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
  • $5,000 annual bonus for employees who volunteer as a CASA (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.

INTERVIEW PROCESS

The process consists of 1) a call with the hiring manager, which will ask questions about past experience, leadership, and values, 2) a technical take-home exercise, focused on debugging and completed at your leisure, 3) 4-5 "panel" interviews, conducted virtually, that assess technical skills and collaboration. The panel interviews include a live coding exercise in Binti's codebase, with an interviewer as a resource for questions and help.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Binti is led by a woman CEO and woman CTO, both of whom care deeply about issues of diversity and inclusion. The Tech team is relatively diverse in gender, sexual orientation, and race, and has prioritized diversity in hiring.  We also try to keep internal systems fair and inclusive, from big things (salary transparency) to smaller things (rotating office admin tasks like taking notes instead of asking for volunteers). We know that no organization is perfect, but in our space (foster care), we also know it's incredibly important to consider diverse viewpoints and make space for ideas and leadership from underrepresented folks.

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