Staff Software Engineer – Platform

Design, architect, and build core platform services, REST APIs and help transition to Golang as our backend language.

About Merit

Merit believes that truth and trust can change the world. Our platform helps organizations create, send and verify licenses, credentials and other people-based statements of truth, known as merits. Members in turn benefit by taking control of their valuable personal information while shaping their future based on the opportunities that they are uniquely qualified for.

The Role

We’re looking to hire experienced engineers to join our exceptionally talented and rapidly growing engineering team. As a staff platform engineer, you will design, architect, and build core platform services, REST APIs and help transition to Golang as our backend language. Merit's platform is implemented mostly in Scala, and some in NodeJS, currently migrating to Golang. Our mobile apps are built using React Native and TypeScript. Our web apps are built using React and TypeScript. We use GraphQL to communicate between our apps and backend. We also built REST APIs for our 3rd party developers. We run on Google Cloud Platform and use Google Cloud Datastore, Pub/Sub, Redis, Elasticsearch, Kubernetes and Docker.


Key Responsibilities

  • Own entire pieces of the platform (microservices, REST & GraphQL APIs) from research to end-to-end implementation, making technical decisions that impact the success of the company.
  • Learn through code review, technical guidance, and mentorship, and help others grow through those same means.
  • Learn to identify opportunities to compound the growth and efficiency of our team.
  • Use Kubernetes, Docker, and Terraform to deploy and scale our microservices across our fleet on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Use the Consul service mesh to manage our microservices with unified service discovery, routing, and failure handling.
  • Build a flawless developer experience with interactive documentation and examples, clean interfaces and dashboards, and beautiful widgets.
  • Build custom integrations with existing association and customer relationship management systems to help organizations send and verify Merits on Sigma as easily as possible.
  • Implement new features like real-time user analytics and business intelligence using Google Cloud BigQuery.
  • Build infrastructure to help Merit and our partners comply with privacy regulations like the EU GDPR, SOC, HIPAA, PCI, etc.



  • 7+ years of work experience building highly scalable products.
  • Strong experience with Golang, Java, Typescript or Javascript
  • Strong experience building scalable web software, including distributed systems infrastructure, business logic for APIs, or tooling to power a public developer API.
  • Mentored engineering team members and established best practices.
  • Clear written and spoken communication skills.
  • Degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.


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