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Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

About Forma

The market for employee benefits is broken. Companies spend millions annually on employee benefits that employees neither value nor regularly use. Founded in 2017, Forma set out to build a better model by challenging traditional one-size-fits-all approaches.

Forma’s flexible benefits software helps companies offer competitive benefits packages while reducing costs and inefficiencies, by giving employees more choice and flexibility in how they spend their benefit allowances. The platform also saves HR professionals countless hours managing and supporting various point solutions.

Using Forma, companies can select from a suite of products that include Lifestyle Spending Accounts, Health Spending Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Flexible Spending Accounts, and more to design and deliver customized benefits programs–all through a single platform. Employees then have three choices to spend account funds: The Forma Store with discounted products and services, The Forma Visa Card, or claim reimbursement backed by Forma’s world-class member support team.

Forma has helped hundreds of the world’s most admired companies, including Stripe, Zoom, Lululemon, and Affirm, design and support flexible, inclusive benefits programs for nearly a million employees. And, we are seeing great success with 98% customer retention, 75 NPS, and 98 CSAT ratings from members.

Forma is backed by Emergence Capital and Ribbit Capital and has received numerous awards for its exponential growth, its software innovation, and as a “Great Place to Work.”

About the Role

As a Staff Software Engineer at Forma, you will take on a role that blends high-level strategic responsibilities with hands-on technical tasks. You will influence your engineering team by making key architectural decisions and setting technical standards that align with our business goals and result in meaningful, tangible business outcomes. As a founding Staff Software Engineer at Forma, you’ll be expected to foster a cohesive technical strategy across multiple teams and projects.

You Will

  • Provide technical leadership by improving engineering quality, processes and standards to in order to drive product quality both for your team and for the engineering org as a whole

  • Collaborate with Product and Design team members to drive alignment on strategic product decisions that define feature roadmap

  • Mentor Engineering team members to promote a culture of technical excellence and innovation

  • Release new product features and maintain existing services

  • Have a deep understanding about product values and contribute collectively to create the best product experience

  • Build secure, performant, and easy-to-use backend APIs and database designs with clear documentation

Preferred Skills

  • 8+ years of backend software development experience

  • Proven success working with NodeJS / Typescript and building APIs

  • Familiar with NoSql and / or relational databases

  • Familiar with TypeScript / JavaScript or similar languages

  • Familiar with agile methodologies, and have led a project from end-to-end

  • Experience at an early-stage startup is a plus

  • Fintech experience a plus

Benefits and Perks

  • Remote-first working environment

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance plans

  • Employee wellness program

  • Home Productivity program

  • Team building program

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Flexible PTO policy

  • 12 weeks Parental Leave + 4 additional weeks for the Birthing Parent

At Forma, we value diversity, and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Duties and responsibilities may not all be covered in the description, or may change over time at the discretion of Forma. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Forma, we welcome diverse perspectives, and people who think rigorously / aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us!