Sr. Software Engineer - Platform

Millbrae, CA /
Engineering /
Full Time
At Merit, we believe the world would get bigger if you didn’t always have to prove the trusted credentials you’ve earned. Merit has built the interoperable digital credentials ecosystem that bridges data and trust gaps between and among government, companies, organizations, and individuals. This uniquely helps those trusted organizations deliver on the promises they’ve made to individuals struggling to maximize the credentials they’ve earned, and helps create more opportunities for everyone.

We’re looking to hire experienced engineers to join our exceptionally talented and rapidly growing engineering team. As a senior platform engineer, you will design, architect, and build services, REST APIs and integrations with our partner organizations and 3rd party developers.

Merit’s platform is implemented mostly in Scala, and some in NodeJS. 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.


    • 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.


    • 4-7 years of work experience building highly scalable products
    • Strong experience with statically-typed functional programming (TypeScript, Scala, Flow-typed JavaScript, Haskell, OCaml, F#, etc.)
    • 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

At Merit, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate, support, and value it for the innate benefit of our employees, the competitive advantage of our products, and the strength of the communities we are a part of. Merit is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. We will do our best to accommodate any disabilities or special needs you may have.