Staff Software Engineer

Binti · Oakland, CA/Remote (US)

Software Engineering
Human Rights & Equality
$210,000 - $240,000 Per Year
Posted 2 weeks ago

Project Management
Ruby on Rails
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Binti builds modern software to help every child have a safe, loving, and stable family. Working with county and state governments across 34 states, Binti's tools improve the child welfare system. The 430+ agencies using Binti serve about 38% of children in child welfare in the US, and agencies using Binti have increased the number of approved families by an average of 30%, 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. to rewire government to be more effective in order to expand opportunities for people around the world.

Binti is a for-profit, mission-driven software company based in Oakland, CA. Investors include Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Kapor Capital, and others. We’re a team of 100+ people and growing quickly. We care about creating a workplace where everyone feels welcome and can bring their full self to work. We have a huge, ambitious vision to rewire government to be more effective in order to expand opportunities for people around the world, and we are looking for mission-driven, high-empathy, high-performance, and low-ego team members to join us on our exciting journey towards that vision.



We are looking for an experienced Staff Software Engineer to join our engineering team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading complex technical projects, mentoring junior engineers, and helping to set the overall technical direction for the engineering organization.



  • Your first goal will be to hop onto existing in-flight projects, ramp up quickly, and lend firepower to help drive them to completion. To start, you will have the highest leverage on our newest product, Family Finding, which helps identify extended family or friends who can help a child entering foster care. You will work closely with the Product Manager and team to design and build product capabilities that will rapidly generate product-market fit for the product’s first customers.

  • You will also ensure that Family Finding is interoperable with Binti’s other products, both by making improvements to our overall data architecture and by supporting others across the team in following architectural best practices. 

  • You will participate in setting overall technical vision and standards for the engineering team. You can also influence technology choices and technical direction for new product development.

  • You will proactively identify areas for improvement in architecture, code quality, testing, and processes. You are also encouraged to provide guidance to junior engineers working on new product initiatives.




We offer flexible scheduling for all team members, though note that the majority of our team is in the Pacific time zone and we expect that a Staff Engineer will collaborate directly with other members of the team in real time. 



This role is open to fully remote candidates who are authorized to work within the United States. If candidates are in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have an office in Oakland and you would have the option to work from the office. 



  • 7+ years of experience in software development.

  • Experience with a complex codebase and a track record of success in product development. 

  • A can-do attitude and cleanup mindset. When presented with a gnarly part of the codebase, you delight in figuring out what can be deleted or simplified. 

  • Excellent project management and communication skills to deliver incremental value and to help stakeholders understand the current state of the project. 

  • Ability and interest to communicate technical topics to non-engineers, especially helping them understand what has or will be unlocked and how additional resources might help us achieve our business goals, and curiosity to learn about those goals and product considerations.

  • Empathy and patience for your fellow engineers. Knowledge of techniques to get the whole team to help with deprecations and migrations rather than undo progress.

  • Ruby on Rails experience is a plus, but more important is the curiosity to learn and leverage the internals of our stack, experience with adding guardrails to highly flexible and prototype-oriented languages and frameworks, and/or a track record of making successful strategic decisions to change tech stacks.


  • An above-market compensation package (salary + 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

  • 13 paid holidays; 11 federally observed holidays (including Juneteenth), plus the day after Thanksgiving and Election Day

  • 16 weeks of paid parental bonding leave for the arrival of a newborn or newly placed infant

  • Sick/mental health time separate from vacation days (accrue up to a cap of 160 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

  • $300 reimbursement for virtual home office setup

  • $50 a month remote work stipend to cover internet, electricity, home office setup costs or lunch/snacks with coworkers

  • 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, age, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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