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Staff Software Engineer, Client Experience

Forge

Forge

Software Engineering
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

At Forge (NYSE: FRGE), we know our team is our greatest asset. As technology innovators in the private market, our vision is to deliver a richer future for everyone. We live that vision through our values of being bold, humble and accountable. We experience the value that our vision brings to the world every day, helping the teams behind the greatest innovations of our generation, from space travel to planet-saving, plant-based nutrition and more.

Our mission is to empower more people to exercise ownership in the world’s leading private companies via a world-class technology platform with access to the largest network of buyers and sellers in the world. With liquidity solutions, exclusive data and insights, a custody offering, and a vibrant marketplace, Forge’s goal is to build the best-in-class technology infrastructure to power a global private market that is transparent, accessible and seamless for companies, their employees and investors. Through Forge, employees can sell their private shares, employers can reward shareholders with pre-IPO liquidity and individual and institutional investors can participate in private unicorn growth.

Forge's differentiated global marketplace addresses rising demand among individual and institutional investors for exposure to private company stocks and it is building a growing network effect with defensible competitive advantages. The Forge marketplace has over 440,000 registered users and private shares have traded in more than 500 companies since inception, representing over $12 billion in volume across over 21,000+ transactions.

Our ability to offer these powerful financial solutions has generated incredible interest from investors, demand from customers, and a need to grow our team to meet the needs of more companies, teams and innovators in this way. You can learn more about Forge in the following video: “The private market future starts now”.


The Role:

Our team is looking for a teammate who will be a champion for our customers. You will advocate for their needs through experimentation and data-driven decision making, stay updated on the latest frontend trends, tools and best practices, collaborate with domain and data providers to seamlessly integrate into our solutions. We are relentlessly committed to exceeding customer expectations, driving a culture of constant improvement and innovation.

Responsibilities:

  • Gain an understanding of business context, current system operations/functionality and proposed new requirements.
  • Build and enhance web applications using SPA and SSR web frameworks such as React and Remix
  • Hands on contribute to technical design, architecture, coding, and overall team delivery, while influencing and owning technical decisions for front-end application design and domain integration
  • Act as a technical lead and mentor for a distributed team, ensuring code quality, maintainability and best practices through code reviews and mentorship, with a focus on front-end design and techniques
  • Develop concise, articulate, and detailed documentation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather and translate requirements into scalable, robust software solutions, acting as a consultant on front-end applications and championing highly functional iterative delivery partnerships with Product, Design, and other engineering teams
  • Investigate and recommend guidelines for use of internal and external frameworks and new technologies, as/when they align to business needs

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field with 8+ years of software engineering experience
  • Expertise in building externally facing and highly available UI experiences in React or other frameworks such as Next.js or Angular
  • Experience partnering with UI/UX designers and leveraging design systems, component libraries, charting libraries, and tables/grids
  • Proven track-record of teamwork and rapid delivery, with demonstrated examples of supporting and guiding other team members past engineering impediments
  • Knowledge of Event Driven Architectures, RESTful APIs, GraphQL, WebSocket, and other web communication protocols
  • Deep knowledge of patterns, antipatterns, best practices, and methodologies for building large scale Customer-facing solutions, including build optimization and bundling tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building an application using a backend for frontend (BFF) architecture and/or lambda functions
  • Experience programming in C# and .NET technologies
  • Knowledge of AWS or Azure cloud infrastructure
  • FinTech or Financial Services industry experience or other highly regulated related field
  • Experience at high-growth, venture-backed startups and scaling them post-IPO

For residents of San Francisco/Bay Area, CA or New York, NY the annual salary range for this role is $215,000 - $225,000 + annual bonus. Final offers may vary from the amount listed based on geography, candidate experience and expertise, annual bonus, and other factors.


Forge implements a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, which applies to all employees. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Forge. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing primary vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, with, if applicable, at least the minimum recommended interval between doses. Employees must provide truthful and accurate information about their COVID-19 vaccination status, and, if applicable, their testing results as of the first date of their employment.

Employees may request an exception from this mandatory vaccination policy if the vaccine is medically contraindicated for them or medical necessity requires a delay in vaccination. Employees also may be legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation if they cannot be vaccinated because of a disability, or if the provisions in this policy for vaccination conflict with a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. All such requests will be handled in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


Forge is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.