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Senior Software Engineer - Research Engineering



Software Engineering
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

About us:

Digital commerce is built on trust. At every point along the eCommerce journey, businesses must make a critical decision: Can I trust this customer? Answering this simple question accurately and instantly is powerful—it can accelerate revenue growth and strengthen a company’s connection with its customers. How do we do it? Forter was founded on the insight that it's not about what is being purchased, nor where— but who is behind the interaction.

The Forter Decision Engine finds patterns across more than one billion identities in our dataset. We isolate fraudsters and protect customers—ensuring everyone gets the experience they deserve. Given that trust is central to how we operate, Forter is very much driven by a defined set of values. We attract remarkable talent and have retention and engagement levels that are well above benchmarks. We’re meticulous about strengthening our culture as we grow and ensuring this is an environment where people can have outsized impact.

About the role:

Forter is looking for a Senior Engineer to join its Research Engineering team. We work directly with Forter’s fraud research analysts and data scientists on solving the hardest problems by effectively leveraging our petabyte-scale data.

The Research Engineering team’s mission is to drive innovation by proposing and executing technical solutions that derive actionable insights from Forter’s vast data. We succeed when research analysts and data scientists have access to the data, tools, knowledge, and support to do their jobs painlessly and efficiently.

What you'll be doing:

  • Design, build, and maintain tools and frameworks to effectively leverage Forter’s proprietary and public data.
  • Enable data-driven innovation, and expansion of Forter’s product suite.
  • Collaborate directly with colleagues from various disciplines: Analysts, Data Scientists, and other Engineers (all of whom write production code!).
  • Model data and define storage strategy, to ensure that data is intuitive for researchers to find, and easy and fast for them to access.
  • Optimize data access patterns and queries to shorten research cycles across continually larger and more complex datasets.
  • Self-manage project planning, milestones, designs, and estimations
  • Hold yourself and others to a high standard when working with production systems. We take pride in our tests, monitoring & alerting abilities just as we do with our systems.
  • Debug complex problems across the whole stack

What you'll need:

  • Proven experience in designing and building large-scale production systems.
  • Strong analytical skills for extracting insights from disparate datasets.
  • 5+ years developing complex software projects (Python / Node.js / Scala / etc.)
  • Extensive experience with Spark.
  • Expertise in SQL and experience working with relational databases.
  • Experience with a variety of databases or data stores such as MySQL, Elasticsearch, Redshift, Snowflake, Redis, Couchbase, MongoDB, Cassandra, S3, etc.
  • Experience with AWS or other public clouds.
  • Professional proficiency in English.

Would be very cool if you have:

  • Worked with a managed Spark deployment such as AWS EMR or Azure Databricks.
  • Developed using notebooks, such as Jupyter or Databricks.
  • Experimented with Machine Learning techniques.

Things we appreciate:

  • A link to a blog post you wrote or an interesting talk you’ve given.
  • Open source projects you’ve created or contributed to.
  • Interesting, non-trivial problems you’ve dealt with.
  • Side projects that you couldn’t resist building.

Life as a Forterian:

We are a team of over 500 Forterians spread across 3 different continents. Our success so far in the marketplace has allowed us to achieve a total series F valuation of over $3 Billion, making us the most valuable privately-held fraud prevention company globally. Our investors include Tiger Global, Bessemer, Sequoia Capital, March Capital, and Salesforce Ventures.

At Forter, we believe unique people create unique ideas, and valuable experience comes in many forms. So, even if your background doesn't match everything we have listed in the job description, we still encourage you to apply and tell us why your skills and values could be an asset to us. By welcoming different perspectives, we grow together as humans and as a company.

Forter is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that will consider all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.