Fama is an AI-based software solution that identifies problematic behavior among potential hires and current employees by analyzing publicly available online information. Enterprise HR and talent acquisition leaders trust Fama to identify abusive behaviors, such as bigotry and harassment, that are often missed in the hiring and management process. With Fama, organizations can now proactively protect their culture and brand from the sorts of risky behaviors that can draw down on innovation and expose a brand to liability. Founded in 2015, Fama is backed by some of the world’s leading venture capitalists and institutional investors and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Position Overview:

The Sr. Software Engineer will focus on building the advanced functionality of our platforms within a team that designs and builds the features that make up our SaaS product lines. At Fama, Product Engineering comprises front-end and back-end engineering, and software architecture. As such, this role requires both broad knowledge and experience across all of these areas, as well as significant expertise in at least one of them. While you will not need to be the expert in all things Product Engineering, you must be able to work within a team of software product engineers with skills in all areas, and act as a technical guide to other engineers in your main area(s) of focus. This role requires significant ability to β€œthink big and work small,” collaborate with engineering teams and leadership across the organization, and build the highest quality, scalable, extensible, performant, and functional software. We run on Java, Golang, Javascript, Kafka, Cassandra, MongoDB, several flavors of SQL DBs, and AWS infrastructure and services. We are currently moving to Python on AWS serverless technologies. This position requires experience with a significant number of these technologies, two of which must include Python, and AWS infrastructure and services.


    • Iteratively design and build solutions aligned to the Product roadmapCollaboratively plan the work required to deliver these solutions
    • Using lean-agile techniques and principles, work with your team to build highest quality, scalable, extensible, performant, and functional software
    • Serve as a subject matter expert in your primary area(s) of expertise
    • Excited to learn new languages and technologies, and eager to build software using them
    • Comfortable working with diverse people and teams across the organization, from operations analysts to the CEOBelieve in the Fama mission, work everyday to live that mission, and help others do the same
    • Natural desire and ability to mentor and teach those you work with
    • Belief that in the world of Product Engineering, DevOps is king, meaning engineers own the product, from design to production support
    • Demonstrated experience working within Product Engineering teams operating in a DevOps culture


    • 3+ years of experience building and managing software products on AWS cloud services, preferably focused on AWS serverless technologies
    • 3+ years working within teams that believe in and live the principles of lean-agile product development
    • Expert-level (at least 3, but preferably 5+, years) of hands-on experience in at least one of the primary areas of Product Engineering focus: Front end development, back end development, or software architecture
    • Intermediate-level (at least 1, but preferably 2+, years) of hands-on experience in the other primary areas of Product Engineering focus: Front end development, back end development, or software architecture
    • Strong ability to communicate clearly and authoritatively with both technical and non-technical teams

Professional experience with many of these technologies:

    • Java (strongly preferred)
    • AWS infrastructure and services (required)
    • Python (required)
    • GolangJavascript
    • React
    • Spring
    • Django/FastAPI
    • Cassandra
    • Kafka
    • MongoDB
    • Postgres or other RDBMS

We believe that becoming an increasingly diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace makes us a more successful and resilient organization. We embrace equal opportunity for all applicants and seek to foster and preserve a culture of belonging for our employees. We recognize and appreciate that the more inclusive we are, the better we will function as a team. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or family status, disability, military veteran status, and any other status or background.