Payments infrastructure for government benefits

Senior/Staff Backend Engineer

$160K - $210K / 0.01% - 0.02%
Remote / Remote (MX; CA; US)
Job Type
6+ years
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About the role

About Us:

Forage is a mission-driven payments company helping merchants accept EBT/SNAP payments online and enabling 42 million Americans to spend their food benefits on the internet. 1 in 8 Americans rely on SNAP assistance, and less than 0.05% of grocers currently accept EBT online. 

In August of 2022 Forage received Series A funding of $22 million. We are a remote first company with hybrid options in New York and San Francisco hiring across North America. 

We look forward to strategic growth in 2023 and beyond, come Forage with us!

What we're looking for

  • Love building great products and engineering systems

  • Can articulate your thoughts well

  • Can articulate and balance implementation tradeoffs

  • Are productive, resourceful, and an effective problem solver

  • Write high quality code, value software testing, and uphold best practices in engineering

  • Exhibit a strong understanding of CS fundamentals from your Bachelor's in CS, engineering, related discipline, or equivalent industry experience

  • Work effectively in a remote setting and are able to overlap at least 4 hours per work day at 9am to 5pm PST

Our stack

  • Python + Django + PostgreSQL + NodeJS

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Our offer

As of 5/18/23, if we hire you in San Francisco, your base salary would fall within the bands below. Please keep in mind that the equity portion of your offer is not included in these numbers and represents a significant part of your total compensation.

  • Base Compensation:

  • Meaningful work that makes a positive impact on our society.

  • Competitive compensation: salary, equity, and benefits.

  • A remote-first work environment with opportunity for onsite meetings.

  • A fun and caring environment that prioritizes transparency, growth, and ownership.

  • A talented, diverse, high-achieving, and humble team with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

About Forage

Forage builds payment technology to increase online access to government benefits.

Every year, the US government distributes over a $1 trillion worth of benefits through specialized payment networks. We want to move that spend online through a unified API.

Our first product offering helps low-income Americans buy online groceries. 42M Americans rely on their EBT cards (formerly known as ”food stamps”) to buy groceries, and our technology helps them purchase online groceries. Specifically, we sell software solutions to online grocery retailers that help them accept EBT cards at checkout. Our payments API and team of EBT experts provide the easiest path for them to access 42 million shoppers and $120B of food purchases.


We're always looking for smart, talented, and driven individuals to help further our mission. Feel free to submit your application to and let us know why you'd like to work for Forage.

Team Size:29
Location:San Francisco
Victor E. Fimbres
Victor E. Fimbres