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Software Engineer - Data Integrations & API


Oakland, CA, US / Remote
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Industry: Consumer
  • Post Date: 09/13/2021
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  • Company Address: 1625 clay st, Oakland, CA, 94612

About Binti

Binti, Inc is a Series A mission-driven start-up in Oakland, CA. We believe every child deserves the care and support of a loving family. Binti builds software with the goal of helping every child have a family. 400,000 children are currently in foster care in the US and millions are in orphanages around the world. 30% of the US’s homeless population and 25% of prison inmates are former foster youth. It’s clear that children who don’t have families don’t have a fair chance at life and Binti wants to change this. Binti is a mission-driven, technology company based in Oakland, California.

Job Description

About Binti
Binti’s mission is to increase equality of opportunity and help every person have a fair chance at life.  With over 400,000 youth in foster care in the United States, we are reinventing child welfare through technology to help every child find a safe, loving, and stable family. We partner with state, county and private foster care agencies around the country, helping them recruit and approve foster parents more quickly and empowering social workers by eliminating administrative paperwork. Our software also helps match families with children and helps track services to biological families to get on their feet and reunify with their children. Binti currently works with over 140 foster care agencies across 22 states. Rhode Island, New Mexico, Hawaii and Washington have signed on to make our software their statewide solution. 
Our goal is to be the end-to-end child welfare system solution. We have built three of the seven modules so far and are already seeing an impact; Approvals, Placements & Case Management and customers have seen an 80% increase in foster parent approval, 16% reduction in approval time and 20-40% social worker time saved.
Binti is a mission-driven software company based in Oakland, CA. We have raised our Series A led by Founders Fund and other investors include First Round Capital and Kapor Capital.
The role
Since Binti’s launch in 2016, we have been scaling rapidly, launching modules with new agencies every week, facilitating efficient work, protecting children, and collecting critical data to improve outcomes in child welfare. Most of Binti’s customers in the government space have legacy data systems that are often antiquated but hold vital data for their operations. Federal requirements mandate that they collect key data on an ongoing basis, and also integrate and exchange data with other systems. Other systems have varying levels of clean data and technical experience. This role is critical to building and designing our API and data import processes, as well as having a strong voice in our overall data design and infrastructure.  This includes designing and building out APIs and other Integration features to enable Binti to succeed in the current social welfare software ecosystem.


    • In order to support a platform that can be integrated with state systems which differ by state, we have built and maintain an API. As our Integration Engineer, you will own the technical design of our API
    • Some of the next projects coming up on our API are implementing API versioning and error handling
    • A longer term investigation is to consider graphql either alongside our json endpoints or as a backing store
    • Build additional API functionality
    • Build open source integrations to demonstrate potential usage of our API
    • As part of our agency launch process, we do a one-time data import of an agency's prior data. You will:Own the technical design of our data import process
    • Run data imports
    • Build additional import functionality
    • In order to support our agencies' workflows, understand their needs, and assist in any integration needs you may:Answer questions from internal and external stakeholders as to system functionality
    • Write documentation like API documentation and DDLs to assist agency technical counterparts to write their own integrations
    • Write data-cleaning algorithms and validations to ensure reliable data and enable the ability to monitor child welfare outcomes

Experience & Skills

    • 2+ years of experience working with data systems/integrations/APIs
    • Communication skills - Ability to comfortably explain complex technical processes to contacts in varying roles and technical aptitude internally and with agency staff
    • Strong ability to understand data architecture and ask questions of agencies to get to the data/architecture API design
    • Attention to detail
    • Having a strong security awareness and mindset
    • Having a growth mindset, having a sense of urgency, and being comfortable with challenging the status quo
    • Project management/organization

Perks & Benefits

    • Great medical, dental, and vision benefits
    • 12 total paid holidays (10 Federal holidays + Juneteenth + Election Day)
    • Flexible vacation with a rule-of-thumb of 20 days vacation a year (4 weeks)
    • Sick/Mental Health time separate from vacation days (72 hours)
    • 4 weeks of sabbatical after 4 years of service at Binti
    • Paid Jury Duty
    • 12 week parental bonding leave for the arrival of a newborn or newly placed infant
    • Option to allocate pre-tax dollars to 401K, commuter benefits, FSA, and DCSA with administration paid for
    • Focus on learning and development, with opportunities to attend trainings/conferences, on-site speaker series, and lunch and learns
    • Monthly remote work from home office supply & utility cost reimbursement of up to $100
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, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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