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Senior Software Engineer, Platform Extensions



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

About the role:

Forter is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to develop and cultivate new products for fraud detection. More than in other groups, the engineering decisions made by Forter’s product group need to balance not only engineering factors, but also user experience, aesthetics, legal and financial considerations, and a general sense of what's most important.

The Platform Extensions team’s mission is to build seamless extensions to enable fast onboarding of merchants to Forter fraud solutions using popular eCommerce platforms. We strive to create “one-click” experiences and allow our merchants to onboard and start using Forter’s products almost immediately. Our platforms include Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Shopify and more.

Why should you join us? A significant amount of Forter’s merchants use one of our extensions. Every change you’ll make can affect all of them at once, and can help Forter as a whole to grow. And with great power comes great responsibility - you’ll face the challenges of scalability and high uptime requirements, along with business-oriented challenges.

The team is a key component of Forter’s ability to grow - whether by building solutions to onboard new merchants or creating seamless experiences for existing merchants to start using new Forter’s products.

Join us if you are passionate about building beautiful solutions and working in a vibrant and innovative environment.

What you will be doing:

  • Design high-scale and low-latency components to support Forter’s growth
  • Develop robust extensions that will be used by Forter’s largest clients, allowing them to seamlessly start using new Forter products
  • Improve our current architecture and components to allow faster onboarding of merchants
  • Research significant eCommerce platforms in order to create and improve our merchant’s experience with Forter

Who are you?

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience throughout the web development stack and/or backend stacks.
  • Experience with JavaScript, TypeScript, GraphQL, and other web technologies for building web apps and APIs.
  • Expertise in server-side development using NodeJS, ORMs, and relational databases.
  • Experience developing, debugging, and maintaining code in a large-scale environment with multiple modern programming and database querying languages.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Self-driven and solutions-oriented, able to collaborate cross-team in a globally distributed organization.

It’d be really cool if you also have:

  • Experience with building low-latency web applications.
  • A deep understanding of the eCommerce Platforms domain.
  • Experience in building cartridges for platforms like Salesforce Commerce Cloud, Shopify, Magento or Commercetools.
  • Seen or designed high-scale, robust architectures that process multiple tenants.

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.

Trust is backed by data – Forter is a recipient of over 10 workplace and innovation awards, including:

Life as a Forterian:

At Forter, we have embraced a hybrid work model that combines the benefits of in-office collaboration with the flexibility of remote work. For this position, you will be required to be in the office for at least 2 days per week.

We are a team of over 500 Forterians spread across 3 different continents. Since 2013, we've raised $525 million from investors such as Tiger Global, Bessemer, Sequoia Capital, March Capital and Salesforce Ventures. We're on a mission to bring trust to global digital commerce so that companies like Nordstrom, Priceline, Instacart and ASOS can block fraud, drive revenue and improve customer experience.

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.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at This information will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of determining an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.


  • Competitive salary
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Monthly reimbursement for supplementary health plan of your choosing
  • Home office allowance
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Half day Fridays

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