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Engineering at Fonoa

Engineering plays a very central part in the business.

As a company with ambitions to be a world-class API solution for all things tax, we value quality over quantity when building, and we care about creating software that is scalable and maintainable, on which our customers and daily users can rely.

Some pointers about our engineering culture:

  • Engineers are given problems to solve, rather than features to build.
  • We always try to understand the customer's needs before thinking about implementation details.
  • Engineers are owners of their past, present and future; architecture, tools, coding, testing, deployment, operations and scaling
  • We work in lean, small teams. We co-own the product roadmap with product managers
  • We chose collaboration, compassion and trust over individualism and politics
  • We prefer innovation, constant iteration and trust over competition and perfect solutions.
  • We support each other, are kind by nature, and give as much feedback to all improve as professionals.
  • We break down complex problems and always seek to find simplest solutions.
  • We take quality seriously and factor it into everything we do.
  • We are comfortable with change, either in priorities, goals and deadlines. We see this more as an opportunity than a hurdle. We are comfortable with challenging the status quo and pushing for change.
  • We seek those looking to make a serious impact, and are excited about working in a high growth startup.
  • We ship, fast, continuously, and iteratively, learning on each step.
  • We are data informed. And are ok with finding the data when it's missing.


Fonoa has a suite of API products that automate tax-related workflows for any internet company. Check them out below:

Our Team and Culture

We are builders at heart

  • We are a collective of independent and deep thinkers.
  • We are curious, committed, and humble.
  • We work with dedicated, open-minded people from all backgrounds who bring in their different perspectives to help us on our mission to make taxes simple.
  • We're passionate about making a real impact.

We work remotely

  • We're building a fully distributed team.
  • We like writing to communicate when meetings are pointless, and meet when it matters. This allows us to work flexibly, efficiently, and focus on achieving goals.
  • We focus on deep work and put our time where it matter the most, decisions
  • We trust you to work on your terms. You decide how you work and where you work
  • You have ownership over your work that directly influences the roots of our company.

We make taxes simple

  • We are on a mission to eliminate the manual work when dealing with taxes on online transactions.
  • We have ambitious goals to make taxes simple, automated, borderless, and accessible for internet businesses around the world.

Our Tech Stack

Fonoa has a suite of API products that automate tax-related workflows for any internet company. Check them out below:

  • For backend, we build in C#, .NET, Node and Go
  • For frontend, we use ReactJS and Typescript
  • For persistence we are mostly using MongoDB
  • We use Azure and AWS for our cloud services

What you will be doing

  • Help us solve the hard problem of taxes, by moving complexity away from the customer.
  • Work closely with Product and Design to build delightful experiences when interacting with our products, via both API's and web applications.
  • Build upon our design system using a component driven model to compose complex and accessible interfaces.
  • Collaborate in API design and apply best practices to create a consistent customer experience.
  • Own every step of the software lifecycle from development and testing, to deployment and monitoring.
  • Apply continuous learning to analyse and understand how customers use our products.

You would be a great fit if you

  • You are fully proficient in English. Written and spoken, as we are a bunch from around the world, but we work in English.
  • You have a strong sense of ownership, you care about what you build, and that you are building the right thing that serves your customers.
  • You don't just spot problems, you fix them, even when that means stepping outside your domain, in order to reach a successful conclusion.
  • You understand Javascript fundamentals and are proficient in Typescript, ReactJS. We are not married to specific frameworks and libraries, we see them as a means to an end.
  • You're a builder at heart, you like the opportunity of having tons of exposure, making things work for a company long term, and have an entrepreneurial attitude for anything that comes your way.


If you don't know the technologies we use, or don't have experience with large scale projects, but you like learning and are interested in the challenges we have, apply anyway! We are trying to build a diverse team.

Our Hiring process

We see hiring as a human process. A two-way conversation to see if there is a good fit between you and us. As a startup growing quickly, we also like to keep things streamlined, and currently, our process won't include a lkive task, whiteboards or technical assessments.

An idea of your hiring journey with us:

  • Meeting with Recruiting to introduce each other and explore mutual interests.
  • Follow up via email to cover other questions in a written manner
  • 1 hour conversation with engineering to get to know each other and see if you would be excited to work together.
  • 1 hour conversation with our co-founders.
  • Offer
  • We aim to give you the best candidate experience, keep you updated and be transparent with our feedback along the way.

Our take on equal opportunities

Fonoa gives equal opportunities to everyone. We look at individuals for what they bring to the organisation and for who they are as people regardless of ethnicity, race and background.

We currently have over 20 nationalities in our team, we're continuing to build a diverse team as we want to work with the best people, from all over the world.


There have to be other cool perks too!

  • Remote work and async, work from anywhere in the world.
  • 25 days annual leave (plus any local public holidays).
  • Top tech gear and flexible budget to build your ideal remote office.
  • Bi-weekly lunches paid by Fonoa.
  • Co-working spaces if you want to switch things up.
  • Asynchronous working model; we focus on reducing synchronous time (meetings) to only those that matter.
  • Company annual offsite.
  • Option to meet team members regularly to do creative work and bond in person.

Why else would you join Fonoa?

  • We are backed by leading VC firms who have invested in many successful companies (Index Ventures and Omers Ventures)
  • Flat hierarchy, open, honest and feedback driven principles.
  • Product first culture.
  • Best idea wins; we're all ears when it comes to ways to do things better.
  • Interest based groups; cooking, fitness, book club, music, pet, you name it!
  • Frequent visits to virtual Fonoa HQ and our Fonoa island on Mibo
  • A few more reasons here
  • Our salary range depending on experience is of ?60k - ?120k per year
  • Attractive equity to keep you positively incentivized
  • Yearly equity and cash bonus based on individual performance (above market)

Company name: Fonoa
Remote job title: Senior Frontend Engineer
Job tags: saas, business services, legal, payment gateway

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