Using modern technologies to disrupt the stagnant background check industry

Founded 2014
201-500 employees
  • Human Resources & Careers
  • Headquarters address
    120 Kearny St, San Francisco CA 94104

    Our Story

    Two software engineers saw the need for an easier way for employers to perform background screenings. Checkr is their technological solution to a human resources challenge.

    Background screenings are transactions that rely on trust and we believe trust is based on transparency. Consumers deserve more transparency on their rights and the information in their report. Employers deserve more transparency on data, its value and their responsibilities.

    Checkr has found the way to balance safety and consumer protection. It is our responsibility to be accurate and help our clients avoid errors. Since graduating Y-Combinator in 2014, Checkr’s product has shifted the on-demand economy. We already host an elite roster of more than 3,000 customers and partners including Uber, Instacart, Handy, Zenefits, iCracked, Caviar, and more. We are looking for highly talented teammates to help us continue our growth.

    Our Co-Founders

    Daniel Yanisse (LinkedIn)
    Jonathan Perichon (LinkedIn)

    Checkr Core Values

    Drive & Grit - Get sh*t done
    Humility - Be humble, kind and respectful to others
    Smart & Resourceful - Thoughtful and swift thinking
    Connection - Build relationships through support and acceptance
    Learning - Amass experiences and knowledge
    Excellence with Purpose - Excitement to deliver your standard of excellence; meaningful work
    Transparency - Communicate with transparency and honesty
    Positivity & Appreciation - Believe there is always a solution, enjoy the journey; have fun

    Tech stack

    Ruby, Sinatra, AngularJS, CasperJS, RabbitMQ, MongoDB, MySQL, AWS, Kubernetes


    Compensation and retirement

    401k plan

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)

    Values and quality of life

    Catered meals
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