We build systems to protect eCommerce from fraud and abuse. We take pride in building the foundations for a safer Internet, at massive scale, with a lean team.
$ cat Forter
Our trust engine provides decisions on every critical interaction on the merchant’s website or mobile app. Our customers trigger API calls to get real-time (<500ms) decisions for critical questions such as “Should we approve this transaction?”, “Should we trigger MFA for this login attempt?”, “Should we approve this signup attempt?” and more.
We solve the earliest issue of the web - not knowing who is behind the screen. Fraudsters and abusers often change their attack vectors when caught, making our life more interesting. There is never “done” in this business (tip: ask us about our favorite fraud story in your interview with us).
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These core values are fundamental to us as individuals and as a team:
SUSTAINABILITY
So that you can invest in your personal growth for years to come, rather than a short sprint to level up and burnout.
DEEP MASTERY
So that you can seek for consistent yet incremental improvement in areas you want to become an expert at.
PLAYFUL CREATIVITY
So that you can seek to constantly try new things even if they’re tiny. Doing things for the first time allows us to test new areas for growth, and enhance our capacity for failures.
RAW HAPPINESS
So that you’ll feel excited arriving to work and be in a safe and supportive environment. Positivity, empathy, and happiness are skills worth learning.
AUTHENTICITY
So you could feel that what you do has a direct impact on the business while acting with what feels right to us as individuals. By being who we are, we can escape competition doing what we do best, and what we love, for the long run.
TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION
So that you'll know someone else has your back. We celebrate differences and synergies & push for those.
$ diff us others
From being heard, through impacting and changing, to architecture talks & designs. With great culture and company-wide events, Forter is truly one of a kind in its field.
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Our talented employees take an active part in the engineering community. From visiting and giving lectures in meet-ups across the globe, to hosting ones in office. We also like to make fun so we built softwareArchitectureAddict.com and shared a few more stories:
INCIDENT MGMT: HOW TO HIRE PEOPLE WITH A KNACK FOR IT
Anna Tsibulskaya <1 Year at Forter
How much time do you spend thinking about soft skills when hiring engineers? This post will help you
look for the right talent.
How much time do you spend thinking about soft skills when hiring engineers? This post will help you look for the right talent.
SOFTWARE LEAD WEEKLY
Oren Ellenbogen 6 Years at Forter
For 7 years straight, Oren Ellenbogen, Forter's VP of Engineering, releases a weekly summary of his
favorite blog posts and media.
For 7 years straight, Oren Ellenbogen, Forter's VP of Engineering, releases a weekly summary of his favorite blog posts and media.
SECURITY 101 FOR SAAS STARTUPS
Itai Friendinger 6 Years at Forter
So you are working at a startup, and you have been wondering at what point should you start looking into
security considerations and compliance? Read our advice.
So you are working at a startup, and you have been wondering at what point should you start looking into security considerations and compliance? Read our advice.
DO YOU TRUST YOUR FRONT-END TESTS AS MUCH AS WE DO?
Ori Weingart 4 Years at Forter
The Engineering Team at Forter requires incredible agility – while we don’t have a QA team, we want to
deploy any change to production immediately without sacrificing quality. To support this mindset, we began searching for an end-to-end web UI testing framework.
The Engineering Team at Forter requires incredible agility – while we don’t have a QA team, we want to deploy any change to production immediately without sacrificing quality. To support this mindset, we began searching for an end-to-end web UI testing framework.
HOW WE WROTE A CRASH-FREE MOBILE SDK
Or Polaczek 5 Years at Forter
This talk tells our developer-story from when we created our mobile SDK, covering the different challenges we
faced and how we got from 10,000 devices to 1 billion devices.
This talk tells our developer-story from when we created our mobile SDK, covering the different challenges we faced and how we got from 10,000 devices to 1 billion devices.
9.5 LOW LATENCY DECISION AS A SERVICE DESIGN PATTERNS
Itai Friendinger 6 Years at Forter
A few hundred milliseconds latency is achievable for a complex fraud prevention system, but with very little
wiggle room. We share our lessons learned so far.
A few hundred milliseconds latency is achievable for a complex fraud prevention system, but with very little wiggle room. We share our lessons learned so far.
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Everyday at Forter is a busy day. Here are some numbers to allow you to grasp our scale.
>50,000,000 a day
Decisions provided in real-time
>$140B in 2019
Volume processed and growing rapidly
>100K per second
Events processed from mobile & web
$ echo tools & infra
We’re running on top of AWS with “immutable infrastructure”. To name a few technologies we use:
Javascript
NodeJS
Python
Spark
Kotlin
Java
Redis
MySQL
ElasticSearch
Logstash
Kibana
Jenkins
Chef
Docker
Terraform
Snowflake
Couchbase
GraphQL
React
VueJS
Web Components
Webpack
Rollup
Storybook
$ grep office
Located in the heart of Tel-Aviv, you'll have the chance to work in an amazing workspace, with a fun startup atmosphere.
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Apart from being surrounded by awesome people, we also offer:
STRONG BODY, STRONG MIND
Forter cares about your health and hosts weekly pilates courses, as well as annual marathon runs and other sport events.
DOLLARS & MORE
You'll get competitive pay, advancement opportunities, career guidance, and referral bonuses if we hire someone you recommend.
WORK FROM WHEREVER WORKS FOR YOU
With Forterians across the globe and a flexible work from home policy, we support a work/life balance that keeps you centered.
TAKE TIME OFF TO REST & RECHARGE
We provide flexible paid time off, so you can follow your passions, visit family, or just relax.
DOGGO IS MAN’S BEST FRIEND
Cats may rule the Internet, but dogs rule the office. Bring your best friend to work or enjoy unconditional love from our many office dogs.
A TEAM THAT PLAYS TOGETHER, STAYS TOGETHER
We hold monthly events for all employees, regardless of location, and fly everyone together for special events.