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Remote Senior Software Engineer

Job Description

Posted 15 days ago

ConvertKit is a creator marketing platform built to empower creators to earn a living online. We help them own their audience and turn fans into customers. For makers, authors, chefs, musicians, athletes, and anyone else making a living by creating the culture we all love, there isn’t a better tool for reaching inboxes. More importantly, there isn’t a team more committed to helping creators earn a living doing work that matters.

We’re on a mission to help creators earn $1 billion using our SaaS marketing platform. We have always been 100% independent and 100% remote. We are proud to have built a product that our customers love, that 25,000+ creators use to earn a living, and we look for people who have enthusiasm and belief in our mission, vision, and values to join our team.

The ConvertKit culture is one where emotional intelligence is valued, radical candor is encouraged, and where everyone works together to uphold a set of shared team principles.

The Role

You’ll join a small team of engineers responsible for building and supporting ConvertKit Commerce. ConvertKit Commerce allows our users to bridge the gap between growing and connecting with their audience and earning an income. You’ll collaborate with other engineers, designers, and product managers to build new features and support existing ones. The Commerce team also supports the organization through billing and compliance tools and projects.

Responsibilities

  • Own solving problems across the full stack in collaboration with your team
  • Actively participate in driving the technical direction of our codebase
  • Architect and build features end to end
  • Collaborate with with teams across the organization
  • In your first year, it’s possible you’ll work on:

    • Adding support for new types of digital products, like scheduling or courses
    • Improving our reporting to surface important insights to creators
    • Integrating commerce features with the rest of our application
    • Requirements

      • At least four years building software in a team environment or equivalent experience. Years of experience doesn’t always capture expertise, so we encourage you to apply if you can demonstrate you’re well versed in building software in a team environment
      • At least two years working professionally on a Ruby on Rails application or equivalent experience. Years of experience doesn’t always capture expertise, so we encourage you to apply if you can demonstrate a confident grasp of Ruby on Rails. Have more experience than that? Even better
      • Experience writing code that is accessible, scalable, maintainable, and performant
      • Comfortable working remotely in an autonomous environment - you don’t mind asking questions and problem solving in public communication channels
      • Able to work in US time zones - you don’t have to live in those time zones, but you have to be able to collaborate with your teammates during those times
      • Belief in our mission, vision, and values
      • Nice to Haves

        • Experience working with JavaScript and React
        • Experience working on a SaaS product
        • Experience working with Stripe, Shopify, or other payment platforms and storefront
        • Benefits

          ConvertKit has standardized salaries based on position, no matter where you live. We have six engineering levels. For this role, we’re hiring at a level 3 ($140,000) or level 4 ($166,500). The level is based upon your experience, our interview process, and our engineering matrix.

          Other benefits include:

          • Profit Sharing - Learn about profit sharing and compensation at ConvertKit
          • Four weeks paid vacation
          • $1,000 yearly vacation bonus for taking five consecutive days of vacation, fully unplugged from work
          • 10 paid holidays in addition to the vacation time outlined above
          • Four-week, paid sabbatical after five years with the team
          • Two weeks of paid sick + mental health and wellbeing time per year
          • Up to six weeks of paid bereavement leave, medical leave, and disaster after six months of employment, two weeks of each paid leave in your first six months
          • 12 weeks paid parental leave and flexible scheduling in your child’s first year
          • Monthly medical benefits up to $1,600 a month toward premiums. Dental and vision premiums covered 100%
          • 401k with a 5% match
          • $3,000 annual childcare benefit
          • $4,000 equipment allowance for your first two years, $2,500 budget every following two years (US employees only)
          • $3,500 annual learning development budget
          • The team gathers twice a year for fantastic virtual or in-person retreats
          • How to Apply

            We know that most people hate interviewing (we relate!). We aim to make it as good an experience as we can, and part of that includes keeping you informed during the process.

            Here’s what the full set of hiring steps looks like:

            • Complete your application, which includes two, short-answer questions that help contextualize your experience
            • Phone screen with the hiring manager
            • Complete a short, 2-hour coding and writing assignment
            • Technical interview to discuss the homework assignment and your technical knowledge with two engineers on the team
            • Culture contribution interview with a product team member and another person from the team
            • To get started, complete this application, including answers to the questions on the next page. We read every single application, and your responses to our application questions help put your experience into context.

              ConvertKit is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in all of its forms, and we hire the best person we can for each role, no matter your personal background. Research tells us that applicants who are female or non-binary, as well as applicants who are people of color, are less likely to apply for roles they do not feel 100% qualified for. If you think you meet more than 50% of our requirements but fewer than 100% of them, please apply. We’re imperfect communicators, so think of our job postings as the starting point for discussion rather than proof that you shouldn’t apply.

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