Senior Software Engineer, Web

We believe that people who make great things should get paid for the value they give to the world. Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid for their work. We strive to provide creators with insight, education and tools that make it fast and easy to run their creative business, so that creators can focus on making art. And it’s working. Last year, we paid over $150 million directly to creators.

Patreon aspires to be among the tech industry’s most inclusive work environments. To learn how we're working towards this, please click here!

We make it easy to make Patreon better. We build fast and emphasize shipping. We continuously deploy to production. We support each other while fostering ownership. We work on projects we’re passionate about, fix problems as we see them, and collaborate with the rest of the company to ship amazing things.

We work hard to maintain a bottom-up decision-making culture. We believe that hiring smart, ambitious people, and giving them strong ownership of their work, with a clear vision and great tools, leads to the best results.

What you will get to do:

  • Design and prototype new features, while reimagining existing features with fellow engineers. 
  • Lead development of critical projects, working with and mentoring other engineers. 
  • Collaborate with Patreon designers and product to create the best possible experiences for our creators and patrons.
  • Elevate the quality of our shared codebase, writing highly readable, performant code. 
  • Present learnings, review code, and advocate for best practices across the engineering organization.
  • Work with React, Webpack, Babel (EcmaScript 2015) and other modern tools given the opportunity.

What skills we ask for:

  • Design and prototype new features, while reimagining existing features with fellow engineers.
  • Lead and contribute to development of critical projects, working with and mentoring other team members.
  • Collaborate with Patreon designers and product to create the best possible experiences for our creators and patrons.
  • Elevate the quality of our shared codebase, writing highly readable, performant code.
  • Present learnings, review code, and advocate for best practices across the engineering organization.
  • Work with React, Webpack, Babel (EcmaScript 2015), Python 3.6, Flask, MySQL, AWS, Redis, and Kafka, introducing other technologies when it makes sense.
  • Work with a supportive team to get things done with the right mix of quality and agility.
  • Advocate for optimized practices across the engineering organization.
  • Collaborate with people from all walks of life, motivated by passion for our shared mission.
  • Build a product that helps creators focus on their work while making a living through our platform.

Projects you may work on:

  • Design, build and deploy scalable stream and graph processing systems to power model training and real-time automated decision making.
  • Expanding our fraud and risk service, which processes thousands of transactions per minute, ensuring our creators and patron are safe and secure.
  • Building tools to help creators manage their businesses, gain insights from their data, and get closer to their biggest fans.
  • Contribute at a global scale.

Who you’ll work with:

  • An energetic team full of passion for our product.
  • Teammates who excel not only at their job but often have artistic talents.
  • Teammates who are committed to challenging the status quo and make sure our culture at Patreon is among the most diverse and inclusive places to work.

If you think you’re capable of excelling at these tasks and would like to join our team in San Francisco, please apply below.


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