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Staff Backend Engineer - Media

Patreon

Patreon

Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, October 7, 2023

Patreon is the best place for creators to fire up their fandoms, share exclusive work, and turn their passions into lasting creative businesses. Over 250,000 podcasters, writers, musicians, artists, and other creative people use Patreon to reach their biggest fans directly and earn an income for the value they provide. Creators can offer paid memberships that unlock access to exclusive work and community, or sell individual digital items from their own Patreon shops.

Ultimately, our goal is simple: fund the creative class. And we’re leaders in that space, having sent over $3.5 billion to creators since our founding. We’re continuing to invest heavily in building the best creator tools with the best team in the creator economy, and are looking for a Staff Backend Engineer to support our mission.

This role is based in New York and open to those who are able to be in-office 2 days per week on a hybrid work model.

About the Role

  • Lead and contribute to the design and development of new content experiences on Patreon

  • Advocate for best patterns and practices in the areas of system design, performance, and testing

  • Drive clarity and alignment on technical vision and direction

  • Advocate for engineering systems and solutions that will accelerate product development in the long-run

  • Work with a fully cross functional team to define and deliver new product features

  • Build a strong product-minded engineering culture by mentoring and guiding engineers

About You

  • 8+ years of experience in backend software development

  • Strong experience with Python or a similar language.

  • Strong understanding of software design patterns and principles

  • Experience with relational databases (such as PostgreSQL) and NoSQL databases (such as Redis)

  • Strong understanding of RESTful API design and development

  • Excited to maintain high standard of quality and craft with an eye for user experience and engineering detail

  • A track record of building systems with attention to detail, high reliability, and high throughput

  • Proactive in communicating with your peers and cross-functional partners

About Patreon

Patreon powers creators to do what they love and get paid by the people who love what they do. Our team is passionate about making this mission and our core values come to life every day in our work. Through this work, our Patronauts:

  • Put Creators First | They’re the reason we’re here. When creators win, we win.

  • Build with Craft | We sign our name to every deliverable, just like the creators we serve.

  • Make it Happen | We don’t quit. We learn and deliver.

  • Win Together | We grow as individuals. We win as a team.

We hire talented and passionate people from different backgrounds because we want our company to represent the vast diversity of our creators. If you’re excited about a role but your prior experience doesn’t match with every bullet point outlined above, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. If you’re a creator at heart, are energized by our mission, and share our company values, we’d love to hear from you.

Patreon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Patreon offers a competitive benefits package including and not limited to salary, equity plans, healthcare, unlimited paid time off, company holidays and recharge days, commuter benefits, lifestyle stipends, learning and development stipends, patronage, parental leave, and 401k plan with matching.