Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure/Tools

Patreon, San Francisco

A membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid

We believe that people who make great things should get paid for the value they give to the world. We strive to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it fast and easy to run a business as a professional creator so that creators can focus on making art.

Patreon aspires to be among the tech industry’s most inclusive work environments. A diversity of perspectives will help us build for our diverse community of creators and patrons, and enable us to best accomplish our mission of funding the creative class. To learn how we're working towards this, please click here!

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

Patreon is looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join our Infrastructure team and help us scale to the next level. Our user base has doubled in the last year alone, and we have paid over $100 million directly to creators on our platform. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for a senior engineer to scale up our platform and processes efficiently.

What you'll do:

  • Build and operate backend services for other engineers
  • Create tools to assist in debugging issues across our entire suite of services
  • Help solve issues and push forward our entire tech stack (especially Python & AWS)
  • Work closely with peers in infrastructure and product engineering teams
  • Prototype new tools & technologies to enhance the quality of life of your fellow engineers
  • Participate in an on-call rotation 1 week every two months

Projects you might work on:

  • Create and operationalize search infrastructure for the Patreon website
  • Design, build and maintain tools for code testing and deployment
  • Help our data science team with data warehousing and machine learning
  • Create or extract microservices to support our Patreon’s core web application

Skills and experience you possess:

  • Experience writing backend software, creating tools, and/or doing site reliability engineering
  • Experience writing scalable code for a company experiencing fast-paced growth
  • Strong programming in Python, Java, or Object-Oriented languages.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud computing, especially AWS
  • Strong grasp of Linux, MySQL and key-value stores
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment
  • Relevant understanding of networking, security, and operating system concepts
  • Empathy for users and developers, and a natural drive to improve what needs improving
  • Productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, able to collaborate and rally support

Impact you'll have:

  • Help scale a platform that empowers creators to make a living and enables their creativity
  • Deliver a high standard of quality for Patreon infrastructure and engineering
  • Influence the direction of our technical roadmap

Who you’ll work with:

  • An energetic team full of passion for our product
  • Teammates who not only excel at their job but often have artistic talents

About Patreon

Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for artists and creators to get paid. Thousands of musicians, podcasters, video game developers, comic creators, and others are making a salary on Patreon. Through ongoing funding, they are able to spend more time engaging their fan-base in an interactive way and continue to populate the internet with beautiful things that millions of people enjoy

Want to learn more about Patreon? Visit http://www.patreon.com