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Senior Software Engineer, Backend Platform



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Patreon is the best place for creators to build memberships by providing exclusive access to their work and a deeper connection with their communities. We’re building a content and community platform where creators can engage directly with their fans and monetize their creativity, while maintaining full ownership over the work they make and the communities they create.

We’re leaders in the membership space with 250,000+ active creators and over $3.5 billion paid directly to creators on our platform. Our team is building tools to optimize the creator-to-fan relationship, including native video, enhanced podcasting features, improved creation tools, and new community experiences. We’re continuing to invest heavily in building the most talented team in the Creator Economy and are looking for a Software Engineer to support our mission.

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

About the Role

As a Senior Backend Platform Software Engineer at Patreon, you will be responsible for designing and implementing scalable, high-performance backend systems that power our creator membership platform. You will collaborate with other engineers and product managers to build and maintain reliable and efficient systems that support Patreon's growth.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and implementing backend systems that handle millions of requests per day
  • Writing efficient, scalable, and maintainable code
  • Identifying and addressing performance bottlenecks
  • Building and maintaining robust APIs that support our web and mobile applications
  • Collaborating with other engineers, product managers, and designers to deliver high-quality features on time

About You

  • 5+ years of experience in backend software engineering
  • 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)
  • Experience with container orchestration (such as Kubernetes)
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) practices
  • Strong understanding of RESTful API design and development
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and deliver high-quality work on time

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 across the organization. If you’re excited about a role but your past 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.

The posted range represents the expected salary range for this job requisition and does not include any other potential components of the compensation package, benefits and perks previously outlined. Ultimately, in determining pay, we'll consider your experience, leveling, location and other job-related factors.

San Francisco Pay Range
$166,000$231,500 USD