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Senior Backend Engineer, Platform



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

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 Backend Engineer to support our mission.

This role is based in San Francisco or 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

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.