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Staff Backend Engineer, Creator Experience



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 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 Staff Backend Engineer to support our mission.

This role is based in New York or San Francisco 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 products that enhance the experience of Patreon creators

  • 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

  • 10+ years of experience in backend software development

  • In depth knowledge of Python, PHP, Java or a similar general purpose language

  • Strong understanding of web servers, API design frameworks, and data modeling

  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate requirements gathering, decision-making, and knowledge sharing.

  • Holds a high standard of quality and craft with an eye for UX and engineering detail

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

  • Penchant for solving complex requirements with elegant and simple solutions

  • Enthusiastic about building for creators

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.