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Senior Software Engineer - Payments



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 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 Software Engineer to support our mission.

This role is based in 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

  • You'll help scale and expand capabilities of Patreon's payment platform that helps creators get paid effectively and on time, every time.

  • Lead and contribute to the development and design of the Payments platform and tools to support the payment processing at Patreon.

  • Collaborate with platform and infrastructure teams to improve our automated testing and reliability of our payments platform.

  • Collaborate with product managers, designers, and other engineers to build new functionality, while maintaining a delightful user experience, motivated by passion for our shared mission.

  • Work with a supportive team to get things done with the right mix of quality and agility.

  • Work with Java, Python, Flask, Spring Boot, MySQL, and AWS, introducing other technologies when it makes sense.

  • Build a strong product-minded, engineering culture by mentoring and guiding engineers inside and outside the team

About You

  • 5+ years of experience in backend software 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

  • Experience designing, building, deploying, monitoring and maintaining code in a service-oriented architecture

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

  • Experience building products in the payments domain is a plus, but not a strict requirement for this role

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.