Work for one of our portfolio companies

Senior Software Engineer, Developer Productivity



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 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 on our Developer Productivity team to support our mission.

This role is available to those wishing to work in our San Francisco and New York offices on a hybrid work model or those wishing to be fully remote in the United States.

About the Role

In this role, you will be working on initiatives that make all engineers at Patreon more productive. This includes ownership of continuous integration, continuous deployment, and developer environments. You will meet with engineers from across the org to better understand their pain points to tooling and improve processes.

Areas you will be working on

  • Developer environment (EC2)

  • Deliver pipelines (CI/CD) at scale

  • CircleCI for continuous integration

  • Kubernetes + Argo CD / Argo Rollouts for continuous deployments

  • Automated test selection

  • GitHub automation

  • In-house tooling to manage the deployment life cycle of our python monolith

About You

  • Experienced Software Engineer who is passionate about making other engineers more productive and efficient

  • Deeply empathetic individual who can understand our constituents pain paints and work toward providing tide rising improvements to developer ergonomics

  • You take a data driven approach to delivering impact by establishing and using metrics to guide their decision making

  • You like simplifying complex systems

  • Proficiency with Python, ansible, and bash

  • Have experience with CircleCI or similar continuous integration systems

  • Experience with build systems like Bazel, Gradle, or Make

  • Strong oral and written communication; comfortable presenting to the engineering department

  • Prior experience using kubernetes is a bonus but not required

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.