Senior Software Engineer - Platform

Remote - Anywhere Full Time Senior
$147K - $174K Yearly

Published on July 03, 2024

ConvertKit is delightful email marketing software built for creators. We help creators own their audience and turn fans into customers. For makers, authors, chefs, musicians, athletes, and anyone else making a living by creating the culture we all love, there isn’t a better tool for reaching inboxes. More importantly, there isn’t a team more committed to helping creators earn a living doing work that matters.

We’re on a mission to help creators earn $1B using our SaaS email marketing platform. We are 100% independent, 100% remote and are growing rapidly.

We are proud to have built a product that our customers love, and we’re looking for people who have enthusiasm and belief in our mission, vision, and values to join our team.

ConvertKit is a powerful marketing platform built for creators, by creators. We help creators grow and monetize their audience with ease. For coaches, YouTubers, authors, podcasters, and other creatives, there isn’t a better marketing hub to rely on to grow audiences, automate email marketing, and sell digital products - all within one platform. More importantly, there isn’t a team more committed to helping creators earn a living.
We’re on a mission to help creators earn $1 billion using our creator marketing platform. We have always been 100% independent and 100% remote. We are proud to have built a product that our customers love, and we look for people who have enthusiasm and belief in our mission, vision, and values to join our team.
The ConvertKit culture is one where emotional intelligence is valued, radical candor is encouraged, and where everyone works together to uphold a set of shared team principles.
The Role
You’ll join a team of engineers responsible for building out the extensibility platform that furthers our mission to help creators to earn a living online. The ConvertKit developer platform enables creators to bring their existing apps and integrations right into ConvertKit, and we’re just getting started building a thriving ecosystem.
This group cares deeply about creators and helping them along their journey. We’re looking for an engineer with an ownership mindset who has deep engineering expertise building developer platforms, empathy for the creators that we serve, and is eager to work on a deliberately small, fast-paced team that ships consistently. 
To learn more about how our engineering team works, you can peruse our engineering blog.
  • Own solving problems across the full stack in collaboration with your team
  • Actively participate in driving the technical direction of our codebase
  • Collaborate with team members across the organization
  • Proactively communicate with cross-functional stakeholders, especially in product, engineering, and design
  • Maintain existing, well-loved platform functionality and features
  • At least seven years building software in a team environment or equivalent experience. Years of experience doesn’t always capture expertise, so we encourage you to apply if you can demonstrate you’re well versed in building software in a team environment.
  • At least four years working professionally on a Ruby on Rails application - if you don’t have four years of experience but can demonstrate a confident grasp of Ruby on Rails, we encourage you to apply
  • Experience working with JavaScript and React (or comparable framework)
  • Experience writing data-intensive systems that are accessible, scalable, maintainable, and performant
  • Comfortable working remotely in an autonomous environment - you don’t mind asking questions and problem solving in public communication channels
  • Able to work in US time zones - you don’t have to live in those time zones, but you have to be able to collaborate with your teammates during those times
  • Belief in our mission, vision, and values
Nice to Haves
  • Experience building and/or integrating with developer platforms
  • Experience working with Elasticsearch, Cassandra, and/or MySQL
Compensation + Perks + Benefits
ConvertKit has standardized salaries based on position, no matter where you live. For this role, we’re hiring at a level 3 ($147,000) or level 4 ($174,000). Level is determined based on experience and our interview process.
Other benefits include:
  • Profit Sharing
  • ConvertKit equity
  • 401k with a 5% match
  • Monthly medical benefits up to $1,850 a month toward premiums. Dental and vision premiums covered 100%
  • $4,000 equipment allowance for your first two years, $3,000 budget every following two years
  • Individual learning + development budget ($3,500/year)
  • Gender affirming benefits
  • Childcare benefit up to $3,000 annually
  • Twenty (20) days of paid time off during each year of employment
  • Paid paid vacation: An after-tax bonus of $1,000 for taking five consecutive days of vacation where you’re fully unplugged from work
  • Ten (10) paid holidays a year
  • Two weeks of paid sick time each year, including mental health + well being days
  • Twelve (12) weeks paid parental leave and flexible scheduling in your child’s first year
  • Up to six weeks of paid bereavement leave, medical leave, and disaster after six months of employment, two weeks of each paid leave in your first six months
  • Winter Break Closure: ConvertKit closes for a week at the end of December, giving everyone a collective break to enjoy the holiday season. Essential support services remain available, with teams coordinating to ensure coverage during this period
  • Four-week, paid sabbatical after five years with the team
How to Apply
We know that most people hate interviewing (we relate!). We aim to make it as good of an experience as we can, and part of that includes keeping you informed during the process.
Here’s what you can expect from the process:
  1. 30 min - Recruiter Screen
  2. 45 min - Hiring Manager screen
  3. Work Sample
  4. 90 min - Working session with the team
  5. 60 min - Culture Contribution Chat
  6. 30 min - Hiring Manager Wrap Up
To get started, complete this application, including answers to the questions on the next page. We read every single application, and your responses to our application questions help put your experience into context.
ConvertKit is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in all of its forms, and we hire the best person we can for each role, no matter your personal background. Research tells us that applicants who are female or non-binary, as well as applicants who are people of color, are less likely to apply for roles they do not feel 100% qualified for. If you think you meet more than 50% of our requirements but fewer than 100% of them, please apply. We’re imperfect communicators, so think of our job postings as the starting point for discussion rather than proof that you shouldn’t apply.
ConvertKit does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.