Platform and Payments Engineer

Kickstarter is looking for a back end engineer who will contribute directly to our platform for creators and makers, and who loves building new products and solving problems.

You’d join our Platform and Payments team, where you would gracefully evolve our monolithic app into services and support our payments infrastructure, which has processed over $3 billion in pledges.

We're seeking a skilled and passionate engineer who is friendly, collaborative, and supportive, and who values personal growth and positive feedback. Our engineering team works closely with designers and product managers in small teams to build fun project discovery modes, elegant project management tools, and top-tier payments processing. We use ad-hoc QA clusters to test and demo new features, GitHub pull requests for peer review, and continuous deployment with feature flags for smooth rollouts. You can read more about us on our blog, Backing & Hacking.

We'd love to talk to engineers with 2+ years experience building web applications, and have a wide variety of skills and interests, including:

  • Ruby on Rails, Java

  • Data stores - we use MySQL, Redis, Elasticsearch, Kinesis, and Redshift

  • GraphQL

  • Functional programming

  • Payments

If any of these sound interesting to you, please send us your resume, some links to your work, and tell us a bit about yourself!

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This position is full-time and on-site at our beautiful office in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. All full-time employees are eligible for our terrific benefits program, which includes stock options, full health/dental/vision coverage, 401k contribution, generous vacation and family leave, and a wide variety of social and cultural events.

Kickstarter is a Public Benefit Corporation, and our mission is to help bring creative projects to life. We measure our success as a company by how well we achieve that mission, not by the size of our profits. In our charter, we spell out our mission, our values, and the commitments we have made to pursue them.