Product Engineer

Remote
Experience: Mid-Level

We're a team of 100+ people living and working remotely in 15+ countries. We're working hard to build a diverse and collaborative team that can empathize with each other to solve hard problems and build a product we can be proud of. For the past six years, Zapier has been helping people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We get together 2-3 times per year for a company retreat, and benefits include great healthcare, dental and vision coverage, 401k retirement plan with company match, profit sharing and 14 weeks paid leave for new parents.

Hi there! We're looking for a Product Engineer to join the engineering team at Zapier. Want to help engineer a simple product that allows anyone to do complex, incredible things with the world's APIs? Then keep reading!

Even though our job description may seem like we're looking for a specific candidate, the role inevitably ends up tailored to the person who applies and joins. Regardless of how well you feel you fit our description, we encourage you to apply if:

You care deeply about building products that simplify the lives of millions of people through automation.

About You

You love building new things. Most of what you’ll do each day is guiding, building and maintaining Zapier's core workflow engine and platform. This is a full-stack position, so you’ll be working across the entire Zapier codebase. You'll have a primary focus on backend development in Python. You'll also be working with frontend tech, our developer platform and more. Zapier is built on Django, React, node.js and AWS. We use modern tools, which means you’ll have the opportunity to work with software like Memcached, RabbitMQ, Zookeeper, Docker, Redis, Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible and much more.

You have worked with teams before on large Python projects. You’re also familiar with frameworks for several languages like Django/Flask and React/Backbone.js. You understand how to design systems in a distributed manner across hundreds (and even thousands) of servers - we handle 100s of millions of API calls every week and are growing fast.

You love shipping to customers. Your engineering projects will focus on understanding customers' needs and translating those needs from product specifications into functional, production ready code. You'll have the opportunity to ship code daily that will be used by millions of people.

You love doing things efficiently. At Zapier, we believe in “Don't be a Robot, Build the Robot.” We build systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves.

You love learning. Engineering is an ever-evolving world. You enjoy playing with new tech and exploring areas that you might not have experience with yet.

You love to set your own course. You will have a team meeting and a one-on-one meeting every week where you can help direct the course of your projects. You'll have a direct impact on what we work on next.

Things You Might Do

Zapier is a small, fast-growing, and remote-first company, so you'll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you'll probably do:

  • Help scale a fast-growing and unique system - our workflow engine connects with hundreds of APIs across thousands of servers
  • Plan and build product features - directly impact how our customers can be more productive
  • Improve our developer platform - directly impact the way partner devs add their apps to Zapier
  • Ship code to millions of users every week
  • Work with hundreds of different API integrations
  • Give back to the community via open source and blog posts
  • Help customers via support to ensure they have the best experience possible

You’ll also have the opportunity to specialize in a variety of areas of the Zapier codebase, including core product or platform development. Focusing on a specialization will not limit your area for growth at Zapier as each engineer brings a unique perspective and can contribute differently in all areas. We encourage participation and will frequently have engineers contribute across teams to assist in projects.

To be considered for this role, please complete the application here: https://zapier.workable.com/j/960B9AC3ED

We're not accepting applications from agencies.

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Equal Opportunity Statement

Zapier is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented and empathetic people no matter their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or age. Our code of conduct provides a beacon for the kind of company we strive to be and we celebrate our differences because those differences are what allow us to make a product that serves a global user base.

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