Product Engineer

Remote work
July 4, 2016
Updated on
September 13, 2017
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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'll Do

Zapier is a startup, 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.

The Whole Package

Location: Planet Earth

If you want to work remote, that's cool. If you want to work near others, that's cool too. The Zapier Engineering team has members across the United States, Canada, UK, and beyond.