Staff Software Engineer

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Staff Software Engineer Meet AppSumo

AppSumo is the digital marketplace trusted by 1M+ entrepreneurs. We’ve helped launch top B2B tools like Mailchimp, Evernote, Intercom, and Dropbox, just to name a few.

Our slogan? Work doesn’t have to suck.

What does that mean? We don't want to work soul-crushing 9-to-5s. We love it here because what we do actually matters: supporting digital creators and entrepreneurs who want to build lifestyles they’re passionate about. With thousands of successful product launches and over a million entrepreneurs served, we’re on a mission to open the doors of entrepreneurship to everyone.

You in?

About This Role

This job is about assessing where the biggest business opportunities exist on our site and implementing cutting-edge solutions that improve the AppSumo platform. In this role, you’ll work on customer-facing products and watch your code impact millions of users within days! We work hard and ship fast, but we still keep a high bar for quality and testing.

We recently rebuilt our platform with an updated tech stack that includes Python, Vue.js, Nuxt.js, Node, Javascript, AWS, ElasticSearch, all in a CICD environment.

On the day-to-day, you’ll be:
  • Working with our product and design team to deeply understand and communicate the needs of our users
  • Designing and building software to reach an audience of millions, using Python and Javascript
  • Building infrastructure to handle hundreds of petabytes of user data using Postgres, ElasticSearch, Redis, and more
  • Validating the performance of your amazing code through telemetry and dashboards
  • Working in a CI/CD environment with Python and Jenkins, and touching on AWS and Docker
  • Partnering closely with customer support to respond to user issues and solve them in a permanent, scalable way

This is a unique role best suited for someone who can fearlessly take a task and run with it, and use their broad expertise to work through the whole stack with confidence. Our ideal candidate has:

  • 8+ years of industry experience, preferably with an e-commerce SaaS/PaaS company
  • Knowledge of 3rd party integrations
  • Experience owning an entire feature from start to finish
  • Expertise with Python and/orJavascript, and AWS

In your first six months, success means learning the code base and shipping out three meaningful features to the AppSumo website.

Why work here?

At AppSumo, we’re committed to building a diverse, encouraging, and collaborative working environment—the kind of company where work doesn’t suck.

Our culture starts with treating teammates like adults. We hire kickass people. We trust you to get your work done when you have something to do. If you need to run an errand, hit the gym, or meet a friend for lunch, you’re encouraged to do so. We know your work will speak for itself.

At AppSumo, you get:

  • Competitive pay, benefits package, and 401(k) matching

  • 100% hybrid work model—work from home or the office

  • Freedom to have a side hustle (We’ll cheer you on.)

  • Open vacation (PTO) policy

  • Invites to two all-expenses-paid company trips per year (We’re talking destinations like Costa Rica.)

  • $250 per month to treat yourself (Therapy, Yoga, Massages, Tacos, whatever helps you be you.)

  • Late start/flexible hours

  • Access to our dog-friendly, snack-packed office (Austin)

  • Free lunch once a week, a computer, and work that actually makes an impact

Ready to join us?

 

Individuals seeking employment at AppSumo are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • VueLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • ExpressFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • ElasticSearchDatabases

Location

Our office is in a trendy area along E. 6th St, within walking distance of plenty of restaurants & bars. We’re also close to the train for commuters!

An Insider's view of AppSumo

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I can't stress it enough that creative professionals need to get the space to refresh our minds to stimulate our imagination. AppSumo actively encourages that with check-ins, unlimited PTO, and eliminating the Monday blues! Our team is more resilient during the work week because we have the space to live our lives and recover off the clock.

Celeste

Graphic Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At AppSumo, in order to be successful, collaboration is vital in this digital age. We have a mixture of in-office and remote employees so open communication is a must. We also take full advantage of project management tools and company chatrooms, including channels for fun stuff like music, games, and our furry companions.

Jeir

Creative Director

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

AppSumo has been nothing short of incredible when it comes to supporting my career growth. I started three years ago as an Email Marketing Manager, and was given the space and creativity to build out an entire Content department, including Design, Copy, Video, Blog, and, of course, Email (my first home ❤️).

Ilona

Head of Content

What is your vision for the company?

Our vision is to become the #1 Digital Marketplace helping millions of Everyday Entrepreneurs take life into their own hands

Ayman

President

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The AppSumo vibe is very unique. I've never been part of such a tight-knit, young team where everyone is excited about their work. I think this really helps with accountability while we WFH. No one needs to be micromanaged because they're actually invested in helping our customers and partners. Also helps that we're friends outside of work!

Nick

Head of User Acquisition

What are AppSumo Perks + Benefits

AppSumo Benefits Overview

A fun and quirky family made up of former Facebook, Mint, and Google employees that love what they do: making you love what you do!

High-fives, tacos, and constant pushed for growth are common, as well as urgency and diligence. In simpler terms: you have the best of the best working with you.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We had our first company sponsored volunteer day this year, working with the local food bank and we're working with our Culture Crew to plan virtual volunteer opportunities throughout 2021!
Partners with Nonprofits
AppSumo partners with local companies to support our communities! We recently sponsored local cookie maker Teddy V's Cookies for Teachers campaign.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We are committing to our people at AppSumo. We have employee led committees that are in charge of planning our lunch & learns, volunteer activities and CMF events for our local and broader community.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
We're doing our best to make sure that the rest of the company reflects the same diversity as our leadership team. D&I is something we care passionately about and are ready to tackle.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We are committed to equalizing our gender gap by 2023 and have tied it directly to our company's business goals. We also diverse candidates in the interview process for every role that we hire.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
AppSumo's employee's health insurance is fully paid by the company
Life Insurance
Life insurance is offered in $10K increments, from $10,000 to $30,000.
Wellness Programs
We have Corporate Mandated Fun Days that we are shifting virtually for team and community building. (Outside of Covid-19), we offer 2 company paid trips a year!
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Good luck catching the AppSumo run group! (Just kidding, everyone is welcome!)
Mental Health Benefits
We have a company sponsored EAP that covers at least 3 mental health visits.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Up to 3%! Woot Woot!
Performance Bonus
AppSumo's performance bonus plan includes everything from monthly cash rewards to annual bonuses.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 10 weeks of parental leave. Employees are also offered up to 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
We believe life is what happens outside of the office, and we support our team's individual needs to manage their schedules outside of the core working hours of 10-3.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes full-time remote for all positions through summer 2021 and flexible WFH options after!
Family Medical Leave
Employes are offered up to 12 weeks of FMLA.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Pre-covid, AppSumo regularly held community-building events for employees, friends and family! Now we've taken them online. Virtual pasta class...any takers?
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
AppSumo has unlimited PTO and strongly recommends employees take at least 1 week off per quarter,
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited hours of paid sick leave. We trust you!
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Parking on us!
Company Outings
AppSumo hosts company trips 2x a year (barring restraints from Covid)
Free Daily Meals
Pre Covid, we provided lunch daily in the office. During Covid, we have team lunches on Thursdays!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted weekly!
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
AppSumo's volleyball team's internal rivalry is the new Westside Story.
Fitness Subsidies
We offer an onsite gym for employees, but during Covid, we have created a wellness, productivity and food reimbursement.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
AppSumo. offers employees professional development through trainings and courses that are 50% covered by the company.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
AppSumo hosts lunch and learn meetings on employee suggested topics! Our most recent was on 401K and retirement planning.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Covid has made things a bit weirder than normal, so we have created we have created a wellness, productivity and food reimbursement to help offset some of the perks that employees are missing in the office.

Let us know how we can best support you!

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