Staff Engineer (Remote) new

We have a customer slack group and we received a lot of Pull Requests from users every week. You have strong engineering and architecture experience, and…...

At PostHog, we are looking for a Staff Engineer to join our growing Engineering team.

We’re a small (but growing) team building an open source platform that empowers customers to create successful products.

Until now, tools for building products have been fragmented. Product analytics, heat maps, session recording and A/B testing all provide immense value, but existing tools weren’t natively built to work together.

PostHog is different by offering these tools (and more) in a single platform that you can host yourself.

We started PostHog as part of Y Combinator’s W20 cohort and had the most successful B2B software launch on HackerNews since 2012 – with a product that was just 4 weeks old.

We’re proudly backed by some of the world’s top investors and believe in product-led growth, where we build something awesome and let our product bring the users, rather than an outbound sales team and regular cold calls.

What does this mean for you? We have a lot of capital, but we’re a lean, strong team – so you’ve got the opportunity to have a huge impact!

Here’s how you’ll be contributing to our Engineering Team:
Our roadmap for 2021 focuses on three things – reach parity with other product analytics tools (but better), ensuring we have the best developer platform for event-based analytics and making it easy to deploy and maintain a scalable version of PostHog – for free

We just split into small teams to optimize for speed, autonomy and innovation.

We keep cycles very short. There is a roadmap session every two weeks – each developer suggests what they want to build to have the most significant impact, then they do just that. You choose what you focus on, and you are responsible for tests, user feedback, and tracking.

The technical challenge here is designing a highly scalable product right out of the box when deployed on premise, supporting a wide breadth of features that give users superpowers, and enabling an ecosystem of contributors and plugins from anyone in the world so PostHog becomes a true platform.

You will be working directly with our customers. We have a customer slack group and we received a lot of Pull Requests from users every week.

This role will give you the opportunity to:
Work with _the_ most transparent company, ever. We’re open-source and fully remote. In order to enable teams to make great decisions, we share as much information as we can.

We are open source – building a huge community around a free-for-life product is key to PostHog’s strategy.

Work autonomously and maximize your impact – we won’t tell you what to do, you will choose what to work on next based on what is going to have the biggest impact on our customers.

Solve big problems – we haven’t built our defining feature yet. We are all about acting fast, innovating and iterating.

Our users do not use PostHog for the most complex querying of user data imaginable. W e aren’t going to use { machine learning | AI | blockchain } any time soon.


What you’ll bring:
You have strong engineering and architecture experience, and experience in hiring, coaching and mentoring (junior) Engineers and working on cross-team projects.

You have a strong entrepreneurial mindset. You might have been a founder previously, have built an impressive side project or led on a project in our day job.

You have exceptional analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills

You are passionate about product and user experience – customers are at the heart of everything you do

You have strong communication skills. We document everything, most of it publicly, so you will need to have strong communication skills.

You move fast, have a strong bias to action and you don’t shy away from treading on toes.


What we offer in return:
Generous, transparent compensation and equity

Unlimited, auto-approved vacation

Health insurance via Bupa and Health Cash Plan with Medicash

Generous parental leave

Training budget and free books

£300/month budget towards coworking or café working

Each year we organise fully paid company off-sites – this year we are meeting in Portugal in late August! Sometimes it’s good to speak face to face.

Carbon offsetting for work travel with Project Wren

Sold? Apply now and tell us:
How you can achieve the above in a few sentences

Why you’re drawn to us

Your resumé and/or LinkedIn

Not sold? Learn more first

How we hire

We ask for your best work, and in return pay generously and have exceptional benefits

Learn about the team you’d be working with

Getting hiring right is key to diversity. Learn about how we think about this.

We believe people from diverse backgrounds, with different identities and experiences, make our product and our company better. No matter your background, we’d love to hear from you! Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there’s any way we can make the interview process better for you; we’re happy to accommodate!