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Software Engineer (Remote)

At Kona, we help remote teams build trust and fight burnout.

This is a full-time, fully-remote position. If you’re interested in building software that helps make empathy mainstream at work, this is the position for you.

You’ll get a ton of learning, ownership over the product, and a driving seat in our journey :)

Technical Details

  • Manager: You’ll report to Andrew Zhou (co-founder, Product/Eng) and work closely with Sid Pandiya (co-founder/CEO) alongside an engineering team of 4 (growing to 9 this year).
  • Compensation: Salary + Equity
  • Benefits: Health, Vision, Dental (75% of each is covered by the company)
  • PTO: Unlimited, with minimum 15 days per year (we encourage each other to take time off)

Technologies we use:

Python, React, AWS, GitHub


  • Build and support APIs in Python
  • Build and support frontend experiences in React/Typescript
  • Manage simple AWS architecture
  • Learn from customer needs (watch customer call recordings, chat with customers on Slack and occasional video calls)
  • Work with founders and other engineers to make decisions on product, architecture, UX, etc.

Technical Qualifications**:**

  • Any modern programming language (we use Python)
  • Cloud infrastructure tools (we use AWS ECS)
  • NoSQL or SQL databases (we use AWS DynamoDB)
  • Full-stack development

What we’ll love about you:

  • You have experience building or directly contributing to a great product
  • You care about mental health, burnout, and wellbeing at work
  • You’re excited about new products and want to be responsible for owning and improving a new, growing codebase
  • You have empathy for users and can put yourself in their shoes
  • You have a strong learner’s mindset and are motivated by personal growth

What does success look like in this role?

In 1-2 years as a successful engineer at Kona, you will...

  • Own and deliver on multiple company-defining projects
  • Lay the foundation for tech that will scale to millions of users
  • Meaningfully impact culture at some of the top companies in the world
  • Help build and scale the engineering team and culture
  • Lead experiments and drive learnings in relevant aspects of building a startup (product, UX, technical architecture, hiring, company values, etc.)
  • Grow as an engineer and human in ways you wouldn’t have expected

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