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What we're building


At Tidelift, we help organizations effectively manage the open source behind modern applications. Through the Tidelift Subscription, we deliver a comprehensive management solution, including the tools to create customizable catalogs of known-good, proactively maintained components backed by Tidelift and its open source maintainer partners.
 
Tidelift enables organizations to accelerate development and reduce risk when building applications with open source, so they can create even more incredible software, even faster.
 
We're well-funded and growing fast. You will play a large role in tackling challenging problems and helping build the company, while learning alongside our experienced team.
 
Find out more about us on tidelift.com or read about us in Wired or Business Insider.  
 

How you can help

We’re looking for senior engineers to jump in and help us continue to build a product that is used by developers and benefits open source maintainers! Our backend is mostly written in Ruby although we have been starting to build some small components with Go. And of course, there is JavaScript on the frontend. The backend includes APIs consumed by the frontend as well as a backend processing pipeline. As a senior engineer, you will lead the design for larger components of our product. At this level, in addition to being a generalist, there is probably an area where you consider yourself exceptionally strong which could be frontend development, operations, systems design, or perhaps skills we haven’t considered.

 
Tidelift is working with companies to make it simple to trust, ship, and grow open source. Our customers use our tools and services to centralize and reduce the effort required to take care of the open source they rely on. You can read the docs to learn more, and ask us tough questions. 

This team

We want a team where everyone cares about users, design, building a business, and one another. We’re also aiming for work-life harmony: we believe in doing good work, with urgency and pragmatism, but at a sustainable pace. We value big impact as opposed to long hours.

Our values

We’re trying to build a healthy, values-driven culture. We want to be:
  • Optimistic: We see an amazing future ahead, and want to inspire others to share in it. This is both internal—building each other up and looking for the best in people—and external—we know open source is awesome, and we want to make it even better.
  • Practical: We know words and ideas alone won’t change lives. We help people most by creating a pragmatic, viable, and sustainable business that works for everyone. So we care about usability, design, and honest assessment of costs and benefits.
  • Additive: We want an environment that encourages and inspires growth, both for individuals and for the open source community as a whole. That means embracing a growth mindset, and valuing culture add over culture fit.
  • Inclusive: We believe technology will be stronger when it better reflects the voices and ideas of society as a whole. So we want people from different backgrounds and experiences to not just be represented, but to be heard, valued, and flourish. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment.
 

How we work

In this role, you would have the option to work remotely anywhere in the US. Our team is distributed-by-default and our practices and tools reflect this.

We believe in the urgency of our mission and the importance of doing good work, but also know this is a marathon and not a sprint. Hours can be flexible within reason if necessary to meet personal needs (like child, medical, or elder care). 
 

Compensation, benefits, and career

Compensation is competitive with other Boston-area startups, including health insurance, flexible vacation, 401(k), short-term disability, parental leave, and equity.
 
We invest in every employee’s growth, and support professional development that aligns with your goals and how you learn best.

How to apply 

Fill out the form below. We'd love it if you add a thoughtful note about your goals and your background. We’ll get back to you promptly!

Please note that we are not looking to hire contractors or outsourced development teams.

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