Patreon is hiring a

Software Engineer - Payments

San Francisco, United States


We believe that people who make great things should get paid for the value they give to the world.
We strive to provide creators with insight, education and tools that make it fast and easy to run a business as a professional creator, so that creators can focus on making art.

Patreon aspires to be among the tech industry’s most inclusive work environments. A diversity of perspectives will help us build for our diverse community of creators and patrons, and enable us to best accomplish our mission of funding the creative class.

We make it easy to make Patreon better. We build fast and emphasize shipping. We use continuous deployment to ship 30-40x / day. Our work culture is very autonomous. You self-assign to projects you are most passionate about, fix problems as you see fit, and collaborate with the rest of the company to ship your code.

We work hard to maintain a bottom-up decision-making culture. We empower our employees by providing a clear vision and tools to fulfill that vision. We believe that hiring smart, ambitious people, and giving them strong ownership of their work leads to the best results.

What you will get to do:

  • Develop and maintain our payments infrastructure, the heart of our service.
  • Scale and stabilize a system that moves millions of dollars each month.
  • Ensure our creators get paid in full on time.
  • Constantly improve our team practices and efficiency.
  • Work with people from all walks of life.

What skills we ask for:

  • You have experience with payments APIs, such as Stripe, Braintree, PayPal and Payoneer.
  • You have a solid understanding of accounting best practices, such as double-entry bookkeeping and append-only transaction logs.
  • You have experience shipping quality code, releasing early, and iterating rapidly.
  • You understand databases mechanics and how to effectively utilize them.
  • You have opinions on what makes effective programming and testing practices.
  • You are smart about scheduling and planning.
  • You know how to write clear code.
  • You dislike dogmatism.

What you will be able to accomplish:

  • Build a product that helps creators pay rent and enable higher levels of creativity.
  • Focus on the problems that you feel will foster your best personal career growth.
  • Have a kick-ass time building a product that creators need to thrive.

Who you’ll work with:

  • An energetic team full of passion for our product.
  • Teammates who excel not only at their job but often have artistic talents.

Our stack includes Stripe, Braintree, Python, Flask, MySQL, AWS, Cartographer and much more. If you think you’re capable of excelling at these tasks and would like to join our team in San Francisco, please apply below.