8 Sep 2015

Full-Time Full Stack Engineer


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Job Description

We’re looking for someone to join the engineering team at Zapier. Interested in working with APIs and connecting the world’s business data? Then read on…


About You

You love building and learning new things.

Most of what you’ll do each day is guiding, building and maintaining Zapier integrations across a community of 500+ companies. You’ll work in the Zapier codebase, the developer platform and more. The stack is built on Python, Django, React, node.js and AWS. We use modern tools, which means you’ll have the opportunity to work with software like RabbitMQ, Zookeeper, Docker, Redis, Jenkins, Puppet, Ansible and much more.

You have worked with teams before on large Python projects and you’re familiar with frameworks for several languages like React/Backbone.js or Django/Flask. You also understand how to design systems in a distributed manner across hundreds (and even thousands) of servers – we deal with 100s of millions of API calls every week and growing fast.

You love working with customers to help understand their needs and translate a product spec into functional, production ready code.

You love doing things efficiently. At Zapier, the work you do will have a disproportionate impact on the business. We believe in systems and processes that let us scale our impact to be larger than ourselves.

You love learning. Engineering is an ever-evolving world. You enjoy playing with new tech and exploring areas that you might not have experience with yet.

You love to set your own course. At Zapier, we have one team meeting each week and one-on-one meetings every month and then we go make things happen.


Things You Might Do

Zapier is a startup, so you’ll likely get experience on many different projects across the organization. Here are some things you’ll get a taste of:

  • Work with APIs of all flavors – yes, even the crazy ones
  • Guide direction, build out and maintain Zapier integrations
  • Help scale a fast growing and unique system
  • Ship to hundreds of thousands of users every day
  • Work and ship product independently
  • Give back to the community via open source and blog posts
  • Help customers via support to ensure they have the best experience possible

About Zapier

For the past four years, Zapier has been helping people across the world automate the boring and tedious parts of their job. We do that by helping everyone connect the web applications they already use and love.

We believe that there are jobs a computer is best at doing and that there are jobs a human is best at doing. We want to empower businesses to create processes and systems that let computers do what they are best at doing and let humans do what they are best at doing.

We believe that with the right tools, you can have big impact with less hassle.

We believe in small teams. Small teams are fast and nimble. Small teams mean less bureaucracy and less management and more getting things done.

We believe that credentials don’t say everything. Our CTO has a finance degree. Our CEO has an engineering degree. Our CPO has a mechanical engineering degree. What you love doing is way more important than the credentials you have.


The Whole Package

Location: Planet Earth.

If you want to work remote, that’s great. If you want to work near others, that’s cool too. Our team is distributed across California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois and the UK because it lets us work with the best people. You don’t have to be located in the USA either. Some of the team live in the United Kingdom, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. You just have to be talented!


  • Competitive salary (we don’t use remote as an excuse to pay less)
  • Great healthcare + dental + vision coverage
  • Retirement plan with 4% company match
  • Profit sharing
  • 2-3 annual company retreats to awesome places
  • 14 weeks paid leave for new parents

Pick your own equipment. We’ll set you up with whatever laptop + monitor combo you want plus any software you need.

Unlimited vacation policy (plus we insist you take at least 2 weeks off each year – this isn’t a vague policy where unlimited vacation means no vacation).

Work with awesome companies around the world. We partner great software companies all over the world and you’ll constantly get to interact with people from these great companies.

How to Apply

A more detailed job post and application instructions are available here:


Job Categories: Engineering and Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: django, javascript, python, and react. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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