Senior Android Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Patreon is the best place for creators to fire up their fandoms, share exclusive work, and turn their passions into lasting creative businesses. Over 250,000 podcasters, writers, musicians, artists, and other creative people use Patreon to reach their biggest fans directly and earn an income for the value they provide. Creators can offer paid memberships that unlock access to exclusive work and community, or sell individual digital items from their own Patreon shops.

Ultimately, our goal is simple: fund the creative class. And we’re leaders in that space, having sent over $3.5 billion to creators since our founding. We’re continuing to invest heavily in building the best creator tools with the best team in the creator economy, and are looking for a Backend Engineer to support our mission.

This role is based in New York and open to those who are able to be in-office 2 days per week on a hybrid work model.

About the Role

  • Build products that maximize the reach and ROI of Patreon creators

  • Engineer tools and products with high craft that maximize simplicity and power

  • Synthesize feedback from user research, interviews, market insights and trends to build components that solve our users’ most immediate problems

  • Employ an iterative approach to development with a focus on shipping evolutionary releases that culminate in revolutionary products

  • Work hand in hand with cross-functional partners to refine and deliver new features

  • Contribute to company-wide efforts to refine our front-end tech stack

About You

  • 3+ years of experience in backend software development

  • Demonstrated skill using Python, PHP, Java or a similar general purpose language

  • Understanding of web servers, API design frameworks, and data modeling

  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate requirements gathering, decision-making, and knowledge sharing.

  • Holds a high standard of quality and craft with an eye for quality solutions and engineering detail

  • A track record of building systems with high reliability, and high throughput

  • Penchant for solving complex requirements with elegant and simple solutions

  • Enthusiastic about building for creators

About Patreon

Patreon powers creators to do what they love and get paid by the people who love what they do. Our team is passionate about making this mission and our core values come to life every day in our work. Through this work, our Patronauts:

  • Put Creators First | They’re the reason we’re here. When creators win, we win.

  • Build with Craft | We sign our name to every deliverable, just like the creators we serve.

  • Make it Happen | We don’t quit. We learn and deliver.

  • Win Together | We grow as individuals. We win as a team.

We hire talented and passionate people from different backgrounds across the organization. If you’re excited about a role but your past experience doesn’t match with every bullet point outlined above, we strongly encourage you to apply anyway. If you’re a creator at heart, are energized by our mission, and share our company values, we’d love to hear from you.

Patreon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Patreon offers a competitive benefits package including and not limited to salary, equity plans, healthcare, unlimited paid time off, company holidays and recharge days, commuter benefits, lifestyle stipends, learning and development stipends, patronage, parental leave, and 401k plan with matching.