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Principal Engineering Lead

125 Kingston St, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

Privy enables online stores to supercharge their ecommerce marketing and improve on-site conversion through the use of highly targeted automated email campaigns and completely customizable pop-ups, banners, flyouts, and bars. By offering unique discounts, exclusive content, sweepstakes, and more, stores using Privy see significant improvement in both email signups and sales.

Were looking for an experienced Frontend engineering leader who wants to contribute to our growing company. This is a rare opportunity to join a successful startup that is already rapidly growing, but still has room for you to make a career-changing difference for the business.


Lead by example - implement new product features using JavaScript, React, Ruby and Redis.
Build new integrations with third party APIs, and troubleshoot and maintain them.
Extend and maintain the Privy platform API, balancing sustainable design and architecture with feature velocity.
Manage, coach, and mentor direct reports.
Continuously improve the team and process.

Our Culture:

We do thorough code reviews using GitHub pull requests. We aim for high code quality with a lightweight process.
We practice rapid iteration - if its been reviewed and makes production better, deploy to production.
Before coding, we sweat the details and edge cases, debate the design, and disagree openly.
We use the best tools money can buy, and focus on solving real problems for customers, not re-inventing the wheel.
We have a growth mindset and consider growth a part of every engineer's job, with dedicated investment time and resources to match.
For in inside look at the engineering team culture, visitPrivy's Engineering Blog.

Required Qualifications:

Experience managing direct reports and an exceptional track record of leadership.
At least 10 years professional software development experience.
B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience.
Deep understanding of web application architecture, object-oriented design, and computer science principles.
Demonstrated mastery in at least one programming language.
Communicate ideas clearly, and write intelligently.
Able to work onsite at our Boston, MA office. Only local candidates will be considered.

We're builders and we want to work with other builders. Many of us create music, publish art, maintain open source libraries, write blogs, found businesses, and build products.

Our Super Awesome Benefits:

  • Competitive salary + meaningful equity, in addition to standard perks like 401k plan
  • 100% of health, dental, and vision premiums covered
  • Unlimited vacation & sick time (with 2 weeks/year minimum)
  • $1,000 annual vacation reimbursement
  • Flexible work hours
  • Weekly team lunches and monthly team outings
  • Commuter FSA
  • Daily snacks, coffee and tea
  • Lunch & learn presentations
  • Unlimited startup war stories on demand

No recruiters please. Thanks!

See our commitment to candidates:

Privy is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity among our team. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Category: Software Engineering/QA

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