Crayon’s competitive intelligence platform enables businesses to capture, analyze, and act on everything happening outside their four walls. Named an industry leader by Forrester and G2, Crayon’s software is trusted by hundreds of leading businesses to keep up with competitor information - external messaging and positioning, product and pricing changes, hiring plans, go-to-market strategies, and more. Crayon’s platform then helps businesses act on this information, increasing sales win rates, improving marketing performance, informing product strategies, and driving revenue.
Crayon is headquartered in Fort Point, Boston, but with a successful remote work dynamic, which has really come in handy! We’re a fast growing B2B startup, and a good fit for high-wattage individuals looking for a challenge plus opportunities to learn and grow. To learn more about Crayon, visit www.crayon.co.
About Product & Engineering
At Crayon, we believe that deep customer empathy is the best way to build a successful company. It also happens to be a great way to build amazing products. It all starts by trying to better understand our customers. We then work collaboratively to conceptualize, develop, and refine simple yet powerful solutions to meet their needs. Crayon tackles a unique combination of data capture and processing, workflow, and information architecture challenges, which require innovative approaches to everything from UX to ML, implemented in a modern and scalable SaaS technology stack.
But we can’t build a great product without a great team, and that’s where you come in! We are a small but growing organization, and we’re looking for people who want to do the best work of their careers and produce great results. We push ourselves to improve, accomplish more, and maximize our impact. Growth opportunities abound. But we also focus on keeping our people healthy and happy, both physically and mentally. This includes taking breaks, not taking ourselves too seriously, and having fun together. Life is too short to not love your job!
About the Role
As a Principal Software Engineer at Crayon, you will be expected to conceive, design, build, and ship innovative solutions to customer-centric problems, as well as provide technical and thought leadership in a growing organization. You will tackle complex problems including data architecture, workflow, ML / NLP, UX and scalability concerns, working across Crayon's full technology stack. You will also work closely with engineering, product, and devops leadership to improve our efficiency and productivity. And you will be heavily involved in mentoring and peer review, helping level-up the Crayon engineering organization. Your success will be measured by the impact of the product we collectively ship, as well as your positive influence on Crayon’s engineering culture as a whole.
- Work closely with product leadership to prioritize and execute on critical product initiatives
- Conceptualize and refine solutions to well understood user problems
- Provide thoughtful mentoring and guidance to other engineers
- Explore and evangelize modern standards and pursuit of cutting-edge technologies
- Improve engineering efficiency via strategic investments, libraries, processes, etc.
Code, review, deploy, reflect, rinse, repeat
- Startup experience with small, high-velocity product organizations
- 8+ years of hands-on development experience. React / Django / Python expertise a plus.
- A user-centric approach to developing product, and a strong appreciation for UX principles
- Proven track record of delivering elegant solutions to complex problems
- Rave reviews from former teammates
A positive, team-first attitude with lots of smiles and laughs to go around
Crayon offers a competitive salary, equity, medical, dental, vision, 401k, generous paid parental leave, take-what-you-need paid time off, and an inclusive culture. Crayon is committed to building a workplace that welcomes and encourages diverse perspectives, because we know that the most successful teams are diverse teams. We are an equal opportunity employer and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind.