Privy: Senior Software Engineer (Ruby preferred)
201 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

Employee Testimonials


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 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.


Implement new product features using Ruby, JavaScript, PostgreSQL, 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.
Make and explain design trade-offs, mentor junior engineers, and prioritize bugs.
Act as engineering lead and manage, coach, and mentor direct reports as required.

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.

Minimum required qualifications:

At least 5 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 insurance & dental premiums covered
Unlimited vacation & sick time (with 2 weeks/year minimum and $1,000 annual vacation bonus)
Free weekly team lunches
Daily snacks, coffee and tea
Book & training budget
Lunch & learn presentations
Unlimited startup war stories on demand

No recruiters please. Thanks!

See our commitment to candidates:

At Privy we rely on a range of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We value diversity, and were proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


Employee Testimonials

Training & Support Specialist

I love Privy because my ideas and thoughts matter. I feel that I can make a difference and that I am valued.

Software Engineer

Privy's found a balance between informality and getting sh*t done that works really well.

Software Engineer

Everyone at Privy challenges eawch other to become the best we can be. Also, the snacks are amazing.

Senior Multimedia Designer

No matter who you are, where you are from, or where you're going, the Privy team is there rooting you on.