Privy: Principal Engineering Lead (Backend)
201 South Street
Boston, MA 02111


Employee Testimonials

Privy enables small and medium online merchants 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, more than 400,000 merchants using Privy see significant improvement in both email signups and sales.

Privy is a rapidly growing, successful startup that takes pride in the fact that our employees make a big impact, not just on our business, but on our customers too. We were recently named an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company (#3 in Boston!), and we're not slowing down any time soon!

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.


Lead by example - implement new product features using Ruby, JavaScript, React, 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.
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, visit Privy'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 perks at a glance:

  • Competitive salary + meaningful equity, in addition to standard perks like 401k plan
  • 100% of health, dental, and vision premiums covered for you and your dependents
  • 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
  • Opportunity to help small businesses flourish
  • 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.