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At ReadMe, we’re committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome people of all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a pleasant and supportive place to work. We'd love to have you come join us here! ReadMe is open to hiring folks fully remote in the US, hybrid, or in-person at our San Francisco HQ. You must be eligible to work in the US.
Hi! I’m Ilias (he/him)—I’m a manager on the Full Stack Team here at ReadMe. 👋
We’re looking for an engineer passionate about systems thinking and building platforms that empower other engineers. As we collaborate to create an outstanding documentation and developer experience, you’ll solve problems you care about and have the autonomy to progress your career in new, exciting ways.
As an engineer at ReadMe, you will work cross-functionally and focus on what excites you. If you want to work with the Design Team to improve the accessibility of our menus, write a sdk for metrics in a new language, or simplify parts of our database schema to improve page load times, go for it! Engineers here love learning by doing, and since we’re a project-based team, there’s always a chance to learn something new with talented peers supporting you along way.
If you want the autonomy to build products you’re excited about and proud of, you’ll love working at ReadMe!
🦉 What we do
ReadMe helps companies build beautiful, personalized, and interactive developer hubs. If you’ve ever visited the developer docs for Intercom, Airbnb, or Notion, you’ve used ReadMe! We love what we do because it’s so much more than just docs. We’re providing tools for teams to create and manage beautiful documentation with ease. Our Engineers are especially excited to see the impact their work can have, because they care deeply about developer experience.
You can read more about what it’s like to work at ReadMe on our careers page, or our Key Values page. We've written on our blog in the past about how we interview, and feel free to browse our other blog posts as well if it strikes your fancy!
✅ Do what you care about
We’ve got a unique blend of folks who enjoy diving deep in their niche knowledge areas and those who have fun working on a variety of topics over time. The following are some examples of what you might work on, though we always encourage engineers to follow their interests!
Join one of our project pods and help the team ship features as part of our six-week sprints.
Roam across the entire app doing everything from optimizing database queries to integrating API data into the UI.
Contribute to one of our open source projects, like our
apipackage—feel free to try
npm i api.
Support other engineers’ growth on the team by knowledge sharing, pair programming, and mentoring.
Guide architectural planning decisions and liase with product and design to determine what is technically feasible.
Define foundations and patterns to enable the rest of the team to contribute effectively.
💙 You’ll love this job if you are…
Framework-flexible: While you should have a working knowledge of JS/CSS/HTML, we care more about your architectural thinking than the tech you use.
Open to switching it up: You want to work on both interactive client-side UI and elegant server-side APIs and care deeply about the full product experience.
Product-focused: Building a better documentation and developer experience platform for all is something that inherently excites you.
Not a perfectionist: You take risks, learn from your mistakes, and succeed beautifully every so often.
Excited to take ownership: We believe the way to learn is to take things on and own them. You’re even welcome to take on passion projects and be the change you seek to drive change.
Collaborative: Your code reviews and pull requests are detailed, you’re always happy to share knowledge, and you love a good pairing session.
🌱 How you’ll grow in one month
Get to know the team:
Join a variety of programming sessions with engineers across the Full Stack and Front End teams.
Meet your onboarding buddy who will shepherd you through the first few months.
Sink your teeth into a substantial project:
We hire folks who we trust to do great work, and they’re given the freedom to hit the ground running.
Within their first few months, we’ve had Full Stack team members redesign aspects of our metrics API, compose extendable components for our UI library, and remedy significant performance issues.
🪴 Within a few months, you’ll…
Get to know the broader team via:
Donuts 🍩; you’ll get paired randomly with teammates across ReadMe, just to get to know who they are beyond work!
Offsite retreats (recent locations include Boulder, Honolulu, and Tahoe).
Get to know the product roadmap and development cycle:
We set the roadmap and decide what to prioritize and ship as a team.
You’ll learn how the company operates, our business model, and how the engineering team fits into our plans as a company.
🌳 Within your first year, you’ll…
Share knowledge and mentor peers:
We intentionally hire for different skill sets and passions; we believe that everyone has their brand of genius to share!
Own a part of the product you’re interested in:
Where you spend your time on the projects on our roadmap is flexible based on what you’re interested in and where your career goals lie.
Have a portfolio of awesome things that you’ve shipped throughout the year:
We’re constantly iterating and shipping new things out, so be prepared to have a large impact on the product.
🛣️ What’s the hiring process like?
We can’t wait to read your resume and (hopefully personality-filled) cover letter! Let us know what excites you about full stack engineering, and help us get to know you better!
If we think we might be a good fit for you, we’ll set up a 30 minute phone chat with Ilias Tsangaris, our Full Stack Manager! He’ll tell you more about the role, and get a chance to hear about your experiences.
Next will be a second 30 minute phone interview with our Head of Engineering Rafe Goldberg, where we’ll dive a bit more into your background.
Then we’ll invite you to an "onsite" interview conducted over Zoom! These usually take 3.5 to 5 hours including an hour break in between. We are able to be flexible with the schedule and split it up over two days if that works best for you! We start with a 15-minute get-to-know-you with the Full Stack Team so you can meet the people you’ll be working with, and then have you talk with people one-on-one later on.
We’ll let you know how things went within a week! If it still seems like a good fit all around, we’ll extend you an offer! If not, we will update you to let you know so you aren’t left hanging.
✨ Our benefits include…
Unlimited PTO with a three-week minimum. 🏝
Fully covered medical, dental, and vision insurance for you, and 50% for your dependents. 🩺
A One Medical membership. 🧑⚕️
A wellness stipend for therapy of up to $350 per month. 😌
A gym or fitness stipend of up to $150 per month. 🏋️
One-to-one donation matching of up to $1,000 per year. 💸
Twelve weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. 🐣
Work from home office stipend of $500. 🖥
Three offsite retreats per year to get together with coworkers and plan for the quarter ahead. ✈️
Take a look at our handbook for more information on our benefits! 📘
Not sure if you’d be the right fit? Apply anyway! We’d love to see your application.
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