Serverless cloud infra for CI

Founding Engineer, Frontend

$130K - $180K
US / CA / Remote (US; CA)
Job Type
3+ years
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Aditya Jayaprakash
Aditya Jayaprakash

About the role

About us

GitHub Actions is the fastest-growing CI/CD system today, and Blacksmith is building tools to help companies improve their experience with GitHub Actions by

  • Offering drop-in replacement Github Actions runners that are up to 2x faster and 50-75% cheaper
  • Helping companies gain insights into their CI pipelines by helping them breakdown their CI performance and spending.

We believe the current developer experience around testing and CI today is fraught with friction. Our long-term mission is to address common challenges around testing and CI and help developers be more productive.

Blacksmith was founded by three engineers from Cockroach Labs and Faire. We are well-funded and backed by YC and a tier 1 VC firm.

Over 50+ companies, including Fieldguide, Muzz, Slope, and GitBook, trust Blacksmith to power their GitHub Actions.

About the role

We are looking for a founding frontend engineer to work alongside the founders. You will be the first outside hire. We are interested in someone who

  • Has 3+ years of professional experience
  • Experience in building performant frontends that wrangle a lot of data, observability traces, logs, etc. Our frontend stack is Typescript, Next.js, react-query, and TailwindCSS.

Outside of that, we would like someone who shares the following:

  • Can independently drive features end-to-end
  • We love folks who care deeply about developer experience and are opinionated about it
  • Deep customer empathy and likes talking to customers
  • Willingness to write blog posts about technical challenges you encounter
  • Has an ownership mindset


  • 130-180k USD base + equity
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Unlimited vacation. Minimum 3 weeks encouraged
  • Fly out to a new offsite location once every quarter

About Blacksmith

Blacksmith helps companies improve their experience with GitHub Actions by helping them run their GitHub Actions substantially faster and cheaper and providing rich analytics about their workflows.

Team Size:3
Aditya Jayaprakash
Aditya Jayaprakash
Aditya Maru
Aditya Maru
Aayush Shah
Aayush Shah