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Engineer Who Writes

$120k - $190k / 0.30% - 0.75%
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3+ years
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Kwindla Hultman Kramer
Kwindla Hultman Kramer

About the role

Produce sample code and tutorials for our Daily real-time video API, to help developers start quickly and explore new product experiences with video. We're remote with salary equal across locations. 🌐

At Daily we build video APIs that let a developer add video chat to any site or app — in minutes, on a global infrastructure, with features for every use case. Live video has leapt into mainstream use, and this is just its first phase of growth.

Daily APIs are designed for this shift, where video is part of how we live and work, and where developers build with platforms — like Shopify, Stripe, and Daily — to launch, monetize and scale. With 10x growth this year, we serve customers ranging from startups and high-growth teams to public companies in verticals like productivity, events, real estate, healthcare, and gaming.

As a team, we care deeply about what we build, and believe diversity and kindness are part of excellence. If you share these values, please read on! (Please note: scroll down to learn how to apply. Thanks!)

The role

Daily makes it as fast and flexible as possible to build with video. Key to that goal, as well as our company and product values, are resources like developer documentation, sample code, and tutorials.

We consider these resources, which help developers use our API well, to be part of the product experience.

We're looking to hire an engineer in Developer Experience, the team that creates this code and content. Broadly the team is a liaison between our developer community and Daily. Specifically it creates the code and tutorials to help developers build what they want, imagine new things, and build quickly and elegantly.

You're responsible for producing sample code and tutorials, about the Daily API (and also about video and developer interests in general). You have a sense of how developers work — like the information they search for. You also have a sense of what use cases and features are important to our community and our growth.

And you write. This job is ideal for an experienced engineer who's enjoyed blogging or approaches writing as a way to think about things.

The goal is for you to produce code and write a post once a week. (As a team, we're also thinking about other content forms, like screencasts and livestreams.)

Most of all, we're looking for colleagues who want to be part of a great team, build a product they're proud of, and also go after a big opportunity. If you share that POV, we'd love for you to consider Daily. Thank you.

What you’ll do

  • Become fluent in our video chat API!
  • Write sample code that uses our API
  • Work with teammates across Daily to understand the developers using our API, what content they need and find interesting, and where they go for information.
  • Produce content about our API and developer tools — your initial focus is writing developer tutorials and code-oriented blog posts. Big plus if you're interested in other media like screencasts, livestreams, webinars, etc.
  • Build integrations with other frameworks and tools
  • Bonus
    • Come up with new ways to champion the Daily API, share those ideas with the team, and work with growth to prioritize them
    • Help us prioritize what new tools and features to build that make other developers' jobs easier and more fun
  • In general, help our team better understand and be more empathetic with our developers

Characteristics needed, and which we require

  • Typically, 5+ years product experience. You have a track record of production quality code.
    • We have hired engineers with different experiences, and who are starting their coding careers. For this hire, we seek a teammate who has shipped code.
  • Familiarity with javascript, web APIs, and front-end frameworks.
  • Love for figuring out new libraries and platforms, and building neat new things.
  • Eagerness to be part of company growth. We care about product quality, and we care about growth.
  • Responsiveness to input and feedback about company goals and your work. You provide feedback, with respect and kindness, to others.
  • Comfort level with early stage. You're OK not having a big team and processes.
  • And you have a lot of empathy for developers and product teams, who care themselves about what they’re building.

More about the role

  • Applying for jobs and interviewing is tough — thanks for considering us. We wrote this to explain our hiring process.
  • Our entire team is remote.
  • Compensation. Our salary bands and equity are transparent — $120k, $150k, $190k — and based on experience. (We evaluate experience relative to the experience of the other members of our team. For example, the senior engineers on our team at the $190k band have 10 years experience.) Compensation is independent of location.
  • Benefits including 4 weeks vacation (which we ask everyone take), healthcare reimbursement, IT budget, 4 months parental leave.
  • Developer Experience is central at Daily. You'll have a big impact on how we evolve as a company, and there will be plenty of opportunities for career growth.

More about us

  • Please learn about us, https://daily.co/jobs. As it says, we care deeply about what we build and seek kindness and diversity. Take care of yourself and your family's time.
  • We believe diversity is part of excellence. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
  • We're fully remote.
  • We're led by a repeat cofounder/CEO. Our last publicly announced round was a $4.6 mm seed round earlier this year, led by Freestyle with participation from investors like Moxxie, SV Angel, TenOneTen, Root and Haystack. Our angels include April Underwood, Aston Motes, Ellen Levy, Elizabeth & Kevin Weil, and Scott Belsky. We're glad to discuss our recent activity, too.

Apply now

If you're interested in joining us, please email jobs@daily.co

  1. Tell us a little bit about why you're interested in what we're doing and any relevant experience you have.
  2. Attach your resume or LinkedIn.
  3. Include a link to your GitHub.
  4. Include links to a blog or 2 content pieces.
    • They can be blog posts, video tutorials, Twitch coding streams, etc.
    • They do have to be about coding, and include sample code. (No, they do not need to be about Daily or video.) We'd like to see sample code and how you explain it.

Thank you for your time and interest!

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✌🏽How we approach hiring

Why you should join Daily

Daily is the developer platform for real-time video. With just a couple lines of code, you can add 1-click video calls to any site or app — in minutes, with features across use cases, on a global infrastructure. Developers can create custom UI/UX with our front-end libraries and REST APIs.

Team Size:18
Location:San Francisco
Kwindla Hultman Kramer
Kwindla Hultman Kramer