Developer-first documentation that converts users

Founding Engineer

$110K - $140K / 0.50% - 1.00%
San Francisco, CA, US
Job Type
1+ years
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Hahnbee Lee
Hahnbee Lee

About the role

Welcome! We know your time is valuable, so we’ll cut to the chase.

We’re looking for self starting engineers to join our fast moving founding team. In building a devtool, your developer background naturally blends into product/design/go to market, so bonus points if you’re an all-rounder. We’ve got a lot on our roadmap, from deployment infra to analytics dashboards, and we’re on a mission to reach $1 million ARR this year.

Sounds like a fit? Hit that Apply button!

🌿 What’s Mintlify?

The best developer companies (think Stripe, Twilio, MongoDB) have effective and user-centric documentation at their backbone. Mintlify helps any company achieve the documentation they need effortlessly, so that they can focus on building what they do best.

Okay - enough of the PR. How do we do that?

  1. We keep your docs where you work (in your code) so that updating them is as easy as pushing to Git
  2. We deploy your docs seamlessly - never worry about manual deployments ever again. As soon as you push a change, consider it handled
  3. We make analytics and tracking on your documentation easy - see what users are searching, clicking, etc to improve your user conversion and retention

All while offering beautiful styling out of the box, structure where you want it, and flexibility when you’re looking to power up your customizations.

In just 6 months, we’ve built up a strong community of 150+ customers, and we're quickly growing.

✨ Where you can shine

As a founding engineer, you’ll have a large stake and responsibility in what we build next. We’re not just filling shoes - we’re looking for someone who brings a strong perspective and can influence what Mintlify will become.

Some things you will do:

  • Build from 0 to 1. Brainstorm, design, and code—solving problems that span multiple domains. Some product ideas on the map: customer-facing analytics dashboard, scalable infrastructure to support thousands of customers, integrating with third party providers, etc.
  • Refine current product: building new functionality, refactoring, and improving usability and performance. For example, improving our onboarding flow, redesigning user-facing components, decreasing deployment time

What we’re looking for:

  • You learn fast and move faster in ambiguity - tackling difficult problems collaboratively and breaking them down iteratively is second nature
  • You have experience working in a startup environment - you know how to ship early and ship often while maintaining quality
  • Experienced with REST APIs, Node.js, Express.js, and MongoDB.
  • Bonus: You've worked on dev-tools and are involved in developer communities

If you don’t meet all these qualifications, please still reach out! We’re looking for exceptional folks no matter your specific background. Let us know what we’re missing out on :)

Team, Values & Benefits

Our team has worked across transformative tech companies, from Duolingo to Stripe to Facebook. We’ve gone through YC, scaled products from 0 to 500k users in a year, and found some amazing investors from Bain Capital Ventures, Sourcegraph, Explo, etc. We’re well capitalized and ready to put it to good use.

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We are a distributed team. This is a full-time role open to anyone in North American time zones.

About Mintlify

Mintlify is a developer-oriented communications platform. We help product-led teams build the documentation of their dreams: one that is high converting, easy to maintain, analytics-enabled, and simply gorgeous out of the box.

We are opinionated when you're lazy and infinitely flexible when you need it to be. As a result, we put a lot of effort into designing products that are approachable to beginners yet extendable for power users

We believe that a small and fast-moving team, under the right environment, can build world-class products. We hire exceptional, kind, biased-for-action people and provide an environment where we can be happy, challenged, and invited to do our best work.

We are averaging >25% monthly growth and are default alive. We put customers first and are relentlessly focused on building the best product and hiring exceptional people.

We are well funded and backed by great investors, including Y Combinator, Bain Capital Ventures, Quinn Slack, and many amazing angels. We'd love to share more once we meet in person.

Team Size:8
Location:San Francisco
Hahnbee Lee
Hahnbee Lee
Han Wang
Han Wang