Optic

Making APIs Developer-friendly

Senior Product Engineer

$170k - $250k / 0.25% - 1.00%
Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Aidan Cunniffe
Aidan Cunniffe
CEO

About the role

Why does Optic needs more product engineers? -- In January we launched our first paid product, built on top of the open source tool. We quickly signed large teams, and are working to deliver on the new feature sets needed to work API-first at scale. Since these are new practices to many engineers, we ship local tools (a CLI) that makes it easy for every developer to track their API changes with OpenAPI, and easily test their APIs.


At Optic, we help developers collaborate at scale and build better APIs. Our open source tools make adopting OpenAPI and API-first practices easy. Optic makes it easy for developers to document their API changes, review each other’s API changes during code review, and catch breaking changes before they reach production.

tl;dr It’s version control but for behavior not code. We are taking the really successful ideas from Git / Code Review / CI and applying them to API descriptions and (future) other non-code artifacts.

Product Engineer Role

Optic is looking for a Senior Product Engineer. You'll be a core member of the Engineering team and take responsibility for important feature-sets in our open source and SaaS products. We're a team of seasoned product engineers who believe the way we “move fast” is by building the right thing for the customers, the first time. Ideally, you've been a part of something similar before and are excited to do it again your way.

Our ideal candidate is someone who can understand the problems our customers face everyday, develop solutions to these problems and can figure out the right order of things to build to start validating our ideas. We are looking someone who is excited about our vision, and eager to make important contributions at this early stage. Our current stack is predominantly Typescript with some Rust and internal tools written in Go. We're running on AWS (our apps are containerized on EKS) and we manage our infrastructure with Terraform. This is what we use today, not necessarily what we'll use tomorrow.

Read more about the role, our benefits, and culture here

Customers & Investors

Engineers at Snyk use Optic daily to build great APIs. Read their engineering blog: Snyk's shift left approach to API development | Snyk

Optic is backed by YCombinator, Boldstart and founders and employees from developer focused companies like GitHub, Sourcegraph and Heroku.


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Why you should join Optic

We help developers collaborate at scale and build better APIs. Optic’s open source tools makes it easy for developers to document API changes, review each other’s API changes during code review, and catch breaking changes before they reach production.

tl;dr It’s version control but for behavior not code. We are taking the really successful ideas from Git / Code Review / CI and applying them to API descriptions and (future) other non-code artifacts.

Engineers at Snyk use Optic daily to make the new Snyk API great. Read their engineering blog: Snyk's shift left approach to API development | Snyk

Optic
Founded:2018
Team Size:5
Location:New York
Founders
Aidan Cunniffe
Aidan Cunniffe
CEO