PostHog

Open source product analytics, self-hosted or in the cloud.

Full Stack Engineer (Remote)

Location
Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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About the role

About PostHog

PostHog is an open-source product analytics platform. We provide product-led teams with everything they need to understand user behaviour, including funnels, session recording, user paths, multivariate testing, feature flags, heat maps, and more. PostHog can be deployed to the cloud, or self-hosted on existing infrastructure, removing the need to send data externally.

PostHog was created as an open source project during Y Combinator's W20 cohort and had the most successful B2B software launch on HackerNews since 2012 - with a product that was just 4 weeks old. Since then, more than 10,000 companies have installed the platform, we've had huge success with our paid upgrades, and we have raised $27m from some of the world's top investors, and have shown strong product-led growth - 97% driven by word of mouth.

Despite the tech market, we're default alive and doing better than ever!

We've been averaging >20% monthly revenue growth and we didn't raised a huge / now-overpriced round in 2021. While others are focused on layoffs and struggling to grow into huge valuations, we're focusing on an awesome product for end users, hiring (a handful of) exceptional team members and seeing fantastic increases in revenue as a result.

About our Engineering Teams

Engineers currently work across three small teams - App East, West, and Platform. We usually hire for all three teams, and then decide where individual people will work the best. We also give people the opportunity to move across teams, to make sure they get to work on different problems and learn new skills.

We work on a two week sprint basis and we give everyone in the team the opportunity to suggest what they want to build, in order to have the biggest impact on our customers. Engineers are given real ownership of what they want to focus on, and they are responsible for tests, user feedback, and tracking.

You will be working directly with our customers - we have a weekly support hero, who is in charge of all customer questions and inquiries that week. We also have a thriving user Slack group and we receive PRs from users every week.

The technical challenge is designing a highly scalable product right out of the box when deployed on premise, supporting a wide breadth of features that give users superpowers, and enabling an ecosystem of contributors and apps from anyone in the world.

What we value

We are open source - building a huge community around a free-for-life product is key to PostHog's strategy.

We aim to become the most transparent company, ever. In order to enable teams to make great decisions, we share as much information as we can. In our public handbook everyone can read about our roadmap, how we pay (or even let go of) people, what our strategy is, and who we have raised money from. We also have regular team-wide feedback sessions, where we share honest feedback with each other.

Working autonomously and maximizing impact - we don’t tell anyone what to do. Everyone chooses what to work on next based on what is going to have the biggest impact on our customers.

Solve big problems - we haven't built our defining feature yet. We are all about acting fast, innovating and iterating.

Requirements:

Experience in at least one of these areas:

  • UI expert— can lead development of a design system

  • Data systems

  • General frontend expert - including testing strategies and architectural sustainability

  • You'll have experience with relevant [technologies] (https://posthog.com/handbook/engineering/stack) (Python or similar, React or similar, something to do with big data is a bonus)

  • You have started a project from scratch. You might have led a project, been a founder previously, or built an impressive side project

  • You have strong communication skills. We document everything, most of it publicly

  • You move fast, have a strong bias for impact and you don’t shy away from stepping on toes.

Nice to have

  • You've worked in a high-growth SaaS company

  • Extensive experience with Django and/or TypeScript-based React

If this sounds like what you’d love to be doing, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit the above criteria, get in touch anyway. Alignment with our values is just as important as experience!

What we offer in return:

About the interview

Culture interview - Our goal is to explore your motivations to join our team, learn why you’d be a great fit, and answer questions about us. Technical interview -You'll meet the hiring team who will evaluate skills needed to be successful in your role. No live coding. Small team interview - Meet with a team member from the engineering team you'd be working on . PostHog SuperDay - You’ll join a standup, meet the team, and work on a task related to your role, offering a realistic view of what it’s like working at PostHog.

Why you should join PostHog

PostHog is an open-source product analytics platform. We provide product-led teams with everything they need to understand user behavior, including funnels, session recording, user paths, multivariate testing, feature flags, heat maps, and more. PostHog can be deployed to the cloud, or self-hosted on existing infrastructure, removing the need to send data externally.

PostHog was created as an open source project during Y Combinator's W20 cohort and had the most successful B2B software launch on HackerNews since 2012 - with a product that was just 4 weeks old. Since then, more than 10,000 companies have installed the platform, we've had huge success with our paid upgrades, and we have raised $27m from some of the world's top investors, and have shown strong product-led growth - 97% driven by word of mouth.

Despite the tech market, we're default alive and doing better than ever!

We've been averaging >20% monthly revenue growth, we are default alive, and we didn't raised a huge / now-overpriced round in 2021. While others are focused on layoffs and struggling to grow into huge valuations, we're focusing on an awesome product for end users, hiring (a handful of) exceptional team members and seeing fantastic increases in revenue as a result.

Check out posthog.com/careers if you want to be part of this journey.

PostHog
Founded:2020
Team Size:33
Location:San Francisco
Founders
Tim Glaser
Tim Glaser
Founder
James Hawkins
James Hawkins
Founder