PostHog

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

Senior Software Engineer at PostHog

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

At PostHog, we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our growing Engineering team.

PostHog is an open source, product analytics platform. We enable software teams to understand user behaviour – auto-capturing events, performing product analytics and dashboarding, enabling video replays, and rolling out new features behind feature flags, all based on their single open source platform. Our open source approach enables companies to self-host, removing the need to send data externally.

We started PostHog as part of 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.

We're proudly backed by some of the world's top investors and believe in product-led growth, where we build something awesome and let our product bring the users, rather than an outbound sales team and regular cold calls.

Here's how you'll fit into our Engineering Team:

  • On the Engineering side, we currently work across three small teams - Core Analytics, Core Experience and Platform. We usually hire for all three teams, and will decide where people’s backgrounds work the best. We also move people across teams at least once a year, 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. Everyone chooses 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. We also have a customer slack group and we receive a lot of Pull Requests from users every week.
  • The technical challenge here 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 plugins from anyone in the world so PostHog becomes a true platform.

What you'll bring:

  • You'll have multiple years of experience with relevant technologies (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 been a founder previously, have built an impressive side project or led a project in our day job.
  • You have experience in hiring, coaching and mentoring junior Engineers and working on cross-team projects.
  • You are passionate about product and user experience – customers are at the heart of everything you do!
  • You have strong communication skills. We document everything, most of it publicly, so you will need to have strong communication skills.
  • You move fast, have a strong bias to action and you don’t shy away from stepping on toes.

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. Personality and attitude is just as important as experience!

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.
  • We are fully remote, which allows us to hire amazing people from all over the world, and foster an inclusive culture. We also give our team a lot of freedom and trust them to decide where and when they work best.

What we offer in return:

Interested? Find out more:

_We believe people from diverse backgrounds, with different identities and experiences, make our product and our company better. That’s why we dedicated a page in our handbook to diversity and inclusion. No matter your background, we'd love to hear from you! _

Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you - we're happy to accommodate!

Why you should join PostHog

PostHog is open source product analytics, built for developers. Automate the collection of every event on your website or app, with no need to send data to 3rd parties. It's a 1 click to deploy on your own infrastructure, with full API/SQL access to the underlying data.

We're growing rapidly, and always looking for people who can get things done.