The open source background jobs framework for Typescript

Founding Full Stack Engineer

$122K - $245K / 0.50% - 1.00%
London, England, GB / Remote
Job Type
6+ years
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James Ritchie
James Ritchie

About the role

As part of our public roadmap, we’re working towards some important milestones, from core infrastructure to individual features. Here are some projects you might find yourself working on:

Background tasks

Long-running servers

Polling Triggers Connect

Working at a Commercial Open Source Software company is more than just coding:

  • We have an active community on Discord and GitHub. Everyone on the team helps customers, reviews PRs, and creates issues.
  • Having great documentation is essential, so we all write and improve it.
  • We are a product-led growth company so everyone is expected to create great content like code examples, blog articles, videos and tweets.


  • Experience as a senior-level full stack engineer working on production applications OR experience as a technical founder. This is not a junior or mid-level role.
  • Expertise in Node.js, TypeScript and React (we use Remix).
  • Skilled using relational databases, ideally Postgres.
  • This position is remote but you are willing to work at least 3 hours between 12pm (British time) and 6pm (British time).
  • You want to contribute to the overall success of the company, including contributing to improving the SaaS side of the business, customer signups, activation and growth.

Nice to have

  • You’ve worked at a high-growth SaaS company.
  • You’ve previously been a venture-backed startup founder.

If this sounds like your dream job, we can’t wait to hear from you. If you’re not sure that you exactly fit these requirements, get in touch anyway. Alignment with our values is just as important as experience!


We use PostHog’s salary calculator to benchmark fair and transparent compensation which varies based on employee location and level of experience. For this role, the Level is"Senior" and the Step is "Established".


  • Generous, transparent compensation and equity We hire the best talent and pay to reflect that. We also offer equity as a way to ensure everyone is invested in the success of the company.
  • Async working Need a heads-down day or meeting-free days to stay productive? No problem!
  • Home office We will help provide equipment for a comfortable setup so you’re as productive at home as you are in the office.
  • Unlimited vacation We believe it’s important to take time off so we encourage you to take at least 25 days vacation, plus sick leave and generous parental leave.
  • Training budget An annual budget to contribute towards learning such as purchasing books, an Audible subscription or online courses.
  • Pension and 401k contributions Enroll in our company pension scheme or we’ll contribute directly to your private pension.

Open source

We're an open source dev tool so would love to see some contributions or projects you've made in the OSS space. Please share any links in your application.

About the interview

You’ll have 2 or 3 interviews, then we’ll pay you to complete some real tasks related to

  1. Application We’ll review your application to see how your skills and experience fit the job role.
  2. Culture interview A 30 minute call to explore why you want to join, learn why you’d be a great fit, and answer any questions you have about us.
  3. Technical interview This is a 30-45 minute call with the CEO and CTO to evaluate your technical skills that will be required in your role.
  4. Paid day of work You’ll join a standup and meet the team and work on a task related to your role. This will give you a realistic view on what it’s like working at
  5. Job offer If everyone is happy, we’ll make you an offer to join us!

About helps engineers create powerful background jobs in code. We provide a single framework and features like API integrations, webhooks, scheduling and delays – all open source, and with a focus on incredible developer experience. was created during the Y Combinator W23 batch and launched with the biggest Show Hacker News post from a YC company in the past year. Since then, we’ve amassed over 4,000 GitHub stars and have raised our $3M seed round, backed by world-class investors. makes money from our cloud product, or people can self-host the open source project. We’re growing week-over-week by focusing on building the best product for our customers as well as a strong product-led-growth marketing strategy.

Our values

  • We are proud to be open source We believe in the open source community and building a great free-to-use product. We encourage community contributions and are public about what we are building.
  • We ship uncomfortably fast As a startup, moving fast is key. We are pragmatic about what we build, when we build it, and value iterative development above all.
  • Working autonomously We don’t tell you what to do. We decide as a team what will have the biggest impact for our customers and prioritise what we work on from that.
Team Size:4
Location:London, United Kingdom
Matt Aitken
Matt Aitken
Eric Allam
Eric Allam
Dan Patel
Dan Patel
James Ritchie
James Ritchie