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Patreon is hiring a Remote Staff Database Reliability Engineer, Database

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aStaff Database Reliability Engineerfor our Database team.
 
What you will do
  • Create and administer infrastructure -- cloud services, hosts, monitoring tools -- for highly reliable and scalable web applications and data stores.
  • Build automated tooling to configure and maintain our systems and services.
  • Identify and solve issues in our stack.
  • Work closely with your peers in security and engineering.
  • Train and mentor your colleagues.
  • Vet new technologies to support our operational needs and improve the working lives of your co-workers.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation ~1 week per month.`

Skills and experience you possess

  • You have experience in DevOps, Site Reliability, or backend/infrastructure engineering for a company experiencing fast-paced growth.
  • You are knowledgeable in configuration management with a framework such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • You understand the ins and outs of AWS, Linux, and MySQL well enough to teach others how to use them, and can comfortably operate all of them from the CLI.
  • You are proficient with a programming language like Python or Ruby, and with shell scripting.
  • Your documentation and verbal communication skills are excellent, and you're able to collaborate and rally support with people on and off your team.
  • You are inclined to automate, but can discern when automation isn't the best solution and present alternatives.
  • You've worked with continuous integration and deployment systems, and have ideas about how to build and improve those systems.
  • You strongly believe in the importance of security, and enjoy the idea of partnering with the security team to ensure the integrity of our customers' data.
  • You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts. 
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
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Patreon is hiring a Remote Staff Data Engineer

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aStaff Data Engineer.

What you will do

  • Maintain and improve our data warehouse (Redshift) and data lake. 
  • Design and build batch and streaming pipelines using Airflow, Spark, Kinesis/Kafka, S3, Redshift, ElasticSearch, etc.
  • Assist our Data Science and Analytics teams with DAGs, data modeling and data validation.
  • Assist our product teams with designing and building out our Analytics Platform, ML Platform and Discovery Platform.

Skills and experience you possess

  • 2+ years experience in a Data Engineering role
  • 4+ years experience developing in Python and/or Scala. 
  • 4+ years working with databases and writing SQL.
  • Experience with databases such as Redshift, Snowflake, BigQuery, ElasticSearch. Clickhouse etc.
  • Experience building data pipelines using such tools as Airflow, Databricks/EMR, Kafka/Kinesis, Hadoop/Hive, S3, etc.
  • Knowledge of infrastructure as code and configuration management systems, such as terraform, ansible, etc.
Who You'll Work With:

At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
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Patreon is hiring a Remote Staff Developer Experience Engineer

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aStaff Developer Experience Engineer. 
 
What you will do
  • Help build, scale, and maintain the development environment at Patreon
  • Build and maintain tools to improve the development lifecycle
  • Identify opportunities for new processes and solutions, design, and build these solutions
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to define best practices
  • Work with engineering teams to improve their development processes
  • Research new technologies and prototype solutions to optimize the development lifecycle.
  •  

Skills and experience you possess

  • Have 3 or more years of backend and/or frontend experience
  • Have 3 or more years of experience with testing best practices and CI/CD tools
  • Have 2 or more years of experience with infrastructure automation and configuration management (Ansible, Terraform, or similar)
  • Have 3 or more years of experience with Python and/or JavaScript in a software engineering or adjacent role
  • Have 2 or more years of of experience in Linux system administration and shell scripting
  • Be interested in setting engineering best practices and improving engineering processes
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
Want to Learn More About Patreon?

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Patreon is hiring a Remote Staff Site Reliability Engineer, Infrastructure

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aStaff Site Reliability Engineerfor our Infrastructure team.
 
What you will do
  • Create and administer infrastructure -- cloud services, hosts, monitoring tools -- for highly reliable and scalable web applications and data stores.
  • Build automated tooling to configure and maintain our systems and services.
  • Identify and solve issues in our stack.
  • Work closely with your peers in security and engineering.
  • Train and mentor your colleagues.
  • Vet new technologies to support our operational needs and improve the working lives of your co-workers.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation ~1 week per month.`

Skills and experience you possess

  • You have experience in DevOps, Site Reliability, or backend/infrastructure engineering for a company experiencing fast-paced growth.
  • You are knowledgeable in configuration management with a framework such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • You understand the ins and outs of AWS, Linux, and MySQL well enough to teach others how to use them, and can comfortably operate all of them from the CLI.
  • You are proficient with a programming language like Python or Ruby, and with shell scripting.
  • Your documentation and verbal communication skills are excellent, and you're able to collaborate and rally support with people on and off your team.
  • You are inclined to automate, but can discern when automation isn't the best solution and present alternatives.
  • You've worked with continuous integration and deployment systems, and have ideas about how to build and improve those systems.
  • You strongly believe in the importance of security, and enjoy the idea of partnering with the security team to ensure the integrity of our customers' data.
  • You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts. 
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
Want to Learn More About Patreon?

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Patreon is hiring a Remote Senior Site Reliability Engineer, Infrastructure

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aSenior Site Reliability Engineerfor our Infrastructure team.
 
What you will do
  • Create and administer infrastructure -- cloud services, hosts, monitoring tools -- for highly reliable and scalable web applications and data stores.
  • Build automated tooling to configure and maintain our systems and services.
  • Identify and solve issues in our stack.
  • Work closely with your peers in security and engineering.
  • Train and mentor your colleagues.
  • Vet new technologies to support our operational needs and improve the working lives of your co-workers.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation ~1 week per month.`

Skills and experience you possess

  • You have experience in DevOps, Site Reliability, or backend/infrastructure engineering for a company experiencing fast-paced growth.
  • You are knowledgeable in configuration management with a framework such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • You understand the ins and outs of AWS, Linux, and MySQL well enough to teach others how to use them, and can comfortably operate all of them from the CLI.
  • You are proficient with a programming language like Python or Ruby, and with shell scripting.
  • Your documentation and verbal communication skills are excellent, and you're able to collaborate and rally support with people on and off your team.
  • You are inclined to automate, but can discern when automation isn't the best solution and present alternatives.
  • You've worked with continuous integration and deployment systems, and have ideas about how to build and improve those systems.
  • You strongly believe in the importance of security, and enjoy the idea of partnering with the security team to ensure the integrity of our customers' data.
  • You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts. 
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
Want to Learn More About Patreon?

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Patreon is hiring a Remote Site Reliability Engineer, Infrastructure

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aSite Reliability Engineerfor our Infrastructure team.
 
What you will do
  • Create and administer infrastructure -- cloud services, hosts, monitoring tools -- for highly reliable and scalable web applications and data stores.
  • Build automated tooling to configure and maintain our systems and services.
  • Identify and solve issues in our stack.
  • Work closely with your peers in security and engineering.
  • Train and mentor your colleagues.
  • Vet new technologies to support our operational needs and improve the working lives of your co-workers.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation ~1 week per month.`

Skills and experience you possess

  • You have experience in DevOps, Site Reliability, or backend/infrastructure engineering for a company experiencing fast-paced growth.
  • You are knowledgeable in configuration management with a framework such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • You understand the ins and outs of AWS, Linux, and MySQL well enough to teach others how to use them, and can comfortably operate all of them from the CLI.
  • You are proficient with a programming language like Python or Ruby, and with shell scripting.
  • Your documentation and verbal communication skills are excellent, and you're able to collaborate and rally support with people on and off your team.
  • You are inclined to automate, but can discern when automation isn't the best solution and present alternatives.
  • You've worked with continuous integration and deployment systems, and have ideas about how to build and improve those systems.
  • You strongly believe in the importance of security, and enjoy the idea of partnering with the security team to ensure the integrity of our customers' data.
  • You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts. 
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
Want to Learn More About Patreon?

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Patreon is hiring a Remote Senior Database Reliability Engineer, Database

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aSenior Database Reliability Engineerfor our Database team.
 
What you will do
  • Create and administer infrastructure -- cloud services, hosts, monitoring tools -- for highly reliable and scalable web applications and data stores.
  • Build automated tooling to configure and maintain our systems and services.
  • Identify and solve issues in our stack.
  • Work closely with your peers in security and engineering.
  • Train and mentor your colleagues.
  • Vet new technologies to support our operational needs and improve the working lives of your co-workers.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation ~1 week per month.`

Skills and experience you possess

  • You have experience in DevOps, Site Reliability, or backend/infrastructure engineering for a company experiencing fast-paced growth.
  • You are knowledgeable in configuration management with a framework such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • You understand the ins and outs of AWS, Linux, and MySQL well enough to teach others how to use them, and can comfortably operate all of them from the CLI.
  • You are proficient with a programming language like Python or Ruby, and with shell scripting.
  • Your documentation and verbal communication skills are excellent, and you're able to collaborate and rally support with people on and off your team.
  • You are inclined to automate, but can discern when automation isn't the best solution and present alternatives.
  • You've worked with continuous integration and deployment systems, and have ideas about how to build and improve those systems.
  • You strongly believe in the importance of security, and enjoy the idea of partnering with the security team to ensure the integrity of our customers' data.
  • You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts. 
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
Want to Learn More About Patreon?

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Patreon is hiring a Remote Senior Developer Experience Engineer

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aSenior Developer Experience Engineer. 
 
What you will do
  • Help build, scale, and maintain the development environment at Patreon
  • Build and maintain tools to improve the development lifecycle
  • Identify opportunities for new processes and solutions, design, and build these solutions
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to define best practices
  • Work with engineering teams to improve their development processes
  • Research new technologies and prototype solutions to optimize the development lifecycle.
  •  

Skills and experience you possess

  • Have 3 or more years of backend and/or frontend experience
  • Have 3 or more years of experience with testing best practices and CI/CD tools
  • Have 2 or more years of experience with infrastructure automation and configuration management (Ansible, Terraform, or similar)
  • Have 3 or more years of experience with Python and/or JavaScript in a software engineering or adjacent role
  • Have 2 or more years of of experience in Linux system administration and shell scripting
  • Be interested in setting engineering best practices and improving engineering processes
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
Want to Learn More About Patreon?

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Patreon is hiring a Remote Head of Engineering, Data Platform

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?
We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aHead of Engineeringfor our Data Platform team.
 

What you will do:

  • Attract and retain a high-performing engineering team with the highest tier of technical talent.
  • Collaborate with cross functional peers such as product, design, finance, legal to craft a roadmap for your team.
  • Do effective prioritization between competing priorities, e.g., new features, technical debt etc.
  • Coach and mentor engineers to grow their career.
  • Be an advocate and represent your team’s work in company-wide forums
  • Contribute to shaping overall engineering culture at the company
  • Participate in company-wide hiring activities such as recruiting, interviewing, and closing top candidates.

Skills and experience you possess:

  • Prior experience with managing a team with proven high quality of talent
  • Excellent communication and prioritization skills
  • Proven ability to work across different functions and being able to adjust communication according to the intended audience. 
  • High EQ and personable approach to management with a focus on coaching and mentoring.
  • Deeply technical and possessing the ability to deep dive into technical issues and approach as needed.
  • Passionate about building a world class engineering culture and passionate about contributing to the larger team outside their own.
 
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
Want to Learn More About Patreon?

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Patreon is hiring a Remote Database Reliability Engineer, Database

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for aDatabase Reliability Engineerfor our Database team.
 
What you will do
  • Create and administer infrastructure -- cloud services, hosts, monitoring tools -- for highly reliable and scalable web applications and data stores.
  • Build automated tooling to configure and maintain our systems and services.
  • Identify and solve issues in our stack.
  • Work closely with your peers in security and engineering.
  • Train and mentor your colleagues.
  • Vet new technologies to support our operational needs and improve the working lives of your co-workers.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation ~1 week per month.`

Skills and experience you possess

  • You have experience in DevOps, Site Reliability, or backend/infrastructure engineering for a company experiencing fast-paced growth.
  • You are knowledgeable in configuration management with a framework such as Ansible, Chef, or Puppet.
  • You understand the ins and outs of AWS, Linux, and MySQL well enough to teach others how to use them, and can comfortably operate all of them from the CLI.
  • You are proficient with a programming language like Python or Ruby, and with shell scripting.
  • Your documentation and verbal communication skills are excellent, and you're able to collaborate and rally support with people on and off your team.
  • You are inclined to automate, but can discern when automation isn't the best solution and present alternatives.
  • You've worked with continuous integration and deployment systems, and have ideas about how to build and improve those systems.
  • You strongly believe in the importance of security, and enjoy the idea of partnering with the security team to ensure the integrity of our customers' data.
  • You have productive habits, healthy process awareness, and good teamwork skills and instincts. 
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
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Patreon is hiring a Remote Developer Experience Engineer

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we're building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.
 
We have payed out over $500 million directly to creators on our platform this year alone, and our user base has doubled. In order to support this level of growth, we are looking for a Developer Experience Engineer. 
 
What you will do
  • Help build, scale, and maintain the development environment at Patreon
  • Build and maintain tools to improve the development lifecycle
  • Identify opportunities for new processes and solutions, design, and build these solutions
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to define best practices
  • Work with engineering teams to improve their development processes
  • Research new technologies and prototype solutions to optimize the development lifecycle.

Skills and experience you possess

  • Have 3 or more years of backend and/or frontend experience
  • Have 3 or more years of experience with testing best practices and CI/CD tools
  • Have 2 or more years of experience with infrastructure automation and configuration management (Ansible, Terraform, or similar)
  • Have 3 or more years of experience with Python and/or JavaScript in a software engineering or adjacent role
  • Have 2 or more years of of experience in Linux system administration and shell scripting
  • Be interested in setting engineering best practices and improving engineering processes
Who You'll Work With:
At Patreon, you'll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.
 
Our Core Behaviors:
  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators. 
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons. 
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback. 
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
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