Senior Full-stack Engineer

New York
Engineering – Internal Tools / Special Projects /
Full-time, Remote (Global) /
Remote
About Us
Circle is building the world’s leading all-in-one platform for online communities. We make it possible for creators, coaches, educators, and businesses to bring together their audience with engaging discussions, live streams, events, chat, courses, and payments — all in one place, all under their own brand.

We’re proud to be a fully remote company of around 130 (and growing!) team members from 30+ countries around the world. We strive to find exceptional talent, empower them to do their best work, and in turn, have a meaningful impact in their own lives. We don’t track hours, but we manage for outcomes in an a-synchronous culture.

Twice a year, we bring the whole company together for incredible company retreats in beautiful places around the world!

About the role
We're looking for a Senior Full-stack Engineer to join the team as we aim to make Circle the top choice for creator/brand-led communities. You’ll be working on internal tools used by everyone at Circle, cutting-edge AI features, and new customer-facing features used by millions.

In this role, you will collaborate with our leaders, designers, and other engineers and participate in all stages of the development lifecycle, from initial task definition to final deployment. As a senior engineer, you'll break down large epics into actionable tasks, follow through with development and testing, review PRs, push updates to production, and gradually release behind feature flags. Your responsibilities will also include bug-fixing and continuous improvement of the codebase. This role requires a high level of technical proficiency and a strong understanding of software development best practices.

What you'll be doing

    • Work autonomously on a product built in Ruby on Rails backend and React front-end.
    • Build critical features and improvements for our web app, with a product-first mindset.
    • Work closely with Circle's leaders throughout the feature design process.
    • Work closely with our designers to create a world-class user experience.
    • Improve the quality of our codebase and identify architectural deficiencies
    • Learn, implement, and maintain new integrations with services like OpenAI, Zendesk, Hubspot, Notion, and Slack to improve the daily operations of our customer-facing teams.
    • Foster a bias for action, prioritizing speed of iteration without compromising on the quality of code or user experience.

What you'll need to be successful

    • 6+ years experience working as a full-stack engineer on complex web applications with significant scale (100k+ rpm, 100GB+ databases).
    • Strong proficiency in Ruby on Rails, MySQL/PostgreSQL, ReactJS, TypeScript, CSS/SCCS, TailwindCSS.
    • Familiarity with both frontend and backend is necessary, but a high degree of proficiency in both is not a requirement. Or, put another way: you should be able to individually build most small to medium features end-to-end across the stack, but you can be much better at backend than at front-end.
    • A desire to work in an environment which values speed of iteration and individual autonomy, while also embracing personal accountability and the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a dynamic team.
    • Great communication skills both in writing and verbal/oral (English).
    • Should be able to lead a complex project end to end with judgment and an attention to detail when it comes to architectural, product, design, and process decisions, your judgment should inspire a high level of trust within the team.
    • Experience working on a fully distributed remote team.
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with a certain level of ambiguity, especially when learning and picking up new technologies when projects require it.

Bonus points

    • Previous experience working with community and / or creator platforms.
    • Experience with creating robust integrations with external services.
    • Experience with OpenAI, large language models, or other AI tools.
    • Experience at a fast-growing start-up.
    • A track record of picking up new technologies and skills as you ship high-quality code.
$130,000 - $140,000 a year
Cash compensation is a starting point, and we want all of our team members to be able to grow in their roles. In addition to equity, benefits and perks, our cash compensation is subject to an annual review and increase on a once per year basis on the hire date anniversary.
The fun stuff
Fully remote: work from anywhere in the world!
Autonomy and trust to do your job: we care about outcomes over everything else.
Paid time away: all employees are given 35 days of PTO annually.
Generous U.S. benchmarked compensation and startup equity no matter where you are in the world.*
Awesome medical coverage with 100% coverage for you and your family, or medical reimbursement options where applicable!*
Home office stipend to help you get up and running.
Learning & development stipend to help you level up your professional skills.
Annual bonus potential for roles that don't already receive variable income or commission.
Company retreats: Twice a year, the Circle team gets together for a fully paid company retreat in incredible places around the world! We’ve had past retreats in Colombia, Portugal, and Mexico, with more planned on the horizon.
Check out our Careers page for more.
*Your role, location and unique circumstance may affect this.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
As a fully-remote international company, diversity is baked into our DNA. Here’s how our CEO, Sid Yadav, frames our hiring mission: “let’s find talent in underserved and under-represented corners of the world, set them up to do the best work of their lives, and in turn, change their life.” To achieve this hiring mission, we offer competitive U.S.-benchmarked compensation no matter where someone’s located in the world, and we proactively seek candidates who expand representation of backgrounds, cultures and lived experiences in our teams.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Circle is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.
If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.