Founding Engineer

San Francisco, CA /
Engineering /
Stateful is solving developer happiness by integrating with VS Code to enable social coding, and thoughtfully connect your development activity with your personal growth.

Must haves

    • Building software using the full spectrum of modern web technology
    • Held/holds leadership positions at open source standard bodies, projects, or developer communities
    • Represented open standardization efforts publicly
    • Write clear, thoughtful and tested pull requests and code reviews
    • Prototype innovative solutions, draft standards, and share with team & community
    • Mentor other engineers, foster community participation, lead design & planning discussions

Nice to haves

    • Deep understanding of VS Code ecosystem, technology, and community
    • Contribute to planning and strategy discussions (ways to create symbiotic relationships between open source and product)
    • Experience working on products that are built for a developer audience with a product-led approach
    • Extension development for VS Code or browsers


    • MS degree in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent practical experience
    • 6+ years proven development experience
    • Have spent time at a technology-first startup building innovative developer focused products
    • Expertise with single page application frameworks and UI toolkits and API development
    • Excited to join an early founding team
Stateful is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.

US employment: We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States.