Full-stack (emphasis on front-end) engineers at Gumroad

Gumroad is 48 people, scattered all over the world. Most people are part-time, working on average 22 hours a week. We are especially excited about working with active (or dormant) Gumroad creators.

Who are we looking for?

Frankly, I’m a terrible manager, so the perfect person to work at Gumroad is someone who can take a look at what’s in the queue, product-manage themself, break large tasks up into atomic ones, and ask for help when they need it.

Great writers and communicators do really well at Gumroad. 3-4 years of experience is recommended, but not required. The most important part is a strong body of in-production work!

Every role is product-focused, self-motivated, and business-minded. If you hate meetings and love to ship, and/or if you plan to be a CEO yourself someday, this may be a good fit for you.

Process

The hiring process is the same for each role:

  1. Challenge, asynchronous, 3-8 hours
  2. 15-min phone call **where I answer any questions you have and we talk specific compensation and the role and what you’re excited about so you can hit your trial period running
  3. Trial phase working 10-20 hours a week, paid (you’re invited to our internals here)

Once we feel confident there’s a fit (3-8 weeks), we formalize via an ongoing contract and you can increase (or decrease) your hours flexibly.

Full-stack (emphasis on front-end) engineers

  • Tech stack: Ruby + JS (migrating to React)
  • Shipping:
    • new product features (50%)
    • bug fixes (30%)
    • small product improvements (20%)
    • See Roadmap for sample projects
  • Rate: $100/hr to start, +$25/hr after 6 months (+ $25/hr if considered senior)
  • Everything you work on will eventually be OSS–we hope to restart this work by Q1 2022!
  • 3-4 years of experience is recommended, but not required. The most important part is a strong body of in-production work!

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