Optic (S18)
Making APIs Developer-friendly

Senior Product Engineer

$130 - $1600.25% - 1.00%

Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Optic

About Optic

Optic](https://useoptic.com) is building a modern and developer-friendly version control workflow for APIs. Our open source tool automatically documents existing APIs, detects breaking changes, and help teams collaborate better through APIs. Imagine how amazing it would be if the tools we used for managing APIs (ie OpenAPI/Swagger) were as developer-friendly, easy to use, and ubiquitous, as the tools we use to manage our code (ie Git/GitHub) -- that's what we're building at Optic.

If you join us, you’ll be an early team member helping to shape:

  1. our culture
  2. product strategy, focus and direction
  3. our business and growth strategy
  4. engineering practices
  5. the people that we hire

We're backed by Boldstart, YCombinator and the founders of the developer tools you use daily.

About the role

Skills: React, TypeScript, Rust

About Optic

Optic](https://useoptic.com) is building a modern and developer-friendly version control workflow for APIs. Our open source tool automatically documents existing APIs, detects breaking changes, and help teams collaborate better through APIs. Imagine how amazing it would be if the tools we used for managing APIs (ie OpenAPI/Swagger) were as developer-friendly, easy to use, and ubiquitous, as the tools we use to manage our code (ie Git/GitHub) -- that's what we're building at Optic.

If you join us, you’ll be an early team member helping to shape:

  1. our culture
  2. product strategy, focus and direction
  3. our business and growth strategy
  4. engineering practices
  5. the people that we hire

We're backed by Boldstart, YCombinator and the founders of the developer tools you use daily.

About you

You are product-minded in your approach to building software and you want to understand our users and their problems inside and out. You thrive in an environment where running and measuring experiments is the norm, and questioning everything is encouraged. Optic’s culture is collaborative, team-centric, low-ego and high EQ and because of that, we are not looking for a “lone wolf.”

If you want to build developer-friendly tools, are looking for a 100% remote team, and excited about the prospect of having much of your work open-sourced and attributed to your GitHub profile, we’d love to connect!

  • You enjoy working on the full stack (or have the desire to learn) and you pick up new technologies quickly. We use React, Typescript and Rust today.
  • You are strong in planning, designing and measuring the impact of new features and changes
  • You understand (or have the desire to learn about) managing open source projects and their communities
  • You are familiar with the principles of CQRS and/or building event-based systems
  • You always ask “why” and take the initiative to rethink things that are not working
  • You understand the importance of (and enjoy) working closely with users and customers and working in tight feedback cycles
  • You have experience working on remote + async teams and managing your own schedule + deliverables

How to Apply

Apply here on Work At a Startup and tell us why you're interested in working with us on Optic. Include whatever background information you have (like your resume, links to your Github, blog, or other projects you've worked on, a description of your past work, etc).

You can read more about our team, culture and values here https://useoptic.com/careers/

At Optic we strongly believe that the most diverse and inclusive teams build the world’s best products! As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Technology

Optic's open source tool is like Git for APIs. It's quick to drop into any codebase, and once added, Optic automatically documents your API changes, monitors every endpoint, and gives you valuable insight into how your APIs are being used.

As the project has grown and been adopted by larger teams, it has become obvious that the next evolution of Optic is to build the Hub part of the product out -- a place for teams to come together to design APIs, propose changes, and setup CI rules to enforce rules about how their APIs evolve. There are still a lot of blue ocean projects to get built here and a lot of important technical decisions to make as we continue to grow.

The open source version is growing fast, and have received a lot of demand from the enterprise. Optic is backed by Boldstart and YCombinator and we're building a remote team.

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