Principal Engineer at Bonusly (Remote)

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Bonusly is looking for an autonomous, passionate, and high-performing Principal Engineer. We are looking for someone who will join us as a subject matter expert, and help set the tone and direction of our architecture and development practices. We need someone who has been around the block a few times, and can share their knowledge to operate cross functionally across all our products and tech stacks. You’ll be challenged with helping us scale to our next exciting phase of development, and we’ll look to you to be a critical team player in helping us get to where we need to go. 

Your team will build products that transform workplace recognition and feedback at the most innovative and fastest-growing companies in the world. 

What You'll Do: 

  • Operate cross functionally as an Engineer to drive Bonusly’s architecture forward as we scale to our next phase of development
  • Lead your team to build critical features of Bonusly’s products from ideation to production, handling everything from the code, to architecture, and beyond
  • Lead our engineering team to deliver consistent and timely customer value across multiple product lines
  • Constantly analyze and improve our user experience
  • Be a subject matter expert on our engineering team, and influence the direction of our Engineering efforts 
  • Be a part of our high growth journey and collaborate to create and iterate on our practices
  • Join an inclusive, collaborative, and skilled product team that loves to create reliable, scalable, intuitive, and useful products.
  • Implement and refine development processes that support timely delivery at scale.

You Should Apply If You: 

  • Have 10+ years of professional Engineering experience
  • Have experience operating as an Engineering Lead across multiple teams, multiple products, and multiple tech stacks
  • Have experience building within B2B SaaS 
  • Have significant experience developing distributed systems
  • Have led multiple large feature launches, from cradle to grave, ideation to production
  • Have led a number of projects that are distributed and have significant scale
  • Are excited to work from big picture all the way down to tweaking algorithms, and want to roll up your sleeves to code  
  • Have experience working in an Agile environment
  • Have a deep understanding of software development & the technologies driving large systems at scale
  • Have a desire to work on a dynamic team in a high-growth, rapidly changing environment
  • Are used to influencing others in the field, and sharing your knowledge

Bonus Point For:

  • Having presented on Engineering methodologies to large groups of people, whether at TED Talks, conferences, or networking events
  • Having experience presenting Engineering initiatives in front of Executive teams and/or Boards of Directors
  • You are familiar with Ruby, Javascript, React
  • Embodying the Ten Principles for Growth as an Engineer
  • Being interested in the things we talk about at


  • Base Salary range: $170,500 - $220,000
  • Equity Range: .08% - .26%
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
  • People Operations
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Bonusly is a both a remote and hybrid workplace, we hire in all 50 states and for employees based in Colorado, access to our Boulder, CO office. Our Boulder HQ is located in the WeWork at Canyon + 28th, with restaurants, shops, and a bus stop in front of the building

An Insider's view of Bonusly

How does your team reward individual success?

One of the great things about working at Bonusly, we actually use Bonusly to give recognition to each other daily!
I know that when someone at Bonusly has shown one of our core values, I can recognize them immediately, and thank them for their hard work!

This practice also shows other people what core values I appreciate and find valuable.


Sales Enablement Lead

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I'm excited about the work that we're doing when it comes to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. There's so much work to be done in this area and support to do it at Bonusly. There was a lot already being done to live our value of #seek-and-embrace-diversity in action (especially in our recruiting process) and I'm excited to be expanding on that.


VP, People Operations

How does the company support your career growth?

Bonusly's culture of feedback (positive and constructive) makes growth more manageable as feedback isn't reserved for performance reviews once or twice a year. Bonusly also provides an employee development budget that can be used on anything from classes, to conferences, to 1:1 coaching.


Product Marketing Lead

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I host bi-weekly AMAs where the team can ask me literally anything. This has helped strengthen our team communication drastically during the pandemic. I'm always available to the team on Slack. We also have monthly all-hands meetings where the leadership team presents on the current state of the company and opens it up for questions from the team.

Raphael Crawford-Marks


What does career growth look like on your team?

It's said that successful people always look for ways to improve themselves and I want each of my team members to get to the moon. That moon looks different for each one of them, so our goal together it to hone strengths and improve or eliminate weaknesses through feedback and working hard. Career growth is difficult without honesty and humility.


Manager, Engineering

What are Bonusly Perks + Benefits

Bonusly Benefits Overview

First and foremost, we want our employees to feel financially secure and covered for big life events such as having kids. To that end, we aim to provide core compensation that meets or exceeds market rates for a company at our stage. Core compensation includes: salary, equity (every employee gets stock options), fully covered Health/Dental/Vision benefits, 401k with matching, unlimited vacation policy with 2-week minimum, family leave policy. And of course, everyone in the company gets Bonusly (our peer bonus and recognition platform, exchangeable for real gift cards and money) to allocate each month!

Secondly, we want our employees to be productive, motivated, healthy, and satisfied with their lives and their work. To that end we aim to provide perks and benefits that are scalable and sustainable, and promote: autonomy, mastery, purpose, belonging, and wellness. Every employee gets an annual budget for wellness and continuing education/development.

Volunteer in local community
Bonusly participates in local volunteer activities ranging from Earth Day cleanups to projects at the Humane Society of Boulder valley to helping out with Boulder Startup Week.
Partners with Nonprofits
Bonusly partners with nonprofits through the Reward Catalog in our product. Our users have donated over $1 Million to nonprofits. Check out to see some of the organizations.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group, a Coworking Week planning committee, and a Product Steering committee, as well as frequent opportunities to step up and help plan events.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
We have a leadership team under the CEO that is 50% female, and have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Group that meets on a regular basis to advise the leadership team on ongoing DEI efforts.
Unconscious bias training
Our unconscious bias training is mandatory for all employees, with an emphasis on the recruiting and collaboration processes.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group compromised of team members across each department. They meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss and implement DEI initiatives company-wide.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
We've created an inclusive hiring process, that is evidence based and works to reduce bias. We also use specific sourcing tools and target job sites that are directed at under represented minorities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Bonusly employees can contribute up to the federal limit annually to their FSA for health or dependent care.
Disability Insurance
We cover short-term and long-term disability up to specific weekly and monthly amounts.
Dental Benefits
We cover 100% of monthly dental insurance costs.
Vision Benefits
We cover 100% of monthly vision insurance costs.
Health Insurance Benefits
We offer a top-of-the line PPO plan and cover 100% of monthly insurance costs for employees and a high percentage of costs for employees + their partner/families.
Life Insurance
Bonusly offers up to 15k of life insurance with the option to add more voluntary life insurance.
Wellness Programs
We provide our employees with a budget of $500/yr per person to use toward wellness expenses (fitness classes, personal training, clothing, equipment, coaching, apps, etc.)
Team workouts
Our team often goes to the climbing gym together, hold daily in-office meditations, goes on hikes around Boulder, or does in-office yoga when safe to do so.
Mental Health Benefits
We regularly do talks around mental health and our insurance covers most counseling premiums. We also offer a yearly $500 wellness stipend that can be used for mental health support.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Bonusly offers a 401k with employer matching through Guideline. Bonusly matches 100% of the first 3% contributed, and 50% of the next 2% (for a max employer contribution of 4%).
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
We use Bonusly! Every employee has a generous monthly budget of Bonusly give out as bonuses to their colleagues. We also offer a performance bonus tied to company performance for tenured employees.
Match charitable contributions
Bonusly users can donate their earnings to causes they care most about. To date, Bonusly users and employees have donated more than $1 Million to different organizations.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
New parents can bring their immobile infants to work with them. Your new little one is welcome to tag along to work until six months or crawling, whichever comes first.
Generous Parental Leave
Parental leave is for any kind of parent, by birth, adoption, or surrogacy. We offer 12 weeks paid parental leave, to be taken anytime during your child's first 6 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
Bonusly believes that you know when and where you work best, and we give you the freedom to set your own schedule outside of core working hours.
Remote Work Program
Bonusly believes that you know when and where you work best, and employees can decide when to work from home. We also let employees work anywhere in the US for up to 4 weeks in a calendar year.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
We set a minimum expected vacation. Our expectation is that everyone (including founders and early hires) will take a minimum of 2 weeks (10 days) vacation per year.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Our Boulder employees get a free EcoPass for unlimited usage of RTD services.
Company Outings
We host an annual holiday party, frequent happy hours, an annual Coworking Week filled with outings, activities, and learning, and annual team retreats.
Stocked Kitchen
We have coffee, tea, Red Bull, kombucha, sparkling water, fruit-infused water, and beer on tap, and snacks in the office.
Some Meals Provided
Employees get a weekly meal credit of $40/week.
Happy Hours
We have frequent social hours with the team that are remote friendly and open to everyone at the company. Teams also schedule their own social events.
We have unlimited free parking across the street from our offices.
Pet Friendly
We love our pets. There's usually at least one dog in the office each day, and we have Slack channels for pet owners and lovers to share photos and stories. We once crowdfunded a colleague's vet bill.
Recreational Clubs
We have several different slack groups for shared interests, this could be food, books, rock climbing, snow sports, etc.
Relocation Assistance
We offer generous after-tax relocation bonuses to new hires who are moving to work at Bonusly.
Fitness Subsidies
Bonusly will reimburse approved wellness expenses (e.g. gym membership, yoga classes), up to $500 per employee per year. Employees can also get a discount at Movement Climbing + Fitness in CO.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
We offer a one-time $300 stipend for WFH set up.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Bonusly will reimburse approved professional development expenses, up to $2,000 per employee per year.
Tuition Reimbursement
Bonusly will reimburse approved professional development expenses, up to $2,000 per employee per year.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Bonusly will reimburse approved professional development expenses, up to $2,000 per employee per year, this includes mentorship programs and/or coaching.
Continuing Education stipend
Bonusly will reimburse approved professional development expenses, up to $2000 per employee per year.
Time allotted for learning
We have learning and development sessions on a weekly basis.
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Read more about our core values, compensation philosophy and perks in our employee "un-handbook":

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