Senior Full Stack Engineer, Activation at CircleCI

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CircleCI is looking for a Senior Full Stack Software Engineer to join our Activation Team. Are you interested in working with a team of full-stack engineers that are empathetic, creative, and curious about the experience of our newest users? If so, you will expand your skills to contribute to the growth of our product and business.

This is a full-time role at the E3 level on our Engineering Skills Matrix, and requires participation in our on-call support rotation.

Our Team

The Growth Teams have made it our mission to help our users get the most out of CircleCI. We optimize our experience and guide users as they learn about and start using our product.

We achieve this by applying the scientific method to discover and optimize features by measuring user behavior. Based on what we discover, we may further refine our experiment or even roll it back and leave it behind. As long as we have learned something, experiments are considered successful.

Our position within the engineering organization is unique: we work with teams across the CircleCI Platform and are positioned to influence the strategic direction of the product.

What you’ll do:

You will be accountable for the technical ownership of experiment delivery, and will accomplish this by collaborating with other specialists. You are going to be a key contributor to the software creation process, and in addition to this, will:

  • Learn something new about our users every single day: through user feedback, data, and working with your teammates. Develop an understanding of how people use CircleCI, what makes them successful, and how we can evolve our product to engage more organizations.
  • Deliver high exposure projects and tasks, and are keen to have a meaningful impact on our business.
  • Hypothesize, plan, architect, implement, run, and review experiments to rapidly iterate on features.
  • Collaborate with your engineering teammates to maintain and improve the tools we use for conducting experiments.
  • Use Clojure and React.js (we will help you learn!). Learn more about our entire tech stack here.
What we’re looking for:

Our senior engineers are curious and highly motivated to learn something every day! If you are interested in having strategic impact on a business as an engineer, here are some attributes that will make you stand out:

  • You're motivated by what you've learned, not what you build, and you don't mind throwing out most of your code. You support a learning environment, and seek continuous improvement in yourself and others.
  • We are driven by pursuing different types of projects, and digging deep into our users’ experience. You value knowledge and adapting based on data, and have attention to detail.
  • You are a strong communicator and enjoy building positive relationships with your colleagues, brainstorming and developing ideas together. You have strong feedback skills and communicate openly with your team and are open to being wrong and having your mind changed.
  • We practice continuous delivery to a production environment. You seek regular, incremental delivery over completeness, to bring value to our users, and continuously test your changes.
  • We spend around 70% of our time on the frontend. As we grow our domain, we expect it to become more balanced between frontend and backend.
  • We are comfortable with ambiguity and are inventive to seek solutions to problems that arise from change. You resolve the ambiguity of a rapidly-growing company: adjusting to changing priorities, making conscious tradeoffs when mentorship is limited and information is incomplete, and implementing methodologies from scratch when needed.
Work remotely with our globally distributed team!

We’re a distributed company with teammates across the world. Our Growth teams are distributed across North America. For this role, we are hiring engineers to work remotely in the United States and through our affiliate, Continuous Labs, in the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

About CircleCI

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools - processing more than 1 million builds a day - CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in downtown San Francisco with a global, remote workforce, CircleCI is venture-backed by Base10, Greenspring Associates, Eleven Prime, IVP, Sapphire Ventures, Top Tier Capital Partners, Baseline Ventures, Threshold Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Owl Rock Capital, Next Equity Partners, Heavybit and Harrison Metal Capital.

CircleCI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

This role will report to Growth Engineering Manager, Adam Fabicki. 

Colorado Salary Range: $123,500 - $145,000/yr


Level: Mid-Senior Level

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • ClojureLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen


Downtown Denver, North Capitol Hill area. Your favorite coffee shops and restaurants are all steps from the office, as well as transportation lines.

An Insider's view of CircleCI

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The Denver office is collaborative, ambitious and exciting. We are located downtown near a bunch of fun bars and restaurants. Everyone comes into the office everyday looking forward to the challenge at hand, which is refreshing to start your day with!


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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Building a business in which collaboration is a cultural norm is a team sport! Slack and video chats with team leaders and team members alike, I find the frequent sharing of our best ideas and insights really encourages team players, gains support for critical initiatives, and provides a level of trust to converse openly about difficult issues.


Senior Manager of Account Based Marketing

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team and office culture is so engaging. It’s awesome to be in a place where we’re actively curious about what other roles in the company do and what their challenges are. That reinforces two core attributes of successful sales executives that are curiosity and passion for both our customers and our peers.


Sales Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Through cultivating open and honest communication. I encourage my team to voice their ideas, think outside of the box, and to take ownership to find creative solutions to resolve customer issues.


Senior Manager, Customer Success

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

Everyone on the team and the company can and will reach out to me. I also attend weekly stand-ups in our Denver office, regularly ask for feedback in our team slack channels, and stay in touch with managers and ICs when it comes to deals, problems, etc.


VP of Sales

What are CircleCI Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

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