Staff Backend Engineer, Patreon

Media

$112-156k

SQL
Python
Senior and Expert level
New York

2 days a week in office

Patreon

Funding platform for creatives

Open for applications

Patreon

Funding platform for creatives

501-1000 employees

B2CB2BMarketplaceFundraisingContentCrowdfundingCommunity

Open for applications

$112-156k

SQL
Python
Senior and Expert level
New York

2 days a week in office

501-1000 employees

B2CB2BMarketplaceFundraisingContentCrowdfundingCommunity

Company mission

Patreon's mission is to power creators to do what they love, and get paid by the people who love what they do.

Company mission

Patreon's mission is to power creators to do what they love, and get paid by the people who love what they do.

Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

49% female employees

40% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

Xav Kearney headshot

Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Creatives face two major struggles in the online space: getting eyes (or ears) on their work, and getting paid for it. Patreon was founded to solve both problems with a platform that would provide a space for creators to host and promote their work, and offer supporters a way to show their support through a regular paid subscription.

Patreon has been a leader in the content subscription space since its founding, but recently has come under pressure from newer rivals such as Substack and Ko-fi. It has maintained its position by shifting its focus from being primarily a marketplace for supporters to find creatives that interest them to being a toolbox for content creators to promote their work. While the site's creatives value this approach it remains to be seen whether Patreon will be able to return to the growth it was enjoying in previous years.

Despite the inroads made by competitors and a troubling global economic outlook making finances tougher for content creators and their supporters, Patreon is still a leader in its space, with over its over 250,000 active creators having made $3.5 billion through the platform. It is going through a period of downsizing to focus on its core business, and is continuing to hire talent to improve its product and expand its marketing efforts.

Benefits

  • Gym membership
  • Commuter stipend
  • Training budget
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance
  • 401k
  • Stock options

Company values

  • Build with care
  • Think big, but start small
  • Guide & empower
  • Respect the value of creators’ work
  • Honor the relationship between creators and patrons

Funding (last 2 of 6 rounds)

Apr 2021

$155m

SERIES F

Sep 2020

$90m

SERIES E

$352.1m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Graduated from Stanford with a degree in Music. Created musical content on Youtube as Pomplamoose before founding Patreon.

Sam Yam

(CTO)

Worked in analytics and engineering roles at Yahoo, Ning and Loopt. Previously founded mobile advertising company AdWhirl, which was acquired by Google.

Jobs (22)

All locations

Software Engineering