Community Engineer (Remote)
Posted on: May 15, 2022
PostHog is an open-source product analytics platform. We provide
product-led teams with everything they need to understand user
behaviour, including funnels, session recordings, user paths,
multivariate testing and more. PostHog can be deployed to the
cloud, or self-hosted on existing infrastructure, removing the need
to send data externally.
We started PostHog as part of Y Combinator's W20 cohort and had the
most successful B2B software launch on HackerNews since 2012 - with
a product that was just 4 weeks old. Since then, we raised $27m
from some of the world's top investors, grew the team to over 30
and have shown strong product-led growth.
We're now looking for a Community Engineer to join the Website and
Docs team. We have a community of over 20k+ developers using
PostHog, mostly on the open source product, plus a 1,000+ Slack
community and over 7,000 GitHub stars. And all of these numbers are
going up, fast. We have an unusually well-known brand in open
source for such a young company, and this is an opportunity to be
the first dedicated Community hire here - you'll have a ton of
We hire globally, but are currently restricted to GMT -8 to +2 time
What you'll be doing:
- Growth hacking to make our community self-sustaining, e.g.
website Q&A and other tools we haven't thought of yet
- Add features to the website that enhance community, like
profiles, badges etc.
- Improve the Docs themselves - make them world class
- Be one of the faces of PostHog in the community, understanding
their needs and building solutions for them
What we value:
- We are open source - building a huge community around a
free-for-life product is key to our strategy.
- We aim to become _the_ most transparent company, ever. In order
to enable teams to make great decisions, we share as much
information as we can. In our public handbook _everyone_ can read
about our roadmap, how we pay people, what our strategy is, and who
we have raised money from. We also have regular team-wide feedback
sessions, where we share honest feedback with each other.
- We're an all-remote company and writing things down is hugely
important to us. We use asynchronous communication to reduce time
spent in meetings. We are structured for speed and autonomy - we
are all about acting fast, innovating and iterating.
- We are a company, which allows us to hire amazing people from
all over the world, and foster an inclusive culture.
- Full stack engineering experience. On the frontend, we use
HTML/Sass (of course), Tailwind, Gatsby, Next.js, and React. You
don't need Python or scalability-type experience for this role
- Evidence of scrappiness - the list of projects you'll be
working on will be very broad.
- You can ship entire features quickly, have a strong bias to
action and you don't shy away from stepping on toes.
- Enthusiasm and experience contributing to/building tools that
enable communities to be more successful.
- Strong communication skills, especially with users. We document
everything, most of it publicly.
Nice to haves:
- GraphQL or React experience.
- Past experience working in a growing startup wearing multiple
- A good eye for design.
What we offer in return:
- --'- Generous, transparent compensation and employee-friendly
equity in PostHog
- ---- Unlimited time off with a 25 day minimum (in 2021 the team
on average took 32 days off)
- ---- Private medical insurance, including dental and vision (US
and UK only)
- ---- ---- Pension/401k contributions (4% matching)
- ---- Generous parental, bereavement and child loss leave
- ---- Training budget and free books
- --- $200/month budget towards co-working or caf-- working and
$250/month for team socials
- ---- Spill mental health chat
- ---- $100/month budget to provide support to open-source
- --'- We'll be your first investor
- ---- Regular team off-sites (we're heading to Iceland in March)
with carbon offsetting for work travel with Project Wren
We believe people from diverse backgrounds, with different
identities and experiences, make our product and our company
better. That's why we dedicated a page in our handbook to diversity
and inclusion. No matter your background, we'd love to hear from
Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any
way we can make the interview process better for you - we're happy
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