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Full-stack Web Developer

$105k – $155k estimated
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Kapwing empowers digital storytellers and entertainers. It’s an online image and video platform that helps creators make and share modern media from the browser. We see the power of ephemeral, lower-production value forms of media, like short-form videos and memes, and we want to make it easier to create and share this bite-sized content.

We’re a seed-stage startup backed by Kleiner Perkins. We raised $1.7m in July 2018 and have tripled in size (usage, MRR) since then. We’re growing our team (right now, 6 FTE). Read more about Kapwing in TechCrunch.

ROLE
- We’re looking to hire a junior full-stack software engineers to join Kapwing and help build a modern video creation platform. As a software engineer, you will:
- Define, build, and launch full-stack features (React, Node, Express, and Python)
- Implement new features and improvements to Kapwing’s Studio and other core products
- Grow a website from 400k MAU to 2m+ MAU
- Fix bugs and improve performance
- Help out across functions (marketing, customer support, etc)

This position is a full-time role reporting to the CEO at the Kapwing HQ in San Francisco.

REQUIREMENTS
- Javascript developer comfortable with React
- Experience building new products from scratch
- Capable of evaluating and incorporating new web technology
- Super scrappy: Define and quickly execute on MVPs to test out product hypotheses
- Creative thinker: Brainstorms “newsworthy” projects, thinks of many solutions to a problem
- Entrepreneurial: Excited about joining a small, high-growth team and contributing across all areas of the company
- No ego: There’s a lot we wish we could do but don’t have time for. Must have the ability to put the product’s needs first.

OUR CULTURE
We’re an engineering-heavy team, all interested in learning the latest web technologies and applying them to video, photography, and social media content. Founded by two product managers, Kapwing has a strong design and UX orientation when building new products.

Team Kapwing is scrappy and creative, and we love launching random things for fun. Everyone does a bit of everything, from operations to supporting our customers. We love the creators who use our product and embrace pop culture, design, music, and media trends. We order lunch together, play card games (Coup) every day, go on spontaneous offsites, and have happy hour on Fridays.

Also, Kapwing pays full-time salaries and offers health benefits. We value diversity across all dimensions and keep reasonable hours. Kapwing is based full-time in San Francisco.

HIRING PROCESS
We don’t believe in whiteboarding algorithmic questions. Our technical process is a short, behavioral interview about your engineering experiences, and then we typically like to set up a small contract project that we will complete in tandem. We will pay you for your time, and in the end, these projects get launched to production. Our rotate video feature is an example project completed in the past.

FOUNDERS
Julia Enthoven and Eric Lu previously worked together as product managers on the Image Search team at Google. The company was founded in 2017, and bootstrapped to over $100k ARR before raising money mostly through Product Hunt launches, a popular blog on entrepreneurship, and a mastery of SEO.

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Julia Enthoven

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CEO of @Kapwing. Former APM @Google, SWE at @Apple, CS @Stanford University.

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