Staff Software Engineer, Ecosystem



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 29, 2024

Bubble empowers businesses and entrepreneurs around the world to build software and apps without writing any code or having to think about infrastructure. We have created a rich visual programming language running on cloud infrastructure, making technology accessible and user friendly and allowing users to bring their visions to life quickly.

What we’ve achieved:

Our product is working, and we are thriving. Entire VC-backed companies have been built entirely on Bubble, we recently raised a $100 million Series A after years of bootstrapping, and we’re one of the fastest growing companies in the New York tech ecosystem.

You can build just about anything on Bubble. All new hires build Bubble apps as part of their onboarding, and a recent hire on our Customer Success team built their own version of the social media application Goodreads in 4 days. It has user authentication, an activity feed, upvotes, commenting, followers, lists, account management, live updates, a fully loaded database, API connectivity, and more.

About the role:

We are looking for a staff engineer to be the first engineering hire on our ecosystem team. This leader will establish the technical vision for our integrations platform and build towards that vision in collaboration with our team of Bubble Developers, product, design, and marketing. We are looking for someone excited to be hands-on building the foundations and delivering value to our users, who can later transition into leading a team of engineers down the line.

The mission of our ecosystem team is to create a thriving ecosystem of products and services that extend Bubble’s native functionality and inspire community-driven Bubble development. We already have thousands of resources built by our incredible community of Bubblers; this engineering hire will help us further empower Bubble Developers by strengthening existing ecosystem products and services and creating new sources of extensibility (for instance, via developing new APIs and new types of user-creatable components) to multiply the impact of our product.

Staff engineers at Bubble are expected to lead the technical vision for their teams as well as having a strong voice in product direction. They partner with engineering managers on larger teams to help uplevel and empower their teammates, and can operate solo to spin up a new team or prove out a technical direction. We have a culture that emphasizes trust and autonomy, where teams are given problems to tackle rather than solutions to implement, and we look to our staff engineers to drive an empowering culture of technical excellence.

As our Staff Engineer, you will focus on:

  • Problem solving – building an editor and runtime for application development is considerably more complicated than directly building applications. In this role, you’ll own some of our core language abstractions around extensibility and plugability
  • Driving codebase improvement – Bubble’s codebase dates back to 2012, and we are looking for a hire who enjoys the process of modernizing complex legacy systems
  • Delivering value to users – the product surface area our ecosystem team supports makes a huge difference in the day-to-day of passionate Bubble Developers, and you’ll have the opportunity to ship lots of high impact features that our community will be cheering for
  • Mentorship and communication – at Bubble, staff engineers aren’t just great technologists, they’re leaders who collaborate across the company and help their teammates improve as engineers
  • Product strategy – partner with product managers, our partnerships and marketing teams, leadership, and other engineers to deliver results for Bubble as a whole
  • Technical innovation – help us push the envelope of how easy and fast it is to extend Bubble’s capabilities, both with code and without!

About you:

  • Most qualified candidates will be a current staff/principal engineer, tech lead, engineering manager, or very experienced senior engineer
  • Experience building APIs and integrations and creating abstractions for programming languages is preferred, but not required. While no specific technologies are a hard requirement, we value prior experience with typescript, node, and full-stack web development.
  • Experience as a mentor or manager is required

As the first engineering hire for this team, you will have the opportunity to set the foundation for a key part of our value proposition as a company: our extensibility and vibrant community and ecosystem.

Join us, and let’s democratize access to technology together! If this sounds like you, apply! If you don’t meet all of the qualifications but think you could be a match, we’d still love the chance to review your application.

We offer competitive compensation aligned to tier one markets, such as New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle. Our estimated salary for this role at Bubble ranges from $164,000 to $246,000. Actual pay is determined by multiple factors such as skills, qualifications, experience and market demand.

For this role, Bubble is currently only considering candidates who are authorized to work in the US and are within commuting distance of our office in New York City. We will provide relocation assistance to those who are interested in moving to the NYC area.

While we do not have any in-office attendance requirements, we prefer hiring people within commuting distance of our NYC office because we value getting together in person regularly. For those who enjoy working from our Manhattan office on a more regular basis, we offer catered lunches, and happy hours, among other fun perks.