Women Impact Tech

Staff Software Engineer, Platform Team


About the job

About Us

Founded in Irvine, California, in 2010, Kajabi is a leading all-in-one platform for knowledge entrepreneurs to build, market, and sell educational content. With Kajabi’s robust product features, users have a single ecosystem in which they can publish, market, and sell online courses, membership sites, communities, and other digital products. Tens of thousands of entrepreneurs rely on Kajabi to build and manage their online businesses, and the company has helped these entrepreneurs generate over $2 billion in sales from nearly 50 million customers to date. Learn more at www.kajabi.com.

Staff Software Engineer, Platform Team

We have big plans this year to begin building out our official Kajabi Developer API, as well as other initiatives to open up Kajabi to the development community. The Platform team will be a cross-functional product team responsible for building, supporting and maintaining our official public API, as well as supporting a number of other platform related initiatives, like our custom Theme Development experience.

If you’re passionate about technology, building rock solid, versioned public APIs, and serving developer communities, we want to talk to you!

The Impact You Will Make

  • Lead the design, build and maintenance of a public, versioned REST API for the cross functional Platform team and work with your Product Manager to shape the team’s roadmap.
  • Build scalable and resilient APIs that our customers and development community can depend on.
  • Write clean, simple, well-tested code that is easy to understand and maintain.
  • Review code written by other developers both in and outside of your team.
  • Provide technical leadership, coaching and mentorship to other developers.
  • Participate in customer feedback interviews lead by the product manager or designer to gain insights into our customer's experience of the product.
  • Bring your skills in infrastructure management and observability to help create and foster a devops culture in your team.
  • Participate in a rotating on call schedule supporting the APIs you will build and maintain.

Attributes for Success

  • You feel confident architecting an API on your own, but are able to work collaboratively with your team and across the organization to build an API that meets the needs of the organization.
  • You have experience developing publicly versioned APIs, as well as experience and opinions about API types like Rest and GraphQL and formats like JSON API.
  • You have experience building and implementing systems utilizing Oauth.
  • You can break apart large projects into small incremental steps and can extract the minimum viable product out of an ambitious idea.
  • You are comfortable working with multiple teams across product and engineering to drive platform initiatives.
  • You have experience designing and building features and systems for scale and resiliency.
  • You have lead small teams to success on ambitious projects.
  • You have a BS in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent industry experience.
  • You have experience working with our stack: Ruby / Rails, Postgres (and Sidekiq, Redis, Memcached), React, Webpack, Babel, ES6 & ES5.
  • You are a believer in automated testing, TDD, BDD, continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • You value and practice SOLID design principles.
  • You are familiar with Agile methodologies.
  • You have experience operating a 24/7 app in a production environment.
  • You have deployment and operational experience on cloud platforms like Heroku or AWS.
  • You have experience coaching and mentoring other developers.
  • You aren’t afraid to get into a legacy codebase and help polish, fix bugs and generally leave it better than you found it.

Kajabi Team Benefits Package

  • Fully paid health insurance and dental insurance for self and family.
  • Fitness Incentives Package.
  • Company 401K, 100% match up-to 6% of employee contributions.
  • Company Funded Headspace Account.
  • Company Funded Audible Account.
  • Funded HSA account.
  • Duck Dining (office food, beverages, and the ability to request items) - Priceless.
  • Casual Dress.

Can I work remote?

The short answer is… absolutely! The slightly longer answer is that, we have a great group of people working in our Irvine, California office and we’d love to have you working here with us too. But, we know that great people are everywhere, so if that’s not possible for you, no sweat, we want to hear from you! If you are remote, we’d love to have you come visit us a few times a year, all expenses covered.

Why Kajabi

  1. Build and support software that makes the world a little bit better by empowering thousands of people to help millions of people get a little bit better at… just about everything: We’ve built a product that people from all walks of life are using to teach just about anything you can imagine, from personal development, to personal finance and investing, to software development, to yoga, or floral arrangement and everything in between and beyond. Whatever your interests, there are likely at least a few customers who are sharing that kind of knowledge with the world, using Kajabi. If you care about teaching, sharing, and helping others, consider your work at Kajabi a force multiplier that will touch the lives of millions of people. You’ll learn a thing or two about what it takes to create, market, and sell digital products. You might even be inspired to make a course of your own—we’d love that!
  2. Work with an incredible group of human beings: “It’s the people.” That’s what everyone seems to say when asked what they like most about working at Kajabi. It’s what candidates say when they come and visit the office and meet the team for the first time. We spend a major portion of our lives at work, so above all we try to be good humans, to each other and to our customers.
  3. Take ownership over an area of our product and provide technical leadership to a cross-functional product team: We’ve divided responsibility for our app across several cross-functional teams consisting of about 3 to 5 people including a product designer, QA, front-end developer, and a few backend developers. You will bring your technical expertise and leadership working directly with the product designer to shape the roadmap for the area of the product your team owns.
  4. Join us as we enter into a new season of growth: We’ve been bootstrapped, profitable, and proud since day one. We launched in 2010 with an incredibly successful product. In 2016, we launched the third ground-up rebuild of our core product, one that we plan to shape and grow for many years to come. We have a stable and mature application with thousands of customers that count on us to continuously improve and support each and every feature. We’ve been able to build a large and successful app with a tiny team, but in this new season, we’ve divided up our application into more focused areas of responsibility.

How to Apply

Sound like a good fit for you?  We’re excited to hear from you! Click apply, below!

  • Links – Send along any links that best showcase your experience i.e. your portfolio, Github profile, LinkedIn, blog posts or other writing samples.
  • Cover Letter – Please provide a cover letter that aligns directly to this role. Introduce yourself as a part of our team and tell us why you’re interested in Kajabi! Show us how you could make an impact in Kajabi’s future as well as how Kajabi can influence yours. Feel free to get creative! We are committed to providing our undivided attention to you!

Kajabi LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Meet Kajabi

Founded in Irvine, California, in 2010, Kajabi is a leading all-in-one platform for knowledge entrepreneurs to build, market, and sell educational content. With Kajabi’s robust product features, users have a single ecosystem in which they can publish, market, and sell online courses, membership sites, communities, and other digital products.