Women Impact Tech

Senior Frontend Engineer

    Boston, MA

About the Role:

Boston or the New England area

Privy is the email marketing platform for Shopify & Wix stores that need the tools & coaching to grow from $0 to $1 million in sales. We’re the #1 reviewed sales app in the Shopify app store, and to date 500,000+ small e-commerce brands around the world use Privy– and we’ve helped them generate $5 billion in sales so far. Our mission is to provide the tools, education, and support small ecommerce brands need to grow their online stores and build thriving businesses.

Privy is a rapidly growing, successful startup that takes pride in the fact that our employees make a big impact, not just on our business, but on our customers too. We work with merchants from all different geographies, industries, and backgrounds, and we have a team with the life experiences to match.

We were named an Inc. 5000 fastest growing company (2 consecutive years!), and a Built In Boston Best Place to Work. And guess what? We’re not slowing down any time soon!

At Privy, we’re building a company that we love, and we measure our success by our customers’ success. Our culture of transparency and respect empowers our team to love their work life…while also maintaining a fulfilling life of their own. We recognize that our employees work incredibly hard not only to help build Privy, but also to build the businesses of the merchants that we support. That’s why we build our team with the brightest and nicest people around, and we take care to ensure every individual feels valued in the unique strengths they bring to the table.

We’re looking for an experienced engineer who wants to contribute to the rapid growth, scalability, and feature expansion of our messaging platform. This is a rare opportunity to join a successful startup that is already rapidly growing, but still has room for you to make a career-changing difference for the business.


  • Lead by example - implement new product features primarily using JavaScript within a Ruby on Rails application.
  • Continuously improve yourself, your teammates and the development process fostering a sustainable and high-performing team dynamic. Celebrate each team member's unique strengths.
  • Inform tradeoff decisions with our Product partners, influencing plans and strive to grow customer empathy.

Our Culture:

  • We do thorough code reviews using GitHub pull requests. We aim for high code quality with a lightweight process.
  • We practice rapid iteration - if it’s been reviewed and makes production better, deploy to production.
  • Before coding, we sweat the details and edge cases, debate the design, and disagree openly.
  • We use the best tools money can buy, and focus on solving real problems for customers, not re-inventing the wheel.
  • We have a growth mindset and consider growth a part of every engineer's job, with dedicated investment time and resources to match.
  • We empathize with our merchants, who come from very industry and background imaginable, and we're building a product to support their diverse needs.
  • For an inside look at the engineering team culture, visit Privy's Engineering Blog.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years professional software development experience. Titling flexible for more experienced applicants.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience.
  • Deep understanding of web application architecture, object-oriented design, and computer science principles.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working within a modern JavaScript (JS) framework (ex: React, ViewJS, Angular, etc).
  • Previous experience working in a CI/CD environment at a SaaS company, preferred.
  • Communicate ideas clearly, and write intelligently.

Why you should join Privy:

  • We take pride in the fact that our employees make a significant impact not just on our business, but on our customers big and small, ranging from FIGS to Death Wish Coffee, and everyone in between. Our team is made up of all different backgrounds and life experiences, from tech veterans to weekend warriors with small businesses of their own.

Our benefits that put people first:

  • Unlimited vacation policy with a two week minimum
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity, in addition to standard perks like 401(k) plan
  • 100% of health, dental, and vision premiums covered
  • $500 annual professional development stipend
  • Mentorship program and career ladders
  • Flexible work hours and remote options
  • Lunch & learn presentations and team events

Our commitment to candidates:

Sometimes self-doubt can be a mental roadblock when applying for a job. But here’s the thing– there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate. Ticking all the boxes isn’t the only thing we look for. At Privy, we’re building a company that we love, where our team can grow, and work toward our mission together. So, however you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, always feel encouraged to apply. If Privy excites you and you think you’d be happy to come into work every day doing this job, connect with us.

At Privy we rely on a range of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas. We value diversity, and we’re proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Meet Privy

The email marketing platform for Shopify & Wix stores that need the tools & coaching to grow from $0 to $1 million in sales. Used by 500,000+ small ecommerce brands around the world.