Who Is AppSumo

AppSumo was started in 2011 by serial online entrepreneur Noah Kagan. The idea was simple: the tools you need to run your business shouldn’t put you out of business. Today, the AppSumo team has grown and includes some of the best talent from Facebook, Microsoft, and Bloomberg (to name a few). 

Our mission, however, remains the same. To date, we’ve partnered with over 1,000 startups to bring our community the absolute best deals on software. We’ve partnered with companies like MailChimp, Evernote, and Dropbox — startups that have gone on to become household names in software.

With hundreds of successful product launches and over a million entrepreneurs served, we’re looking to take AppSumo to the next level. 

That’s where you, the Lead Software Engineer comes in.


About This Role

Fundamentally, this job is about diagnosing our biggest business opportunities and implementing cutting-edge solutions to engineering problems to improve the AppSumo platform.

We’re looking for someone who loves problem solving and is excited by the prospect of working on a customer facing product and seeing their code impact millions of users within days, not months. Someone who, if given the option, would take a task and run with it, rather than being handheld throughout the process.

We have recently rebuilt our platform with an updated tech stack that includes Python, Vue.js, Javascript, Node, AWS, Docker, Linux, and ElasticSearch. We run continuous integration and deployment using Atlassian Tools (Jira and Confluence), redis, celery, nginx, Postgresql, and git.

Our ideal candidate has 5-8 years of engineering experience (familiarity with the above frameworks is a plus but we’re happy to train you).

In your first six months, success means you have learned the code base and shipped out three meaningful updates to the AppSumo website.


Pay & Benefits

We provide a competitive compensation package. In addition, we offer a stocked fridge, any snacks you want, and two all-expenses paid company trips with the team. (You can check them out here.) 

We are remote through the end of 2020, it is currently optional to go into the office. At the office you’ll be equipped with a brand-new computer, monitor, standing desk and any other gear you need to feel productive.  Oh, and you can bring your dog to work. We love your dog :)

At AppSumo, we don’t believe in benchwarmers or clockwatchers: we treat all of our teammates like adults and trust that when you have something to do, you’ll get it done. If you need to run an errand, hit the gym, or meet a friend for lunch you’re encouraged to do so. You can work from home as often as you need to, and you’ll have unlimited vacation days to go on adventures. (Everyone says it, but we mean it: Take as much time as you want.)

We’re committed to creating a diverse, supportive, and collaborative working environment - every person we bring onto the team helps cultivate a culture that we’re proud of.


Feeling up to the task? Let’s do this :)

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