What we’re building, and how you can help

At Tidelift, our mission is making open source software work better—for everyone. We see a world where open source developers can build a sustainable business around their projects, and software development teams get software they can depend on. To find out more about us, check out our introductory blog post or visit tidelift.com.

We're still small, so you will be able to play a large role building the company as part of a well-funded, experienced team. You’ll also have the chance to grow and improve Libraries.io, the largest database of open source projects on the web.

After a few years with us, you'd be able to say you were part of the group of people who built the foundation of this company.

We'd love to hear from you if you fit the description below

We’re looking for senior engineers who will be comfortable working across our stack. Our backend is mostly Ruby and of course there is JavaScript on the frontend. The backend includes APIs consumed by the frontend as well as a backend processing pipeline. As a senior engineer, you will lead the design for larger components of our product. At this level, in addition to being a generalist, there is probably an area where you consider yourself exceptionally strong which could be frontend development, operations, systems design, or perhaps skills we haven’t considered.

Our team and our values

We want a team where everyone cares about cares about users, design, building a business, and one another. This team assessment spoke to our developers, and we want the whole company to score highly on similar measures of engagement and work quality as our culture grows.

We’re also aiming for work-life harmony: we believe in doing good work, with urgency and pragmatism, but at a sustainable pace. We value big impact over long hours.

Finally and critically, we value and celebrate diversity. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. So we're committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. In keeping with that commitment, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or any other legally-protected status (including marital, veteran, or disability status).


In this role, you would have the option to work remotely from the US or from our office in Boston. Hours can be flexible within reason if necessary to meet family or similar needs. (We are not looking to hire contractors or outsourced development teams).

Compensation is competitive with other Boston-area startups, including key benefits like health insurance, flexible vacation, and equity.

How to apply

Fill out the form below. We'd love it if you add a thoughtful note about your goals and your background. We’ll get back to you!

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