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Full Stack Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 7, 2023

Expected comp: $175k-$200k, .1-.3% equity.

About Arcade

Arcade’s mission is to empower the Product Led Growth Economy. We aspire to support the future generation of founders by helping them tell the stories of their products and helping future customers discover these products. This will in turn provide economic freedom to builders.

Culturally, we are a team of ex-Atlassians, AngelList, Shopify, and Twitter teammates — we believe in empowering the end user, and unifying companies around the needs of the end user. We believe that we have the potential to change how software companies work.

While we are a globally distributed team, we would prefer to bring in new team members to work in a hybrid environment based in our San Francisco, CA office.

What you’ll do

Arcade is the easiest story-telling tool for companies to tell the stories of their products, and these stories are the most engaging way for future customers to discover amazing products that will change their lives.

We are looking for product-minded engineers that will empathize with our customer’s needs and work closely with our users and the rest of the team to bring creative ideas to the product. We are a small but mighty engineering team which means you will have full ownership of your projects, including deliverables and timeline.

In concrete terms, our next engineering hires will own one of our key initiatives and bring it to life. Those initiatives are currently:

  • Build many core functionalities that make Arcade the easiest story-telling tool such as more intuitive and powerful animation tools, while keeping users’ learning curve at zero.

  • Build many core features that make the resulting Arcades super engaging such as “choose your own adventure” logic to the stories.

We have more on the roadmap and these initiatives are what we’re currently targeting.

On the front end, our stack is heavily Jamstack-based with Next.js, Typescript, as well as a Chrome Extension. On the back end, we use GCP (Firestore, Cloud Functions, PubSub, IdP, and a few other services) and AWS (Aurora). Arcades are embedded on our users site, which means we strive for high-performing code and we must maintain high performance to make that work well.

Who you are

First and foremost, you’re someone who not only enjoys the idea of building something from scratch but also thrives in a highly autonomous environment. We want someone who is ready to build, iterate, and ship at speed and loves it. You’re also open to dialogue and a feedback culture, kind, open-minded, and excited about bringing other top-tier people to the team and building something great.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).

  • 5+ years of full stack engineering experience.

  • Strong proficiency in front-end technologies like Next.js, React, Typescript, and/or Chrome Extensions.

  • Experience working with GCP and/or AWS and a love for architecting and orchestrating services in the cloud.

  • Proven experience optimizing and scaling applications to perform and scale at their best.

  • Strong experience with databases (relational and object) and are solid at SQL.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and can build anything from an idea or an RFC.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration abilities in a team-oriented environment.

We want to build an amazing and long-lasting company. To do this, we have a set of core values that guide how we work together and bring the best products and experiences to our users.


  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity

  • Unlimited PTO and sick days

  • 401k, and top tier Health, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • $500 a month remote work stipend

  • Remote first and meeting light culture

  • Biannual company retreats

  • Latest productivity software such as Notion, Linear, and Superhuman

  • A team that values diversity and inclusion