Generalist Engineer
Postmates Inc. - San Francisco, CA

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You want to be part of a small team in which your impact will be huge. You do not want to just follow orders and write code but enjoy the freedom and responsibility of designing and building systems from square one.

You demonstrate the ability to identify the root cause of a problem. Instead of just fixing symptoms you identify and separate what must be done now and what should be improved later. No one can write perfect code so you are diligent about ensuring your code is thoroughly tested.

You are fanatical about customer’s needs and empowering them with technology that is simple to use while also fast and robust.

You are able to design and build solutions at multiple levels of the technology stack (html, css, javascript, python/ruby/php, sql, java/c/c++). We don’t expect you to be an expert at all of them but we expect you to be hands on with all of them and defer to others on the team when you need help tackling an area you are not comfortable with.


Proven experience developing web based applications that are used by real people right now.

You are proficient working with one or more dynamic high level languages. You have experience working with lower level languages and will not be hesitant to debug, modify and extend existing software written in lower level languages.

You know the operating systems you use to develop and run your code on intimately. You are able to identify and solve problems related to the development and production operating systems your code runs on.

You are personable and enjoy working and socializing with colleagues. You work well in a team and enhance the performance of other engineers by sharing and educating them on the areas you have the greatest expertise in.


Competitive salary

Generous stock option plan

Medical benefits

Large monitor, comfortable chairs, your choice of Mac

Snack filled kitchen

Contribute and create open source projects

Awesome work environment at a company with a huge vision

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